Wellington Regional Trails

Walking time

45 min




Walking/Running, Mountain Biking, Wheelchair/Pram


Single track

Walking difficulty

Easy: Walking track

Mountain Bike Grade

Easy: Grade 2


0m climb

0m descent

5m highest point


Yes (on lead)

About the trail

Te Ara Piko runs along the northern edge of Pauatahanui Inlet, through indigenous salt marshes and wetland habitat. The trail features stretches of boardwalk and bridges, with amazing views of the harbour. The inlet is the perfect spot for bird and wildlife watching.

The flat, gentle gradient is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies, but help may be needed in some places for wheelchair users.

For a longer journey, you can walk past the colourful Camborne boatsheds, and connect up with Camborne Walkway at the western end of the inlet.

Wooden boardwalk crossing through an estuary with two people on bikes
  • You can access Te Ara Piko from State Highway 58.
  • Parking is available at Pauatahanui Village, Motukaraka Point off Greys Road, or the Camborne end car park on Grays Road.