Cannons Creek (Takapu Track)
Belmont Regional Park, Wellington, New Zealand
Steep climb from Cannons Creek Shopping Centre to Takapu Road substation.
Bike and Foot
Starting from the Cannons Creek Shopping Centre, the track is initially a smooth and flat path next to the lakes in the Cannons Creek Lake Reserve. There is then a short, sharp climb to a grassy clearing. The track continues down to the right, crossing a walk bridge over Cannons Creek before again climbing steeply for almost 0.6km to a gate. Climb over the stile, then head left and follow the track to the end of Takapu Road.
From the end of Takapu Road, you can make your way further into the Belmont Regional Park - eventually making a traverse from Porirua to Petone, if you're really keen.
Make your way to the back of the Cannons Creek Shopping Centre - the track starts in the southeast corner of the car park. You can wander along the paths either side of the Cannons Creek Lake Reserve, since the paths converge just before heading up the hill.
Alternatively, the top of the track is at the end of Takapu Road, just north of the substation, at the western end of Duck Creek.
26 Oct 2009 by Ian
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