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North Island Trip Reports and Comments => Hawkins Hill => Topic started by: ellisp on June 15, 2009, 01:11:49 PM

Title: Hawkins Hill at night
Post by: ellisp on June 15, 2009, 01:11:49 PM
We climbed Hawkins Hill on a mild winter's night.  Starting at 7pm at the Karori Wildlife centre (note - you can't drive up to Brooklyn Wind Turbine at night; and you can't park right at the wildlife centre either as they close the gates at about 7 - be careful!).  It took us just over 3 hours there and back, about half of which was getting up to the wind turbine from the wildlife centre carpark.

A little breezy at the top but nothing to worry about.  We were lucky to have a reasonably clear night with the moon peaking through and great views of Wellington's lights.

Quite a few possums around to excite the dog - watch out for the cyanide poison!