Walking, running and hiking
Parks and recreation
A walk in one of the regional parks and forests is a great way to explore the diverse landscapes of Greater Wellington.
The regional parks and forests are also popular for flat and hill running, and for more arduous tramps or hikes.
Many of the walks go through areas exposed to winds and changeable weather. Wear strong walking shoes or boots. Takesome food, water and a sun hat. Always take some warm clothing and a rain jacket.
See Metservice for the latest weather forecast and always let someone know where you are going and when to expect you back.
Individual regional park and forest maps are available to download from the sections below.
Also now available are detailed walking maps for the western side of the Wellington region and the Tararua mountain range.
Join a tramping club and enjoy more advanced off track adventures in the back country of the Wellington region
Save the environment and beat the traffic. Entrances to Belmont Regional Park, Cannon Point Walkway, East Harbour Regional Park, the Hutt River Trail, Kaitoke Regional Park (Te Marua) and Tunnel Gully Recreation Area are close to train and/or bus routes. See Metlink's journey planner for details.
Battle Hill Farm Forest Park
Belmont Regional Park
Cannon Point Walkway
East Harbour Regional Park
Hutt River Trail
Kaitoke Regional Park
Queen Elizabeth Park
Rimutaka Rail Trail
Rimutaka Trig Track
Tunnel Gully Recreation Area
Wainuiomata Recreation Area