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Mt Lowry, Wellington

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Mt LowryBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Katie Smith

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Lower Hutt

Urban fringe


Undulating, some big hills

Native bush

Beginner - Intermediate

1:45 (Slow)
1:20 (Moderate)
0:50 (Fast)



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Start at the carpark as marked. Head left along the main road for a short distance before turning right onto Cheviot Road. This turns left then right again - follow it to the end. Here the single track starts. Follow it uphill, keeping right at two junctions, signposted to "Main Ridge Track". Once you reach this the main amount of climbing is behind you and the track undulates along the ridge with beautiful glimpses of the harbour out to the right.

At the next junction you can either keep left and continue to the Mt Lowry trig point itself ( a further 800m or so), or head back downhill on the right-hand track. If you go to the trig point turn around and come back the same way. Follow the track steeply downhill over rooty broken ground. Eventually you pop out on Kaitawa Road - turn left down onto the waterfront the right along the main road back to your car.

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Features of interest

Stunning views out across Wellington Harbour

Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 60%

Easy Single Track: 20%

Sealed Road: 20%

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  • Access

    Park in the Lowry Bay boat ramp car park on the sea side of the road.

    Plenty of parking

    7 km

    10 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Generally good.

    Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    You cross a small creek on the descent

    Exposed to wind along the ridgeline track

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