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Newbies early afternoon walk - up to Mount Vic lookout

  • Jan 20, 2013 · 2:00 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 early 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 but is open to all. And with the weather forecast suggesting a stunning afternoon for Sunday, 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, and free curly fries, 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: 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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  • Eugene C.

    Fantastic! Couldn't have asked for a better day weather wise, and great to have an amazing group of newbies inaugurated into AW. Big thanks to Dean & Chris for looking after 'tail-end' duties and to Clare for photographs :)

    1 · January 20, 2013

    • Melina

      Hi Eugene, it was great to meet you. Thanks so much for organising this event and for being such a welcoming and organised host. A great start to my AW journey :-)

      1 · January 20, 2013

    • Eugene C.

      And great to meet you too Melina - really look forward to catching up with you at future events. Thanks for making and taking the time to attend.

      January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hear you Aimee;)

    January 16, 2013

  • Eugene C.

    Welcome aboard Sally and Katherine - nice to have you both signed up - let's hope the weather does what it says it will do because this is a fun event in good weather :-) look forward to meeting you both on Sunday

    January 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Now this is more my time of the day!!

    1 · January 16, 2013

    • Eugene C.

      haha - was going to sign you up for the sunrise walk ... nice to have you on board Aimee :-)

      January 16, 2013

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