Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park was established by Wellington City Council in 1988, and encompasses Makara Peak which dominates the skyline at the south end of Karori.
With the largest trail network in the lower North Island, Makara Peak has something for riders of all ages and abilities. There are wide, flowing singletrack with gentle gradients that are perfect for beginners, children and families. Plus there are some of the steepest, narrowest and gnarliest trails that challenge the experts.
Trails weave through 250 hectares of regenerating native bush, there’s a 72m swing bridge - the first of it’s kind in an urban mountain bike park in New Zealand - and panoramic views across Wellington Harbour, Cook Strait and the Upper South Island from the summit.