Through a broad river valley to bush-clad hills and gullies; from lakeside farmland to rugged southern coastline, the Rimutaka Cycle Trail is a journey through distinctive New Zealand landscapes.
Riders uncover traces of New Zealand's rich heritage; ancient Maori settlement sites, European colonial history and the legacy of stone and steel from the days of steam-powered rail. Beneath it all is a unique geological landscape visibly shaped by millennia of seismic upheaval.
Situated on the doorstep of New Zealand's 'coolest little capital', Wellington, the trail connects the city with the expansive Wairarapa Valley. It is suitable for a range of ages and abilities, and can be ridden in sections over one, two or three days.
The Rimuaka Cycle Trail is one of New Zealand's Great Rides, and a part of Nga Haerenga - The New Zealand Cycle Trail.