It seems you’re using a browser that is a little past its time and our website might not be able to perform as it should.

If you’d like to have the best experience on WellingtonNZ.com, you can easily update your browser to get the most out of our website and many more for that matter.

dismiss this message

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.

Hutt River Trail

Petone Foreshore Cycling

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 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.

Detour to

Percy Scenic Reserve Waterfall

· Lord of the Rings film locations
· Swimming at Taita Rock, Huia Pool or H2O Xtreme  
· Brewtown, Upper Hutt breweries 
· Mini golf at the Golf Warehouse and Driving Range
· Views from the top of Te Whiti Riser 
· Percy Scenic Reserve waterfall and weta cave

Bike The Trail

Hutt River Trail

Follow the flow of the river on this annual 25km or 12km family bike event along the Hutt River Trail, with a free shuttle taking you back to your car afterwards.

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.