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This is really a great Wellington walk. I started from my Victoria and walked along it all the way... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Madshus
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Canberra, Australia
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Great walk

We walked from Mount Victoria to Island Bay. A well signposted walk with great views. Good bus... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MadalynH7
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is really a great Wellington walk. I started from my Victoria and walked along it all the way to island Bay from where I got the bus back to Wellington. It has views and ends at the very interesting Houghton and Island bays. Well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Madshus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from Mount Victoria to Island Bay. A well signposted walk with great views. Good bus service from Island Bay back to the City Centre.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Did the middle section of this walk on the way from town to the airport. The paths up on the top are good and there was little mud. I am back in Wellington in a few months and would be keen to go all the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 422iana
Reviewed 16 February 2018

This is well worth a visit as it is a pleasant walk in a nice part of Wellington with some great views. Go to Oriental Bay and keep going.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We did this walk today, parked in Oriental bay, very busy so had to park out a bit. Walked back to the start of the walk, just before the Mt Vic lookout. A very steep climb, but worth the climb for the view of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Steph J
Reviewed 30 January 2018

It is a great walk to incorporate into a sunny afternoon. My husband, father, brother, and sister-in-law took the bus from central Wellington out to Oriental Bay for approximately $5.00 for a one-way ticket. We went right to the end of the line to the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We walked this route on a lovely sunny day. You get some great views looking over Wellington at one end and out towards the South Island at the other. We took the bus from central Wellington to get to/from the end points. Very easy. The...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank malcolmm216
Reviewed 18 September 2017

WHAT: This is an 11 km (6.8 mi) pathway from Oriental Parade near downtown Wellington that rises to traverse ridge lines of Mt. Victoria, Mt. Alfred, and Mt. Albert and then descends to the south shore Esplanade at Houghton Bay, continuing along the shoreline to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Very few reviews so time for an updated view. Four chaps all c50 managed this in c3 hours at a steady pace with some stops to admire view etc High level map of walkways (including this) available from the information center, looks a little daunting...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Asia4us
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is an 11km hike from Oriental Bay in the centre of Wellington down to Island Bay on the south coast. It's a decent trek covering multiple hills including Mount Victoria and Mount Albert, so requires a good level of fitness and appropriate footwear, plus...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Julia C
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