The Bright Ridge Skyline Walkway is on private land but open to the public for walking. This track extends about three kilometres between Valley Road and Barry Hadfield Nikau Reserve. The panoramic vista takes in the coastal plains, townships, Kāpiti Island and the coast north where Mt Egmont/Taranaki is visible on clear days.
The trail along the ridgetop travels through private property including Bright’s Farm above Paraparaumu township. Along with the views you may also encounter stock and other farming activities. We ask you to respect the generosity of the private landowner in opening their land to the public by keeping to the trail, using stiles and leaving all gates as you find them along the way. In a few places the track is relatively steep and unformed. Please take care and make sure that you have suitable footwear.