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hiking
18 days ago

Absolutely great views if the weather is right (but absolutely miserable if it's abnormally windy, so definitely check the forecast before going). This trail climbs above and beside Highway 1, but noise was never a huge issue for us.

Pro tip: if you want to climb up less stairs, the north to south route is the way to go. There are a lot of stairs at the beginning of the south to north route that can make the walk initially difficult, whereas the north to south route starts you off at a steady climb.

trail running
26 days ago

On a good day you can't beat the views. very steep in places and lots of stairs.

beautiful easy trail running

awesome track

One of the best walks I’ve been on in Wellington! With an amazing view

Nice long walk with beautiful views

hiking
2 months ago

Great rugged cost line truly outstanding views

We did the mt Matthews was tough going and extreme climb which made it a good challenge and views where worth the sweet . Hard on the knees coming down so don’t take it lightly .

Great walk cool memories too look back on

hiking
2 months ago

Great walk loved it

good trail

good trail run

trail running
2 months ago

good trail run. steep climb at first

trail running
2 months ago

good trail to run

Reasonably serious walk, but enjoyable and great scenery

Nice views, lots of stairs. There’s a bit of road noise from the track as it runs along hwy 1. Took 2 hours and 45 min to complete. Main negative is having to walk an extra km from the train station in Paekakariki to the start of the track.

amazing views

Great walk will definitely do again and explore more trails

mountain biking
10 months ago

Good mountain bike track. Did this with a company that picked us up from the other side which was helpful.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

a bit slippery for tennis sneakers. a lovely morning walk.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Great trail! Very well marked, above moderate in some locations. Despite the long trail there are very few high vantage points of the scenery below.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

This is a great trail, bit of a climb up to the summit but defintely runnable. There are tunnels so take a head torch (or other light). Once at the top, it id downhill to the carpark.

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