Wellington Regional Trails




Mountain Biking


Shared trail

Mountain Bike Grade

Advanced: Grade 4


200m highest point



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About the trail

The Wainuiomata Connector Ride links up the start and end points of the Remutaka Cycle Trail, creating a full-loop adventure. It passes through valleys, forests, coastlines, and rivers. It offers plenty of opportunities for side trips and places to stop. The on-road riding surface is good and you can ride it at any time of year.

Remutaka Cycle Trail is typically ridden clockwise. Most riders choose to begin the Wainuiomata Connector Ride from the Wild Coast Section and finish up at the Hutt River Trail section in Petone. It features a short but steep climb up Wainuiomata Hill (rising 90 metres over 1.7 kilometres) and a few short rises along Wainuiomata’s Coast Road. The roads and passing traffic on the Coast Road section make this trail suitable for riders with a good fitness level and road sense. 80% of the route is on sealed roads and cycleways so a touring bike is good for this trail.

Wainuiomata Connector Ride is a Heartland Ride and part of the Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trail network of trails.

What to expect

  • This route links two ends of the Remutaka Cycle Trail at Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt.
  • Regular bus and train services run to Lower Hutt and the surrounding areas. By train, take the Hutt Valley Line from Wellington Railway Station to Petone Station (bicycles carried at certain times). 
  • Remutaka Cycle Trail shuttle operators can also provide transport.