Red Rocks Loop Walk

  • August 31, 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 venture into the hills of the Te Kopahau Reserve, following the ridge-lines with great views over the wild south coast.

We will then descend down 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. Following the coastal track back to Owhiro Bay.

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 host.

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

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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  • Natalie

    Thanks for the great walk. I've added some of the photos but if there are any you would like me to email to you let me know :-) See you all soon

    1 · September 3, 2013

    • Hollie

      You are so welcome! They are amazing photos! :) I'm going to steal them and pop them on facebook :p

      1 · September 3, 2013

  • Celia M.

    Yep - awesome walk! Thanks so much for organising it Hollie!

    1 · September 1, 2013

    • Hollie

      Not a problem Celia, our photo together looks amazing! :) hope to see you again soon x

      September 1, 2013

  • Andy W.

    Damn, I finally get a spot on this walk and then realise I've double booked myself. Have fun without me. I'll try and get on the next one!

    1 · August 27, 2013

    • Dean T.

      I thought it was sweet how Nav stood up for you Andy. Is there something you guys aren't telling us? :-p

      3 · August 31, 2013

    • Andy W.

      Haha!

      September 1, 2013

  • Fiona M.

    Really enjoyable walk with great company

    2 · August 31, 2013

    • Jennifer K.

      Was great fun, really enjoyed hanging out with you all. ;P

      1 · August 31, 2013

    • Hollie

      Thanks for coming Jennifer! Can't wait to see you on another event :) you are so much fun!!

      September 1, 2013

  • Dean T.

    Some stats from today's walk.
    Cheers
    http://www.endomondo.com/workouts/238857354/10050167

    1 · August 31, 2013

    • Hollie

      Thanks Dean :)

      August 31, 2013

  • Adi

    Thanks or hosting the walk Hollie, it was fun!

    2 · August 31, 2013

    • Hollie

      You are very welcome it was lovely meeting you, hope to see you on another event soon :)

      1 · August 31, 2013

  • Dean T.

    Fantastic walk, great company, awesome host!

    1 · August 31, 2013

    • Helen L.

      I agree with Dean. You're so awesome Hollie. Tks and see y again

      2 · August 31, 2013

    • Hollie

      Thanks Helen! Thank you so much for coming today :) we always have the best time on walks! See you tomorrow :D

      August 31, 2013

  • Kristen E.

    Great walk! Thanks for hosting Hollie!

    2 · August 31, 2013

    • Hollie

      Thank you for coming Kristen! It was awesome having you and Paul there! :D

      August 31, 2013

  • Hollie

    Good morning everyone, I am pleased to announce that the walk is going ahead :) see you all at 9.30!

    1 · August 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone driving from the city have an extra seat in their car? My ride fell through, so if not then I can't make it... :(

    August 29, 2013

    • Jennifer K.

      I can take you...where do you live? msg me in the morning, by 8:30 if you still need a lift[masked]

      1 · August 31, 2013

  • Hollie

    Hi all, the weather is looking wonderful tomorrow (according to the forecast) however if the weather gods decide that Wellington needs some rain tomorrow I will postpone this walk, I will let you all know by 7.30am so keep an eye out :)

    1 · August 30, 2013

    • Helen L.

      Hi hollie. Could you let me know your cell phone in case I need to contact you tomorrow. Tks

      August 30, 2013

    • Hollie

      My cell phone number is:[masked]

      August 30, 2013

  • emily h.

    hi can anyone give me a ride from town centre or train station? thanks

    August 26, 2013

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