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Related regional information

Find out information about the regions you'll ride through on the Rimutaka Cycle Trail in Wellington, New Zealand.

Rimutaka Cycle Trail coast 2riders

The Rimutaka Cycle Trail is one of New Zealand’s Great Rides, and a part of Nga Haerenga – The New Zealand Cycle Trail.

Riders uncover traces of New Zealand’s rich heritage; ancient Maori settlement sites, European colonial history and the legacy of stone and steel from the days of steam-powered rail. Beneath it all is a unique geological landscape visibly shaped by millennia of seismic upheaval.

The Rimutaka Cycle Trail is one of New Zealand’s Great Rides

Situated on the doorstep of New Zealand’s ‘coolest little capital’, Wellington, the trail connects the city with the expansive Wairarapa  Valley. It is suitable for a range of ages and abilities, and can be ridden in sections over one, two or three days.

Rimutaka cycle Trail Munitions Bend Bridge

More about the regions

The Rimutaka Cycle Trail traverses the greater Wellington and Wairarapa regions, including the Hutt Valley. For comprehensive information about each area's accommodation, sights and activities, and to make bookings on the different sections of the trail, visit:

More cycling in Wellington

The Great Harbour Way is a route around Te Whanganui-a-tara, the harbour of Wellington. You can cycle along the water’s edge of the entire harbour coastline.

Wellington is also home to around 300km of mountain biking trails. From hardcore rides for dedicated mud hounds, to fun cruises through the bush, there's something for everyone.

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