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Newbies walk - up to Mount Vic lookout

  • Oct 3, 2012 · 5:30 PM
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New members  -- if you've joined recently, or haven't done this event, this one is for you! Now that daylight saving has kicked in, this easy-paced early evening stroll up Mount Vic will give you the perfect opportunity to 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 will do this at 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, 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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  • Eugene C.

    Brilliant - couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my Wednesday evening and 200th AW event with such a great group of people - Camilla, thanks so much for your thoughtful gesture, to those that bought the champagne, and for all the great people I met tonight - I feel I have met some awesome people who will be friends for the rest of my days, which sums up how I feel about AW - big thanks everybody :)

    October 3, 2012

  • Coretta C.

    This is the first time since i arrived in Wellington (almost 6 months now), that I've had a splendid time. I met a group of awesome, friendly individuals, which makes the walk even more memorable. Eugene Coneglan as a guide was exceptional.

    October 3, 2012

  • Eugene C.

    Good morning everybody, it's going to be a fab day weather wise for today's newbies walk. Could be a tad windy, so allow for some kind of jacket/fleece, etc. Will meet you all in the foyer of the Embassy for 5.25pm, so we can make a prompt-ish sort of start for 5.30pm. See you all soon. If running late, text me on 027 3193754. Cheers, Eugene

    October 3, 2012

  • Theresa C.

    Great! Thanks Eugene. I've been wanting to do the Mt Vic walk for ages. Looking forward to it.

    1 · September 26, 2012

  • Eugene C.

    No probs at all Theresa bringing along a friend, the more the merrier, look forward to seeing you at the walk, thanks for signing up :)

    September 26, 2012

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