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Little River Trail

RIDING THE TRAIL

Hornby to Lincoln

HIGHLIGHTS: Railway corridor, Prebbleton and Lincoln townships.

The railway corridor between Marshs Rd to Prebbleton contains a section of the original railway track complete with rails and a small bridge. Off the trail in Prebbleton riders can visit the Domain on Tosswill Rd, and the Nature Reserve further along Springs Rd.

Lincoln has a number of historical buildings worth visiting. There is an information board in the township. The Liffey Domain is a welcome shady spot in the summer.

Lincoln to Ahuriri

HIGHLIGHTS: Rural landscape.

Currently there is a mix of on-road and off-road sections connecting Lincoln to Ahuriri. Riders will get a feel for the flat rural landscape of Canterbury with the mountains as a stunning backdrop in the west.

Ahuriri to Little River

HIGHLIGHTS: Wetlands, birdlife, Banks Peninsula Hills, Little River.

From Ahuriri the riding is mostly off-road and through wetland areas that is home to much birdlife. For a taste of railway history, Motukarara Station is worth a stop as is Kaituna Quarry. A side trip to Birdlings Flat is great for some extra fresh ocean air.

From here the trail heads into the Banks Peninsula alongside Lake Forsyth, with close-up views of the volcanic hills.

The trail ends at the historic Little River Railway Station and from this point you can further explore the peninsula, using the network of roads, or relax and check out the local attractions.

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