Tower 16 Connector

Name

Tower 16 Connector

Location

Makara Peak, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

4wd road providing access to electricity transmission pylon 16.

Grade

Easy

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

This 4wd road marks the northwestern boundary of the Makara Peak mountain bike park. Much of it is seldom used by recreational visitors to the park. Most people use only the top and bottom few percent of this track, from the end of Missing Link to the start of Aratihi and then from the top of Aratihi to the summit of Makara Peak – though a few hardy souls ride up the 0.6km to the top of Leaping Lizard.

Parts of the road are quite steep, so it can be a grind going up. When going down it is easy to gain plenty of speed, but there are occasional service vehicles using the road so watch out for them.

Getting there

Top is at the summit of Makara Peak.

Bottom is at pylon 16, where it meets Missing Link and the bottom of Aratihi.

Length

1.90km

Conditions

4wd

Last modified

16 Jan 2011 by Ian

Created by

Jonny

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A Cheeky Monkey production, nice one Stu!