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Wellington’s Hidden Treasure: Gilberd Bush Reserve


“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”  – Ibn Battuta

If you are having a quiet weekend and want to have a peaceful afternoon away from the hustle bustle of the city while being in the city, Te Ara Papararangi bush walk at Gilberd bush reserve is for you. This bush walk is located in Newlands which is one of the closest suburb from the Wellington CBD. On arriving at the Gilber bush reserve, your bush walk can begin in Te Ara Papararangi. It includes beautiful large and green pastures with nice seating arrangements overlooking the harbor. If you wish to meditate before you start your walk, this is an ideal place to do this.

Before I show you rest of the bush walk, watch this video because this is the place where you are going to reach at the end of the walk. Stunning view of the Petone harbor.

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Once I have shown you this carrot, I am sure you will have no problem completing the walk. It is not a challenging walk and this one is for one of those days when you just want to relax and de-stress yourself mentally and physically. You will require approximately 3 hours to complete it.

I went to Gilberd bush reserve on one of the weekends and loved it so much that decided to write this post. Gilberd bush reserve type of places are hidden gems of our little capital city and many a times places like this are missed by our tourist guides and experts.With beautiful views of both the sea and land this is one stop situated away from the chaos of the main city. Pack a picnic and bring a nice book and make the most of Wellington's summer.

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