Forests in Wellington

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Forests in Wellington

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  • carol j
    Palmerston North, New Zealand1,717 contributions
    How many cities in the world can say they have 100 hectares of native forest and this is the only public botanic garden in NZ dedicated to native plants.
    Easy wheelchair access for some of the walks and there are at least six treks.
    We did the red trek which is mainly steps and in some places steep which takes you to a waterfall .
    There is a picnic domain with bbq and a stream with eels, great for family picnics or children birthdays.
    There is a toilet in the domain area.
    Written 4 March 2021
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  • JanLoads
    Wellington, New Zealand34 contributions
    We walked through to the Butterfly creek picnic area via the Muratai track, and then back down to Eastbourne via the Kowhai street track. All in all this took us about 2 and 1/2 hours solid walking. It is very up and down and by the end of it my knees were protesting....younger walkers however, didn't seem troubled so it might just be an age thing!
    There are some stunning views of the harbour as you get near the top and the bush tracks were well maintained. The Muratai track wasn't gravelled, but that wasn't any bother at all, in fact I preferred it as the gravel can be a bit slippery. All in all, it was a lovely walk and definitely worth doing.
    Like another reviewer, I was surprised at the lack of birdlife though. A couple of tuis and one fantail. Given how beautiful the bush was, I did expect more. Take water and food - it would be good to plan a decent stop at the picnic area before heading back!
    Written 20 January 2019
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  • 68skp70
    Mount Maunganui, New Zealand323 contributions
    We spent the weekend up in the Horowhenua and decided to go back to Wellington via the Akatarawa Road between Waikanae and Upper Hutt. Although it is fully sealed large sections are basically one way and care is needed. It takes over an hour to travel the 40km. We did in it fine sunny weather. I would not recommend it at night, heavy rain or in the depths of winter. Nice views back over the coast.
    Written 23 January 2020
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