Two hours gives you plenty of time to discover Pencarrow Head's lighthouses and lakes, along with amazing views of Wellington's coastline and the Kaikoura Ranges. An easy ride, suitable for beginners.
Follow the meandering Hutt River downhill from its source at Kaitoke to its end at Seaview, then ride around the bays to Days Bay. Finish with your choice of a ferry cruise to Wellington or a shuttle back home. 39/46km of moderate riding.
Four hours gives you enough time to really explore all the side tracks around Pencarrow (or just relax with a picnic lunch!), or head further out to Baring Head, with historic World War II bunkers and more amazing views of the South Island.
Hire a stand up paddleboard (SUP) and enjoy a relaxing paddle around Days Bay. Suitable for kids and adults up to 90kg
An easy cruise around the coast from Days Bay to the Orongorongo Valley. Take in Pencarrow's lakes and lighthouses, Baring Head's WW2 bunkers, amazing views of the Kaikoura Ranges, and Turakirae's seal colony. 25km of easy riding.
A full day gives you enough time to do all of the above, as well as heading further afield to Orongorongo Valley and Turakirae Head, home of one of Wellington's largest seal colonies. 40km plus, decent fitness levels required!