The Wakamarina track goes from Renwick to Canvas Town. Aaron has wanted to ride it for a while, but it is a bit out of the way and requires either to be done as part of a bike tour, or a car shuttle. The track also needs to be dry as it is clay and gets very slippy and impossible to ride when wet. The last few days of our holiday in Nelson the weather was great and we needed to head back to Picton for an early morning ferry. We had a bit of an issue to get to the start of the track as the main road in was closed due to logging. So we had to drive another 30 km around to Bartletts Creek Track.
The track started with a short downhill and then a bit of traversing, before a steady, and sometimes tricky, climb up to Foster's clearing. It took about 1 hour to ride the 6 km, through some beautiful beech forest, with some views down on to the Wairau Valley and across to the Kaikoura Range.
|Mount Tapauenuku in the Kaikoura Range|