Brocks Road Area - Fast Facts

Trail number

Not applicable

Trail length

Variable

Elevation variance

Variable

Trail type

Single trail,fire trail and gravel road

Trail surface

Smooth dirt and rocks

Weather affected

Prone to be muddy after heavy rain

Trail condition sources

Nil

Trail features

Mining history, river views

Trail obstacles

Nil

Trail Rating

Trail rating

Intermediate

Rating basis

Estimated

Night riding

No

Family Friendly

No.

Trail Map and GPX File

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No GPX download

Trail Description

The pictures below track eastwards along Brocks Road. The second picture shows one of the walking tracks in the area where the signage clearly bans bikes.These trails are at the western end of the orange trail in the map above.

You will wind up past Noonans Hut on the left and then on to the Tunnel Bend area. As you go up the road there are a number of little side tracks and walks which are well worth the effort.

There are glorious views of the Howqua all the way.

You will get to Tunnel Bend shown by the sign in the third picture. There are some short tracks off to the left. Tunnel Bend is where the gold miners diverted the river to work the alluvial gold deposits in the area. I had heard of this tunnel and was looking for a great big one like the Tunnel Point ride in Blackwood.

I almost missed this tunnel as its well hidden off to the right at the bottom of the stairs and is only the height of a person. Unlike the Blackwood one though you can walk through this tunnel and it's only a short distance. The tunnel entrance is shown below. If you do walk through the tunnel, you pop out on the opposite side of the car park to the track down.

A bit further up Brocks road there is a bridle trail off to the left which requires you to ford a deepish section of water which takes you to a trail below the road. Continuing on up Brocks Road you get some beautiful views of Buller and its ski slopes off to the left. With respect to the Bridle Trail, I think this is the same one as mentioned on the Felt Epix website which has a bit of singletrack along the river.

Trail Videos

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Parking and Facilities
Parking is available at Sheepyard Flat.
Toilet facilities are available at Sheepyard Flat.
No drinking water is available.
No food or drinks are available in the immediate area.
No local information facilities are available.