Red Rocks

  • 1 hr return via same track
  • Easy

A Wellington coastal walk to a rocky outcrop and seal colony.

Red Rocks • By matthew.
Red Rocks: Key information
Walking time
1 hr
Return via same track
Return via same track
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Red Rocks: Find it
Owhiro Bay Parade car park, Owhiro Bay, Wellington
Sea level

This short walk leads around Wellington's southern coastline to the Red Rocks, a small patch of red stained volcanic rock. On the way are a number of distinctive local baches built to withstand intense weather. Beyond the Rocks is Rimurapa / Sinclair Head, a seal haul out between May and August. A track behind the rocks leads up onto the hillside, offering good views after about 20 minutes. Coastal scrub here is primarily ice plant, pimelia, flax, hebe, New Zealand spinach, coprosma, cassinia, and muehlenbeckia.

 Walking times:

  • Island Bay (public transport) - car park: 45 minutes
  • Car park - Red Rocks: 30 minutes


ID 5252

About this track

Added 31 March 2010 by matthewmatthew. 1 revision 31 March 2010 by matthewmatthew.
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