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Where to ride in Wellington

The interactive map above shows trails that you can ride and grades them to different levels of ability.

Wellington Mountain bike trails

Popular areas for mountain biking include:

  • Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
  • Mount Victoria
  • most of the Southern Walkway
  • Te Kopahou Reserve
  • firebreaks around Karori Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Skyline Walkway from Johnsonville to Karori
  • Wrights Hill
  • Polhill Reserve
  • Miramar Peninsula.

For more information, visit the Wellington City Council website


Mountain Biking in Wellington (4.9MB PDF)


Mountain Biking in Wellington (4.9MB PDF)

Riding Areas In Wellington

Makara Peak

No riding visit to Wellington is really complete without a trip to Makara Peak. Check their site popular loops. 

Wainuomata Trail Project

A  hugely popular park with Welly locals. Good range of tracks from beginners to advanced. For the adventurous, check out Rata Ridge across the highway from the park.

Belmont Regional Park

Belmont Regional Park covers 3500 hectares of hills and valleys between Porirua and Hutt Valley. Points of interest within the park include: Korokoro Dam, World War II ammunition magazines, and part of the original Old Coach Road. Spectacular views of the park and beyond are on offer from several peaks including Boulder Hill, Round Knob, Cannons Head, and Belmont Trig.

Rangituhi-Colonial Knob

Rangituhi-Colonial Knob is an outstanding location for mountain biking and other forms of recreation.
The big hill offers any gradient you’d want, diverse forms of vegetation – native and exotic forest and grasslands - huge panoramas of Cook Strait and Porirua Harbour, space to spare and elevation – 468m of it.

Polhill Reserve

Polhill is part of the Wellington Town Belt and a short ride from the CBD and the infamous Garage Project Brewery. Trails in the area include Transient, Car Parts, Barking Emu, Highbury Fling, Car Parts Extension, Windmill, Serendipity and Clinical – all up 15kms of trails, 7 km of which is a Grade 3 loop. A 2.7km MTB priority descending trail to compliment Transient is currently under construction (working name ‘Ikigai’) and planning is underway for new trails down to and up from Wellington’s rugged south coast.

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