Mountain Biking Wellington – Makara Peak

Mountain Biking Wellington – Makara Peak


Makara Peak is a pretty cool place. It’s a massive hill around 15mins drive from Wellington City You get to the top by some pretty nice and actually enjoyable single track climb. When you are at the top you have incredible views over to the south island and to the city. From the top there are lots of choices how you get down. Then you can join into other descents or loop it out again. Ridgline was a cool track – just totally different to what we ride at home. Deep, technical, cool, rad corners. Rocky! After a couple of runs you get the feel of it and learning to let the bike go a bit. Not freaking out on the wet rocks… I had always heard about Makara Peak. To be honest I was pretty surprised about the variety of riding that it had. From the flowy trails that we saw a lot of people on over the day and some tracks that I really enjoyed – the steeper technical stuff. It had really good variety for an easy place to get to.