About Us


Hi fellow outdoor enthusiasts,

We are Karen and Chris and we look forward to sharing our home with you and helping you have some amazing adventures in this beautiful area. As avid mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts, we understand your needs. We aim to make our homestay a home from home, where you can pamper your outdoor kit and your body after a day of adventure. We want you to make the most of every moment so you are welcome to leave bike bags or other outdoor kit here at Trail Top Chalet for a few days or to return to pack after your adventure on your departure day. We may be available to drop you (and even bikes) back to the airport.

Our home is in a sunny, elevated position with virtually every window enjoying ever changing views over bush, hills and valley. There are wrap around decks with options of sun or shade and a spa pool to recuperate in after an active day. Situated up a private drive off the Maitai Valley Road, often the only sound you will hear is birdsong, cicada and the babble of the river below.

Both of us on a ride

The both of us riding the Coppermine track


Trail Top Chalet is suitable for single travellers, couples, groups of friends and families with grown up children, who are looking for somewhere peaceful with amazing views and easy access to the surrounding trails. Evenings here are spent relaxing on the deck or in the living room, recuperating in the spa, sharing about your adventure or playing the board games we have available. There is no television available and we ask for no loud music that will disturb other guests. There is basic WiFi access (rural broadband). We have a laptop available for you to access emails and internet searches. Our home and its facilities are for the exclusive use of paying guests and ourselves. We love young children but unfortunately our home is not suitable to accommodate them.

This is a non smoking home, both inside and out.

We have 2 small family dogs who will be keen to greet you and spend time with you if you wish. They do not go upstairs to bedrooms.

We have 2 electric bikes available for hire if required. These are perfect for zipping into town (approx 10 minutes) or for a full scale leisure ride (see E mountain bike rides page).