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Ride the trail

Ride the Remutaka Cycle Trail and explore the Hutt Valley - plus take a detour to the Eastern bays and Pencarrow Coast.

Take it easy, take the train

Petone Train Station

Hop on a Wairarapa-bound train for easy bike carrying from Wellington to Petone. Cycle Remutaka can meet you with a bike for pick up a bike from Wellington Top 10 Holiday Park to start the Remutaka Cycle Trail.

Detour to NZ's first lighthouse

Pencarrow Lighthouse WREDA

Cruise the bays by pedal power along the Pencarrow Coast to visit New Zealand's first lighthouse, lit in 1859. Venture to the stunning Pencarrow Lakes, Kohangapiripiri and Kohangatera, and surrounding wetlands as you take in big coastal views. Continue south to Turakirae Head which becomes home to up to 500 fur seals each winter.

Relax by the water

Wainuiomata Summer Pool

Cool off after a few hours pedalling and create a splash by jumping off Days Bay Wharf or Taita Rock along the Hutt River. If free flowing water isn't your thing, try the 80m open-air waterslide at Wainuiomata Summer Pool before relaxing in the spa.

Sheltered leafy trails with awesome views

Te Whiti Riser Green Jersey Bikes

Get muddy at Waiu Park, Lower Hutt's free mountain bike park. Pedal along easy climbs, technical downhills and beginner tracks. Ride from the Hutt River up the Te Whiti Riser for a detour with stunning harbour views.

Put on your elf ears and recreate movie moments

Rivendell Sign

Relive the magic of Middle-Earth along the trail with sights from The Lord of the Rings and put yourself in the scene at Rivendell in Kaitoke Regional Park. Stop in at Stansborough Mill to see the makers of the movies' unique costumes and woven wool treasures.

Look around, stay longer

BKs Esplanade Petone

Stay at BK-s The Esplanade, just around the corner from Jackson Street Petone where you can grab a bite from over 60 eateries in 800m or stay at Silverstream Retreat - the perfect halfway point between Upper and Lower Hutt, yet close enough to the craft brew-pubs at Brewtown

Venture further for wild coast and bushy trails

Remutaka Cycle Trail

Find out more about more about the trail and what's on offer as a simple day ride or three day explorer.