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Spooner's Tunnel Shuttle

Great Taste Trail Shuttle Services to and from Spooner's Tunnel

Our Spooner's Tunnel shuttle service provides quick and easy access to the Spooner's Tunnel and former railway section of the Great Taste Trail

The shuttle delivers you up into the hills above Nelson. Loosely following the oldest railway line in New Zealand you’ll ride through the longest railway tunnel in the southern hemisphere. Free-wheel into Belgrove and its old windmill, through forest and along rivers to historic Wakefield and some tasty places to refuel. Onwards to Brightwater, bithplace of Ernest Rutherford and some more cafes, before passing through wineries and berry farms en route back to Nelson.

There are microbreweries, artisanal food producers and cafe’s you can navigate to using our ‘Tasty Places’ maps.


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Quick Details:

DURATION: 45 minute shuttle (41km)
DISTANCE COVERED: 50km+ cycling (3-5 hours)
PRICE: $60 per person (min 2, max 14)
SUITABLE FOR: People wanting to skip inland to Spooner’s Tunnel to begin their bike ride with a gentle downhill gradient
INCLUDES: Bike transfers, or we can offer a tailored experience to suit your Great Taste Trail adventure plans – let us know what you’d like!

Interactive Map

Explore the Plains and Coast ride with the interactive map below. Use the + and – to enlarge and reduce. Click on the orange symbols and the coloured route lines for more information.

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