Truss Bridge, Remutaka Rail Trail
Image: Benhi Dixon | Creative Commons



Built in 1878, this rail route between the Hutt Valley and Featherston is now a gently graded 18 km walk, run or mountain bike ride, with opportunities for camping, swimming and fishing.

This track is part of the Remutaka Cycle Trail (Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails).

18 km (Kaitoke to Cross Creek carpark) one way

Walking and tramping

4 hr 30 min walk from Kaitoke Easy: Walking track

Mountain biking

1 hr 30 min bike from Kaitoke Easy: Grade 2

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times. Other pets on conservation land rules.

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Wellington/Kapiti information
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
About:   Whakatū/Nelson Visitor Centre provides visitor information for this area
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