Koru

Name

Koru (The Koru)

Location

Makara Peak, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Main track into the Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park.

Grade

Easy

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

This is the main entry to the Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park, from the main car park on South Karori Road.

The preferred entry is across a bridge (added in March 2009) accessible from the southern end of the car park (head past the toilet block). The bridge at the northern end of the car park (past the shelter) is an exit for Lazy Fern and Starfish. Alternative entries include "Koru wet feet", which crosses the stream without the aid of a bridge, or by dropping down from Lazy Fern where it emerges from the bush.

The track is a relatively gentle climb up a series of switchbacks and rolling bush-clad hills. Several of the switchbacks can be bypassed by climbing the very steep Koru Shortcut.

At the 2.0km point, on a sweeping left-hand corner, there is a short connecting track to Live Wires.

A further 0.5km along, at about the 2.5km point, there is a marked intersection with a short connecting track to Tower 19 Connector and the Skills Area.

Getting there

Starts at the Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park's main car park on South Karori Road.

Ends at an intersection with Sally Alley and several other tracks.

Other notes

Strictly speaking this track is called "The Koru", though it is generally known simply as "Koru".

Length

3.12km

Conditions

Single track

Last modified

16 Jan 2011 by Ian

Created by

Jonny

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