Wellington Regional Trails

Walking time

1 hr 30 min




Walking/Running, Mountain Biking


Shared trail

Walking difficulty

Easy: Walking track

Mountain Bike Grade

Intermediate: Grade 3


349m highest point


A walking path through the bushes at Te Ara Utiwai in Rangituhi in Porirua, New Zealand.

About the trail

Te Ara Utiwai is an easy trail that runs from the Camp Elsdon car park to the Rangituhi lookout. You’ll pass through stunning native bush on a gentle climb to the top of the trail.

The first 1.4 kilometres of the track is a two-way biking and walking trail. The upper 4.7 kilometres is a slightly more challenging uphill-only ride. Walkers can travel the entire track in both directions. Bikers must always give way to walkers.

The trail connects with Colonial Knob Walkway to form an 8-kilometre half-day walking circuit.

  • Te Ara Utiwai starts from the Camp Elsdon car park on Raiha Street in Porirua.
  • There are regular bus and train services to Porirua and the surrounding area. Timetables are available from Metlink.