Curious to discover Wellington from a different point of view?
Travel along Wellington’s ridge tops above the Outer Green Belt from Makara saddle to Mount Kaukau via the Crow’s Nest, Kilmister Tops and Johnston Hill. This track is also used by mountain bikers and can be challenging. The ridgeline is exposed and weather conditions can be extreme. The route can be completed in stages. This dual use track runs North and South along the ridge between Makara Saddle in Karori and Old Coach Road in Johnsonville.
The trail is a 30 minute bus ride from Civic Square to South Karori and a 20 minute walk to start of the trail and a 1 hour return by bus or train, including a 20 minute walk to the stop or station.
Meet at Makara Saddle (near 130 Makara Road, Karori) and finish at Old Coach Road in Johnsonville. Allow an hour to return by bus or train.
We love our parks so much we’re dedicating a whole week to them. Events are happening around Wellington to celebrate the role parks play in keeping our communities and natural environment healthy. Parks Week is a highlight of Summer City.