Wellington's premier mountain bike park set in 250 hectares of regenerating native bush.
With awe-inspiring, panoramic views across Wellington Harbour, Cook Strait and the upper South Island, Makara Peak is a unique outdoor experience just 20 minutes from downtown Wellington. Read More
With over 40kms of trails with everything from the steepest and sketchiest gnar, to super-fast machine-built flow, to family-friendly rolling trails, there's something for riders of all abilities and skill levels at Makara Peak.
Makara Peak is located in 250 hectares of native bush at various stages of regeneration and is an important element of Wellington’s Outer Green Belt.
Since the park was established, volunteers having been working to reintroduce key native species including kahikatea, rimu, tawa, kohekohe, maire and miro (and many others), while setting up and managing a comprehensive network of trap lines to help eradicate introduced pests like rats and stoats to support the reintroduction of native birds.
The Park relies heavily on volunteer labour, donations and grants to build and maintain tracks and carry out conservation work. Over 4,500 volunteer hours are spent developing and maintaining the park each year. Everyone's support is very much appreciated.