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Whararoa Farm Steps, Wellington

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Whararoa Farm StepsBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Mick Finn

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Front country - easily accessible


Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Open farmlands

Beginner - Intermediate

1:20 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:40 (Fast)



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A steep and scenic tour of the steep sections of Whareroa farm along with some contrasting fast 4wd road sections.

From the carpark, head out along the farm track for a km, past the toilets/caravan hub. Take a right turn before the stream crossing heading along the flat and a shared MTB track. When you get to a sign saying not to go up the downhill MTB track there is a small sign and blue pole marked route heading off the trail to the right and then up a steep spur for another km.

Follow the blue poles all the way until you reach the farm road at the top. Follow this for almost two km around to the left/north until you reach the mtb/tramping tracks turnoff back to the farm. If it’s late in the day and there’s no bikes around the grassy ridge track is the fastest, steepest way back.

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Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 17%

Easy Single Track: 17%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 66%

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Overlapping Runs

The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each

Perhams Road Loop

Perhams Road Loop

Length: 22.20km

Whareroa/Akatarawa Loop

Whareroa/Akatarawa Loop

Length: 48.00km


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  • Access

    Start at Whararoa Farm carpark

    Carpark at start

    4 km

    4 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Very patchy.

    Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    Tap at 1km/5km mark near toilets.

    Exposed in southerly on ridge up, and hot for all ascent and flats in summer.

  • Post run indulgence

    Perching Parrot cafe
    Coffee and pastries

    Beach Road Deli
    Coffee and pizza

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