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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

        • 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
  • Track Highlights

    I found walk along the Miramar Peninsula and looking down into Breaker, Eve, Flax, Reef, and Plamer Bay’s a lot more interesting then driving around the bays in a car. I could also look across the Wellington Harbour and see Pencarrow Light house, which is a walk you must do. Plus sit and watch the Picton Ferry’s sailing in and out of the Harbour. We picked a perfect day for this walk because at the Ataturk memorial with power 10 binoculars I could see the South Island.

  • Track Quality

    Half of the walk is on a dirt track running along the in side of the Miramar Peninsula at a height of 60 Mt. The last half of the walk is on a concrete and sealed foot path.

  • Hazards

    You are walking 60 Mt up and along a scrubby hill side, you might walk into a bush.

  • Transport

    A bus runs from down town Wellington. Bus 11 Seatoun get off at the Seatoun terminal.

  • Water

    No water

  • Driving Instructions

    Make your way to the International Airport. Driving along Cobham Drive, you will have to turn right at the roundabout. (900Mt) down Calabar Rd turn to the right on to Broadway and follow the sign to SEATOUN. At the other end of the tunnel (1.6 KS) take the second turn to the right, Ludlam St. Drive through the little shopping centre. Taking the second turn to the right on to Inglis St. Drive up to the top of the hill. To the right is the start of the track. You keep driving down the other side of the hill to the car park at the bottom. (2.8Ks)

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    Wellington is full of shops. There is a small block of shops five minutes before the car park.

  • Area & Track History

    The ship Wanganella sank in Barrett Bay in 1947. the Earl of Southesk 1874. The Beacon Hill Signal Station was built in 1864. The Ataturk memorial was built in 1990 with funding from the Turkish Government

  • Best Things To Do near this walk

  • Map location of Eastern Walkway

    Map of 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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73 Breaker Bay Road, Breaker Bay, Wellington 6022, New Zealand

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