Wellington Regional Trails

Walking time

30 min






Single track

Walking difficulty

Easiest: Short walk


80m climb

-40m descent

143m highest point


Yes (on lead)
A child and adult in the bush looking into the trees and pointing.

About the trail

Kohekohe Walk is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Follow the signposted public path that loops between Tui Crescent and Kakariki Grove through one of the biggest remaining kohekohe forests in the country.

At 30 minutes for a return journey, this walk is short and sweet and is very popular with locals. It’s a peaceful path with abundant birdlife, and in early winter, the kohekohe trees produce small white flowers. The number of mature trees and a profusion of blooms make for a spectacular walk.

Two children at looking at plants on the Kohekohe Walk at Hemi Matenga Scenic Reserve in Waikenae.

The trail starts in Hemi Matenga Memorial Park in Waikanae, at Tui Crescent or Kakariki Grove. On-street parking is available on Tui Crescent, near the water reservoir.

There are regular train services from Wellington to Waikanae. Timetables are available from the Metlink website.