Te Araroa Trail

The Te Araroa Trail stretches the length of New Zealand. The local section of this track runs from Shorland Park in Island Bay to the Wellington Botanic Garden and on to Porirua (36km).

Te Araroa goes through Wellington from Rangituhi/Colonial Knob and Spicer Forest, then it goes though Ohariu Valley and up to join Skyline and Northern Walkway.

When it enters the city it follows Te Ara o Nga Tipuna along the 1840 shoreline and waterfront before it follows the Southern Walkway to Shorland Park at Island Bay on the South Coast.

Wellington trail – Te Araroa website


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