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Pencarrow Coastal Trail

525 Muritai Drive, Wellington, New Zealand
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Perfect walk

This is an easy walk along a flat, wide, dirt road. It winds along the water out to the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
LOVELY Walk or Bike

Nice to be beside the sea, with (virtually no vehicles) and only walkers and cyclists. Stunning... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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“gravel road” (3 reviews)
“walk or bike” (2 reviews)
525 Muritai Drive, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is an easy walk along a flat, wide, dirt road. It winds along the water out to the lighthouse. Towards the end you can choose to go up the hill to the lighthouse on top of the hill or stay on the road to...More

Thank drjandthemissus
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Nice to be beside the sea, with (virtually no vehicles) and only walkers and cyclists. Stunning sea vistas on this easy walk/cycle to the lighthouse, all on the flat. Do try it...you will enjoy it.

Thank miles52
Reviewed 23 August 2017

worth the trip though, you may get lucky and see seals, pick a good day. it can be a bit windy. with the bike its much easier.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Definitely best to have a bike for this one or rent (from Bike Shed in Eastbourne and start of track) because its 7km one way to lighthouses. Short steep track up to upper lighthouse on hill too and if you can push your bike up...More

Thank James Y
Reviewed 29 July 2017

On a good day, this is an ace walk or bike. But no public loos past gates and we were out for maybe 5 hours right to the lighthouse and back. Carry water, museli bars etc and sunscreen (but pocket your rubbish please!)

Thank amchitara
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is an 8k road to the mouth of the harbor channel. Walk or bike, enjoy the views, swim, fish, picnic, leashed dogs are welcome. The lighthouse is a historic landmark.

Thank Rhonna G
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Hire a bit near the beginning of the trail. Flat gravel trail near the harbor and the sea. Trips up to several hours return. Great views of Wellington, the ferries and, in good weather, the South Island. Real seaweed smells. Especially good on a fine...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Was able to join group for a trip along this coastal trail to the northern end and back. Interesting to see the goats in the mountainsides and the shoreline views. A number of geocaches available for the searchers.

Thank J D
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We have walked and biked this easy grave road. Absolutely fantastic day out and magic on a beautiful day. Scenery is stunning of the south coast and south island. There are two lighthouses one at the end of the trail and other up a fairly...More

Thank travaller60
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We so enjoyed our tour passing through some delightful bays in route to Eastbourne. From there we proceeded along the spectacular unpaved coastal road to Pencarrow Station, one of the first sheep and cattle stations in the Wellington area. We saw along the way the...More

Thank annarc6
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