Tawatawa

Name

Tawatawa

Location

Southern Suburbs, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Well-formed undulating light intermediate single track through bush and pine trees.

Grade

Intermediate

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

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.

Either return the same way, or return back to the lower reserve via Frobisher. Alternatively, take a detour around the Manawa Karioi loop.

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.

Getting there

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.

Other notes

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.

Length

1.51km

Conditions

Single track

Last modified

17 Jun 2014 by Edmonds

Created by

Ian

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