Dawson Downhill Discoverers


Dawson Downhill Discoverers

After standing at the foot of the magnificent Dawson Falls, exploring the Goblin Forrest and having a refreshing dip in the Wilkies Pools you are treated to an enjoyable downhill ride back to Stratford. Along the way you can take a small detour via the Hollard Gardens and see some truly spectacular sights and see what hours of love and hard work in a garden look like.

There is a playground and BBQ area if you want to take your time and soak in the sights. Once back on the road you will cycle right by the Possum Factory where you can grab yourself some high quality, unique products made locally. Get in quick before the possums are wiped out in New Zealand and these remarkably warm products can no longer be produced. With your new pair of possum fur boots purchased you can cruise your way back to Stratford.

After a long day of sights, adventure and a spot of retail therapy that you can’t get from the cities, you can relax whilst you watch New Zealand’s only Glockenspiel perform. This cycle trail is perfect for anyone who wants to see some amazing sights without having to break too much of a sweat on the bike. This trail allows you to take your time and ensure that you don’t miss out on a thing.


  • Dawson Falls
  • Wilkies Pools
  • Goblin Forrest
  • Hollard Gardens
  • Possum Factory
  • Glockenspiel



$70 per person (minimum 2 people)


23 km




Half day

Departure Times

On-demand shuttle & Mountain Bike


Bike, Helmet, Safety Gear & Briefing, Map and Shuttle