Remutaka Rail Trail Mountain Bike Explorer

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Thursday 11 July
Remutaka Rail Trail Mountain Bike Explorer


  • Turn on your headlights and plunge into dark railway tunnels
  • Enjoy breathtaking mountain views as you cycle across a swing bridge
  • Take in the spectacular natural scenery of the Remutaka Mountains
  • Stop at information boards and learn about the history of the local railway
  • Rest on the grassy plateau at the summit and have a picnic lunch


Ride through the Remutaka Mountains and discover the history of the railway on this mountain bike cycle tour from Wellington. We'll pick you up from either Wellington Port (cruise ship guests only, at 9.15am) or Wellington Train Station (main entrance) at 9.30am. We'll shuttle you up to start from either Kaitoke for an easier ride (18-28 km) or to Maymorn for a more challenging tour (25-35 km). Ride up a gradual incline and admire the natural scenery. Turn on the provided headlights and pass through the rail tunnels and across bridges. Stop at the information boards to learn about the rich history of railway construction in the area. Enjoy a picnic or cold drink at the summit. Feel the wind in your hair on your controlled descent down the mountain and take in views of the scenic farmland around Cross Creek. Take a shuttle back to Wellington from Cross Creek or catch it 10 km down the road at Featherston for a longer ride. You'll arrive back at Wellington Station at approx. 3.30-3.45pm, or Wellington Port (cruise ship guests only) at 3.45-4.00pm. Please note: if you are on a cruise ship, we pick you up direct from the Port at 9.15am. We cannot wait for late arrivals - make sure you are there on time otherwise the shuttle will leave without you! We arrive back at Port between 3.45pm - 4pm. Please check that your sailing times allow for these timings, we will not be held responsible if you miss your boat!


Either 9.15am pick up from Port (cruise ship guests only) or 9.30am Pick up from Wellington Railway Station (main entrance) Mountain bike rental Helmet Bike repair kit Packed lunch Water 3.30-3.45pm drop off to Wellington Railway Station / 3.45-4.00pm drop off to Wellington Port (please note timings are approximate).

Important Information

  • If the weather looks bad (unsafe or totally miserable), the booking will be called off

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