mountainhut mountain biking
Summer (November-May) Heli Biking Guided
We offer a range of mountain-bike trails that begin from one of our five heli-landing sites throughout the Whakaari conservation area. Trips are guided and our guides offer historic inter- pretation safety and fun for the day.

One run from Mt Alaska (coffee ridge)
We bike down the tungsten trail with guided interpretation on the local scheelite mining history huts, sites and historic landscape.
2hrs duration (weather dependent)

One run from either Black Peak or Mt McIntosh or Larkins Slip:
For the fit and able rider: a journey from the tops, to the valley floor a 1450m descent. We ride with grand background views of Mt Aspiring National Park, the scheelite history and high country flora. 3hr Duration (weather and buckler burn river crossing dependent).
(Alternative ride starts from the Long Gully landing site. Duration1.5hr)

And for the Hardcore: Two Run Day.
The first run from Black Peak followed by the sunset run from Mt Alaska.
Riders should be fit and experienced. 5-6hr duration. is an agent for Whakaari Heli-Mountain Biking (unguided) looks forward to operating Guided heli-mountain biking beginning November 2017 subject to completing work safe registration.