Newbies walk - up to Mount Vic lookout

  • June 17, 2012 · 2:30 PM
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New members  -- this one is for you! If you've joined in the past few 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 along Oriental Bay, then up the last part of the Southern Walkway, with great views of the city.

Finally after we make it to the Mount Victoria Lookout we'll have some terrific 360 degree views.

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 to two and a half hours.

After the walk, those who are interested can come for a customary AW after-event drink, and free platters of food, thanks to one of our great sponsors, The Southern Cross bar!

Difficulty: 2.5/5

Distance: 7 km

Time: 2.5 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).


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  • A former member
    A former member

    A great event, up some steep hills, but met some awesome people, and it was a fabulous view of Wellington from the summit! well worth it when a beer awaits you at the Southern Cross! Recommend it to all AW people!

    June 18, 2012

  • Fiona Hercus

    Awesome walk and great people. Hope to see you all again on another Meetup

    June 18, 2012

  • Eugene Coneglan

    Great fun yet again with an awesome bunch of newbies, 'the chosen one', and a couple of regulars - oh, and big thumbs up to Eirene for helping co-host the walk. Super views at the top, plus good banter throughout the walk made this another great newbies walk. Ta all for attending, and to the Southern Cross for great food platters and refreshments :)

    June 18, 2012

  • KK

    Eugene, if I am late, don't wait for me. I will catch up with group at the top.

    June 17, 2012

  • Eugene Coneglan

    @ Ivan, the weather, unless it turns to absolute custard, will still go ahead. But if the weather is crap, I don't expect people to turn up, and won't issue a 'no-show'. As i gather, sunny weather is forecast, so should be a great day up at the mount. Look forward to catching u tomorrow :)

    June 17, 2012

  • Eugene Coneglan

    No worries KK, Oli and Ina are in the same boat, I do not hand out 'no-shows' so hope the three of you will be able to attend, have a great day out at the Bog Challenge, tis gonna be cold :(

    June 17, 2012

  • Eugene Coneglan

    No worries KK, Oli

    June 16, 2012

  • KK

    Eugene, you changed me RSVP from wait-list to YES. I hope to finish Elvis walk and be back in town by then.

    June 16, 2012

  • Ivan

    Hi Eugene and Eirene, if the weather turns to custard tomorrow will this event go on?? Sorry for posting a sissy question

    June 16, 2012

  • eirene

    Thanks Eugene :)

    June 9, 2012

  • Eugene Coneglan

    Nice to have you on board Eirene :)

    June 8, 2012

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