• Mr and Mrs Walking with Kids

Greytown to Woodside Trail

Updated: Jan 21

Saturday 12th September 2021

Location: Just before Woodside station, Wairarapa (head down Woodside Road, the carpark is on the left just before the station - we've added a map of where we parked in the images grid because we just couldn't find an actual address).

Alternatively you can park at the other end: Cotter Street, Greytown, Wairarapa ( the second left off Humphries Road (turn off Main Street at the Challenge Service Station)


This is a beautiful 5km flat limestone track which connects Woodside to Greytown. We decided to walk one way so parked one car in Woodside and dropped another one off in Greytown on Cotter Street.

It was a beautiful walk, fully fenced with lots of picnic tables. The view back towards the Tararua's was spectacular. We had a buggy with us and a baby in a front pack. The kids also brought their bikes. Because it's off the road and fully fenced it felt really safe with the kids wobbling around on their bikes. We also walked past lots of farms so got to see cows, sheep, and alpaca which the kids enjoyed (especially being spring).

Apparently, you can also link up with another cycleway running from Udy Street to the Waiohine River. Sounds like another thing to add to the Must Do List.

Big thumbs up to Greytown, great little walk!


Age of Kids: Miss 6 and Master 9

Walking Time: 1 hour (or two hours return)

Length: 5km one way

Type of Track: Single Track

Difficulty: Easy

Buggy Friendly: Yes

Amenities: There are lots of picnic tables but no other amenities along the walk. But obviously Greytown has everything you could desire. A special nod to their real fruit ice cream (sold by the Red Apple or Pinehaven Orchards just as you leave Greytown heading north).

Dogs: Yes, it's a great walk for the dogs (but must be on a leash)


Kids Rating (0-10)

  • Overall Fun Factor: 5.5

  • Legendary Factor: 6

  • Would we do it again?: 6

  • Exhaustion Factor: 6.5 "we were on our bikes and we had to keep stopping to wait for everyone which was tiring." "It was quite fun with a lot of interesting things to see".


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