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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...More
If you want to do the entire track, you need to have a certain level of fitness, otherwise you will struggle. The track takes a bout three hours until you get to the Butterfly Creeks. The track is very beautiful and once is while you...More
On one of those hot days it was lovely to do this walk. We went in from Kowhai street so the first incline was steep but once you got over the ridge, the bush was lovely and cool. It drops down via a meandering track...More
One of favourite hikes in NZ. Such beautiful views around. Level medium. Pass through the forest or mountainside. Enjoy all the best smells of nature and forest. Such a magical place. Take a picnic for the creek and indulge being amongst the superb nature. Definitely...More
We begin at the Bus Barn entrance near Eastbourne and take the steep path in, with fantastic views of the whole Wellington harbour from the east side, then the trail leads on and down to the Butterfly Creek trail. That trail is a different beautiful....More
It only takes minutes to get out from the city but the walking trails are quite extensive - if you have time, it is worth the effort but it actually takes longer than any map would suggest.
A beautiful part of the city and the...More
A gorgeous walk down to Butterfly Creek, it's a bit of a climb to the ridge but rewarded by a stunning view and followed by cool bush walk. Very peaceful, facilties available such as picnic tables and toilets.
This is such a nice walk to do in the summer. It takes a while to get to the creek, but it's a beautiful journey through the forest. At the creek there are picnic tables for sitting and lovely shade. The walk back rewards one...More