I volunteered to take a group of students to Kapiti Island. This involved a two hour climb straight up (Trig track) lunch and a group of teenagers, most of whom managed the feat very well. I last did this trek in the late 1970’s as part of a National Provident Fund social club trip. Back then you could gain an internship at 15, the Internet did not exist and beanies still did their job with adding machines.
Times have changed but not Kapiti Island – definitely worth a trip.