Clothing - wear layers of clothing as the climate can be changeable at any time of the year.
Sun protection - it's sensible to wear sunscreen at any time of the year, particularly in the very hot summer months.
Bicycle - a mountain bike is best. Always wear a helmet and take tools and a puncture repair kit.
Water - take plenty with you.
Food and Refreshments - take food and snacks for lunch. Once you leave Alexandra there is no access to food or drink along the trail.
Medical - take a first aid kit with you.
Comfort stops - toilets are available in Alexandra and Roxburgh, at the beginning and end of the trail and at Doctors Point and Shingle Creek.
Cell Phone - coverage is limited.
Keep left - consider other users. Cyclists give way to walkers.
Swimming - in the Clutha Mata-au River is not recommended. It is dangerous.
Hunting - You may hear shotguns during the hunting season for ducks and upland game from May to August inclusive. Hunting does occur year-round for rabbits and goats.
Rubbish - is to be taken away with you.
Stock - you may encounter stock from time to time from neighbouring farms. Please respect these operating farms - many have provided easements of their land.
Lambing - Be extra careful during lambing (Aug-Oct). If gates are across the trail please leave them as you find them.
Archaeological Sites - There are many European, Chinese and Maori archaeological sites on this trail that are protected under the Historic Places Act (1993) and must be respected.
Risk - Ride and walk at your own risk.