Here riders may opt to turn north-east on Western Lake Road to the town of Featherston (12km) to finish their day's ride, or continue through to Ocean Beach.
The trail turns south-west and runs along the shores of Lake Wairarapa through 'big skiy country'. Sheep and cattl can be seen grazing, as they have done since the 19th century. Towards the coast riders pass Lake Onoke, part of the Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Park, where indigenous and migratory waterbirds flock and were used as a food and material resource by local Maori for centuries.
Riders reach the big blue of Cook Strait at the Kiwi baches of Ocean Beach.
- Cross Creek Station - A registered Historic Site, this was once occupied by several cottages, a hall, school, library, locomotive depot and a turntable
- Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Park – Wairarapa Moana Wetlands Park is made up of the beds of Lake Wairarapa and Lake Onoke and the publicly owned reserves around them. This covers over 9,000 hectares, from Lake Domain in the north to Onoke Spit, 30km away, at Palliser Bay.
- The wetlands are traditionally and spiritually important to Māori as an area for food gathering, including eel, fish, waterfowl, and plant material, in particular, flax and raupo.
- Waiorongomai early settlers church - Seven generations of the Matthews family have farmed Waiorongomai Station since first settlers, Charles and Elizabeth Matthews arrived in 1842 on the sailing ship London.
- All Saints Church was built by the Matthews family in memory of Alfred and Hannah Matthews, who died in 1926. It was Alfred Matthew's desire to have an ecumenical church as a place for the whole community to use and to serve as a memorial to the pioneers of the district and to all the families who have worked on Waiorongomai since 1842.
- Lake Onoke - Walk along Onoke Spit, and look across the sea channel toward Lake Ferry. Stay to the central highest strip of the narrow spit, as the adjacent area is habitat for rare species of plants, birds, and insects; rare Caspian Tern, breed on the spit. Look for banded dotterel, albatross and penguins, or check out to sea-dolphins, seals, and whales are sometimes visible.