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      Mākara Peak is Wellington's premier mountain bike park set in 250 hectares of regenerating native bush.

      With over 40 kilometres of world class single track, a 72 metre long suspension bridge, and panoramic views across Wellington Harbour, Cook Strait and the upper South Island, Mākara Peak has something for riders of all ages and abilities.

      Since the park was opened in 1998, a group of enthusiastic volunteers have been working in partnership with the Wellington City Council to build singletrack, plant native trees and eradicate destructive pests.

      Mākara Peak has everything from high speed machine built flow trails; wide, children and beginner friendly undulating trails; and some of the steepest and gnarliest technical downhill.

      A lot of effort has been made to ensure that trails are built to a consistent standard, in a sustainable manner and in a way that compliments the natural environment.

      Due to the rocky nature of the hillside, and quality of construction, the trails tend to hold up well in wet weather, albeit offering a more difficult challenge than in the dry.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: Makara Peak
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: Wellington City Council
      Karori Park Car Park google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Several entry points:

      - Main car park: from the end of Karori Road, turn left on to South Karori Road and drive 750 meters to the Makara Peak car park. Overflow parking available 250m further down Sth Karori Rd.

      - Head to the end of St Albans Ave. Start of Snake Charmer 4WD takes you up to Rimu or carry on to Big Tom's Wheelie. Small map and information board located here.

      - At the saddle of Makara Rd, park up either on the left or right hand side of the road. Head up sealed gated road on the southern side to the start of Varley's. Small map and information board located here.
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      Region Details
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      • 16
      • 5
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      Region Status
      Open as of Mar 10, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      43
      Trails Mountain Bike
      47
      Trails E-Bike
      18
      Trails Hike
      44
      Trails Trail Running
      45
      Total Distance
      31 miles
      Total Descent
      12,717 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,012 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,319 ft
      Reports
      2,560
      Photos
      271
      Ridden Counter
      44,267

      Photos of Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Whā Out
      3 |
      Apr 25, 2022 @ 7:06pm
      Apr 25, 2022
      trail: Whā Out
      5 |
      Apr 25, 2022 @ 7:04pm
      Apr 25, 2022
      trail: Whā Out
      19 |
      Apr 25, 2022 @ 7:04pm
      Apr 25, 2022
      trail: North Face
      17 |
      Mar 4, 2022 @ 7:00pm
      Mar 4, 2022
      trail: Zac's Track
      8 |
      Mar 4, 2022 @ 7:00pm
      Mar 4, 2022
      trail: Upswing
      11 |
      Feb 26, 2022 @ 10:19am
      Feb 26, 2022
      trail: Upswing
      15 |
      Feb 26, 2022 @ 10:19am
      Feb 26, 2022
      trail: Upswing
      26 |
      Feb 26, 2022 @ 10:19am
      Feb 26, 2022

      Videos of Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park Mountain Bike

      Huge FRONTFLIP after pedal clip.
      12 | May 24, 2022
      Huge FRONTFLIP after pedal clip.
      | May 24, 2022
      Pikey goes Gardening
      trail: North Face
      49 | Mar 16, 2022
      face plant
      trail: Pōhatu
      60 | Mar 16, 2022
      Peak Flow- Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      trail: Peak Flow
      5:13 | 192 | Mar 5, 2019
      Live Wires Wellington NZ
      2:29 | 278 | May 27, 2018
      Nikau Valley to Aratihi Connector
      4:39 | 184 | Jan 12, 2018
      Nikau Valley
      8:09 | 278 | Dec 30, 2017

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Ridgeline
      May 14, 2022 @ 2:22pm
      May 14, 2022
      VariableCharlieColly

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Pōhatu (Middle Section)
      May 22, 2022 @ 6:41pm
      2 days
      Wet Track open again after a bit of drying...passive649 Makara
      Smokin'
      May 20, 2022 @ 4:02pm
      May 20, 2022
      Prevalent Mud It’s pretty soft in places following...passive649 Makara
      Peak Flow
      May 18, 2022 @ 7:30pm
      May 18, 2022
      WetFeliciatE8t7k
      Koru
      May 16, 2022 @ 2:20am
      May 16, 2022
      WetWet from the rain.FeliciatE8t7k
      SWIGG
      May 16, 2022 @ 2:15am
      May 16, 2022
      WetFeliciatE8t7k
      Koru Shortcut
      May 14, 2022 @ 2:22pm
      May 14, 2022
      VariableCharlieColly
      Skills Area Connector
      May 14, 2022 @ 2:22pm
      May 14, 2022
      VariableCharlieColly
      Three Brothers (Part 3)
      May 14, 2022 @ 2:22pm
      May 14, 2022
      VariableCharlieColly
      Big Toms Wheelie
      May 14, 2022 @ 2:22pm
      May 14, 2022
      VariableCharlieColly
      North Face
      May 14, 2022 @ 2:22pm
      May 14, 2022
      WetCharlieColly

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1673151willysee1addvideoHuge FRONTFLIP after pedal clip.
      May 24, 2022 @ 6:33pm
      8 hours
      user #2841781Ianlaa5VvwishlistpoiWild at Heart Swing Bridge
      May 23, 2022 @ 4:03am
      2 days
      user #1020533passive649addreportPōhatu (Middle Section)
      May 22, 2022 @ 6:41pm
      2 days
      user #1020533passive649addreportPōhatu (Middle Section) and 1 more
      May 20, 2022 @ 4:01pm
      May 20, 2022
      user #2860376DylanOmondriddentrailStarfish and 1 more
      May 20, 2022 @ 1:13pm
      May 20, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #2898411cmwgntrailPōhatu (Middle Section)This trail is sick. The rock gardens are a...
      May 7, 2022 @ 9:06pm
      May 7, 2022
      user #2898411cmwgntrailAratihiPylon to the junction with upswing is steep...
      May 7, 2022 @ 9:04pm
      May 7, 2022
      user #2898411cmwgntrailMissing LinkSuper fun and a refreshing change from the...
      May 7, 2022 @ 6:58pm
      May 7, 2022
      user #1020533passive649trailThree Brothers (Part 2)Technical features don’t only define the...
      Apr 1, 2022 @ 5:09pm
      Apr 1, 2022
      user #1768849trailatlastrailTrickle FallsAgreed with Flairburger. Trickle is a decent...
      Mar 24, 2022 @ 2:37am
      Mar 24, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Wrights Hill 4 9 2 11.4 km
      Hawkins Hill 32.2 km
      Waimapihi Reserve 1 82.6 km
      Te Kopahou Reserve 3 33.3 km
      Western Hills 4 10 1 13.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4731 miles12,717 ft16 miles1,014 ft
      #42#32712,5512828,809
      E-Bike1810 miles2,963 ft5 miles774 ft
      #58#62,10491,174
      Hike4431 miles12,228 ft16 miles1,014 ft
      #27#12,531139
      Trail Running4531 miles12,228 ft16 miles1,014 ft
      #26#12,53211429
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      • Admins: WMTBC, WTT, Makara, passive649
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