Tawhairaunui Trail

This is an easy, picturesque circuit near the Victoria Park Visitor Centre, perfect for wheelchairs and buggies.

Start Victoria Park Dog Park, Port Hills 
Finish Victoria Park Visitor Centre
Access Suitable for wheelchairs and buggies
Distance 1 km
Time 20 minutes return
Toilets Located at Victoria Park
Dogs Must be kept on a leash

From the car park at the dog exercise park, follow the path through a wooded area with boardwalks and two viewing platforms.

The second viewing platform is shaded by a large red beech tree – tawhairaunui is its Māori name.

Zig-zag up through native plantings to cross Victoria Park Road and head down to finish at the Visitor Centre.

Get ready for this track using Plan My Walk(external link) by the NZ Mountain Safety Council. You can find track alerts, weather forecasts, trip reviews and a packing list, so you are set for your adventure.