New Mount Vic Mountain Bike Trail

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Submissions are now closed

On Thursday 5 May 2022, Councillors approved the development of the new mountain bike priority trail on the eastern side of Mount Victoria / Matairangi.

The trail alignment has changed since the draft was consulted on, in response to the feedback received. It will be an intermediate level, grade 3 trail that will provide an opportunity for intermediate mountain bikers to enjoy Mount Victoria.

The track will start from near where the public toilets are on Alexandra Road and go down to the Mount Victoria Bike Skills Area. The new alignment reduces track crossings and avoids most of the regenerating bush areas. The trail is being funded and built by Trails Wellington.

The Council will also plant native forest species around the entrance to mitigate noise and visual impacts for nearby properties.

The trail is likely to be built in the next financial year 2022/23.

Council heard from over 360 submissions, with over 90% in support of the proposal.

In addition to the direct improvements to this trail as mentioned above, the Council also heard through submissions that more was needed to be done in developing an accessible trail and ensuring safety for walkers in the area. The Council are responding to these concerns, by:

  • Upgrading part of the Southern Walkway on Matairangi by sealing it and realigning it to meet the needs of a broader accessibility audience.
  • After the construction of this trail, the Council will focus on realignment and improvement of existing tracks to improve user experience. This will include reassessing the overall biking and walking network on Matairangi, looking to prioritise walkers and change some existing shared-use trails into walking only trails.
  • Continuing to work with Trails Wellington to continue closing illegal mountain bike trails on Matairangi.
  • Investigating and developing a fully accessible trail for people with disabilities in Wellington.

We want to thank you for your engagement with this project, the community input has been an important part of this work.


Submissions are now closed

On Thursday 5 May 2022, Councillors approved the development of the new mountain bike priority trail on the eastern side of Mount Victoria / Matairangi.

The trail alignment has changed since the draft was consulted on, in response to the feedback received. It will be an intermediate level, grade 3 trail that will provide an opportunity for intermediate mountain bikers to enjoy Mount Victoria.

The track will start from near where the public toilets are on Alexandra Road and go down to the Mount Victoria Bike Skills Area. The new alignment reduces track crossings and avoids most of the regenerating bush areas. The trail is being funded and built by Trails Wellington.

The Council will also plant native forest species around the entrance to mitigate noise and visual impacts for nearby properties.

The trail is likely to be built in the next financial year 2022/23.

Council heard from over 360 submissions, with over 90% in support of the proposal.

In addition to the direct improvements to this trail as mentioned above, the Council also heard through submissions that more was needed to be done in developing an accessible trail and ensuring safety for walkers in the area. The Council are responding to these concerns, by:

  • Upgrading part of the Southern Walkway on Matairangi by sealing it and realigning it to meet the needs of a broader accessibility audience.
  • After the construction of this trail, the Council will focus on realignment and improvement of existing tracks to improve user experience. This will include reassessing the overall biking and walking network on Matairangi, looking to prioritise walkers and change some existing shared-use trails into walking only trails.
  • Continuing to work with Trails Wellington to continue closing illegal mountain bike trails on Matairangi.
  • Investigating and developing a fully accessible trail for people with disabilities in Wellington.

We want to thank you for your engagement with this project, the community input has been an important part of this work.


Page last updated: 13 May 2022, 09:06 AM