Wellingtonians and visitors alike have difficulty choosing a walking area to explore because they are so spoilt for choice. The region's landscape boasts an enviable mixture of dense podocarp broadleaf forests and the dappled interior of beech forests, bare high hills with unencumbered views and windswept coastal stretches.
Day Walks of Greater Wellington lists over 70 walks divided into 5 regional sections - the western coast north to Otaki, Wellington city, the eastern bays, Wainuiomata Valley and the Hutt Valley. With overviews of popular walking areas, each walk is given a track grade, approximate travel time, easy access details, notes on the track itself and points of interest to highlight the most memorable features. Illustrated with maps and plenty of photographs, this handy guide is the essential companion for anyone venturing into the region's outdoors.