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Western Hills

Regional Ride

Wellington, North Island

A range of mostly grassy hills from Makara Peak in the south to Mt Kaukau in the north. Starting from Makara Peak heading north the range takes in Karori Park, Wrights Hill, British Peak, Crow's Nest and finally Mt Kaukau.

Except for around Karori Park the ridge is open and exposed and Wellington's predominant nor-west winds can certainly make themselves known. However all this exposure provides some great views over the South Island, Wellington city and harbour, and on really clear days you can even see Mt Taranaki some 300kms to the North.

Total number of tracks for Western Hills 26; total distance of all tracks 77km.





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