1.5 miles
18 ft
-28 ft
Avg time

Ara Tawa Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Tawa Valley Pathway
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Paved Path
  • Bike type
    RD, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

Ara Tawa, the pathway of Tawa and Porirua.

Wellington City Council and the Tawa Valley Pathway Walkway Committee (a local community group) worked together to build a shared walkway and cycle route. The route follows the rail corridor and provides a new shared pathway from Willowbank Park to Kenepuru Railway Station.

The shared path provides a safer cycling route and encourage more people to get about on foot or by bike. The 5km walkway links to nearby streets, the shopping centre and other key spots like railway stations, schools, recreational areas and parks.

The Council worked closely with the local community on this project.

source: Ara Tawa
Access Info

Porirua station,Kenepuru,
Linden park

Local Trail Association
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Mana Cycle Group (www.manacyclegroup.org.nz)
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More Stats for Ara Tawa mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -10 ft
  • Altitude min
    43 ft
  • Altitude max
    62 ft
  • Altitude start
    52 ft
  • Altitude end
    43 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,286 ft
  • Distance down
    2,144 ft
  • Distance flat
    4,560 ft
  • Avg time
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Ara Tawa Trail Reports

Apr 7, 2016 @ 1:14pm
Apr 7, 2016
reporter all open to use
Mar 21, 2016 @ 1:55pm
Mar 21, 2016
reporter Join the Porirua City Council for the opening of the sealed cycle path (Te Ara Tawa) THURSDAY APRIL 7 2016 at 3pm (half way between Kenepuru and...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 6:39pm
Jan 5, 2016
Closed since mind November. Gates up at Kenepuru end (and assume other end too) and as of today (5 Jan) there is a lot of very new and clean...
Dec 9, 2015 @ 11:08am
Dec 9, 2015
reporter Te Ara Tawa is expanding! A little sad that it will be paved, but no more puddles and trying to weave around them once completed this path will...
Jul 5, 2015 @ 12:25am
Jul 5, 2015
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Mar 21, 2016 @ 2:09pm
Mar 21, 2016
Ara Tawa, Wellington

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