What we'll be doing
We'll be walking along the tracks that follow the kaiwharawhara stream and then over a low saddle to another valley on the otherside where the track meanders along another stream. We’ll get views of Ngaio, Mt Kau Kau and other geographical features.
We’ll see an abundance of glowworms and eels that frequent the kaiwharawhara stream.
There is a fish ladder and a wier that we will spend some time at feeding the native fish and eels.
4/10 – walking for 1 1/2 hours with some short moderate climbs and some less formed tracks so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Parts of the track can be slippery when very wet, so good footwear is essential.
What to bring
A TORCH IS ESSENTIAL. Also footwear with good grip, waterproof outer layer, something to drink and snacks.
Approx 2hrs including short breaks.
What is Trelissick Park
Trelissick Park is a beautiful area of hills, stream and native bush below Ngaio Gorge Road.
The Northern Walkway also runs through the park from Waikowhai Street to Hanover Street in Wadestown. This walkway skirts the side of the valley high above the stream, passing remnants of the original forest.
The park also contains the Sanctuary to Sea Walkway, which takes you through Otari-Wilton’s Bush, Karori Cemetery and on to Zealandia/Karori Wildlife Sanctuary.
The park is ecologically important as it contains a relatively intact urban stream and is a corridor for bird life. The Trelissick Park Group plays a large role in restoring the area. The park was once a route for Māori and early Europeans travelling from the harbour to Porirua. Near the bottom of track there are historic gunpowder magazines dating from the 1870s. Trelissick Park is named after the Cornish estates of Captain Daniell, who settled in Ngaio in the 1880s
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