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Wellington offers free apps for city parks and walks

February 1, 2013
Wellington City Council has made its public parks more accessible with free mobile Apps to help visitors and residents explore the city's outdoor spaces.
The free My Parx smartphone app includes information on a selection of Wellington's parks and beaches and is compatible with iPhone or Android devices. My Parx shows park locations, directional advice, facilities, key features and the history of the area.
Over 10 parks can already be found on the app, including Mount Victoria, Te Ahumairangi Hill, Mount Kau Kau and the Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park and the coastal reserves of Owhiro Bay, Scorching Bay and Oriental Bay, with more to come.
Users can also explore Wellington's tracks and walkways with the free 'Welly Walks' iPhone application. The app features the city's major walkways: City to Sea, Eastern, Northern, Skyline and Southern Walkway accompanied by images, maps and instructions on how to get around.
The Council maintains a network of walkways which connect people with open spaces and parks. They are great places to relax, to access other facilities and open space areas, and even to commute to work or to visit another part of the city.

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