Kirwans Track

Kirwans Track
Grade 5

Drive out of reefton for almost 12km towards nelson, then turn right onto Boatmans road and ride 6.5km to the Roads end. the track sign posted from here. Cross the bridge and follow markers across the paddock to pick up the track as it enters the trees. The track then follows the valley. Halfway through the track you have to cross a swingbridge. Next comes a mostly unrideable section but after 30mins, the track improves again, climbs steadily for 2-3 to an intersection near the top. Follow the signs to Kirwans Hut 30 mins. The last few hundred metres to the hut are quite technical.

After the slog uphill the downhill makes up for it. Some quite technical sections. If you can sacrifice a longer travel bike you will enjoy the rewards coming back down. But watch for walkers comes this is a multi use track.