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Not My Fault, Wellington

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Not My FaultBeginner

Submitted by Tony Sharpe

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Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Plantation/exotic forest


0:40 (Slow)
0:30 (Moderate)
0:20 (Fast)



According to signage, the trail is closed until Jan 2025

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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

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Features of interest

Chasm Fault line

Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 5%

Easy Single Track: 70%

Sealed Road: 25%

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  • Access

    Trails start from lots of locations in this area. This version goes in a loop from Tararua Close

    On street parking in quiet neighbourhood

    4 km

    7 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    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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