Trelissick Park Loop Walk
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Entrance to the walk is through Trelissick Park, off Ngaio Gorge Road. The walk follows the Kaiwharawhara stream, passing the old powder magazine store. It then continues on to the Sanctuary to Sea Walkway along the ridgeline, and uphill onto the Northern Walkway before looping back down to the Ngaio Gorge Road entrance in Trelissick Park.
Look for the first entrance to Trelissick Park on your left as you go up Kaiwharawhara Road towards Ngaio Gorge. Enter the park and, following the Kaiwharawhara Stream, go past the old powder magazine store and continue upstream. Keep an eye out for eels in the stream and kaka feeding in the remnant native forest areas.
You will come to a junction where you will see a steel bridge. Walk past the bridge and follow the signs for the Sanctuary to Sea Walkway. You will soon be walking up a reasonably steep but short track to a bush-covered ridgeline.
Continue on the ridgeline track, Sanctuary to Sea Walkway. Look for a sign on your left pointing the way to the fish ladder. This is a mechanism to help fish swim upstream. If you go to take a look you, will need to return the way you have come as this is a dead end.
From the ridgeline you will drop down to the stream, passing over a number of bridges. You will come to a point where the Northern Walkway leads you uphill, take this track. Continue on until you return to the junction with the steel bridge. From here head back down the stream-side track to the magazine store.
Catch a number 43 bus up Ngaio Gorge and get off just after the large tanks.