We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

City To Sea Walkway

From Island Bay to Wellington Botanical Gardens, Wellington, New Zealand
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Inner Historic Wellington

9.30am Saturday morning start at Bowen Street, where parking is plentiful, lovely trek through... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
164howard63
,
Wellington, New Zealand
Tiring but worthwile

Started off near Parliament after 8am and walked till around 2pm. Some parts of the walk are not... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
agrover1
,
Wellington, New Zealand
Read all 7 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good86%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“central park” (2 reviews)
“aro” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
From Island Bay to Wellington Botanical Gardens, Wellington, New Zealand
CONTACT
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (7)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"central park"
in 2 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 2 reviews
"aro"
in 2 reviews
"route"
in 5 reviews
"path"
in 2 reviews
"climb"
in 2 reviews
"camera"
in 2 reviews
"parliament"
in 3 reviews
Filter
Reviewed 23 June 2017

9.30am Saturday morning start at Bowen Street, where parking is plentiful, lovely trek through Bowen Street Cemetery, through the Botanical Gardens up to The Cable Car lookout, behind Victoria University through the suburbs to Te Aro, a trek through Central Park with stunning views of...More

Thank 164howard63
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Started off near Parliament after 8am and walked till around 2pm. Some parts of the walk are not signposted well and can be a bit misleading. We strayed off the path several times but that was all part of the fun and adventure! Bring 3+...More

Thank agrover1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Great walk! It starts in the heart of central Wellington near Parliament and ends at the south coast, 12km away in Island Bay. The walk takes about 6−7 hours but can be done in stages. Although the route is called city to sea, the marker...More

Thank KarolaRS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to spend half a day waking instead of the usual shopping. We were very pleased with our choice to take the City to Sea walk from central Wellington, over the hills behind the City, ending at Island bay. The map...More

Thank Henwoods24
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Did this walk from the graveyard by parliament to island bay on a glorious wellie day. Took around 5hrs. Glad I downloaded the app and had the map as got lost a couple of times, many of the signs have faded and the route isn't...More

Thank Sara A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Thats the number of steps you climb and then descend if you decide to take the challenge and set out on this exhilarating walk up into the hills that overlook marine reserve which extends out to an old rock quarry and beyond that a seal...More

Thank A K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 16 April 2015

This is an amazing trip on a clear day, walking in and out of the green belt gives photographers some lovely perspective shots. Get someone to drop you off at Island bay early morning 9am then walk through, being as it threads through the southern...More

Thank mckeeWTN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 46 hotels in Wellington
Capital View Motor Inn
350 reviews
.61 km away
Willis Wellington Hotel
413 reviews
.65 km away
88 Wallace Court
75 reviews
.82 km away
Southern Cross Serviced Apartments
56 reviews
.88 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Salty pidgin
128 reviews
.55 km away
The Bresolin
241 reviews
.83 km away
The Third Eye
43 reviews
.79 km away
Aro Cafe
45 reviews
.68 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Great War Exhibition
1,999 reviews
.89 km away
National War Memorial
286 reviews
1.09 km away
Garage Project
78 reviews
.69 km away
Dominion Museum
35 reviews
.87 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from City To Sea Walkway staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor