Whareroa Farm tracks

Image: Ann Evans | DOC


Enjoy regenerating shrubland, coastal views and kohekohe forest on these walks that are suitable for children.

Track overview

Other activities

  • Horse riding

Seasonal restrictions

Farmed areas closed between July to 30 September for lambing and calving. Keep out of signposted areas and the tracks across them during this time. 

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Short walks

Stream Loop Track

Time: 12 min return
Distance: 355 m 

A short walk through regenerating shrubland. Suitable for wheelchairs.

Walking tracks

Coastal lookout walk

Time: 15 min
Distance: 500 m

Panoramic coastal views to the Marlborough Sounds, Kapiti Island and the Kapiti coast.

Forest loop walk

Time: 45 min
Distance: 1.6 km

Walk through a remnant of the kohekohe forest that once covered much of the Kapiti coast, return along the farm race.

Tramping tracks

Cairn view track

Time: 40 min
Distance: 1.2 km

Climb to a lookout over the farm and coast. From the lookout you can view the site of Camp McKay and the old water reservoir.

Campbell's Mill Road round trip

Distance: 13.4 km

Walk the uphill mountain bike track or the horse riding track to Campbell's Mill Road. Follow Campbell’s Mill Road into Maungakotukutuku Valley Road, Waterfall Road and Emerald Glen Road back to Whareroa Farm.

Mountain biking

Downhill mountain bike track

Distance: 2 km
Category: Grade 3 / Intermediate

This track offers spectacular views of the Kapiti coast and Kapiti Island as it winds down through regenerating bush to the carpark. From there bikers can access Queen Elizabeth Park in 2 minutes via the highway underpass.

Uphill mountain bike track

Distance: 4.1 km
Category: Grade: 2 / Easy

Follow the track Campbell’s Mill Road.

These are shared-use tracks. Follow the mountain bikers code: respect others, respect the rules, respect the track.

Getting there

The main entrance to Whareroa Farm is via the Queen Elizabeth Park off-ramp about 3.5 km north of Paekakariki on SH1.

Horse riding

Carpark to Campbell's Mill Road

Distance: 2.5 km

This track starts at Campbell's Mill Road and is an easy uphill ride through the farm.

Gate access: Equestrian access through Whareroa Farm and along Campbell’s Mill Road is controlled by locked gates. To rent a key contact Kapiti Coast District Council, Phone: +64 4 296 4700. Leave gates as you find them.

This is shared-use track. Watch for walkers.


Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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