Tramping and Walking

Wellington Region Tramping & Walking Groups

Two Forest & Bird groups organise walks and tramps in the Wellington Region, both are popular and welcome members to join them on their regular jaunts. Their trips take in some of Wellington's most scenic and interesting spots, as well as the lesser known hideaways. Warm clothing and strong footwear are essential. We ask that children under 15 are accompanied by an adult, plants are not collected and dogs are left at home.


This group attracts people who like a leisurely pace and a free flow approach to their walking program. They meet each week on Wednesday at 10am somewhere in the Wellington region for a walk that and can take upto 4 hours.

To find out more and be kept informed, contact Carolyn Adams 4792 524 or Elspeth Preddey 472 3369

Forest & Bird Wellington Region Tramping Group

This group has a pre planned six month programme of weekly outings mostly on Wednesdays often of 4 to 5 hours and occasionally longer with a usual start time between 9:30am and 10am. A daily walks programme runs over the Christmas holiday period. Each outing on the programme is graded according to the criteria listed below.

For general information contact, Ian Goodwin on 475 7248 or send him an email 

The current programme can be viewed on your browser or downloaded.


Trips are graded according to ease/fitnes and estimated duration

  • E – EASY  On formed undulating tracks/paths.

  • M – MEDIUM  On good tracks with climbing

  • F - FIT  Steeper climbing on bush tracks/routes. Maybe stream crossings.


Weather Forecast

Met Service has a very useful feature for those of us lucky enough to be on Broadband. This is a 7_day_rain_forecast that shows you just where the rain will be at three different times during the day – helpful if you are not sure if you have time to get the walk ‘in’ before the rains come.

You may also find the NZCity weather forecasts useful.