Wellington Walking & Hiking Guide

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Here’s our pick of the best walks & hiking tracks in Wellington

Below are our favourite walks & hiking tracks in Wellington for your enjoyment. Walks are listed randomly and include full details along with stunning photos taken by us. You’ll find points of interest, track highlights, history, track quality, elevation and a personal run down on what we think about the walk. Wellington is an inspiring place to explore with plenty of great walking trails.

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Eastern Walkway in central Wellington, New Zealand - Copyright Freewalks.nz North IslandWellington

Eastern Walkway

4.5 km • 2 Hour • Easy

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South Island Walks  »  Kaikoura  »  Point Kean Seal Colony Walk North IslandWellington

Sinclair Heads Seal Colony Walk

3.70 kms • 50 Minutes • Easy

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Wiltons Bush Reserve Walk in Wellington Central - Flowers in Wiltons Bush Reserve - Copyright Freewalks.nz North IslandWellington

Wilton's Bush Reserve Walk

2 kms • 2 Hours • Easy

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Jucy Rentals are definitely the cheapest with a really big range of camper-vans. If you’re looking for a van you can stand up in or with a bit more room then try MightyBritz and Maui are very popular, they cater for small and really big campers.

Find accommodation near your hike

I always use Booking.com instead of Airbnb for all my accommodation now. It works out cheaper, they don’t have those extra “Service Fees” or extra “cleaning fees”. Looks cheap until you get to pay. Plus Booking.com have a lot of holiday homes now, pretty much the same selection as Airbnb. You won’t miss out on the range.