lostworld

Name

lostworld

Location

Western Hills, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Exposed ridge-top romp across Wellington's Western Hills. This track redefines "Windy Wellington" when the nor-wester is pumping.

Grade

Intermediate

Access

Bike and Foot, leave gates as you find them.

Description

By traversing the ridges from Makara Hill to Mount Kau Kau, this track offers spectacular views both over Wellington and the western hills towards Makara Beach.

With a combination of farm roads, single track, and open grass areas, there is plenty of variety along this relatively long track.

If travelling from the southern (Makara Peak) end, then the inclination is generally upwards. In addition, there are several significant valley/peak combinations to be negotiated, making for a decent bit of climbing overall.

Skyline track from the top of Skyline Cemetery Link Skyline track Transmission towers to the west of lostworld Transmission towers to the west of Skyline

Getting there

Either start at the summit of Makara Hill Road, where there is a small car park, or head southwest from the summit of Kau Kau.

Other notes

Track building in 2009 replaced some sections of farm road with single track and replaced many gates and stiles with foot and bike friendly cattle stops â€" nice.

Length

10.08km

Conditions

Single track

Last modified

20 Apr 2013 by guyholmes

Created by

Jonny

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