Eastern walkway and loop
This walkway offers two choices of walks, the Eastern walkway loop and the Eastern walkway.
Eastern Walkway loop to Breaker Bay
A 4.2km walk that takes about 1½ to 2 hours. This loop walk has a common entry and exit point and is suitable for those with average fitness. Along the walk there are Māori historial sites and the Ataturk Memorial and spectacular views of Wellington harbour.
Starting at Tarakena Bay on Wellington's south coast, the walk has entry / exit points from Bury Grove, Sidlaw Street, Signallers Grove and Inglis Street (Pass of Branda).
This loop walk starts at Tarakena Bay on Wellington’s south coast and has entry/exit points from Bury Grove, Sidlaw Street, Signallers Grove and Inglis Street (Pass of Branda). On the way you will see many Māori historical sites and spectacular views of Wellington harbour.
Start at Tarakena Bay and head up hill on the Eastern Walk way to the Ataturk Memorial. The walk continues in the open until you pass Bury Grove and start to head in to the bush. The track leads down hill and across the eastern side of the ridge and then heads uphill again. The next junction is Sidlaw Street. From here you walk along the ridge. You come to a junction where you can go left and out to Signallers Grove, but take a right and head down hill. You will soon be in the open again.
You drop down reasonably steeply to the road at the Pass of Branda. Head south along Breaker Bay Road back to Tarakena Bay.
Eastern Loop Walk Map
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- Mountain bikers and cyclists: Not permitted on this walkway
The Eastern Walkway extends along the southern end of Miramar Peninsula from the Pass of Branda to Tarakena Bay. The track is 2.5 km long and takes about 1.5 hours to complete. The track surface is mainly gravel and much of the track is exposed.
The walkway is closed to mountain bikers, and dogs are permitted but must be on a leash.
Marker posts mean you can walk the walkway in either direction or there is the recommended circular route back along Breaker Bay Road (see below).
Additional walk to Point Dorset
There is also an extra walk which can be done out to Point Dorset - allow 1 hour to discover World War II gun batteries and observation posts. Please don’t climb or enter the observation posts as they are unsafe and near collapse. The track is steep in places and very exposed. Along the way you will see many Māori historical sites and spectacular views of Wellington Harbour. You will also learn about some of the fascinating history behind the geological formation and diverse local history of Miramar Peninsula.
There are seats and picnic spots along the route.
For public transport options, check the Metlink website.
Get the map
Download the brochure or check out our Welly Walks app. It has images, maps and instructions for the Eastern Walkway.
Dogs must be on leads outside dog exercise areas. Please remember to clean up after your dog and dispose of the waste appropriately.