The third section of the Remutaka Cycle Trail takes you 36km through the Wairarapa countryside to Ocean Beach, a small settlement perched on the wild South Coast. The trail surface is sealed country road except for 1km section of off-road single track.
From Cross Creek, head south-west on the road along the shores of Lake Wairarapa, passing sheep and cattle farms. There are beautiful picnic spots at All Saints Church and Wairarapa Lake Shore Scenic Reserve.
You’ll pass Lake Ōnoke, part of the Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Park, where indigenous and migratory waterbirds flock. The final stop is on the South Coast at Ocean Beach where you’ll find rows of classic Kiwi baches. This is the start of section four of the cycle trail.
If you want to take a detour to explore the Wairarapa, Featherston is 10km away from Cross Creek. Featherston is a great overnight stopover and an ideal base to sample local wines, and experience the regions country charm.
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