Great Harbour Way/ Te Aranui o Pōneke

Wellington New Zealand Te Whanganui-a-Tara Aotearoa

The Great Harbour Way/ Te Aranui o Pōneke is a walking and cycling route around Te Whanganui-a-tara, the harbour of Wellington, New Zealand, from Ōrua-pouanui /Baring Head in the east, to Te Rimurapa / Sinclair Head in the west. Few, if any, opportunities exist elsewhere in the world to walk or cycle the entire coastline of a major city harbour, continually touching the water’s edge.

Latest news

18/3/21 – Opening of Cobham Drive path.  The opening today of the Cobham Drive walking and cycling paths has transformed this section of Te Aranaui o Pōneke, the Great Harbour Way, into a feature of the harbour perimeter pathway.  Read more.

7/2/21 – Green light for Te Ara Tupua; the Petone-Ngauranga seaside shared path!  Trustees of the Te Aranaui o Pōneke, the Great Harbour Way, welcome the fast track, green light given to construct the “shovel-ready” seaside path between Ngaūraunga and Petone.  Read more.

20/10/20 – Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency have announced that they are about to lodge the consent applications for Te Ara Tupau, and have provided new images and videos of the design for the Ngā Ūranga to Pito-One section of this proposed harbour-side shared path.  Read more.

25/8/2020 – Read our letter of support for the resource consent application for Te Ara Tupau path (the Petone-Ngauranga seaside shared path).

4/8/2020 – Funding for the Eastern Bays Shared Path through to Eastbourne is a major leap forward for pioneers of Wellington’s visionary Great Harbour Way/Te Aranui o Pōneke trail.   Read the full news item.

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Want to walk or cycle the route?

Choose between half day, one day and multi day walking and cycling excursions. Check the detailed route guide, view the map.

Want to know more about the project?

Read up about the background to the project, reports and presentations, contact the Great Harbour Way/ a Te Aranui o Pōneke Trust.

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