Hutt River Trail

A gentle trail for everyone from the foot of the Tararua mountains to the sea

Ride or walk this flat, family-friendly trail that follows alongside the Hutt River. It’s a great place to get some fresh air or for kayaking, fishing and swimming. From Te Marua, Upper Hutt to Hikoikoi Reserve, Petone the trail is 29kms but you can start anywhere along the route.


Cycle the valley in one day 

8am - Admire eclectic decor while eating breakfast at Seashore Cabaret.

9:42am -  Park up and train from Petone to Upper Hutt.
Grab an e-bike before you go to make today cruisy.

10:30am - Ride a vintage steam train and learn about the Hutt Valleys historic train lines.

11:30am - Race each other down the flying foxes at Avalon Park.

1pm - Relax with a late lunch at Janus Bakkerij.

2:30pm -  Create your own art in The Hive, a cosy family lounge at The Dowse Art Museum .

3:45pm - Reward  yourselves with coffee, icecream and a slice of chocolate cake at Zany Zeus.

4:30pm - Play nine basket disc golf at Hikoikoi Park.

6:30pm - Dine at one of 65+ eateries in 800m along Jackson St, Petone.

Bike The Trail

An annual 25km or 12km family bike event along the Hutt River Trail.

Feel like a challenge?

Join the free Park Run every saturday, starting 100m north of Ewen Bridge. 
The course is 5km long and predominantly on sealed stopbank path. 

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