Where To Ride > Mountain Biking

With three Forest Parks to choose from the Wairarapa has plenty of great tracks for mountain biking. Check out the views from Mount Dick, cruise along the old tram track through the redwoods at Kiriwhakapapa or take on the challenging Aorangi Crossing.

You can find more rides at NZ by Bike. Some of these may require landowner permission so check with the local Department of Conservation office before you go.

Carterton Mountain Bike Park

The Carterton Mountain Bike Park was set up by a group of enthusiastic volunteers in 2008. Many working bees have resulted in 2.1 km of trail, two loops and a small skills area. For more advanced riding you can ride to the top of Mt Dick which overlooks the park. See NZ by Bike and Wairarapa Multisport website for more information.

For more information go to: www.wmsc.org.nz

Rimutaka Cycle Trail

Voted by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s hottest destinations, the Rimutaka Cycle Trail is a must do for locals and visitors.

The trail takes cyclists along river sides, old railway lines, rural countryside and rugged coastlines.

Tora Tora

TORATORA is a private Mountain Biking Park featuring over 25km of exhilarating purpose built trails. The trails snake through 375 acres of spectacular native bush, via meandering creeks and breath-taking ridge-tops that dominate the skyline above the Tora Coastline.

See the TORATORA website for current pricing and more information.