The 3 Questionable ‘Steps’

In every worthwhile effort there will be controversy. And so it is with steps. These are included hereunder 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.

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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.

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Steps! Disused, covered with foliage, but steps even so.

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ATHENS ROAD, MIRAMAR

Find these steps – Beside Holy Cross School, at 2 – 6 Para Street, and from the top at 36 Otaki Street.

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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.

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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.

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