2 miles
Distance
19 ft
Climb
-26 ft
Descent
00:06:13
Avg time

Ara Tawa Details

  • Riding Area
    Porirua East
    Porirua
  • AKA
    Tawa Valley Pathway
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Paved Path
  • Bike Type
    RD, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #54407 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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
More Stats for Ara Tawa bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -7 ft
  • Altitude min
    43 ft
  • Altitude max
    62 ft
  • Altitude start
    52 ft
  • Altitude end
    46 ft
  • Grade
    -0.081%
  • Grade max
    -2.78%
  • Grade min
    8.061%
  • Distance climb
    1,187 ft
  • Distance down
    2,252 ft
  • Distance flat
    4,605 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:42
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Status:
on Dec 2, 2018
Very Dry
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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
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  • Wet
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Ara Tawa Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 7:59pm
      Dec 2, 2018
      It's a path. Area near TG overpass pay me very narrow with poor visibility
      Feb 5, 2018 @ 8:50pm
      Feb 5, 2018
      Jan 12, 2018 @ 12:11pm
      Jan 12, 2018
      Jan 5, 2018 @ 8:51pm
      Jan 5, 2018
      It's opened again (it was closed for couple months due to transmission gully construction site)
      Jun 7, 2017 @ 9:19pm
      Jun 7, 2017
      it is a footpath :)
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 40 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 193 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 585 rides
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      Mar 21, 2016 @ 2:09pm
      Mar 21, 2016
      Ara Tawa, Wellington

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