Southern Suburbs, Wellington, New Zealand
Well-formed undulating light intermediate single track through bush and pine trees.
Bike and Foot
This is a well-formed, undulating track around the upper part of Tawatawa Reserve. The track passes through bush and pine trees as it climbs up to a ridge overlooking the reserve.
About 2/3 of the way down (going anti-clockwise) it pays to watch your speed as there is a right hand corner with a tree waiting to shoulder tap you on the inside and not much track on the outside to recover in before doing some tree hugging. However, when not going too fast, this corner is easy to negotiate.
Starts in Tawatawa Reserve, just off Murchison Street. There is a carpark nearby, at the entrance to Tawatawa Reserve.
Ends on the ridge overlooking the reserve, next to a small water tank.
In 2008-09 Wellington City Council redeveloped the former landfill site off Murchison Street and renamed it Tawatawa Reserve. Prior to the restoration project the area was known as Preston's Gully.
Makes a good night ride in conjunction with the Manawa Karioi loop.
17 Jun 2014 by Edmonds
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