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Our Favourite Welly Trails

Wellington is home to some awesome trails, which we love to explore with our Run Club. Here are some of our favourites, head on out and give them a go!



Korokoro Dam

Starting Place: End of Cornish Street, Petone.

Follow the main track out to the dam and back for a great undulating trail run. Add in a couple of extra km's and with a loop up to Oakleigh street past the dam.

Distance: 8km + 2km if you do the extra loop from the dam.

Trail: Undulating, great for trail beginners.


Mount Kaukau Loop

Starting Place: Old Coach Road, Johnsonville.

Follow the main track up to the top of Kaukau, taking in the side mountain bike tracks on your way for an easier gradient up.

Distance: 8km

Trail: 4km of uphill! But the mountain bike tracks make it good for running.


Te Whiti Riser

Starting Place: Riverside Drive, Waiwhetu.

A fun up and back run, with awesome views at the top. Follow the main track all the way to the top (avoid the fire breaks!).

Distance: 8km

Trail: 4km of gentle up on a nice wide track. It can get pretty busy on this track with bike, walkers and dogs.


Te Ara Paparārangi

Starting Place: Waihinahina Park, Newlands.

Head across the dog park to the right and duck into the start of the trail for a fun undulating out and back trail.

Distance: 7.5km

Trail: Lot's of fun up and downs and a magical lookout point makes this run a firm favourite for our Run Club crew.


Ōtari-Wilton's Bush

Starting Place: Ōtari-Wilton's Bush main carpark, Wilton.

There are lot's of great trails to run on in Ōtari-Wilton's Bush, we recommend just picking one and having an explore! You can run all the way up to the Karori Cemetery and even loop on to the Skyline for longer adventures.

Distance: Anything you like!

Trail: Beautiful bush trails, some technical bits in there!


Happy Running!