Tawhairaunui Trail

person on lookout

Start: Victoria Park Dog Park, Port Hills.

Finish: Victoria Park Visitor Centre.

Distance: 1km.

Time: 20 minutes return.

Access: Suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

Toilets: Located at Victoria Park.

Dogs: Must be kept on a leash.


From the car park at the dog exercise park, follow the path through a wooded area with boardwalks and two viewing platforms 

The second viewing platform is shaded by a large red beech tree – Tawhairaunui is its Māori name.

Zig-zag up through native plantings to cross Victoria Park Road and head down to finish at the Visitor Centre.