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Running from Kaitoke to Summit, the Rimutaka Rail Trail links with the DOC-managed Incline down to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa. A gently graded 18 km walk or mountain bike ride, the Trail features restored railway bridges and historic tunnels (take...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Wairarapa end of the Rail Trail via Cross Creek Road, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

This is a so doable track for all with tunnels to explore plenty of swimming holes and picnic tables

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 391lucindaj
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Getting to the start of the trail was a bit of a mission because I didn’t have a car but mainly because of all the trail closures that I wasn’t aware of despite researching my route extensively. The Rimutaka rail trail is managed by DOC...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank AishahJ15
Reviewed 26 November 2018

A great walk and brilliant cycle trail. No need for a paid tour, there are plenty of info points along the way. Lovely scenery and easy walking (it is along a railway trail of course).

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank epicderp23
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Great place for a trail event loved the rolling hills and clean fresh air. Lots to do in that area but I only ran that day. Did that race 25 years ago so was amazing to come back

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Anne_MareeS708
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Hard to believe, but Wellington has a lot of nice cycle trails, varying from nice flat ones like the Hutt River trail, to quite adventurous ones like those on Makara Peak (e.g. Vertigo). One of my favourites is the Incline, which is an old rail...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank rod d
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Nine of us travelled from Melbourne Australia to cycle this trail as well as The Mountain to the Sea. We hired our bikes from Dave at Days Bay, bikes, helmets, tools and panniers were all in very good condition and the one bike with a...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Marian E
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This track follows the former Rimutaka Incline railway line. It is open to cyclists and walkers and runs between Maymorn and Cross Creek. I recently biked the track from the Maymorn side to the Summit with a group of friends. The weather was brilliant, the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 15 April 2016

We only stopped here briefly whilst travelling from Wellington to Martinborough. Great lookout and lots of history information.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank 299PeterD
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Rimutaka Trail is very scenic and quite easy for everyone to do. The track will take about 1.5 hours to complete and you will really enjoy it, specially on a sunny day. You still go further inside after the tunnel, but it's muddy and not...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank rezasattarzadeh
Reviewed 7 March 2016

The Rimutaka Crossing is the route where New Zealand soldiers marched to join their colleagues for the First World war. There is a lay-by where a monument stands, with information, of the walk. There is also a circular walk over the headland to a view...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank old_romantics_2000
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