Newbies early afternoon walk - up to Mount Vic lookout

  • February 24, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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New members  -- this one is for you! If you've joined recently, or haven't done this event yet, you can RSVP to this brisk-paced early afternoon stroll up Mount Vic and meet some other new faces to Adventure Wellington. Preference will be given to those that have not been on this walk before but is open to all. And with the long range weather forecast suggesting a stunning afternoon for this particular Sunday, come and join me for the latest newbies walk for 2013.


The Plan: We start in front of the Embassy Theatre on Kent Terrace, and walk up Majoribanks Street, up some fairly steep slopes, before reaching the summit of the Mount Victoria Lookout. Once at the top we will have time to take in the terrific 360 degree views that are on offer. After spending some time at the top,  we will then head down the last part of the Southern Walkway, along Oriental Parade, and then stop off at Beach Babylon for a quick, light refreshment for those that are keen, before parting our ways.

Although the tracks are steep, and that this walk will be done at a fairly brisk pace, there will be lots of stops to admire the views. The walk will take about one and a half hours.

After the walk, those who are interested can come for a customary AW after-event drink, and free food platter, this time at The Southern Cross.

Difficulty: 3/5

Distance: 7 km

Time: 2 hours (including 15 minutes at the summit)

What to bring: sturdy shoes, a camera, a good sense of humor, fun attitude, and maybe a walking stick for traversing the steep hills. 

How to get there: Frequently served by buses (catch a bus going to Courtenay Place) and we will end close to where we started (at the waterfront at Oriental Parade).

Important information: A 'no show' rule applies to all AW events, inclusive of this one.  Therefore, if you cancel your RSVP after 7pm on the evening before the walk, or do not turn up for the event, you will receive notification of your non-attendance.  Please be aware of this. Sorry.

 

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  • Paul

    Was a really great intro to AW, very friendly bunch! Hopefully see some you again!

    February 25, 2013

  • Eugene C.

    Fantastic way to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the capital. Big thanks to Oli and Clare for helping taking care of the latest newbies inaugurated into the AW family

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great walk, great people, a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A really fun walk, good pace (not too fast!) and a great opportunity to meet people.

    February 24, 2013

  • Eugene C.

    For those of you that are confirmed on the walk, looks like we've got a great day for the walk. Let's meet inside the foyer area of the Embassy Theatre for say 2.55pm, so we can make a prompt start for 3pm. If you are running late or have any other questions, I'm happy for you to contact me on my cellphone [masked].
    Hope you're all having a great start to your day.
    Cheers, Eugene :-)

    February 24, 2013

  • Lisa

    Thanks for adding me but I had got a place on another walk in the meantime. I'll hopefully make it to another one. Enjoy.

    February 23, 2013

    • Eugene C.

      No worries Lisa - see you on a future walk - enjoy your other one tomorrow :)

      February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I already had a 4 hour walk today, so I would like to take a rest tomorrow.I will join next event.Sorry for that

    February 23, 2013

  • Oli C.

    Would love to get on this one matey - I'll be busy for the next 3 weekends! I'll leave it up to you :)

    February 18, 2013

    • Clare W.

      Ok Oli, you can join us for the walk! Just as long as you don't use your long legs as an advantage to beat me to the top.....

      2 · February 19, 2013

    • Oli C.

      ...I make no promises :P look forward to seeing you!

      February 22, 2013

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