Te Ahumairangi Slopes

Quick Info

  • 2 grassy areas on the hillside above the Stadium.
  • Very steep
  • Tracks go into the Town Belt.
  • Parking along the road.

Also see the nearby Te Ahumairangi ridge.

Table of Contents

  1. Quick Info
  2. Access
  3. Facilities
  4. Description
  5. Terrain
  6. Delights
  7. Dangers
  8. Cautions
  9. Road access
  10. Location
  11. Map
  12. Photo album

Access for wheelchairs, and pushchairs

  • There is a shingled track to the off-leash area but it’s rough and pitted. It may also be blocked by chained bollards. The off-leash area itself is extremely steep.

Facilities

  • Rubbish bin: no.
  • Toilets: no
  • Seats: a few benches.
  • Lighting at night: no.

Description

Te Ahumairangi (Tinakori) Slopes is a couple of open areas of grass on the steep hillside above the Stadium.

The 2 areas aren’t connected. One is probably best reached from below; the other from above.

We visited the larger upper area in mid-February 2012. The grass was pretty dry and I noticed one of the dogs stepping quite carefully. I think the dry grass was prickly.

The off-leash area is very steep, but has beautiful views across the Harbour and city.

There are tracks leading off in various directions, including at least one that goes towards nearby houses.

This steep grassy area would be large enough to give an energetic dog a good run.

Ahumairangi slopes off-leash area.

Ahumairangi slopes off-leash area.

This is area #22 on the City Council map: Te Ahumairangi (Tinakori) Slopes (111Kb PDF).

Wadestown Road, Thorndon — hill slopes from summit to Wadestown Road

Terrain

  • On a very steep hillside
  • Grassy
  • Medium size
  • Water: no

Delights

  • Views across the Harbour and Wellington.
  • Overlooks the Stadium.

Dangers

  • None.

Cautions

  • The slope is very steep.
  • Possum and rat poison are widely used in the whole region and may be present. Signs at the entrance warned of Broudifacoum and Pindone.

Road access

The top access is from Weld Street, a steep and narrow street off Wade Street in Wadestown. There is limited parking along the streets.

See page 2 of this post for a photo album.

Location (see the map)

  • Latitude: -41.266493
  • Longitude: 174.775572

Map

See Te Ahumairangi (Tinakori) Slopes dog exercise area on Google Maps.