Mountain biking Makara

I borrowed Gina’s mountain bike and headed off to Makara to try out the mountain biking there. I turns out there are a bunch of nice little trails around Makara peak. I rode up along little tracks surrounded by green ferns. At times the trails are completely surrounded in bush and at other times you get a view either out towards Northland (the suburb) and Wellington Harbour, or over to the South Island. I descended via the “North Face”, which is a nice flowing single track that starts at the top of Makara peak.

Fern (Makara Peak, Wellington) resize On Makara Peak (Makara Peak, Wellington) resize

Above left: The single tracks at Makara wind their way through natives like this fern. At least the tracks that I tried did… Above right: Being a poser on Makara Peak.

Above: Descending from Makara Peak.

Above: Riding at Makara.


I caught up with Mark for a coffee in the afternoon before flying back to Christchurch in the evening.

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