Wellington, New Zealand

Botanical Gardens & Tinakori Hill

Wellington Botanic Garden features 62 acres of unique landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialized plant collections, colorful floral displays, and views over Wellington city. This beautiful scenery, free entry and neighboring Tinakori Hill provide a great running route! Starting at Midland Park, meander your way through the Botanical Gardens and exit on Glenmore Street. From here, you have to kick it up a notch for your climb up Tinakori Hill (famous among the Wellington running community). Once you get to the top, the views will make your hard work worthwhile.


  • 3.5 mile loop
  • 336 feet
  • Midland Park