Wellington: Remutaka Rail Trail Cycle Tour

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Activity provider: Wildfinder

Wellington: Remutaka Rail Trail Cycle Tour

Activity provider: Wildfinder

From US$ 100.04 per person

Discover the Remutaka Range's rich rail history and natural beauty on this cycle tour from Wellington. Learn about the construction of the local railway system as you cycle through tunnels and across bridges.

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Duration 6 hours
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Pickup included
The driver will arrive in a white van with the Wildfinder logo on the side.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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
Full description

Ride through the Remutaka Mountains and discover the history of the railway on this cycle tour from Wellington.

Get picked up at your accommodation in Wellington. Drive to Kaitoke for an easier ride (18-28 km) or go up 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 your hotel from Cross Creek or catch it 10 km down the road at Featherston for a longer ride.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Wellington City or Hutt City
  • Mountain bike rental
  • Helmet
  • Bike repair kit
  • Packed lunch
  • Water
  • Electric bike (upgrade for $30)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People who can't ride a bike
  • Visually impaired people

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • T-shirt
  • Shorts
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Cycling clothing

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • If the weather looks bad (unsafe or totally miserable), the booking will be called off
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Product ID: 430675