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Colonial Knob Walk

Broken Hill Road | Colonial Knob Scenic Reserve, Porirua, New Zealand
+64 4-384 7770
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Te Atawai - best downhill forest track I've found in Wellington

For the past few weeks I've been exploring the Colonial Knob walks and today came across the Te... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Kirstyblueeyes
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Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
Unexpected!

I walked up here April 2018. I had my dog and when I got to the entrance it said no dogs on the... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
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Broken Hill Road | Colonial Knob Scenic Reserve, Porirua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

For the past few weeks I've been exploring the Colonial Knob walks and today came across the Te Atawai forest walk. Wow! This is definitely one of the best forest walks in Wellington and an added bonus is it's all downhill. Granted you have to...More

1  Thank Kirstyblueeyes
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I walked up here April 2018. I had my dog and when I got to the entrance it said no dogs on the colonial knob walk so I opted to talk the mountain bikers track (for walkers too) NOTE: I saw a lot of people...More

Thank duhelp
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely scenic bush as you climb to the lookout from Raiha entry point. Quite a challenging climb with many steps but well worth it! Highly recommend it! Often used as a fitness track so beware of people running up and down!

Thank Pasifika4life
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

There are three main tracks to get to the top of Colonial Knob with two of them having significant steps and the other very steep. Dress up warm on a cool day though as very exposed to the wind. Can be muddy after significant rain...More

Thank Murray P
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Lots of different walking options. It is a steep hill and either steps or gravel road so recommend only for people sure of their footing. There are great bike tracks throughout as well for mountain bikers. Fantastic views at top.

Thank SusanC C
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I often take visitors up this walk as it is quite representative of nice walks in the Wellington Region. It is a wee bit steep so I don't choose people who are too unfit. It begins winding through a mix of original and regenerating forest...More

2  Thank Rodney D
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is a great walk and there a many tracks to follow with medium to high intensity grades. The Camp Elsdon entrance has more of a native forest to it but there are many steps. The first lookout is an 'intersection' so if makes a...More

1  Thank Carolyn S
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

It's a hard slog going up the steps from Camp Elsdon, but boy the views from the top are worth it! The track is very sheltered from the wind and to a large extent from the rain (the canopy is very thick), so you can...More

Thank natleamy
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

A challenging climb but well worth the effort. A little disheartening when you see the super-fit RUN past you up the hill but a great walk all the same.

Thank Sally A
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