Find these steps – The bottom begins at the Zealandia ‘overflow’ car park, and at the top from either the very end of Ponsonby Road or from the end of Espin Crescent, in Karori.
The Birdwood Street is named for Field Marshal William Riddell Birdwood, Commander of the Australian and New Zealand Army in World War One; several streets in this area of Karori commemorate events and people from the war. It was formerly Evelyn Street, named for the daughter of the local Vicar.
It is quite a hike going up – 101 steps from the car park to Espin Crescent, and an additional 120 steps from there, with, thankfully, stretches of paths between sets of stairs.
Paths into the bush along the way.
The fresh paint on the railings and the well maintained steps reflect the care of Wellington City Council for the paths and stairways.
At the entrance from the Zealandia overflow car park.
At the entry from Espin Crescent.
At the intersection with the steps and path from Ponsonby.