Sanctuary to Sea

An easy, well-signposted walk, taking about 2 hours to complete.

The walkway begins at sea level in Trelissick Park, near the bottom of Ngaio Gorge Road, and it finishes at the Zealandia wildlife sanctuary in Karori. 

The walkway follows Kaiwharawhara Stream past historic gunpowder magazines and through lush, regenerating bush for the length of Trelissick Park.

The walkway then continues along Waikowhai Street to Ōtari-Wilton's Bush, where it follows Kaiwharawhara Stream to an old part of Karori Cemetery. It then passes the Seaforth Terrace side of Ian Galloway Park to Paisley Terrace.

After crossing the main road, the walkway skirts around Appleton Park to Zealandia.

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.