Experience a unique mix of wetlands and farmlands, native bush and wild beaches.  An easy trail on a (mostly) flat country road.

 

DISTANCE FROM CROSS CREEK TO:

Rest Area  9km
East West Intersection  19km
Te Rakau  27km
Ocean Beach  36km

TRAIL SPECIFICATIONS

Click Here for detailed tech specs of The Rimutaka Cycle Trail. Summary below.

Composition  sealed road 95%, gravel 5%
Highest Point 80m
Lowest Point 3m
Net Gain -77m

EQUIPMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

Bike just about any bike is fine - this section is mostly on a sealed road,  so you could even get away with a road bike if you don't want to go right out to Ocean Beach.  Always take a spare tube and pump.
Tyres > 1.00" wide, mid-high pressure
Clothing dress to the conditions (usually shorts and tshirt with a jersey in reserve), and always take a light jacket. Closed shoes recommended.
Other always carry a first aid kit with you, and enough warm clothing and food to stay warm until help arrives in case of emergency.

AMENITIES / SERVICES

Cellphones intermittent,  ensure you've communicated your plans before you leave
Toilets at Cross Creek, Rest Area, and the Ocean Beach campground
Food - none at all on this section, take your own supplies
Water - taps at Cross Creek, Rest Area, Ocean Beach campground

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

Bird-Watching at Te Rakau
Surf Casting (fishing) at Lake Ferry
Surfing at Ocean Beach

RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION

Te Rakau Cabins
Western Lake Bach
Wharekauhau Estate
Waiorongomai