Beach exercise areas

There are many designated beaches throughout the city where your dog is free to exercise off-leash.

Exercising dogs during COVID-19 lockdown

Remember to exercise your dog ‘in your bubble’. If you drive 5 minutes to a dog exercise area, walk there instead. Otherwise, walk your dog on the streets close to home and remember to keep them on lead. Discourage other walkers from petting or touching your dog.

Companion Animals NZ have information on their website about caring for and exercising your animals during COVID-19.

Dog with stick on a beach.

Even when exercising on the beach off-leash, dogs must be under control of their owner at all times.

Use the maps below to see specific beach areas you:

  • can exercise your dog off-leash
  • can walk your dog on-lead
  • can't take your dog.

Interactive map

Click on the image below to see dog exercise and restricted areas in an interactive map.

Map of Wellington with 'Where can I exercise my dog?' on it which links through to the online map.

Printable maps

Click on the links below to see dog exercise and restricted areas for that specific beach:

Balaena Bay Beach | Freyberg Beach | Hataitai Bay Beach | Houghton Bay Beach | Island Bay Beach | Kio Bay Beach | Little Karaka Bay Beach | Lyall Bay Beach | Makara Beach | Oriental Bay Beach | Palmer Head | Princess Bay Beach | Scorching Bay Beach | Seatoun Beach | Taputeranga Island | Tarakena Bay Beach | Weka Bay Beach | Worser Bay Beach