Browntop Saddle from Takamatua with Peter Squires.
Enjoy this day long adventure with tramping legend Peter Squires. Starting in Takamatua Valley, you will traverse across private farmland before reaching Heritage Park for a morning tea snack. You can enjoy spectacular views of the Akaroa Basin as you continue on to Currys Track in the Purple Peak Curry Reserve. High above Akaroa you will reach Browntop Saddle and continue on to Brocheries Pond at the top of Hinewai Reserve and on to Purple Peak Track and continue on towards the Akaroa township. Car drivers will be shuttled back to Takamatua from here to collect vehicles.
Duration: 7 hours, 10km. Walk climbs about 700m.
TRAMP - Track mostly unformed with prolonged up and down.
Wear sturdy walking boots. Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle (2 litres recommended), sunhat, sunscreen, weatherproof gear and hand sanitiser. Walking poles advised.
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.