Te Ara Paparārangi
A 4km walk, taking 1–2 hours.
Te Ara Paparārangi walkway
Te Ara Paparārangi is a 4km walk along the Harbour Escarpment between Waihinahina Park and the end of Tamworth Cresent in Newlands.
The walk is a good grade and not difficult, so is suitable for those of average fitness and all ages. There are no steps so this walk is buggy friendly, although be aware there are some steeper sections on the old section of track.
The greatest attraction of this walkway is the stunning views of Wellington Harbour and tranquillity of the regenerating and old growth native forest in Gilberd Bush Reserve. All along the route are numerous viewpoints.
The walk follows a shared use track. The track goes below Ngā Hau e Whā o Paparārangi marae and residential properties – please keep to the track.
A second stage of the walk will extend an additional 1km from Cromwell Point to Domett Street, this is planned to be completed in 2018.
Te Ara Paparārangi map
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Where to start the walk
Various access points from suburban streets allow you to complete the walkway in stages if you choose. Bus number 52 takes you to near the start and finish of the walk.
For bus timetables, visit Metlink
Walk from north to south from Waihinahina Park
To complete the entire route from north to south, start at Waihinahina Park and walk through the dog exercise area to the start of the track.
The walkway entrance is sign-posted and begins near the south end of the dog exercise area.
Walk from south to north from Tamworth Crescent
To complete the walk from south to north, start near the carpark at Tamworth Crescent.
Dogs must be on leads outside dog exercise areas. Please remember to clean up after your dog and dispose of the waste appropriately.