One of the great things about Wellington is that it's never far from the city to the hills, the beach or to a park. Now Wellington's parks are as close as your smartphone.
In time for some summer exploring, a free My Parx smartphone app now includes information on a selection of Wellington's parks and beaches.
My Parx is a mobile app that lets you explore using your iPhone or Android phone. It shows you the parks closest to you and how to get there. It displays the facilities you'll find there, and tells you about key features and the history of the area.
Over 10 different parks can already be found on the app, with more to come. Explore Mount Victoria, Te Ahumairangi Hill, Mount Kau Kau and the Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park and the coastal reserves of Owhiro Bay, Scorching Bay and Oriental Bay.
For more information on Wellington's parks and to download the My Parx mobile application, see:
You can also explore Wellington's tracks and walkways using a free Welly Walks iPhone application. The application features our major walkways: City to Sea, Eastern, Northern, Skyline and Southern Walkway.
All the walks have images, maps and instructions on how to get around. Wellington City Council maintains a network of walkways which connect people with open spaces and parks. They are great places to relax, to access other facilities and open space areas, and even to commute to work or to visit another part of the city.
To download the Welly Walks iPhone application, download brochures about the major walkways, or to find out more about our reserves, see: