If you're a dog owner living in Wellington, New Zealand, then you're in luck! This city has some of the best dog walks in the world. From the waterfront to the bush, there's a walk here to suit every pup. In this blog post, we'll give you an overview of some of the best dog walks Wellington has to offer.
1. Wellington Waterfront Walk
One of the best things about Wellington is that it's right on the water. And what do dogs love more than a good walk by the water? The Waterfront Promenade is a great place to take your furry friend for a walk. This popular walking track runs along the Wellington waterfront from Oriental Bay all the way to Frank Kitts Park. There are plenty of places along the way to stop and take in the views or have a drink and a bite to eat.
And if your dog is anything like mine, they'll love taking a dip in the water to cool off on a hot day! Just keep an eye out for locations and times of year when your dog can go on the beach.
2. Mt Victoria Reserve
Mt Victoria Reserve is a great option if you're looking for a bush walk with your dog. This 124-hectare reserve is located just beside Wellington CBD and is home to native bush, birdlife, and stunning views of the city. There are several walking tracks to choose from, so you can tailor your walk to suit your fitness levels.
Just make sure you keep your dog on a leash at all times as there are strict rules about dogs off leashes in this reserve.
3. Eastern Bays Coastal Pathway
If you're looking for a longer walk with your four-legged friend, then head to Eastern Bays Coastal Pathway. This picturesque coastal track runs for 7 kilometres from Island Bay all the way around to Owhiro Bay. Along the way, you'll have stunning views of Wellington harbour and the Cook Strait.
There are also plenty of places along the track where you can stop for a rest or to let your dog have a swim. Just be sure to keep an eye out for tide times as this track can be inaccessible at high tide.
There are plenty of great options for walks with your dog in Wellington, New Zealand. From coastal walks to bush walks, there's something here to suit every pup (and their owner!). So get out there and explore some of these great walking tracks with your furry friend today!
Don't forget to make sure you've got your compostable dog poop bags with you. Ideally you'd take them home to your home compost, but if that's not possible make sure you put them in one of the bins on these walks. If they end up in the landfill they will safely decompose without creating micro-plastics that damage the environment.