Brooklyn Wind Turbine route

A 2-hour walk or 6km ride (one way).

Explore regenerating bush in Polhill Reserve and take in the best views of the city.

This route is popular with mountain bikers, runners – and a healthy spillover of native birds from the nearby Zealandia sanctuary thanks to the work of community volunteers trapping introduced predators. 

Where to start the walk

From the top of Aro Street at the Polhill Reserve entrance follow the blue markers with wind turbine symbol along trails called Transient, Sawmill, Fenceline and Windmill to get to the Brooklyn Wind Turbine.

Follow the same route back or plan another route using the webmap which shows other trails in the area. Just off the trail are the Brooklyn Gun Emplacements.

Wind Turbine walk webmap

For public transport options, check the Metlink website.


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