Newbies Sunset walk - up to Mount Vic lookout

  • December 9, 2012 · 7:15 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 Sunday, 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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  • Laura H

    Gorgeous evening and great group of people.

    December 11, 2012

  • Camilla

    Awesome evening, good people, great fun :-)

    December 10, 2012

  • Eugene C.

    And a really big thanks to Maggie for co-hosting the event - you did a super job :-)

    December 9, 2012

  • Andy W.

    I had a fantastic time guys, was great to meet you all and will be booking more adventures!

    December 9, 2012

  • Eugene C.

    Truly stunning evening with a gr8 bunch of people, thanks everybody, cu all soon :)

    1 · December 9, 2012

  • Erin M.

    Fantasic walk- beautiful night and great people. Thanks Eugene :-)

    December 9, 2012

  • Eugene C.

    Hi everybody, could we all meet inside the foyer area of the Embassy theatre by no later than 7.10pm so we can make a prompt start for 7.15pm. Looks like we're in for a superb day weather wise so it will be a nice evening for a walk. If you can't make it, or are running late, or have any questions, please contact me on [masked].
    See you all soon.
    Cheers, Eugene

    December 9, 2012

    • Shna G.

      Hello Eugene... yes, I can go without stick?

      December 9, 2012

  • Eugene C.

    Nice to have you back on board Camilla :)

    1 · December 5, 2012

    • Camilla

      Its been a while - look much forward to it my friend :)

      December 8, 2012

  • Andy W.

    Hi all I'm a Newbie, I joined about 5 minutes ago!

    December 8, 2012

  • Clare W.

    Hey Eugene! Hope it's ok for me to come on the newbies walk AGAIN. I just want to be able to beat you to the top.....

    1 · December 7, 2012

    • Eugene C.

      Game on Clare ..... Sign up :)

      December 7, 2012

    • Michael H.

      When will the rivalry stop??

      December 7, 2012

  • Eugene C.

    Nice to have you back on board as well Maggie, this time as co-host :)

    December 5, 2012

  • Jenny S.

    Hi Eugene, Thanks for your e-mail. I will see you there. I have been meaning to go up Mt Vic since I moved to Wellington in March! Jen

    1 · December 3, 2012

    • Eugene C.

      Hi Jen, awesome that you can make it, the views at the top are awesome, really look forward to meeting you on Sunday - please feel free to bring a guest or two with you if you wish. Enjoy the rest of your week :) Cheers, Eugene

      December 3, 2012

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