This track crosses the Kaiuma and Nydia Saddles and follows the sheltered shoreline of historic Nydia Bay. Formed by linking old bridle paths, it meanders through a variety of forests, some scrubland and farmland. The 27-kilometre Nydia Track is classified as a tramping track and is also open for mountain biking.
It is well defined, though rough, narrow and uneven in places.
It is a track suitable for those who are reasonably fit; boots are recommended.
Some of the streams are not bridged and will require care after rain.
This is a bike ride for those who like a challenge. The track is quite technical and rough, with many rocks and roots to negotiate. In wet weather it is very slippery and best not attempted.
The track is best ridden from the Tennyson Inlet end. Allow 5 to 8 hr; longer if you don't have transport to both road ends.
A popular addition to the ride is to start from the top of the Opouri saddle and ride the Opouri Bridle Track for an extra bit of technical downhill and warm up for the main event.
This is a shared-use track so think of the other users.