Fancy a good long Sunday walk (and play in the creek for the fur babies) through native bush in the beautiful East Harbour Regional Park with some breathtaking views over Wellington Harbour?
We'll be walking the Mackenzie Road Track to the Butterfly Creek picnic area and back again. We will go at our own pace, but indicated timing is 1 hour 45 minutes each way.
This is regarded as a Moderate walk as there is an initial 200 metre zig-zag climb up onto the ridge which will take about 20 minutes or so. Once we conquer this part, it is a relatively easy walk through the forest along a stream to the picnic area. We'll hang out in the picnic area for a little while to chill and enjoy the nature, so bring along some food, refreshments, toys, balls, etc.
For those who want a slightly shorter walk back, there is the option to exit via the Kowhai Street Track from Butterfly Creek. This takes approximately 1 hour.
As with any walk in the NZ outdoors, make sure you are equipped with appropriate footwear, and warm & waterproof clothing, just in case. If the weather is particularly bad, I will send out an email by 8.00am on the morning of the walk advising of cancellation.
For those keen, after we've had our fill of nature, we’ll emerge from the wilderness into Eastbourne Village or Days Bay for a beer, wine, coffee or gelato!
If any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to post a comment or email.
Looking forward to having you join us!