Wellington Regional Trails
Three people are on a wooden bridge waving on Tane's Track, a walking trail in Upper Hutt, Hutt Valley. They are surrounded by lush greenery.

Welly Walks goes wild

Person smiling and holding black storage box with yellow lid. "Open me" is written on the box. Standing amongst trees and plants on a trail.

Look out for this Welly Walks box on the trails to score prizes from local businesses.

Every day is a good day to go for a walk, but the incentive is even higher on 27 and 28 January. For one weekend only, treats have been hidden on six welly-walked trails in the region.

From 9am each day there are delicious goodies to be found — all you have to do is get outside and find your wild. Grab the , look for a specially marked box on each trail, and score some prizes from local businesses. 

The Wellington region has a diverse network of trails to walk, run, and ride. There are hundreds to discover that lead to fabulous views, swimming holes, waterfalls, and picnic spots.

Explore the Welly Walks trails

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Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush, Wellington

Look out for the Welly Walks box on the Nature Trail to collect a free jar of Fix & Fogg peanut butter. If you miss out on the peanut butter you can get a different sort of treat by taking the Blue Trail. This steep track leads to Moko the 800-year-old rimu. Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush also has wheelchair-friendly paths and step-free paths for those with limited mobility.

Two people are on a bridge on the Waikanae River Trail in Kāpiti Coast, New Zealand.

Waikanae River Trail, Kāpiti Coast

Walk or ride the trail to find a box of treats. The wide gravel path is suitable for most wheelchair and buggy users. There are plenty of safe swimming spots as well, including a popular swimming hole opposite the side track to Otaraua Park. You can also take the track down to the sea and swim there.

Wooden boardwalk curving through tussocks next to Pauatahanui inlet. Blue sky.

Te Ara Piko, Porirua

Keep an eye out for a box of treats from The Regal Shortbread Co. Te Ara Piko trail is wide with a gentle gradient which suits bikes and buggies. Some assistance may be needed in places for wheelchair users. If you’re too late for the treat, keep walking and you’ll eventually hit the colourful Camborne Boat Sheds.

Group of friends taking a break from walking and laying out a small picnic in the middle of a forest at Butterfly Creek.

Kowhai Street Track, Lower Hutt

Look out for a box of Good Fortune coffee on this popular trail south of Eastbourne. The track begins with a 140m zigzag climb with stairs, so is not suitable for wheelchairs or prams. Despite the initial exertion on the ascent, the view of the harbour at the peak makes this track a treat in itself. The East by West ferry ride back to the city is a winner too. 

Three people are on a wooden bridge waving on Tane's Track, a walking trail in Upper Hutt, Hutt Valley. They are surrounded by lush greenery.

Tane’s Track, Upper Hutt

Take Tane’s Track on the last weekend of January to find a free sweet treat from Upper Hutt’s Fudge N Hell. The track is wide with a gentle gradient in the lower section, then narrower with more incline in the upper section. The well-sheltered walk takes about an hour and leads to the historic Remutaka railway tunnel. Get some local history along with your sweet treat.

A dirt path cuts through green grass and hay paddocks on the Greytown to Woodside trail.

Greytown to Woodside Trail, Wairarapa

Keep an eye out for a box of Greytown Honey treats when walking or riding this trail. The wide limestone pathway is suitable for bikes, prams, and wheelchairs. The trail weaves through an avenue of mature oak trees and on to the historic Woodside Railway Station at the northern end of the trail.

Find Your Wild to win

Follow Find Your Wild on Instagram before 31 January and go in the draw to win one of three prizes worth up to $1000. Prizes include a staycation at Parehua Resort in Martinborough, or one of two $100 Coffee Outdoors vouchers.

Follow @findyourwildnz