In every worthwhile effort there will be controversy. And so it is with steps. These are included here under a cloud. They are each more pathway over a hill than steps over a hill but even so there are steps. And the views are spectacular.
NORTHLAND ROAD ZIGZAG
Find these steps – Just before Northland Village, at 51 Northland Road.
Northland is named for Viscount Northland, writes Ms Irvine-Smith, and he was killed in World War I. His father, Earl of Ranfurly, was New Zealand’s Governor from 1897 to 1904.
Steps! Disused, covered with foliage, but steps even so.
ATHENS ROAD, MIRAMAR
Find these steps – Beside Holy Cross School, at 2 – 6 Para Street, and from the top at 36 Otaki Street.
There they are! Steps leading to a tiny, tiny little bit of park with a great view and appreciation of that view in evidence by the many beer bottles left behind.
PINELANDS AVENUE, SEATOUN
Find these steps – In Seatoun, opposite the ferry, at the end of Pinelands Avenue, and from the top at 7 Fettes Crescent.
It’s a beautiful pathway, a nice tramp, and the views are fantastic – over Wellington Harbour and to the site of the sinking of the Wahine.
But it is a stretch to include this pathway in a collection of steps – but here goes. There near the top you can see the remains of steps that were there before. So, steps.