Barring Head is a 8.7 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wainuiomata, Wellington, New Zealand that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Distance: 8.7 km Elevation Gain: 167 m Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching


Windy walk to a lighthouse across the harbor from Wellington. Great views!

16 days ago

Underrated really, great scenic views pretty much the entire time, park at the car park and turn left at the bridge and follow the valley around and then before you get to the beach you’ll want to turn right and there is a steep incline, then make your way towards the lighthouse across the fields careful of the steep cliffs you’ll need to go through the gate, there was a sign saying don’t enter as construction but we did anyway as it didn’t appear dangerous I think this was more for workers working on the buildings. There is a toilet at the top too, and one at the car park. Take a picnic and head up the hill and look at the world war 2 bunkers you get another great view up and I’d recommend sitting at the bench and having a picnic and then making your way slowly back to the car park enjoying the views

3 months ago

nice sunny day not much wind great view of the coast Sheep were quiet once we slowed down

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