Mikimiki Tramline

Mikimiki Tramline

Beginning at the Kiriwhakapapa Campsite, at the end of Kiriwhakapapa Road, lays 7.5km of stunning beauty and solitude. 

The Mikimiki tramline, a relic of days gone by, makes its way alongside the stream, passing a tree nursery site from the 1930s before sidling up and over a small saddle, descending into the Mikimiki valley. 

Along the trail are remnants of tramline rail, and sleepers occasionally appear, though the track is far from a rail trail. 

Enjoy the tranquillity of a peaceful walk in a quiet corner of the Tararua ranges, suitable for anyone with moderate fitness. As this is not a loop, retrace your steps or have a vehicle at the other road end.

Mountain biking? This hike-a-bike is not suitable for e-bikes. Be prepared for numerous tree falls and washouts requiring bikes to be carried across varied terrain. 

Kiriwhakapapa and Mikimiki roads can be joined with 2km of state highway to create an approximately 30km loop.

Wildlife: 1/2

Scenic: 1

History / Points of interest: 1

Quiet / Relaxed: 1

Visit again: 1

Smiles per Hour rating: 4 1/2

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