Wild Coast Track

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About this trail
The Wild Coast Track is a rough, four wheel track that runs along some of the south coast of the North Island. It's an isolated, rugged and windy coast to the south east of Wellington. On a bad day it's hell but on a fine, calm day it's sublime.

The track is rated intermediate but intermediate riders will often feel outside their comfort zone. There is some soft sand, some steep bits, some shifty gravel, river crossings, washouts and other obstacles expected on a barely-maintained 4wd track.

The track is promoted as a part of the "Rimutaka Cycle Trail" which combines four very different tracks. The first is the Hutt River Trail which which is a surburban ramble from Petone to just beyond Upper Hutt. The second part is the popular, heritage-rich Rimutaka Rail Trail. The third part is Western Lake Road which is a relatively quiet sealed road. The fourth part is the Wild Coast Track. They are very disparate trails but they make up a popular two or three day supported holiday adventure ride of 115 kilometres.
added by Jim CummingsWorld Champ
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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World Champ

January 14, 2018
Review: The Wild Coast Track runs around a narrow coastal strip where the Rimutaka Range plunges into the sea at the bottom of the North Island. It is an isolated and rugged area often lashed by cold southerly gales. The four wheel drive track gets little maintenance and suffers from the wild weather and frequent floods washing down fans of alluvial gravel. So it's an adventure ride that usually offers up a few surprises and a constant grandeur that will remind you of your insignificance and transience on this planet. It's rated intermediate but you really need advanced skills to enjoy it. We were lucky to strike beautiful weather and loved it!

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