Pick your trails personality
With hundreds of trails ranging from walking, to biking, and from strolling, to running, there’s a trail for everyone in the Wellington region.
For the laid-back
You: Want to go for a walk, but don’t really want to overexert yourself.
We suggest: Getting active on the Brooklyn Wind Turbine and Polhill Reserve – there are several easy options, where you can take it all at your own pace. Wind your way from Aro Valley or Highbury up through Polhill Reserve to the iconic Brooklyn wind turbine and on to Te Kopahou Reserve on the rugged South Coast. You’ll skim past the boundary of Zealandia eco-sanctuary – an urban conservation brimming with protected native flora and fauna – take in stunning views across the Wellington region and as far as the South Island, and encounter seal colonies in their natural habitat.
For the bikies
You: Want to hop on your bike and get some sweet air on the tracks – or simply want to take a leisurely cycle amongst Wellington’s native flora and fauna.
We suggest: Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park, a world-class park with more than 40 mountain biking trails set amongst 250 hectares of spectacular native bush and birdlife – this is a destination for all mountain biking enthusiasts. The dedicated, expertly-designed tracks weave their way around Makara Peak and offer stunning 360-degree views from Kāpiti to the South Island. Descend all the way from the top on easy, intermediate or expert trails, or for a longer experience, link to Skyline or Wrights Hill trails. There’s a bike track for everyone around the region, so pop your helmet on, hop on your bike, and check out the top five trails for mountain biking.