Newbies walk - up to Mount Vic lookout

  • January 18, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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New members  -- this one is for you! If you've joined in the past two months, you can RSVP to this easy-paced evening stroll up Mount Vic and meet some other new faces to Adventure Wellington.

The Plan: We start in front of the Embassy Theatre on Kent Terrace, and walk up Majori Banks Street until we reach the park...then up the hill to the Mount Victoria Lookout for some terrific 360 degree views.

Then we walk down again, following the last part of the Southern Walkway, with great views of the city and Oriental Bay, ending at Babylon on Oriental Parade for a drink.

Although the tracks are steep, we would do it on an easy pace with lots of stops to admire the views. The walk will take about two hours.

After the walk, those who are interested can come for a customary AW after-event drink!

Difficulty: 2.5/5

Distance: 6.5 km

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

What to bring: sturdy shoes, a camera, 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).

 

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  • Heidi Nobel

    Thanks Roy and Eugene! :) Good walk (beginners you say!? Three times I slipped LOL) Glad I joined this group look forward to many more adventures. Thanks for the pics also! I stole many of em hehe. See you next time!

    January 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apart from the wind ( to be expected in Wellington) it was a great experience

    January 19, 2012

  • Jonathan Mills

    lovely to meet new people and the hosts were fantastic, very friendly and informative on what the group has to offer.

    January 19, 2012

  • Anna Wilton

    An excellent first Meetup

    January 19, 2012

  • Roy Hoogmoed

    Great to see so many new faces!

    January 18, 2012

  • Eugene Coneglan

    Another great bunch of people on the newbies walk - so many characters and great personalities at this gathering. Thanks to all and sundry for turning up and engaging with all other newbies - it is because of yourselves why these events are so cool. Great evening for walk, and the beer at the end of the walk, needless to say, was sublime!

    January 18, 2012

  • Riaan Prinsloo

    The walk was really nice and the people were all great - well worth it!

    January 18, 2012

  • Eugene Coneglan

    Yep, spoke too soon! Sun's trying to get out :-) we'll b fine, make sure we all have something warm, no rain forecast

    January 18, 2012

  • Riaan Prinsloo

    Fickle ones these weather gods of yours... let's hope it stays clear, warm (right) and dry!

    January 18, 2012

  • Heidi Nobel

    Oh and we live round Cuba street so you may well want to pay for parking closer :)

    January 18, 2012

  • Heidi Nobel

    Hi Marc you're welcome to borrow our carpark for free we live right in town. PM me if you want the address/my no

    January 18, 2012

  • Jane Coleman

    There's coupon parking on most streets in Mt Vic, so free at that time of day - the nearest street is Majoribanks, opposite the end of Courtenay Place so you should be good.

    January 18, 2012

  • Eugene Coneglan

    Hi marc, try Blair or Allen streets, there r usually spaces around there at this time of the evening, pretty sure it is free parking from 6pm onwards, look forward to seeing you later, give me a shout if u r running late, cheers, Eugene, or try anywhere down Oriental Parade, free from 6pm, short walk to embassy from there.

    January 18, 2012

  • Eugene Coneglan

    Hey there everybody, well, looks like the weather gods are on our side for today, so, please try and get to the rendezvous point for 6.30pm sharp, if u r running late, or if you have any questions, please contact me on [masked], or, alternatively, please post a note within this domain or update your status. Don't forget to bring cameras, some water, and a sense of adventure - should be a great day.

    January 18, 2012

  • Anna Wilton

    Me too! See you there :)

    January 12, 2012

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