This short 4.7 km loop trail is located near Martinborough, Wellington and leads to the Putangirua Pinnacles and the Pinnacles Lookout. The pinnacles are a geological formation and are a fine example of badlands erosion. Scenes from Lord of the Rings were filmed at this popular location.
A great family hike with older children, where dogs are also allowed, the trail is rated as moderate, there are some steep sections and an off line map is recommended as there are reports that the trail is not well way marked. For information on how we grade trails, please click here
The whole loop will take between one to two hours, although caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here