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Newbies Sunset walk - up to Mount Vic lookout

  • Jan 5, 2013 · 7:00 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 stunning evening for Saturday, come and join me for the latest newbies walk for 2013.

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 our 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    really nice evening, thanks :)

    1 · January 6, 2013

  • Fiona R.

    Beautiful evening . Thanks to Eugene for making us all feel welcome and arranging curly fries ;-)

    January 6, 2013

  • Megan W.

    Fantastic night for it - great meeting everyone

    January 6, 2013

  • Eugene C.

    Great way to round off another superb day in Wellington. Awesome newbies, and nice to have Eirene back on board again - thanks everybody for making it a fun evening and one that I thoroughly enjoyed

    January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    love it, love the view, even better when you have wlked up the hill ...shall do this again, also great people

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Eugene, so new to this, it has been years since I did anything like this, I am wondering what pace will be set for this trek

    January 3, 2013

    • Eugene C.

      Hi Adele, thanks for signing up. The pace will be monderate - I try and get those coming on the walk to the summit by 7.45pm at the latest. It's quite a steep ascent, but there are a few stops on the way. It gets warm walking up, so dress in layers. We never leave anybody behind :) look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

      January 4, 2013

  • Eugene C.

    And welcome aboard everybody else, thanks for signing up. Weather forecast for Saturday looks sensational at this stage - but this is Wellington after all!!!
    See you all on Saturday :-)

    January 3, 2013

  • Eugene C.

    Welcome aboard Amy, nice to have you signed up :-)
    C u on Saturday.

    Cheers, Eugene

    January 3, 2013

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