Walking is fun, sociable, and free. We encourage you to consider making it part of your daily routine!

Most of us walk as part of our daily lives.

Our aim is simple – to encourage you to consider walking as a way to get to school, work, meetings, sports games, etc part of your daily routine.

Walking is safe, costs nothing, can be social, and can be done almost anywhere, at any time.

Not only is walking fun and sociable, but with the increase in traffic congestion and environmental concerns, walking is becoming an important, long-term sustainable transport option.

Two women walking on the coastal walkway
Two women smiling and walking by the te rewa rewa bridge

Why walk?

Understand how walking can improve your health and wellbeing. 

Lake Rotomanu walkway sign

Where to walk

New Plymouth is spoilt for choice when it comes to walking whether it is from ‘A to B’ or just for recreation. 

Our walkways

Walk, what to wear

What to wear

Here are some handy tips to help you decide what to wear on your walk.

Need to report something?

To keep our district ‘walker friendly’, we need to know of trip hazards and anything else that is putting you off your walk. Remember to include the address or a clear description of where the issue is. 

Report a problem