Melrose Park Steps to Melrose Crescent

FIND THESE STEPS: The top of Sutherland Crescent ends at Melrose Park and the stairs are just to the right of the sports facility. At the bottom the path from the stairs is along the Southern walkway from Melrose Crescent.

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Lions, and tigers and stairs!

Sorry about that. I couldn’t resist. These steps follow along the eastern edge of the Wellington Zoological Gardens.

Not the usual concrete, though, but made from timber and they are rustic.

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The steps are just to the right of the sports building, and are part of the Southern Walkway – an 11km walk through the Town Belt, meandering through bush and hills from Oriental Parade through Mt Victoria, Mt Albert Park, and the Houghton Bay playground to Houghton Bay Road.

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A glimpse inside the zoo.

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One of the locals.

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The steps end at the pathway that continues on to Melrose Crescent.