Hurunui Trails

Waipara Valley Vineyard Trail

The Waipara Valley Vineyard Trail has been developed by the Hurunui Trails Trust to encourage cycling and walking in the Waipara Valley. Pass through world-class vineyards and historic farms, visit cellar doors and dine at winery restaurants, experience Greening Waipara Biodiversity Trails, the historical steam train at Weka Pass Railway and other activities in the area. Enjoy a trail designed for cyclists, walkers, joggers - young and old. The views across the valley to the main divide are truly remarkable.

See the  Waipara Valley Vineyard Trail Map, and Google Map of Glenmark Reserve for the start of the trail.  There is parking and public toilets at the Glenmark Reserve and at Torlesse Winery, who also have bikes available for hire. Or contact KiwiRail for information on how to reach Waipara by train.

The surface of the Trail is suitable for mountain bikes and is of variable quality. It is a work in progress ~ for bigger and better Trails, please donate! 



The Trail passes through private vineyards and farms - hazards may include machinery and vehicles, livestock, spraying and unfenced water.

Visitors are responsible for their own safety at all times - children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please ensure that all children are supervised at all times on the Trail.


  • keep to the Trail at all times
  • don't bring dogs or other animals
  • maintain awareness of your surroundings
  • obey all signs and notices
  • take your rubbish with you
  • leave gates as you find them

In case of emergency call 111.

Waipara Trail contacts:

  • Keith Stackhouse 027 435 8139
  • Mountford Estate 03 314 6199
  • Glenmark Vicarage 03 314 6775
  • Waipara Springs 03 314 6777
  • Greystone 03 314 6100
  • Black Estate 03 314 6085
This page was last modified on: 26 Jul 2017 23:26:26