Buggy walks

Get outside and enjoy the city and suburbs with guided buggy walks, and buggy-accessible walks in Wellington reserves.

Women walking with children in buggys.

Guided buggy walks

Join new mums and dads on free guided buggy walks in Wellington suburbs. Come and meet new friends, enjoy the fresh air and some exercise! Free coffee and muffin courtesy of PORSE.

Every third Thursday of each month – see dates and details below.

Meet at 9.45am and walk from 10–11am. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information, call Kilbirnie Recreation Centre on 04 387 1491, or check our Facebook events page

Tinytown buggy walks

Thursday 21 February 2019 – Island Bay walk:
Meet at the car park at the bottom of Houghton Bay Road and The Esplanade.
This reasonably flat buggy friendly walk takes you along the Island Bay coast line with a chance to admire the stunning sea views.

Thursday 21 March 2019 – Scorching Bay - Historical Houses Road walk:
Meet at the playground close to Scorch O Rama Café on top of Karaka Bay Road/start of Massey Road. Join a casual, low-medium intensity walk where walkers can admire the view of Scorching Bay and the historical houses situated alongside.

Thursday 18 April 2019 – Worser Bay walk:
Meet on the grass area beside Worser Bay Lifesaving club.
It is a flat medium-paced walk which takes you along Worser Bay with its wonderful sea views. A children’s playground is situated at half way point of the walk.

Thursday 16 May 2019 – Lyall Bay walk:
Begins at Dorrie Leslie car park and takes you along Lyall Bay and back again.
Enjoy a flat, buggy-friendly walk around this popular surf beach.

Thursday 20 June 2019 – Greta Point walk:
The walk starts at Kilbirnie Recreation Centre. 
Enjoy a flay, buggy friendly stroll along Evans Bay Parade, walk is low-medium paced. 
Admire the stunning sea and yacht harbour view and watch aeroplanes take-off and land. 
We will be finishing our walk at the Aquatic Café/Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre (just next door to the Kilbirnie Recreation Centre) – if you want to have some additional fun in the water, bring your swimming togs too.

Thursday 18 July 2019 – Oriental Bay Parade walk:  
Meet on top of the Evans Bay Parade Road (start Oriental Parade) and park your car along the street. We will stroll along Oriental Parade which is a very popular walk for tourists and Wellingtonians at the same time. It is a flat and buggy friendly walk with stunning harbour and city centre views.

Thursday 15 August 2019 – Houghton Bay walk:
Meet at Dorrie Leslie Park car park on Queens Drive.  
The walk takes you around Waitaha Cove and Houghton Bay with stunning sea views and finishes back at Dorrie Leslie Park.  Enjoy a flat medium-paced walk along a buggy friendly surface.

Thursday 19 September 2019 – Owhiro Bay walk:
Meet at the car park on top of Happy Valley Park. We will then stroll down to Owhiro Bay, enjoy great views along the Cook Street to the South Island. This is a reasonably flat walk with a slight incline walk back to the car park in Happy Valley.

Thursday 17 October 2019 – Breaker Bay walk:
Meet at Wahine Memorial Park car park on Breaker Bay Road. Enjoy a flat medium-paced walk with stunning south coast sea views.

Thursday 21 November 2019 – Evans Bay - Sculpture walk:
We start at Kilbirnie Recreation Centre and stroll along Cobham Drive/Evans Bay (Road out to airport). Participants will be able to admire and learn about the wind sculptures on this flat, buggy friendly, low-medium paced walk.
We will be finishing our walk at the Aquatic Café/Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre (just next door to the Kilbirnie Recreation Centre) – if you want to have some additional fun in the water, bring your swimming togs too.

Buggy-accessible walks

All the following walks have good track surfaces, but some parts may be steep:

  • Mount Victoria ridgeline from the summit car park to Mount Alfred saddle, down to the corner of Alexandra Park and return.
    Central City - Mount Victoria Loop
  • Mount Alfred saddle to the velodrome, then follow the Hataitai to Newtown Walkway to the dog exercise area and the mountain bike skill area. The return trip can be made along Alexandra Road.
  • Te Ahumairangi Hill (Tinakori Hill) has four-wheel drive tracks along the ridge that can be reached from car parks in Weld Street in Wadestown, or Orangi Kaupapa Road in Northland.
    Northern Suburbs - Te Ahumairangi Hill Loop
  • Parts of Central Park, Brooklyn
  • Parts of Wrights Hill, Karori
    Western Suburbs - Wrights Hill Loop
  • Karori Cemetery - of all the buggy walks around the city this one has had the most positive feedback due its rich history and environment. The Karori Cemetery has lots of established trees and backs onto Otari-Wiltons Bush, so the birdlife is great too.
    Karori Cemetery Walks 

Dogs

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