Catherine Marshall Reserve Covenant – including Duvauchelle Peak, with Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust Covenants Officer Marie Neal and Landcare Scientist Dr Susan Wiser
Come and join the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust for a walk around the privately-owned Catherine Marshall Reserve at the Head of Pipers Valley. The route will take you past the original 20ha gully covenant, and then up onto the spectacular new 5ha rocky outcrop extension which includes Duvauchelle Peak itself. Take in beautiful views of the species-diverse regenerating forest and hear fabulous birdsong along the way. From the magnificent bluffs enjoy a spectacular 360o panoramic view of the Peninsula, and on a clear day to the Kaikoura ranges. There will be plenty of opportunities to rest and take photos while learning more about our incredible and unique rocky outcrop flora and fauna from Dr Susan Wiser as we go along. Note that a good level of fitness is required for this walk.
Walk Length: 4½ hours, 4.5km with a 200m climb at altitude
Walk Difficulty: ROUTE - unformed and rough surface with prolonged up and down
Wear Tramping boots or very sturdy walking shoes (no sneakers please). Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunhat (or woolly hat if weather marginal), sunscreen, layered clothing and weatherproof gear.
Please be aware that credit card fees apply to bookings.