Red Rocks Loop Walk

  • August 24, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Great combination of coast and ridge-lines with some of the best views the south coast has to offer.

We'll follow the coastal track from Owhiro Bay to the Red Rocks - an area of national significance with fascinating geology and Maori history. The Red Rocks are ancient pillow lava formed 200 million years ago by undersea volcanic eruptions. Small amounts of iron oxides give the rocks their distinctive coloring.

We then will venture into the hills of the Te Kopahau Reserve, following the ridge-lines with great views over the wild south coast.

Difficulty: 6/10: strenuous walk with steep and exposed sections; a very good level of fitness is required. If you have any queries regarding your fitness please ask the hosts.

What to bring: Wind and waterproof outer, warm clothing - layers, something for lunch, water, sturdy shoes.

Time: 4 hours

How to get there: We'll gather at the car park at intersection Owhiro Bay Parade / Happy Valley Road. Either follow Brooklyn Rd onto Ohiro Rd to the coast or take Adelaide Rd through Newtown all the way to Island Bay and follow the coast around till you get to Owhiro Bay Parade turnoff for Happy Valley.

 

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  • Geraldine A

    Great walk! Thanks Hollie and Nav for hosting. Hollie, Hammer springs will definitely be on my bucket list :-)

    2 · August 25, 2013

    • Hollie

      You will absolutely love Hamner it's an amazing place, but make sure you spend a day in the springs!! See you on another walk soon :)

      August 26, 2013

    • Navjot M.

      Thank you Geraldine :)

      August 26, 2013

  • Helen L.

    Awesome walk

    2 · August 26, 2013

    • Hollie

      Thank you for coming Helen :) I can't find you on facebook!!! can you add me, my name on facebook is "Rosie Wood" Don't ask why :p

      1 · August 26, 2013

  • Dean T.

    Thanks for hosting Hollie and Nav.
    Here's some stats from the walk for anyone that is interested:
    http://www.endomondo.com/workouts/235257636/10050167

    2 · August 24, 2013

    • Dawn

      That is awesome! Did you use an iPhone to capture that data?

      August 24, 2013

    • Navjot M.

      Dawn iphone or android you can download an app called "Endomondo".

      August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent walk ! I would just suggest to go next time on the other way so you can have Kaikoura mountains in front instead of in the back.

    1 · August 24, 2013

    • Hollie

      I totally agree with you Hieu! Next time for sure :)

      1 · August 24, 2013

  • Shirley

    Awesome walk, excellent hosting, looking forward to more walks!! :)

    August 24, 2013

    • Hollie

      Sorry we didn't get to see you :( but next time for sure, I heard that you are an amazing walker :) I hope you had a wonderful day!

      2 · August 24, 2013

    • Shirley

      Don't believe everything you are told Hollie :p

      August 24, 2013

  • Dawn

    Thanks for hosting this Navjot and Hollie! It was a great day for a walk and great company :)

    August 24, 2013

    • Helen L.

      Very enjoyable. Tks Nav and Hollie for hosting the walk.

      1 · August 24, 2013

    • Hollie

      Thank you Dawn and Helen!! See you on many more walks I'm sure :) xo

      August 24, 2013

  • Karl S.

    Fantastic Day for a walk, thanks everyone.

    1 · August 24, 2013

    • Navjot M.

      Thanks Karl :)

      August 24, 2013

    • Hollie

      Thanks for coming Karl! It was nice to see you again. :)

      August 24, 2013

  • Owen

    Thanks for hosting Nav & Hollie, good weather, brilliant views, great company! Will try not to be hungover next time! :-)

    August 24, 2013

    • Hollie

      Thank you Owen!! don't worry about coming hungover you are a beast :) x

      1 · August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all,
    We are coming from Porirua. We will pass thought Webb St then Brooklyn. We have 2 seats available.
    My phone is[masked], if someone is interested by a ride, please txt or call me.

    August 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think we can pick you on Victoria st, just after the corner with Vivian st. We will be there between 9.20 and 9.25. Can I have your phone number in case we miss each other ?

      August 23, 2013

    • Helen L.

      My # is[masked]

      August 23, 2013

  • Kelley

    I'll be driving from wellington in case anyone needs a ride. Text me at[masked] :)

    August 23, 2013

  • Helen L.

    Anyone knows which bus to take to get there?

    August 22, 2013

    • Dean T.

      The Happy Valley bus only runs Mon-Fri. The closest you can get is catching the Island Bay bus (Number 1 I think) and then walking about 10-15min to the start of this walk.

      August 23, 2013

    • Helen L.

      Tks Dean. Anyone pass by the CBD tomorrow and keens to give me a ride?

      August 23, 2013

  • Paul C.

    why is this restricted to only 15? I've done some of this walk and you could have lots of people going?

    August 19, 2013

    • Navjot M.

      Hi Paul, as Dean mentioned above, as the event host we are responsible for everyone who has signed up for the walk. In this case we are comfortable with 15 people hence the event is restricted to 15 people only. Have a good day :)

      August 19, 2013

    • Andy K.

      I also find smaller groups much more social as you get a good amount of time to chat to everyone walking

      2 · August 21, 2013

  • Carol M

    As there is so much interest and another 14-15 people wanting to go, is there someone else that could host a second group?

    1 · August 20, 2013

    • Hollie

      Hi Carol, Thank you for your interest! If all goes well this weekend I would like to host many more walks just like this one so no one misses out :) Fingers crossed the weather holds out and the Earthquakes stay away. Hope to see you on a future walk!

      2 · August 20, 2013

  • Geraldine A

    anyone coming from the hutt willing to give us a lift?

    August 18, 2013

  • Navjot M.

    Super Excited!!!

    2 · August 18, 2013

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