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Newbies Sunset walk - up to Mount Vic lookout

  • Dec 4, 2012 · 7:30 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 brisk-paced late evening 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 but is open to all. And with the weather forecast suggesting a nice evening for Tuesday, we will be guaranteed fantastic views.

The Plan: We start in front of the Embassy Theatre on Kent Terrace, and walk up Majoribanks Street, up some fairly steep slopes, before reaching the summit of the Mount Victoria Lookout. Once at the top we will have time to take in the terrific 360 degree views that are on offer. After spending some time at the top,  we will then head down the last part of the Southern Walkway, along Oriental Parade, and then stop off at Beach Babylon for a quick, light refreshment for those that are keen, before parting are ways.

Although the tracks are steep, and that this walk will be done at a fairly brisk pace, there will be lots of stops to admire the views. The walk will take about one and a half hours.

After the walk, those who are interested can come for a customary AW after-event drink, this time at Beach Babylon on Oriental Parade

Difficulty: 3/5

Distance: 7 km

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

What to bring: a torch (just incase it is a little bit dark on the way down), 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).

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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  • Chris

    As I said: much more exciting if it´s not a blue sky! Was great, a nice walk with interesting people. See ya around.

    December 5, 2012

  • Eugene C.

    Fantastic group of great newbies to AW - you guys are awesome and thanks for making this a fun walk to be involved in - see you all around town soon :)

    December 4, 2012

  • Coretta C.

    Best Newbies walk ever! A very diverse fun group today.

    1 · December 4, 2012

  • Eugene C.

    What a gr8 evening everybody, thoroughly enjoyable, and as per usual, it's the people who come on these events who make it so much fun. Cu all soon

    1 · December 4, 2012

  • Hamish E.

    Thanks for the night guys, and thanks again for running it Eugene! I had a great time.

    1 · December 4, 2012

  • Eugene C.

    Hi everybody, ok, I'm going to run with this event tonight. Let's reassess the weather when we meet just b4 7.30pm, and take it from there. If you can't make it, or are running late, txt me in the first instance, and i will look after your RSVP from there. Be prepared for all conditions tonight - sun, wind, maybe the odd shower thrown in, but it will be fun. See you all soon. Cheers, Eugene

    1 · December 4, 2012

    • Coretta C.

      Rain or shine, up up and away! See you soon :)

      1 · December 4, 2012

  • Eugene C.

    Hi everybody, ok, the weather forecast keeps changing - I'm going to make a call on the walk at 5.30pm - there is apparently quite a bit of rain in the forecast, so, if it doesn't go ahead, i'm going to reschedule for tomorrow evening when the forecast looks much more settled. Sorry for the uncertainty - I'd be keen to press on with things tonight, but it won't be much fun in rain and no views at this time of the evening. Please contact me with any questions u might have on the number below - will be in touch - enjoy the rest of your day.
    Cheers, Eugene :-)

    1 · December 4, 2012

  • Eugene C.

    Hi everybody, thanks for signing up :) let's meet in the foyer of the Embassy Theatre by no later than 7.25pm, for a prompt start at 7.30pm tomorrow. And fingers and toes crossed for a nice sunset - regardless, it will be a nice evening for a walk to the Mt Vic summit.
    If you are running late or have any questions, contact me on 027 3193754.
    Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
    Cheers, Eugene :)

    December 3, 2012

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