Wellington Regional Trails

Walking time

40 min




Walking/Running, Horse Riding


Single track

Walking difficulty

Easy: Walking track


206m highest point


Three people ride on horseback on a dirt road.

East Ridge Track is a shared walking and horse-riding track. The trail climbs to the top of Whareroa Farm and the Five Ways Lookout Point. On a clear day, the trail offers amazing views of Kapiti Island and the South Island. 

The track begins from Farm Race Track, 3.5km north of Paekākāriki – look out for the signpost after the Dell. You can then use the Link Track or Connector to create a loop journey, returning via the Horse Track, Link Track, or Five Ways Track.

  • East Ridge Track begins from the Farm Race Track in Whareroa Farm Recreation Reserve, 3.5km north of Paekākāriki on the Kāpiti Coast.
  • From State Highway 1, take the Mackays Crossing exit to Queen Elizabeth Park.
  • Parking is available for cars and buses at the entrance to the park.
  • There are regular train services from Wellington to the Kāpiti Coast. Timetables are available from Metlink.