Makara Peak MTB Park in Wellington, New Zealand

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Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
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From downtown Wellington head to the northern end of Lambton Quay (where the Beehive/Parliament is) and turn west onto Bowen Street. Overhead you'll notice some trolley bus wires. Follow those all the way (about 5km) through Karori till they end at South Karori Road. The carpark entrance to the Park is 1km down South Karori Road, on the right (stream side).
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Makara Peak MTB Park is in Wellington, New Zealand. There is a selection of singletrack trails, dowhnill runs and a skills park. It has over 40km of track carved with volunteer hands since 1998. It is suitable for beginners through to expert riders. You can see from the list below there is lots on offer.

Makara Peak Trails

The southern half of the park is covered in regenerating native bush, mostly over 3 metres tall. The single tracks are sheltered but slow to dry out. The northern and higher half of the park is dominated by gorse and barberry. The tracks are exposed to all winds, but dry out faster after rain. The trails are known to be reasonably smooth with only a few loose rocks here and there. Most are one-way so you don't get too many head ons happening.

  • Koru 
  • Sally Alley
  • Missing link
  • Magic Carpet
  • Aratihi
  • Possum
  • Zacs
  • Varleys
  • T3
  • AMP
  • Rimu
  • Big Toms Wheelie
  • Lazy Fern - DH
  • SWIGG - DH
  • Starfish - DH
  • Live Wires - DH
  • Ridgeline - DH
  • Ridgeline Ext - DH
  • North Face - DH
  • JFK - DH
  • Smokin - DH
  • Trickle Falls - DH
  • Vertigo - DH
  • Nikau Valley - DH
  • Leaping Lizard - DH
  • The PEAK
  • Skills Area

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