Buggy walks

Get outside and enjoy the city and suburbs with guided buggy walks, and buggy-accessible walks in Wellington reserves.

Guided buggy walks

Join new mums and dads on free guided buggy walks in Wellington suburbs. Come and meet new friends, enjoy the fresh air and some exercise! Free coffee and muffin courtesy of PORSE.

Every third Thursday of each month – see dates and details below.

Meet at 9.45am and walk from 10–11am. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

For more information, call Kilbirnie Recreation Centre on 04 387 1491, or check our Facebook page.

Tinytown buggy walks 

Thursday 17 February 2022 – Island Bay walk:
Meet at the carpark at the bottom of Houghton Bay Road and The Esplanade. This reasonably flat buggy-friendly walk takes you along the Island Bay coastline with a chance to admire the stunning sea views.

Thursday 17 March 2022 – Scorching Bay walk:
Meet at the playground close to Scorch O Rama Café on top of Karaka Bay Road/start of Massey Road. Join a casual, low-medium paced where walkers can admire the view of Scorching Bay and the historical houses situated alongside.

Thursday 21 April 2022 – Worser Bay walk:  
Meet on the grass area beside Worser Bay Lifesaving club. This is a flat, medium-paced walk which takes you along Worser Bay and its wonderful sea views. A children’s playground is situated halfway along the walk.

Thursday 19 May 2022 – Lyall Bay walk:
Begins at Dorrie Leslie carpark and takes you along Lyall bay and back again. Enjoy a flat, buggy-friendly walk around this popular surf beach.

Thursday 16 June 2022 – Greta Point walk:
This walk starts at Kilbirnie Recreation Centre. Enjoy a flat, buggy-friendly stroll along Evans Bay Parade at a low-medium pace. Admire the stunning sea and yacht harbour view and watch aeroplanes take off and land. 

Thursday 21 July 2022 – Oriental Bay Parade walk:
Meet on top of the Evans Bay Parade Road (Start of Oriental Parade) and park your car along the street. We will stroll along Oriental Parade which is a very popular walk for both tourists and Wellingtonians. It is a flat and buggy-friendly walk with stunning harbour and city centre views.

Thursday 18 August 2022 – Houghton Bay walk:
Meet at Dorrie Leslie carpark. The walk takes you around Waitaha Cove and Houghton Bay with stunning sea views and finishes back at Dorrie Leslie Carpark. Enjoy a flat medium-paced walk along a buggy friendly surface.

Thursday 15 September 2022 – Owhiro Bay walk:
Meet at the carpark on top of Happy Valley Park. We will then stroll down to Owhiro Bay to enjoy great views along the Cook Strait to the South Island. This is a reasonably flat walk with a slight incline back up to the carpark in Happy Valley

Thursday 20 October 2022 – Breaker Bay walk:
Meet at Wahine Memorial carpark on Breaker Bay Road. Enjoy a flat medium-paced walk with stunning south coast sea views.

Thursday 17 November 2022 – Evans Bay Sculptures walk:
Starting at Kilbirnie Rec Centre, we will stroll along Cobham Drive/Evans Bay. We can admire and learn more about the wind sculptures on this flat, buggy-friendly, low-medium paced walk.

Buggy-accessible walks

All the following walks have good track surfaces, but some parts may be steep:

  • Mount Victoria ridgeline from the summit car park to Mount Alfred saddle, down to the corner of Alexandra Park and return.
    Central City - Mount Victoria Loop
  • Mount Alfred saddle to the velodrome, then follow the Hataitai to Newtown Walkway to the dog exercise area and the mountain bike skill area. The return trip can be made along Alexandra Road.
  • Te Ahumairangi Hill (Tinakori Hill) has four-wheel drive tracks along the ridge that can be reached from car parks in Weld Street in Wadestown, or Orangi Kaupapa Road in Northland.
    Northern Suburbs - Te Ahumairangi Hill Loop
  • Parts of Central Park, Brooklyn
  • Parts of Wrights Hill, Karori
    Western Suburbs - Wrights Hill Loop
  • Karori Cemetery - of all the buggy walks around the city this one has had the most positive feedback due its rich history and environment. The Karori Cemetery has lots of established trees and backs onto Otari-Wiltons Bush, so the birdlife is great too.
    Karori Cemetery Walks 

Dogs

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