Head of the Harbour Hike - Governors Bay with Peter Coldicott
Take a journey with Peter and treat yourself to this varied round trip walk along little-known paths above Governors Bay. Starting at the Summit Road enjoy the native bush clad gully’s and rock outcrops, through to Ōhinetahi Reserve and gently contour around O’Farrell’s Track and the crater rim to Living Springs, with spectacular views of the harbour. The smell of the sea beckons, through Living Springs passing by a gnarly 800-year-old Kahikatea tree, arguably the oldest on the Peninsula. Rest the legs round the foreshore walk by the sea, past volcanic rock formations and Sage Reserve. Finally walk up another little-known track from the Bay back up to the Summit Road. Peter has lived in Governors Bay for over 25 years, but says he is still not quite a local! You may get to hear about some of his own adventures along the way – hiking from Mexico to Canada and sailing to the Antarctic Peninsula to go skiing just to name a couple!
Walk length: 6½ hours. Walk climbs about 500m
Walk Difficulty: Tramp - Track mostly unformed with prolonged up and down
Wear sturdy boots. Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunhat, sunscreen and weatherproof gear. Walking poles recommended.
Please be aware that credit card fees apply to bookings.