Wellington Walkways

4-5 hours

Caractéristiques

  • Wellington Botanical Garden
  • Mount Victoria
  • Maori historical sites

Proximity

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Views, forests, parks and gardens keep things interesting along these signposted Wellington walkways.

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Promenades en ville, Wellington

By Wellington City Council

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Oriental Bay, New Zealand

By Arran @ Time 2 Go!

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Wellington Harbour, Wellington

By Rob Suisted

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Wellington Zoo, Wellington

By Wellington Tourism

Signposted walkways have been established through attractive and interesting areas of Wellington's parks and large green belts. Their wilderness feel is all the more fascinating, given their close proximity to the city.

  • Northern walkway, 4 hours, 16km

Although steep in some places, this walk is not difficult and can be taken in stages. Beginning in the suburb of Johnsonville, it passes through several parks and on through the green town belt before entering the inner city via the Wellington Botanical Garden. Enjoy the sectacular views, picnic sites, unused tunnels and the Khandallah Summer Pool.

  • Southern walkway 4-5 hours, 11km

Beginning in the harbour-side suburb of Oriental Bay this walk rises through turn-of-the-century wooden houses to the top of Mount Victoria. From this magnificent 360 degree viewing platform, the walkway enters the forestwhere the hobbits sheltered from the approaching dark riders in The Lord of the Rings. The setting changes once more as the route passes Wellington Zoo, before meeting the ocean at Island Bay on Wellington's rugged south coast.

  • Eastern walkway, 1.5 hours, 2.5 km

This route passes along the southern half of the Miramar Peninsula, from the Pass of Branda to Tarakena Bay with spectacular views of Wellington Harbour. See Maori historical sites and learn about the fascinating geology and local history of this peninsula. Increase the length of this walk by looping back to the start along the sealed road around Breaker Bay.

More information

Need to know

For more information and maps of the walks, see Wellington City Council.

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