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Daywalk: Belmont Trig via Bridleway and Stratton Street

Belmont Regional Park is an awesome place for getting out for a walk in Wellington. It’s central (literally), very accessible on most sides from public transport, and from Belmont Trig it’s possible to see how a large number of pockets … Continue reading

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Daywalk: Makara Beach Loop

With a need to find a reasonably easy place to walk in my new shoes, I thought I might go for a wander around the Makara Beach loop. The last time I tried to do this I discovered I was … Continue reading

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Daywalk: Point Dorset and Wellington’s Eastern Walkway

Waves breaking north of Point Dorset. I haven’t been tramping for over 2 months thanks to some logistics, and it feels like ages. I hoping to get away to the Ruahines next weekend, and that’ll be nice. Meanwhile however, I … Continue reading

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Daywalk: Pencarrow Head and Lake Kohangapiripiri

One of the places in the Wellington region that I’ve never properly visited, which I’m almost embarrassed to admit, is the area around Pencarrow Head within East Harbour Regional Park. Though it used to be remote, it’s now very accessible … Continue reading

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Daywalk: Pouakai Hut from Mangorei Road

I’m presently in Taranaki, where Stacey’s family lives, so I’ve been going for walks around here in the last short while. A few days after I returned from a 2 night solo walk around another part of Egmont (which I’ll … Continue reading

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Daywalk: Walking the length of the Kaiwharawhara Stream

I was supposed to be going up to Mt Ruapehu this weekend, but pulled out at the last minute because I’ve not been feeling too well over the last week. I wanted to try and get some fresh air when … Continue reading

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Daywalk: Kapiti Island, from Rangatira Point to Tuteremoana Trig

We finally got there. The third attempt wasn’t cancelled. Kapiti Island was sunny and with appropriate charm. Last Sunday morning we drove out early at the Kapiti Boating Club, from where both ferry companies leave, and caught our ferry over … Continue reading

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Daywalk: Walking the Skyline Walkway

The Rimutaka Range seen behind Wellington Harbour from the Skyline Walkway. I haven’t written about the Skyline Walkway before, which runs along the ridges between Karori and Mount Kaukau. This is a shame because on a good day it’s a … Continue reading

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Daywalk: Wellington to Plimmerton (via suburbia)

I haven’t been out tramping for a while and this morning I ended up with a free day on my hands, so I decided to just walk North towards the Kapiti Coast for a while and see how far I’d … Continue reading

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Daywalk: Korokoro to Dry Creek, Belmont Regional Park

This is going to be a quick trip report because it was a fairly quick trip. The fact that the park was getting completely thrashed by a southerly helped to ensure this, I think. We didn’t really want to stop. … Continue reading

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