Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Not My Fault

Porirua, Wellington

Submitted by Tony Sharpe

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 4

Gnarl Factor: 17








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Type of Run



Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Plantation/exotic forest


Run Makeup


Sealed Road

Easy Single Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +6.2%

Average Downhill Gradient: -6.8%


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Estimated Times to Run







Bothamley Park has a nice wee series of trails that link the surrounding suburbia. Lots of options for extending or varying distance.

From the track entrance at Tararua Close descend to link on to the main trail. As you head along look for where the creek goes into a wee gorge, this is the Chasm Fault and is capable of delivering a significant earthquake to the Wellington region. Its a worthwhile exploration to descend into the creek and view the rocks if you are geologically inclined, its a fun wee gorge but does involve wet feet if you do it.

Back on the main trail head downstream until you find the trails that climb back up to suburbia at Sumner Ave. Return to your car via the streets that are all named after great trail destinations all around NZ, plus the quick crossing of another park area off Nelson Ave

Chasm Fault line

On street parking in quiet neighbourhood

4 km

7 minutes




Use the mapping for extending with other trails if you want

Perfect throughout.

Short-sleeved thermal top, Cellphone, Map.


Don't go in the creek if its heavy rain

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A bit too much road for Sparkys liking but this was a friendly little trail at 9am on a weekday.

Richele McKenzie

March 6, 2019

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