Wellington Regional Trails

Walking time

1 hr 30 min






Single track

Walking difficulty

Easy: Walking track


111m highest point


Yes (on lead)
Drone shot above The Atatürk Memorial on the Eastern Walkway, overlloking the west harbour.

Atatürk Memorial on the Eastern Walkway.

About the trail

The Eastern Walkway extends along the southern end of Miramar Peninsula from Tarakena Bay to Pass of Branda. The 2.5km track takes about 1.5 hours to complete. The surface is mainly gravel, and much of the track is exposed to the elements, so bring sturdy shoes and warm clothing.

Along the walk, there are signposted Māori historic sites, picnic spots, and regenerating native bush. The Atatürk Memorial at the southern end of the peninsular offers spectacular views of Wellington Harbour. Named after Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the divisional commander at Gallipoli and, latterly, the first president of modern Turkey, it commemorates all fallen soldiers at Gallipoli in 1915.

Suggested routes

You can start the Eastern Walkway from either the trailhead at Tarakena Bay or Pass of Branda.

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Getting there

What to expect

The Eastern Walkway is a coastal walk and is exposed to wind and sun. The northern section of the trail features light tree coverage.

Know before you go

  • Get ready using Plan My Walk for track alerts, weather forecasts, trip reviews and a packing list.
  • Mountain biking is not permitted.
  • Dogs must be on leads.
Over -the-shoulder shot of a person with dreads looking our at the eastern harbour hills from the Eastern Walkway.