Greytown Trails Trust

Greytown Trails Trust has something for everyone

The Greytown Trails Trust has developed two trails for cycling, walking and running in Wairarapa: the Greytown Rail Trail and the Tauwharenikau Trail. To get up-to-date information about the state of the Trails and the exciting community events happening there, please check out our Facebook page.

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From our Facebook page

Underhill Road cycle trail Work on the 2.2km Underhill Road South trail, funded by central government, is underway which will link up the unsealed section of the road with the Tauwharenīkau bridge. The Greytown Trails Trust have been busy coordinating with contractors and are on track to complete the work by the end of May.  The trail will have a compacted gravel surface and will separate cyclists off the road from cars and trucks and will be formed entirely in the South Wairarapa District Council (SWDC) road reserve. It’s another exciting part of the Five Towns Trail network of cycling and walking trails, with this section helping to connect Greytown with Featherston.

Underhill Road cycle trail Work on the 2.2km Underhill Road South trail, funded by central government, is underway which will link up the unsealed section of the road with the Tauwharenīkau bridge. The Greytown Trails Trust have been busy coordinating with contractors and are on track to complete the work by the end of May. The trail will have a compacted gravel surface and will separate cyclists off the road from cars and trucks and will be formed entirely in the South Wairarapa District Council (SWDC) road reserve. It’s another exciting part of the Five Towns Trail network of cycling and walking trails, with this section helping to connect Greytown with Featherston. See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

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Can the bridge be ridden over from Greytown side ?

Congratulations, you have created a wonderful cycling experience for both locals and visitors to the Wairarapa.

An excellent safety initiative.

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Heading out for a walk/cycle and not sure what to wear?
Have a look at our website www.greytowntrails.org.nz  for a weather update.
One for each Greytown Rail Trail and Tauwharenikau Trail.
Enjoy.

Heading out for a walk/cycle and not sure what to wear?
Have a look at our website www.greytowntrails.org.nz for a weather update.
One for each Greytown Rail Trail and Tauwharenikau Trail.
Enjoy.
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2 months ago

Next Sunday 18th February.
Be at The Greytown Country Market, Stella Bull Park, Main Street, Greytown . 10am-2pm
Coffee, food, plants, artisan products, art, recycled, upcycled and so much more.
See you there
All proceeds from running the Market goes to the Greytown Trails Trust for the upkeep and future projects on the Greytown Rail Trail.
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2 months ago
We are pleased to announce that our new events calendar page is now up and running on the Trails Trust website.  The calendar shows what’s coming up either on the trails or associated with the organisation.  If you are aware of any events coming up that would benefit from a boost in profile, do please get in touch and we’ll add it to the calendar.  You can find the event calendar at: https://greytowntrails.org.nz/events/.

We are pleased to announce that our new events calendar page is now up and running on the Trails Trust website. The calendar shows what’s coming up either on the trails or associated with the organisation. If you are aware of any events coming up that would benefit from a boost in profile, do please get in touch and we’ll add it to the calendar. You can find the event calendar at: greytowntrails.org.nz/events/. See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Occasional News Items About the Trust

Club of the year

Posted on
Trails Trust recognised as:“Club of the year” The Trust is very proud to receive the accolade “Club of the Year” from Greytown Sport and Leisure Society. The award recognises the…
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Activities on the Trail

Man and dog running

Running

Running on the Trails is a great way to challenge yourself and enjoy the beautiful surroundings…
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Dogs

The trails are also dog-friendly, but dogs must be on a lead (there are a lot…
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Videos from the trails

Stouts Corner

Governor’s Green

Woodside end

Rail trail 1

Cotter Street end Flaxes

What to do while on the trails

There’s something to interest everyone on the trails from star gazing to finding native plants, insects and birds.

Activities Nearby

Dog park

This is a fenced, off-leash dog park on the corner of Cotter and Pierce Streets. It is perfect for your dog to burn off some energy before a walk along the trail, where your dog must be on a lead.

Barr Brown Bush Reserve

The Barr Brown Bush Reserve in Underhill Road is conveniently on the path of the Tauwharenikau Trail in Featherston.

Proposed skatepark

A skatepark has been proposed at the Cotter Steet end of the trail. South Wairarapa District Council plans to start construction in late 2024.

Funding

Apart from a small amount of initial support for seeding the planning phase of the Tauwharenikau Trail, no ratepayer money has been involved in the construction of either trail.

Want to Help?

Upkeep of the Greytown Rail Trail and the off-road trail sections of the Tauwharenikau Trail is funded through sponsorship and donations and a lot of voluntary effort. The trust organises and manages the Greytown Country Market

To give your support, please click on the donate button to contribute to the ongoing success of the Trail.

Thank you!

TrailBlazer Newsletter

Every once in a whlie, the Trust publishes a newsletter to share all that’s happening on and around our trails. Friends of the Trail receive their copy immediately.

Newsletter Download

You can download your own copy of the latest edition here.

TrailBlazer Jan 2024
TrailBlazer Jan 2024