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25th Anniversary of the Rimutaka Rail Trail


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Join us along with the Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae on Saturday 3 November to mark 25 years of this popular trail.

Walk the gently graded 10km trail from Kaitoke to Summit, taking in important heritage features such as restored railway bridges and historical tunnels.

Gather at Summit at 12.30pm for speeches and cake. Then enjoy the walk back to Kaitoke or do the 8km walk from Summit to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa.*

*Shuttles will run from Cross Creek back to Kaitoke, from 2pm. Cost: $6 per person. Seats are limited, bookings essential – 04 830 4041 or

This is a dog free event.

For more information on the Rimutaka Rail Trail click here.

When: Saturday, 3rd November 2012, starting at 8:00am (event finished 5 years ago)
Where: Pakuratahi Forest, Incline Road, Upper Hutt (off SH2). Parking at Kart Sport Wellington
Price/Cost: Free - $6 for return shuttle from Cross Creek - bookings essential.
Bring: Lunch, water, sturdy shoes, a jacket, sunhat and torch (for the tunnels)
Contact: Mathew Walsh
Phone: 04 830 4041
Email: zn.tvog.wg@sgnikoob
Getting there:

Turn off SH2 9km north of Upper Hutt at Kaitoke. The carpark is 1km along a metal road.