Paekakariki Escarpment Track

On Monday last week (Wellington Anniversary holiday), I set off with some friends to walk the Paekakariki Escarpment track, a 10km walk along some cliffs on the Kapiti coast.

We caught the Kapiti train line (my first time on a train in Wellington – it was quite enjoyable) and got off at Pukerau bay, the starting point of the track.

The walk was very enjoyable. It was a very windy day, especially in places where the track led along the top of cliffs. However the wind was warm and gave us a helping hand up the steeper sections of the walk.

We dispensed with the track in around 3 hours, including a lunch stop and some sightseeing at a lookout point, and arrived at the next station along the Kapiti line, Paekakariki. From there, it was an easy ride back to Wellington station.

I highly recommend this track. It is not too hard overall, although some sections include quite a few steps. However, you should make sure that the conditions are right and you have plenty of water, before taking it on.

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  1. Super écritureet super photos John David

    Le dim. 27 janv. 2019 à 04:27, The Alpine Wanderer a écrit :

    > John-David posted: “On Monday last week (Wellington Anniversary holiday), > I set off with some friends to walk the Paekakariki Escarpment track, a > 10km walk along some cliffs on the Kapiti coast. We caught the Kapiti train > line (my first time on a train in Wellington – it wa” >

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