The Rail Trail runs parallel to State Highway 75 from Motukarara to Little River.
Allow approximately 2 hours to cycle the full distance one way, or do part of it by bike or on foot. The most spectacular section for a short trip starts at Kaituna Quarry. Park your vehicle in the car park beside State Highway 75 and enjoy wonderful views across Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora) to the Southern Alps as you explore the quarried remains of the hill used to construct the railway embankments.
Head east along the Rail Trail toward Little River on the embankment alongside Lake Forsyth.
State Highway 75, Kaituna Quarry Reserve
Last updated: 15.02.2015