TA day 72 Paremata to Wellington

Last day in the north island nature. After getting back on the Te Araroa, I walk along the state highway before crossing the city of Porirua. Nothing interesting as it is like a suburb of Wellington. A steep track full of steps takes me to colonial knob where I get greeted by a few drops of rain. Time for a break and having some great time watching the planes approaching WLG airport before heading down to Ohariu Valley through a forest full of plastic bags (there is a waste landfill nearby). I wanted to have a break after a long roadwalk but the Cafe was closed. I so had a beer a little bit later in the farmland. And then come the last uphill walk to mount Kaukau. And there shines the capital of New Zealand. After I few pictures I head down to the city and we start to look for a place for the night. We are lucky to find a patch of grass in a city park next to a river. Tomorrow will be my last day of walk on the north island part of the Te Araroa. Strange feeling.

TA day 79 School house bay to Camp bay
TA day 73 Wellington to Island bay »