Nīkau Palm Gully and Akaroa Marine Reserve – with Tom MacTavish
A beautiful coastal walk with the opportunity to learn more about Akaroa Harbour's marine reserve, visit a large new area of DOC reserve, and also the extensive grove of Nīkau Palms in their southernmost habitat on the eastern coast.
The scenic reserve is sign-posted with a cut track and staircase leading into the gully in the creek bed. Travel down the boulder bed of the creek to the waterfall with fine views along the sea-cliff faces. The size and number of nīkau palms make this one of the best coastal forest remnants in Canterbury.
Duration: 5 hours walk time plus carpool, 11km approx.
WALK - Partly formed track, some up and down.
Wear walking boots and layered clothing. Bring a sunhat, jacket, water bottle, lunch and hand sanitiser.
Covid 19 - All participants are required to carry their own hand sanitiser. If at Alert Level 2 please bring your own face mask to wear in any instance where appropriate social distancing may not be easily maintained (car pools etc). The Festival will be cancelled at Alert Level 3 & 4 and you will be issued a refund.
Please be aware that credit card fees apply.