Polhill Reserve Loop
ElevationAscent: 658' 200 m
Descent: -656' -200 m
High: 823' 251 m
Low: 191' 58 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A 7.3km trail and bush hike in the middle of Wellington city.”— Jonathan Moulds
You are now hiking through an open area. You'll come to a junction with a sign that says Transient; go straight ahead into the bush following directions to Brooklyn Wind Turbine.
You'll hike over a bridge and two boardwalks and come out of the bush to a view of the harbor.
Continue uphill from here. You'll hike along a flight of steps and then past one more intersection before you come to the intersection with the Highbury Fling. Follow Highbury Fling to the sanctuary fence line. You'll hike through the bush, with a few openings to see the city and harbor.
Keep an eye out for the native birds, including tīeke, toutouwai, hihi and kākā. When you come to the Zealandia / Karori Sanctuary fence line, turn right and head down the dirt road to George Denton Park Play Area. Hike across the park to where a track will take you downhill through the bush and out to Holloway Road. Turn left and hike back to Aro Street where you started or try the other way round.
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Land Manager: Department of Conservation