Guides: Marie Haley (Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust) and Dr. Sam Hampton (Geologist, University of Canterbury)
Explore with Marie and Sam the nature, ridges, valleys, bay and shore platforms of Stony Bay. Delve into the areas geological formations and learn how geodiversity (variations in rocks) influences our unique biodiversity. Visit the last remaining titi colony then descend to the valley and through native bush, caves, earthquake rockfall boulders and waterfalls. Learn about Wildside predator control and its remarkable impact on Nikau palm then explore two spectacular forest covenants. Navigate bluffs and descend to the shore platform to investigate the rock formations, intertidal environment and penguin colony.
Duration: 8 hours including time to carpool
Walk Difficulty: TRAMP - Track mostly unformed with prolonged up and down
Wear sturdy hiking boots. Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, walking pole and waterproof gear