Watch out: dashcam captures falling rocks in Ngaio Gorge narrowly missing car
Drivers uneasy about travelling through Wellington's slip-prone Ngaio Gorge just got a good reason to keep an eye on the sky.
Dashcam footage has captured the moment on Friday when a tiny blue car, driving through work clearing a slip on the gorge road, was nearly smashed by falling rocks.
The video was captured by an approaching car: the occupants stunned when a puff of dirt and rock blew metres in the air as rubble collapsed from a roadside cliff.
The slip came down as first a taxi, then a small blue car drove past the site. It appears both vehicles narrowly missed being caught - the blue car might even have taken on damage.
The blue car stops for a moment, with rubble including a hefty-sized boulder on the road immediately behind it. The car then drives away.
The video is captioned: "Was driving along Ngaio Gorge today when a rockfall came down, this is what closed the road for a short period [on Friday]."
The gorge was closed for several hours on Friday after a slip blocked the road.
It came just days after the road had been reopened to a single lane after a massive slip from a saturated in mid-July,