Golden Downs Trail

Wakefield to Nelson Lakes

This trail starts in the small town of Wakefield, southwest of Nelson. It heads south through lovely countryside to Tophouse, a stone’s throw from either The Rainbow trail or the lakeside village of St Arnaud. The trail is popular with recreational cyclists who head up Eighty Eight Valley Road for an hour or so (to the top of the first or second hill) and then turn back to Wakefield for a well-deserved stop at the excellent village cafe.