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Te Raekaihau Point, Wellington

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Te Raekaihau PointBeginner

Submitted by Richele McKenzie

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Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


1:00 (Slow)
0:45 (Moderate)
0:35 (Fast)



This can be turned into a dog-friendly run by heading up onto the footpath from the end of the dog beach (halfway along beach) until the corner of Sutherland Road.

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Starting at the carpark at the airport end of Lyall Parade, follow the beach all the way to the end, where you need to pop up onto the footpath briefly, then back along the coastal trail / beach to the Princess Bay toilet block. Carefully cross the road and head up the trail to Te Raekaihau. There are two options here, taking the first track to the right or continuing to the ridge (clearer track) and turning right.

Enjoy the view from the top (there's a seat here) then head back north past the track you came up on, and past the other turn offs for the coastal road, until you pop out on View Road. Turn right onto Hungerford Road and head back down to the coastal trail, and back along the beach to the start.

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Features of interest

Lyall Bay beach is a popular surf and swimming beach. There are two off-lead dog areas along the route. The coastal trail from Lyall Bay to Princess Bay has great views in any weather.

Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Moderate Single Track: 10%

Easy Single Track: 80%

Gravel Road: 0%

Sealed Road: 10%

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