Wellington Regional Trails

Walking time

3 hr




Walking/Running, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding


Farm track

Walking difficulty

Easy: Walking track

Mountain Bike Grade

Easy: Grade 2


395m highest point


Four mountain bikers at the top of the Red Tape Track on Whareroa Farm, overlooking Kāpiti Coast and Kapiti Island.

About the trail

Campbell Mill’s road is a wide, easy 4WD track that connects Maungakotukutuku Road to Akatarawa Forest. It features stunning views of Kāpiti Coast, Kapiti Island, Whareroa Farm and Queen Elizabeth Park.

It is a key connector route between the top of the Five Ways Track, the Horse Track, and Catchment View Track in Whareroa Farm. From here, you can also venture further into the nearby Akatarawa Forest Park.

  • By car, exit State Highway 1 at Mackay’s Crossing just north of Paekākāriki. Head north along Emerald Glen then Waterfall Road (unsealed road for 1km) to Valley Road, then turn up Maungakotukutuku Road.
  • There is a small car park at the trailhead, at the base of the hill and a stile to access the start of the trail.
  • You can also access this trail from others in Whareroa Farm Reserve including the Five Ways Track or Horse Track.
  • There are regular train services from Wellington to the Kāpiti Coast. Timetables are available from the Metlink. Paekākāriki is the closest train station.