FOUR PEAKS STATION

mountain
bike TRACK

a unique, high country

mountain biking EXPERIENCE

The Track season is from November – April and is
limited to 10 walkers or bikers per day.

There are two mountain bike options available to explore at Four Peaks Station. Both options take you through native tussock and alpine terrain of the Four Peaks range, in the South Island of NZ. You may need to push your bike in some steeper uneven terrain sections. These sections need particular care with sound bike braking systems for the down-hill.

You will stay in authentic shepherds’ huts that have been restored and upgraded for your comfort! A maximum of 10 riders (and a minimum of 3 per group) can be accommodated and bike the Track on any one day. Your beds are guaranteed.

Your Packs are transported to the huts for you, but you need to bring a small day back-pack for food, wet weather gear, water to drink, and any necessary spare tyres/tools/ or parts.

To ride this Track you must have previous MTB experience (competence at changing tyres etc.) and a good level of fitness is essential.

If your group eBikes, you are welcome to bring a portable generator which we will transport to the huts for you. Or  we have a portable generator we can lend for a small hireage for you trip.

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FOUR PEAKS mountain bike TRACK
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MOUNTAIN BIKE OPTIONS

Adventure Track

  • DURATION

    2 Days / 1 Night

  • DISTANCE

    Approx 43km

  • COST
    $375pp

Suitable for experienced mountain bikers on either standard MTBs or e-bikes. Day 1 begins with 17kms of shingle public road followed with 4kms of off-road farm track, and Day 2 is 22 kms of high country riding on well-marked 4WD farm tracks.

Itinerary

On Day 1 check in between 9.00 – 10:00am at Four Peaks Station 126 Clayton Settlement Road, Fairlie.

You will leave your vehicles at the Station Huts (the base). There will be a MTB Track safety ‘briefing’ before heading off. Your ride will take you to your  accommodation at Sutherland’s Hut.

Your Day 1 ride is a distance of 17 kms on shingle public road (Clayton & Mowbray Rds), then 4kms on 4WD track to Sutherland’s Hut.

Your Day 2 ride is a distance of approx 22 kms (5-7 hours) over Jumpover Saddle and completing the circuit back to the start at Four Peaks Station. This completes the ride in 2 days and 1 night.

Leisure Track

  • DURATION

    3 Days / 2 Nights

  • DISTANCE

    Approximately 43km

  • COST
    $415pp

Suitable for experienced mountain bikers on either standard MTBs or e-bikes. Day 1 begins with 17kms of shingle public road followed with 4kms of off-road farm track, Day 2 is 10 kms, and Day 3 is 12kms, of high country riding on well-marked 4WD farm tracks.

Itinerary

On Day 1 check in between 9.00 – 10:00am at Four Peaks Station 126 Clayton Settlement Road, Fairlie.

You will leave your vehicles at the Station Huts (the base). There will be a MTB Track safety ‘briefing’ before heading off. Your ride will take you to your first night’s accommodation at Sutherland’s Hut.

Your Day 1 ride is a distance of 17 kms on shingle public road (Clayton & Mowbray Rds), then 4kms on 4WD track to Sutherland’s Hut.

Your Day 2 ride is approximately a distance of 10kms over Jumpover Saddle and down to Devils Creek Hut for your 2nd night. However, on the way to the Hut, you have the option of leaving your bike at Jumpover Saddle & taking a 2-3hour walk to summit Devil’s Peak for that amazing panoramic view.

The following day Day 3, you bike the final 12kms back to base.

Four Peaks Station Homestead

Carpark

Sutherland’s Hut

Devil’s Creek Hut

  • Four Peaks Station Homestead

  • Carpark

  • Sutherland’s Hut

  • Devil’s Creek Hut

Itinerary
what you need to bring with you

gear list

Backpack
A standard trampers backpack for your food, sleeping bag and spare clothes, this will be transported to the huts for you.
Day Pack
A comfortable small day-pack to carry your lunch, water, bike repair kit & spare tyre, wet weather gear and camera!
Biking Boots
Sensible worn-in wmountain biking boots or shoes.
Waterproofs & spare clothing
Please bring a water proof jacket; woolen hat; sun hat and bike helmet. The weather can change rapidly in the high country, so it is important to have warm clothes. There are several small creeks to cross so you will get wet feet and wheels. Bring at least one change of clothes. Drying facilities at the huts include open fire/ fireboxes and drying racks.
water bottle
It is essential to carry a water bottle, and drink regularly whilst walking to avoid dehydration. The streams you cross have pristine water (guaranteed by shepherds over the years!) where you can fill up your bottles. There is clean drinking water at each hut. Regular water testing is not carried out, however if you are at all concerned you can boil the water for at least 3 minutes first.
sleeping bag
A good quality sleeping bag – comfortable beds, pillows and clean pillow-slips, are provided.
personal items

Personal equipment such as toilet gear (including insect repellent, sun block, basic first aid kit for blisters and other minor ailments); torch; sunglasses; camera; and towel are strongly recommended.

Food

Sufficient food for the 4 days with plenty of nutritional snacks for during the ride. The huts are fully equipped with cooking utensils and gas burners.

Spare Bike Parts
Including tubes, tyres and the tools to use them.
Mandatory Gear

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

As well as our mandatory gear list you need to have a reasonable to good level of fitness as the track takes in a variety of grades from easy terrain to uneven ground, steep up-hill and down-hill sections, tussock grassy vegetation cover, to shale and stones.

Pack transport is included in the walk price. A ‘pack’ is a standard tramper’s back-pack. Groups of 4 or more are welcome to bring one chilly-bin (esky) for their food, at no extra cost.

Any extra chilly-bins or bags will incur a charge of $10 per item.

Take the ‘oomphh’ out of Mountain biking

Take the ‘oomphh’ out of Mountain biking and bring an E-bike for your trip! It is advisable to bring a spare battery if you can. There is a generator at Sutherland’s Hut to charge bikes/batteries. An E-bike puts a smile on your ride!

testimonials

  • an awesome sense of achievement

    The ride was unlike anything we have experienced before as a couple of townie bikers. The experience will stay with us for a lomg time. The ride offered us an amazing challenge and left us with an awesome sense of achievement. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Vicky W
  • Fabulous experience

    Fabulous experience. Great experience, wonderful hosts – you’ll enjoy the surprises along the way!
    RUTH S
  • DIVINE

    We did this some time ago now and I have meant to write something ever since. We really enjoyed the experience, and the cabins were divine! So cute. The self service bar was a godsend as well. We both had a bath and watched the sunset. Would recommend this.

    ROSALIE S
  • highly recommended

    Beautiful area great people highly recommended for an adventure.
    AARON W
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