Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Waipoua River & Henley Lake Trail

Masterton, Wellington

Submitted by Rita Onosa

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 8 ?

Gnarl Factor: 2 ?








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Type of Run

Urban fringe


Totally/mostly flat

Dog Friendly



Run Makeup


Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +0.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -0.6%


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Follow the undulating river trail, under the big bridge, under the swing bridge and onto Colombo Rd. Cross Colombo Rd and enter the Henley Lake trail. Follow the trail and at junction go right through the wetland track. There are a number of shorter tracks all over the wetland area so if you want a longer run you can run some of them. All of the shorter tracks will eventually lead you onto the main track.

Go around Henley Lake and onto the track which will take you back to the Colombo Rd entry. Make your way back the way you came. There are tracks on each side of the river so up to you which side you go.If you take the left side track on your way back, cross the swing bridge and go onto the lower track which will then take you back the way you came.

Beautiful man made wetland around Henley Lake.

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There is parking at the beginning of the track as well as off street parking.

2 km

3 minutes




Perfect throughout.


There is one water fountain at the lake front

You should be sweet any time of the year although at time it can get rather windy around the lake shore.

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