Fluid Trails (video)
Fluid Trails is a new film that follows three riders on a bikerafting trip in New Zealand, connecting several well-known, long-distance mountain bike trails via three rivers. Watch the video here, along with a few photos and details about the trip…
Fluid Trails, a new video from Deane Parker (@deaneparkernz), follows three riders on an 11-day, 600-kilometer bikerafting trip through Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand. The combination of mountain bike and packraft allowed Deane, Muel, and Rose to connect an interesting loop through the remote northwest corner of the South Island.
The route includes the Old Ghost Road, the Heaphy Track, and Barrons Flat, linked by the Mokihinui, Aorere, and Buller (Kawatiri) rivers. Kahurangi National Park is known for its breathtaking scenery, rare birds, rolling alpine tussock, earthquake-shattered peaks, and towering podocarp forest, but it’s also an adventurer’s dream, full of cascading rivers and winding singletrack.
Bikerafting is the combination of packrafting and mountain biking, allowing independent travel over land and water, carrying all the necessary equipment. Find our beginner’s guide here. And check out Deanne’s video intro here, too.
Fluid Trails was produced by Deane Parker and premiered at the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival in late June 2019.