Walking Guides: Hugh Wilson (Hinewai and Purple Peak Curry Reserve Manager) and Suky Thompson (Rod Donald Trust Manager)
Climb through the Purple Peak Curry Reserve with leading botanist Hugh Wilson. Appreciate the old growth forest, the regeneration occurring since the area was recently protected, and its Antarctic connection. Then explore some of the less well-known upland tracks in Hinewai and appreciate what happens after 25 years of protection. Return via Woodills Track to visit Grehan Valley’s latest protected area on a covenant secured by the Rod Donald Trust. Enjoy a tea stop and then return to Heritage Park to finish.
Duration: 6 hours, 11kms
Walk Climbs: 500m
Walk Difficulty: TRAMP - Track mostly unformed with prolonged up and down
Wear sturdy walking shoes or boots. Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunhat, layered clothing and waterproof jacket