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Lighthouses and Lakes Self Guided Mountain Biking Tour

For 1 person
1 Day
$140 each
$140 each

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  • Cruise around the from Days Bay to Orongorongo Valley by mountain bike
  • From cafes to seal colonies, lighthouses to lakes, there's something for everyone!
  • Catch the incredible views towards the South Island on a clear day

Take an easy self guided cruise around the coast from Days Bay to the Orongorongo Valley by mountain bike. Take in Pencarrow's lakes and lighthouses, Baring Head's WW2 bunkers, amazing views of the Kaikoura Ranges, and Turakirae's seal colony.

What's Included?

  • Return ferry pass from Wellington to Days Bay and back
  • Capable and comfortable mountain bike with helmet and repair kit, customised to your height and riding preferences
  • Packed lunch and water
  • Maps and information
  • First aid kit and GPS tracker
  • Shuttle from Orongorongo (4.30pm) back to the ferry at Days Bay (5.30pm)

Start your day by heading down to the East by West Ferry at 9.45am for a 10am sailing. Cruise across the harbour to your base in Days Bay to collect your mountain bike and safety gear, customised to your height and riding preferences.

Jump in the saddle and explore Eastbourne with it’s many bays and cafes. From Eastbourne head out to Pencarrow Head - home to lakes Kohangapiripiri and Kohangatera (NZ's last relatively unmodified wetland system) and NZ's first lighthouse.

Carry on to Baring Head with World War 2 bunkers and amazing views of the South Island’s Kaikoura Ranges, then visit Wellington's largest fur seal colony at Turakirae Head before meeting the shuttle at Orongorongo at 4.30pm

Session Length

  • Riding time is 3-5 hours
  • Please allow a full day for this experience
  • Your ferry will leave Wellington at 10am
  • Your ferry will arrive back in Wellington around 6pm


  • The trail is approximately 25km
  • Total riding time is 3-5 hours
  • Suitable for all levels of riders
  • Please note this is a self guided tour


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

Dress Code

Please wear casual, comfortable clothing and suitable footwear.

Other Info

This trail crosses a very small stretch of private land - the owners are cyclist friendly, but please always be courteous and considerate.

This experience takes place from Days Bay to the Orongorongo Valley with transfers from Wellington.