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Running from Kaitoke to Summit, the Rimutaka Rail Trail links with the DOC-managed Incline down to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa. A gently graded 18 km walk or mountain bike ride, the Trail features restored railway bridges and historic tunnels (take...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Wairarapa end of the Rail Trail via Cross Creek Road, Wellington, New Zealand
Getting to the start of the trail was a bit of a mission because I didn’t have a car but mainly because of all the trail closures that I wasn’t aware of despite researching my route extensively. The Rimutaka rail trail is managed by DOC...More
Hard to believe, but Wellington has a lot of nice cycle trails, varying from nice flat ones like the Hutt River trail, to quite adventurous ones like those on Makara Peak (e.g. Vertigo). One of my favourites is the Incline, which is an old rail...More
Nine of us travelled from Melbourne Australia to cycle this trail as well as The Mountain to the Sea.
We hired our bikes from Dave at Days Bay, bikes, helmets, tools and panniers were all in very good condition and the one bike with a...More
This track follows the former Rimutaka Incline railway line. It is open to cyclists and walkers and runs between Maymorn and Cross Creek. I recently biked the track from the Maymorn side to the Summit with a group of friends. The weather was brilliant, the...More
Rimutaka Trail is very scenic and quite easy for everyone to do. The track will take about 1.5 hours to complete and you will really enjoy it, specially on a sunny day. You still go further inside after the tunnel, but it's muddy and not...More
The Rimutaka Crossing is the route where New Zealand soldiers marched to join their colleagues for the First World war. There is a lay-by where a monument stands, with information, of the walk. There is also a circular walk over the headland to a view...More