City to Sea Walkway

5 hours

12 km


  • Botanic Garden
  • Cable car
  • Views over Wellington


  • By : Starts in central Wellington

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A varied walk from central Wellington into the suburbs, hills, and south coast.

Walking the track

This walk begins from Bolton St cemetery. Look for the signs and orange arrows along the route - the City to Sea Walkway is well marked.

Along the way you'll pass the Botanic Garden, historic cemeteries, observatories, the iconic cable car, Victoria university, Aro Valley and through native vegetation. Outside of the city the walkway takes you through some exposed ridges and hilly tracks.

Useful information

You can walk the City to Sea in sections and there are many possible variations. Parts of the track are also part of Te Araroa, the National Walkway. To complete the walk in one day you should have a good level of fitness.

How to get there

The City to Sea Walkway starts in central Wellington near Parliament, from the Bolton St cemetery. You can also walk the track in the reverse direction from Island Bay, at Shorland Park.

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