This beautiful reserve is such a special place and we feel very fortunate to live close by. As we climb up to the incredible viewpoint, over the Cook Strait, Wellington’s harbour entrance, Lyall Bay, and beyond to the South Island of New Zealand, we always feel like we are miles away from civilisation (when in reality we are just a ten minute drive from the city of Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city!).
On Saturday, after returning from a great 5 mile run along the south coast, I had a quick shower and lunch before heading out for a walk with my husband, youngest daughter and dog.
We strolled up and down the steps and pathways, that our youngest daughter calls ‘rollercoaster trails’, only seeing a few other people.
The weather was beautiful, yet the ever changing sky made for a spectacular vista.
We could make out the outline of the South Island on the horizon line, with the snow capped Kaikoura mountain range just visible.
We emerged from the trails by Princess Bay and made our way onto Houghton Bay, enjoying the scenery and feel of sunshine on our bodies.
We returned home, via the playground in Houghton Bay, feeling revived and refreshed.
I had to have a nap in the afternoon, after all the fresh air, whilst hubby took our older two girls out for hair cuts and our youngest went to play with a friend!
For more information and a map of this track please visit: Te Raikaihau Point on Tracks.org.nz
Linking up with…