FIND THESE STEPS – From Hobson Street, beside the German Embassy, at 94 Hobson Street and at 243 Thorndon Quay, in Thorndon.
Across the Wellington Urban Motorway a few steps lead from the upper hill of Thorndon to the Thorndon Quay, and offers one of the most desolate and unwelcoming pathways in Wellington. I”m only including these steps because they are, actually, useful to get from the upper level to the street below.
The pathway starts alongside the German Embassy.
The rather dismal view looking toward the yard of Hirepool.
The entry way is really a terrible experience unless you imagine yourself in some sort of urban futuristic film fantasy. Even that would be grim.
But on the upper level, on Hobson Street, you can find the lovely Lday McKenzie Garden for the Blind, and a good guide to the local historic area around Katherine Mansfield’s house.