This first section of the Remutaka Cycle Trail is a mostly flat ride through parkland along Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River. The section is mostly wide sealed paths, with occasional gravel sections making it suitable for all ages and abilities.
Starting at the Petone Foreshore and riding along the river to Te Marua, you’ll pass some interesting cultural sites, including Māori pa (fortified villages) and early European settlements. Hikoikoi Reserve, Avalon Park, and Harcourt Park are great picnic stops, while Taita Rock and Whakamoonie swimming holes are safe spots to take a river dip.
When you reach Te Marua, you’ll leave the river and ride 2km on the road to reach Maymorn and the start of section two.
Check the Metlink timetable for information and updates and their policy on taking bikes
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