If your looking for a good work out or a shorter walk, Point Howard has the perfect walk for you. This 60 to 90 minute walk climbs and descends through native bush, offering great views of the Wellington Harbour. A good lunch time or evening walk. For the fit and experienced walker this would be walked in under an hour.
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The track starts at the end of Cheviot Road, Lowry Bay. There’s no car park so parking at the road end is limited. If using public transport, the bus stop is near Cheviot Road on Marine Drive…it’s a short walk of 5 to 10 minutes. Once on the track there’s another short walk to the intersection of the Ngumatau and Cheviot Tracks. Take the Ngumatau road track, this will take 15 to 20 minutes to reach. Walk along the road and turn into Point Howard road, follow to the top, 10 minutes. The track will restart on the right side of the road end, follow the track for another 30 minutes turning right onto the Cheviot road track. Descent back to the starting point on Cheviot road, 20 to 30 minutes. This track can be walked in either direction.
If traveling by car, park at the Cheviot Road end or near by.
Public transport runs regularly, with buses passing through Lowry Bay. Take bus No. 81 or 83, for times check Metlink’s journey planner. Bus stops are marked on the map above.
Enjoy your walk and please leave any comments below.