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Karori Cemetery to host upcoming Sport Wellington Buggy Walk

Karori Cemetery to host upcoming Sport Wellington Buggy Walk

Hundreds of buggies are set to stroll through Karori Cemetery on Thursday May 1st for Sport Wellington's monthly Buggy Walk.

Buggy Walks are a free event occurring on the first Thursday of every month. The walks take place at a different location every month and aim to provide parents and caregivers the opportunity to discover some of the many buggy friendly walking tracks throughout the Wellington region.

This month’s walk will start at the Main Chapel of Karori Cemetery and is described as a moderate walk, about 3.5km in length. The track will follow the Warriors walk through New Zealand’s second largest cemetery. Established in 1891, the cemetery has a rich history containing the graves of hundreds of Commonwealth service personnel from World War I and II. The cemetery closed in 1965 but remains open for visitors and as a walking track.

Event Organiser, Tania Atkinson of Sport Wellington says the walks are growing in popularity each month with nearly 200 parents, caregivers and children in attendance at the April walk in Upper Hutt. “It’s great to see more and more people keen to get out and get active with their young ones” adds Atkinson.

The walks vary in length and difficulty but will usually take 45 – 60 minutes to complete. With no registration necessary, everyone is encouraged just to show up and take part. Participants can also take advantage of free Caffé L’affare coffee and a BBQ, courtesy of Southern Cross.

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