Wellington

Wellington

Centennial Highway - OPEN

Northern Start
Beach Rd, Paekakariki
Southern End
Teihana Rd, Pukerua Bay
Distance
8.5km
Time
1.5-2hr
Tramping Standard
Road margin
Description
(North to South)

Pretty coastal strip but dogged by a narrow footpath and heavy traffic for most of the way. Latter part is along  the beach at Pukerua Bay, exiting up a bush track to rejoin SH1.

 
Track Notes
  • From Paekakariki Village walk west towards the beach.
  • Turn south into Ames Street 
  • Follow Ames Street to park/reserve near end.
  • Through park to sandhill track at far end (south)
  • Exit track at car park
  • At far side (south end) of Fishermans' Table Restaurant car park, continue along footpath beside SH1 (Centennial Highway) for 5km.
  • Exit at southern most car lookout on Centennial Highway (before hill). Take four wheel drive track toward Pukerua Bay Beach.
  • Exit onto Brendan Beach about 50m before private property gate.
  • Follow beach around to footpath/road - Ocean Parade.
  • Continue 500m along Ocean Parade to second lot of toilets and car park (Pukerua Bay Beach).
  • Enter Goat Track behind toilets
  • Exit Goat Track at Rawhiti Road
  • Continue along Rawhiti Road turning left into Teihana Road West for 100m - shops (and toilets)
  • Route continues across Teihana Rd West up SH1 (south) via Araharakeke (Flax Pathway) 
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Tides, waves & rivers - safer at low tide
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Accommodation on route:

Beach Haven B&B - Pukerua Beach Road, Pukerua Bay - P: 04 2399384 
Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Respect private land
  • No litter
  • Dogs on leash only
  • No firearms
  • Wear hi-viz clothing/pack cover and don't use headphones
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided
Amenities
(Start)
  • Full range of amenities in Paekakariki
  • Roadside parking only
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Accommodation
Amenities
(On Route)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Accommodation Moana Lodge backpackers 49 Moana Road, Plimmerton. 04 233 2010
Closest Town(s)
Paekakariki Village
Managed by
KCDC/Transit NZ / Porirua City Council
Northern Start
Beach Rd, Paekakariki
Southern End
Teihana Rd, Pukerua Bay
Distance
8.5km
Time
1.5-2hr
Tramping Standard
Road margin
Description
(North to South)

Pretty coastal strip but dogged by a narrow footpath and heavy traffic for most of the way. Latter part is along  the beach at Pukerua Bay, exiting up a bush track to rejoin SH1.

 
Track Notes
  • From Paekakariki Village walk west towards the beach.
  • Turn south into Ames Street 
  • Follow Ames Street to park/reserve near end.
  • Through park to sandhill track at far end (south)
  • Exit track at car park
  • At far side (south end) of Fishermans' Table Restaurant car park, continue along footpath beside SH1 (Centennial Highway) for 5km.
  • Exit at southern most car lookout on Centennial Highway (before hill). Take four wheel drive track toward Pukerua Bay Beach.
  • Exit onto Brendan Beach about 50m before private property gate.
  • Follow beach around to footpath/road - Ocean Parade.
  • Continue 500m along Ocean Parade to second lot of toilets and car park (Pukerua Bay Beach).
  • Enter Goat Track behind toilets
  • Exit Goat Track at Rawhiti Road
  • Continue along Rawhiti Road turning left into Teihana Road West for 100m - shops (and toilets)
  • Route continues across Teihana Rd West up SH1 (south) via Araharakeke (Flax Pathway) 
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Tides, waves & rivers - safer at low tide
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Accommodation on route:

Beach Haven B&B - Pukerua Beach Road, Pukerua Bay - P: 04 2399384 
Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • Respect private land
  • No litter
  • Dogs on leash only
  • No firearms
  • Wear hi-viz clothing/pack cover and don't use headphones
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided
Amenities
(Start)
  • Full range of amenities in Paekakariki
  • Roadside parking only
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Accommodation
Amenities
(On Route)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Accommodation Moana Lodge backpackers 49 Moana Road, Plimmerton. 04 233 2010
Closest Town(s)
Paekakariki Village
Managed by
KCDC/Transit NZ / Porirua City Council