Wellington Walks

11 January 2011

We have so many beautiful walks in Wellington, why not try at least one this summer?

Walkers near Makara Beach on Wellington's west coast.

Walkers near Makara Beach on Wellington's west coast.

The Makara Walkway is a 6 km loop that begins and ends at Makara Beach and the reasons to choose it include - the beautiful beach, the spectacular views of Cook Strait and the South Island and the historical significance of the area.

This walking track climbs past an ancient Māori pa site and at the top of the hill lies the remains of Second World War gun emplacements. From the top, you'll also get an amazing close-up view of Meridian's Project West Wind turbines.

Please leave your dogs at home if you're going on this walk as it crosses a lot of farmland.

Make sure you carry plenty of water with you. The track does not go past drinkable water, and if the weather is hot, you'll need the extra hydration.

Visit the Department of Conservation Wellington Visitor Centre on Manners Street or the Department of Conservation website for other exciting walking tracks around Wellington.