Adventure

Tararua Adventure

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The Wairarapa offers a range of adventures for all abilities - from family-friendly walks and horse treks to quad bike rides, helicopter flights and hunting.

Make sure you do at least part of the spectacular Rimutaka Cycle Trail, one of 22 'Great Rides' in New Zealand.


Take a look at some of our options:

The Tararua Range provides Wellington, Wairarapa, Horowhenua and Manawatu with an outstanding variety of tramping, hunting and walking opportunities in a wild, natural landscape.
The Putangirua Pinnacles are some of the most amazing rock formations you’ll ever see. Allow at least two hours return and take food and water. This is one of the most incredible walks in Wairarapa.
The Barra Track to Mitre Flats is excellent as that first, slightly more challenging family tramp. The tramp is just 15 minutes from Masterton at the end of Upper Waingawa Road; in the Tararuas.
The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.
You choose the thrill; scenic, formation or aerobatics! Take to the big skies of the Wairarapa in De Havilland Tiger Moths.
The Remutaka (Rimutaka) Cycle Trail connects Wellington with Wairarapa, winding through a variety of stunning Kiwi landscapes: a river valley, rolling foothills, bush-clad ranges, old railway tunnels, lake-sides, farm land and a rugged coastline. Choose to ride parts of the trail in one day or ride the whole trail over several days.
The Remutaka (Rimutaka) Rail Trail is one of the region’s most rewarding off-road trails. It can be ridden end to end (allow 4-5 hours) or broken up into two smaller sections - beginning and finishing on the Wellington side of the Remutaka Ranges or beginning and finishing on the Wairarapa side of the ranges. 
The Remutaka (Rimutaka) Rail Trail is a gently graded 18 km bike ride close to Wellington - it's also a hugely popular walk. 
Riding the entire Remutaka (Rimutaka) Cycle Trail gives you a bike ride packed with variety, terrific scenery and neat places to stay - all so close to Wellington. 
Based on a large sheep and beef farm, Gladstone Horse Treks offers horse trekking to suit all levels. We operate small groups of no more then five guests. With over 2500 acres to explore we have a range of rides for all levels.
Kahutara Canoes is all about people from toddlers to grandparents enjoying themselves on the scenic Ruamahanga River in a way few people have experienced before. Whether you are a couple, school party , social club, family group or team building, we encourage freedom paddling. Kahutara Canoes operates seven days a week river and weather permitting. Risk Analysis and Management System is available on request. Three self guided river trips are available. Trips vary from 1 1/2 hours up to 5 hours. Stop off for a swim in the summer on the river bank or enjoy a picnic. No age limit.