The Hauraki Rail Trail is considered to be one of the easiest and more “family friendly” trails in the country, comprising largely flat, dedicated cycle trails throughout its length. It […]
Our latest trip in early December was to the Waikato area to ride the Waikato River Trails and part of the Hauraki Rail Trail. Unfortunately Steve could not make it […]
Sunday was planned as an “easy day”, with a relaxing ride around the edge of the Frankton Arm, taking in the sights of Kelvin Heights and the Queenstown Golf Course, […]
The trail itself follows the same route as the original train tracks and the area has alot of historic information along the way. The trail itself is usually done from the Upper Hutt side and is relatively easy going up to the summit with a gentle gradient. The Waiarapa side is a little steeper but nothing too scary. The trail goes through five tunnels and so its best to bring a torch although plenty of people don’t. While the route isn’t difficult check the weather and particularly the wind before deciding to go. Transport can be an issue although plenty of people do it both ways and include a detour through Back Road to give some variety. Steve, Kev & Kem explore the Wellington side.
Wednesday, 14 December was surprisingly warm in Wellington, still hovering around 21 degrees at 4:00pm. So after a quick exchange of texts, and a mad dash home to beat the […]
On any extended tour there are always highlights (and lowlights, but we traditionally ignore those): The quality of the trail construction undertaken by the Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council […]
The final day of the trip was a relatively short (15 km) and largely flat ride along dedicated trails back to Richmond, then a quick run over the last 6 […]