Just an hour from Wellington is Paekakariki Escarpement Track, 9km long walking trail high above Kāpiti Coastline.
We love spending time in nature and we love that it is so easy to find an amazing track wherever we are in New Zealand. We took a train from Wellington Station to Pukerua Bay and from there we walked to Paekakariki. It takes around 3-4 hours to complete this trail.
The highest point of the track is on 220m and to get there you need to scale around 1200 steep steps. I have to say, it was a bit challenging but it was well worth it as once we got up there we were treated to some spectacular views! A sunny day with no wind was perfect. The track is really exposed so I wouldn’t recommend going there on a windy day, especially knowing how windy it can get around here. Check the weather forecast before you start the walk!
If you are in Wellington and looking for a great walk I would definitely recommend this one! Just follow the signposts and enjoy the view of the beautiful Kāpiti Coast.
4 thoughts on “Paekakariki Escarpment Track”
Wow, that is definitely our kind of walk/hike. I have a nephew in NZ, he may be going to get a surprise visit!
If this is your kind of walk you will love New Zealand!
What a beautiful looking walk.