Waiotauru Valley Details
The is a tough trip but with great scenery. It does require a few km's of hike'a'bike though.
From the Akatarawa Road saddle, the track follows a semi maintained 4WD track to Waiotauru Hut. After the hut the 4WD track turns into a narrow double track to the swing bridge. After the swing bridge it becomes tough, with lots of bike carrying and a couple of huge slips to negotiate.
Best to start at the Akatarawa Rd saddle (22km north of Upper Hutt). Take NZTopo50 BP32 Paraparaumu and BP33 Featherston, a compass/GPS, and survival gear.
Parking on Akatarawa Hill Road NOT recommended due to security issues. Ideally park at the end of the residential zone at the bottom of the hill.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Waiotauru Valley mountain bike trail
Altitude change-2,109 ft
Altitude min419 ft
Altitude start2,584 ft
Altitude end475 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down6 miles
Distance flat2,910 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Waiotauru Valley Trail Reports
Dec 8, 2017 @ 12:52amDec 8, 2017
|Major erosion - there are three significant active slips with extreme exposure between the swing bridge and the Otaki forks end. I was committed...|
Jul 15, 2016 @ 3:16pmJul 15, 2016
|reporter Road at Otaki Forks is now open and clear.|
Dec 21, 2015 @ 5:13pmDec 21, 2015
|reporter The Otaki Gorge Road (at the northern end) is closed to all traffic including foot traffic for the summer 2015/16 due to a slow moving slip above...|