Eastern Walkway

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If you are looking for a change from busy down town Wellington take this walk. This easy 2 hour, 4.5k walk runs along the inside of the Wellington Harbour and out to the Cook straight.

On a clear day if you are lucky, from Ataturk Memorial Park you can look across the Cook straight to the the South Island and Blenheim.

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: North Island NZ, Wellington
  • Distance: 4.5 km
  • Time needed: 2 Hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Wheelchair Access: No
  • Route: Round Trip
  • Elevation: 60m
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes
  • Last Updated: November, 2019

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Points of interest along the walk​

Breakers Bay Car Park

From the car park cross over to the other side of the road and walk back up the hill. The start of the track is on your right.

Eastern Walkway

After that little warm up, you will be ready for the aerobics steps to the top. 4 minutes at the first turn off turn to the left. The harbour should always be on your left shoulder. 3 Minutes the second turn off. Again turn to the left.

Beacon Hill Rd

From here on enjoy the view. The walk from here is mostly downhill. We were just in time to see the Picton ferry steaming in to Wellington. The next turn off is 17 minutes, turn left and keep walking downhill, the track to Tarakena Bay is what you are looking for. There is a track cutting in on your right to Beacon Hill Rd, give it a miss.

Wellington Airport

When the trees are low enough you can look north out to Wellington Airport and the city. 6 minutes take the fork to the left, follow the sign.

Turn off at Ataturk Memorial

Looking down into Eve Bay, this is where you will be in 45 minutes. Looking south and out to Pencarrow Heads, and the historic light house.




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We’ve partnered with Macpac outdoor walking & hiking gear to bring you the very best products designed exclusively for our New Zealand climate. They’ll ship for FREE within NZ on orders over $100 (if under $100 it’s only $5). Worldwide international shipping is available except to the USA. Bulky orders will be $20.

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