Brandon’s Rock, the highest point on the Paparangi ridge, has a stunning 360-degree view of the Tararua Range, the Hutt Valley, the harbour, Wellingto...
This reserve looks out to the western skyline and has views of farmland to the north.
Centennial Reserve is on a steep bushy hillside at the north end of Miramar.
The large grassed area at the northern end is a commemorative tree site with good harbour views and seats that catch the late afternoon sun. The south...
This park has good views across Lyall Bay to the airport and Moa Point.
Fort Buckley was built in 1885 to help defend Wellington's inner harbour.
Frank Kitts Park is very popular with its light-house slide and play area, amphitheatre-style seating and sculptures and cafés.
The track through the reserve has good views of the harbour, Matiu/Somes Island and the Orongorongo Range.
Newlands/Paparangi Pony Club is based at the reserve and is its main user.
Located alongside Ara Tawa, the reserve features a playground, a dog exercise area and electric barbecues amongst other facilities.
Kentwood Drive Reserve is in a neighbourhood park surrounded by regenerating bush.
This pleasant community reserve has a small stream flowing through it. The stream is bridged in several places.
Central city park close to cafes and downtown shopping.
The Oku Street Reserve lookout has excellent views of the Orongorongo Range and Baring Head.
Oruaiti Reserve has several walking tracks, including a loop walk, and excellent views of the harbour from the ridge.
The headlands of Rangitatau Reserve and Ataturk Park, give excellent views of the harbour and the open sea and are part of the Eastern Walkway.
Seton Nossiter Park is a 1.6km-long, 30ha bush-clad reserve nestled in Belmont Gully.
Shorland Park in Island Bay is close to the sea and has a popular playground and BBQ area.
From the lookout in Sinclair Park there are lovely views of Houghton Bay and Te Raekaihau headland.
Tawatawa Reserve is surrounded on three sides by hills
Trelissick Park is a beautiful area of hills, stream and native bush below Ngaio Gorge Road.
Waihinahina Park has excellent views over Hutt Valley, Petone and Wellington harbour.
Waitangi Park is a six-hectare urban park in the centre of Wellington, covering 30 percent of the waterfront.
Wilf Mexted Scenic Reserve has a number of walks ranging from 10 to 30 minutes.
Willowbank Reserve is a large open park beside Porirua Stream.
Woodburn Reserve covers about five hectares of bush-covered slopes in Woodburn, and is an important ecological area.
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