Makara Peak has become Wellington's premier mountain biking destination. A large network of tracks has been hand-made by the local community. The tracks cater for a wide range of abilities and there is plenty of honest hill to satisfy the hardiest of mountain goat types.
The Makara Peak tracks can be very busy during weekends and public holidays. If you prefer to avoid the crowds then go early, late, or during the week. The tracks are also popular with runners but mostly during times when the number of bikers are lowest.