(834 routes)

Wellington’s rugged coastline is especially suited to bouldering: Baring Head, Turakirae Head, Pukerua Bay and Boom Rock. Titahi Bay has airy trad climbing and there are friction slabs at Tinui in the Wairarapa.

Most content in this section was previously published in Wellington Rock (NZAC, 2005), by Kristen Foley, which itself incorporated material in previous guides to Baring Head (Phil Castle), Wellington (John Rosemergy), Turakirae Head, Boom Boulders, Pukerua Bay (John Palmer), and Tinui (Andrew McDougall).


Type Title Link to edit content
Crag Kohatu Horoeka Ki Hemi Matenga (Waikanae Crag) (6 routes)
Crag Pukerua Bay (38 routes)
Crag Titahi Bay (100 routes)
Crag Mākara (28 routes)
Crag Mt Kaukau (25 routes)
Crag Wellington City (2 routes)
Crag South Coast (12 routes)
Crag Baring Head (229 routes)
Crag Turakirae Head (350 routes)
Crag Moffats Rock (5 routes)
Crag Tinui (18 routes)
Crag Ning Nong (8 routes)
Crag Ship Rock (13 routes)
Range Tararua Range (0 routes)

This place appears in



I am new to NZ and am keen to check out some of the climbing areas around Wellington. I haven't climbed much this year, but would love to get back into it and do a couple of confidence booster climbs at an indoor gym if anyone is keen? I'm also keen on being a belayer if anyone needs a catch?
Over and out!