Wellington’s Northern Walkway

Very happy to have completed Wellington’s Northern Walkway today.

I’ve walked various parts of it in the past, but never done the whole thing in one go. It is a 16 km trek, and with an extra walk home at the end probably did close to 20 kms all up.

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The start of the in Johnsonville. It’s reasonably steep getting up to Mt Kaukau.

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The city view from Mt Kaukau. Almost worth the climb!

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Mt Cowcow instead of Mt Kaukau 🙂

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And the view towards the west coast from the trig station.

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Part of the long path down from Mt Kaukau to Khandallah.

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After Khandallah you walk along the road to Ngaoi, and then head through Trellissick Park, which then climbs steeply up to Wadestown.

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The zoom lens captures the cruise ship docked by the stadium, from Tinakori Hill.

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Thorndon and the harbour from Tinakori Hill on a very sunny day.

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A great view of Premier House from behind and above it. We waved to JK but alas no-one seemed to be home.

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Some nice colour near the end of the walkway, just before it ends opposite the Botanic Gardens.

Over the next few weekends, I’m hoping to do all the big walkways – Southern, Skyline, City to Sea etc. It’s a great way to spend a Sunday morning. However I suspect I will be very sore on Monday.

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