The Kohatu to Tapawera section of Tasman's Great Taste Trail is now complete.  

The 8 kilometres of new trail that runs between Kohatu (Flat Rock Cafe) and Tapawera (Tadmor Valley Road) is another significant milestone toward the vision of Tasman's Great Taste Trail, forming a loop around the Nelson Tasman region. 

This latest section of the trail follows the path of the old railway that ran between Nelson and Glenhope until 1955. 

The project was jointly funded by the Council and the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. 

As well as bringing economic benefits to Tapawera businesses from visitors riding the trail, it’s a great recreational asset for locals and will make it safer for children to cycle to school.  

If you are ready to ride further, follow the Tapawera to Murchison Heartland Ride.  

Mainly following country back roads through farmland and native bush, this 95km trail links Tapawera and Murchison, and is a very scenic alternative to biking along busy SH6. 

Passing beside the great wildernesses of Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes national parks, majestic scenery is a feature for much of the route with the bonus of visiting pretty Lake Rotoroa, surrounded by beech forest and mountains. 

Check out all the details and route maps at