The off-road Trail starts at the eastern end of Kurow between the museum sheds. A gravel track takes you across to the Waitaki River which you follow down the valley. You cross Kurow Creek [3km] then ride up and alongside the highway.
You ride through the winery [5km], then ride back towards the Waitaki River and follow the Waitaki Haul Road, crossing the Otiake River [11km] and the Otekaieke River [15km]. This section of the old Haul Road is shared with recreational vehicles and the occasional horse and rider (please slow down when passing the horses - you never know their reaction).
The trail then follows the highway to the Takiroa Maori rock art site [23km] which is across the road from the trail. After visiting the rock art site, retrace your steps and continue on the trail that heads back down to the Waitaki River and through to Harris St. Halfway up Harris St you turn right and ride through the Duntroon Wetlands before emerging in the centre of Duntroon 27km.
If you are looking for the public toilets they are situated 300m up the main road from the Gaol, towards Kurow on SH83.
- Kurow Museum
- Kurow Island and Wetlands
- Waitaki River
- North Otago & Waitaki Wine Region & Vineyards
- Takiroa Maori Rock Art
- Duntroon Wetlands
- Vanished World Centre
- Nicols Forge & Blacksmith
- Brewery Hole
- St. Martins Church
- Waitaki Whitestone Aspiring Geopark