Ahumairangi loop

Choose between two walks: the 2.7km Elephant loop walk (about 2 hours), or the 1.4km Stellin loop walk (about 1½ hours) to get stunning views over the city.

Te Ahumairangi Hill look walk map.
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Te Ahumairangi (formerly known as Tinakori Hill) is packed with a network of trails. The most popular trail is the Ridgeline Track which runs from the corner of Orangi Kaupapa Road and Bedford St in Northland, up and over to Weld Street in Wadestown. The Northern Walkway also climbs up from St Marys Street near Wellington Botanic Gardens in Thorndon to join the Ridgeline Track. If you want to discover more of Ahumairangi, check out these recommended loop walks.

 

Directions

Elephant Rock loop

Start near the corner of Grant Road and Poplar Grove in Thorndon. Head up the track to junction and a large rock known as Elephant Rock. Follow the Northern Walkway uphill and past the East-West Connector, then turn right to quarry. Go past the old quarry and descend to Grant Road.

You can lengthen this walk by staying on the Northern Walkway until a sign on your right points the way to Wadestown Road and Sefton Street. Follow the markers back to Grant Road.

Use the mobile optimised webmap of Ahumairangi Elephant Rock Loop to help you navigate the complex Wellington Town Belt trail network. Tap the crosshair icon on the webmap and allow location services to locate yourself on the map.  

 

Stellin loop

Start at Stellin Memorial Park carpark. 

Walk up to the Memorial, then turn left down a flight of steps. Take the next right up the lookout, then up steps to the picnic area and uphill briefly on the sealed road (Ridgeline Track). Take the first right downhill into the forest until you come out overlooking Thorndon. Head down then turn right onto Stellin Track back to the Memorial carpark, or alternatively continue downhill on the Stellin Track towards the Botanic Garden.

Use the mobile optimised webmap of Ahumairangi Stellin Loop to help you navigate the complex Wellington Town Belt trail network. Tap the crosshairs on the webmap and allow location services to locate yourself on the map.  

For public transport options, check the Metlink website

Dogs

Dogs must be on leads outside dog exercise areas. Please remember to clean up after your dog and dispose of the waste appropriately.