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Newbies walk - up to Mount Vic lookout

  • Sep 9, 2012 · 3:30 PM
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New members  -- this one is for you! If you've joined recently, or haven't done this event yet, you can RSVP to this easy-paced late afternoon stroll up Mount Vic and meet some other new faces to Adventure Wellington. Preference will be given to those that have not been on this walk before.

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. Also, as we will be going to the Southern Cross afterwards for drinks and free food platters, please bring some form of accepted ID, ie, New Zealand drivers license, or for overseas visitors, something like your passport.

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).

Important information: A 'no show' rule applies to all AW events, inclusive of this one.  Therefore, if you cancel your RSVP after 7pm on the evening before the walk, or do not turn up for the event, you will receive notification of your non-attendance.  Please be aware of this. Sorry.

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  • David T

    Hiya Eugene,
    Thanks for the cheery encouragement driving us onward up mountains and through wild weather.
    Great adventure and great company all.

    1 · September 10, 2012

    • Eugene C.

      No probs at all David, was great to meet you and the rest of the gang yesterday, see you around soon!

      September 10, 2012

  • Lorna

    Good walk today. Thanks Eugene

    2 · September 9, 2012

    • Eugene C.

      Twas a pleasure Lorna - look forward to catching up with you again soon!

      September 10, 2012

  • Stephanie J.

    glad we went depsite a bit of rain and alot of wind, thanks Eugene!

    September 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great introduction to the group and walking around Wellington. The weather sucked but we ploughed on regardless.

    September 9, 2012

  • Eugene C.

    Another awesome bunch of newbies to welcome to AW - good fun, good humored and jolly decent of all of them to turn up on a pretty wet day that didn't show Welly off at its best. C u all again soon!

    September 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun. Great people. Great organisation. Looking forward to my next adventure!

    September 9, 2012

  • Eugene C.

    Hi everybody, i know the weather don't look so great out at the moment, but I have it on good authority that the weather is meant to clear by tomorrow morning - have done this walk b4 in this weather as well, ok, the views aren't great at the top, but it sure is an adventure. Hope u r still all keen, I am :) have a great day, stay dry, and have some fun

    September 8, 2012

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