steep uphill walk for the first part of the way to the World War II gun emplacements, then downhill to Opau Bay and same way back again
Makara Wind Farm, i.e. Project West Wind by Meridian: 62 wind turbines; more info here: http://www.meridianenergy.co.nz/OurProjects/WestWind/default.htm
Rather spontaneously, Brian and I decided to go to Makara Beach and do a bit of a walk there up to world War II gun emplacements and then down again to Opau Bay. So off we went and a few Wellington suburbs, a narrow and windy and in parts hilly kilometers later, we hit Makara Beach. Beautiful scenery, stunning views, nice sunshine! :)
Enjoying a nice coffee at Makara Café and back home - we thought.... but the road was closed for a motor race!! And there is no alternate route! That meant 2hrs unplanned 'hanging out' at Makara (the café there probably never made a better profit than today).