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Hawkins Hill Walk, Wellington

The Brooklyn Wind Turbine is a Wellington landmark which sits high atop the city, marking a great panoramic vantage point over the city and it’s harbour and for that reason we have visited frequently to show off Wellington’s geography to visiting family and friends.



I only recently realised it is also the starting point for a great walk up to Hawkins Hill Radar Station.  The sealed road is private but walkers and cyclists are welcome.  The roughly 4 k walk to the Radar Station (looks like a large, white golf ball) takes you past an Ostrich Farm, a castleated building and then to great views to the South Island.  You can carry on walking for some distance past the Radar Station, although I haven’t yet ventured that far!

across the Strait

Across the Strait

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