Sallys Bay Walk with Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust Covenants Officer Marie Neal and Volunteer Coordinator Sophie Hartnell
Come and enjoy a different perspective of Te Waihora Lake Ellesmere, Kaitorete Spit and the Alps as we hike up to a secluded 42ha gully of remnant and regenerating forest on the hills between McQueens and Kaituna Valleys. Sallys Bay was covenanted in early 2019 and already the regeneration is phenomenal. There are many Nationally-at-risk or rare species, plus many old podocarps; matai, kahikatea and totara, one of which we’ll be having our lunch beside!
Duration: 6hrs, length 3kms. Walk climbs approx. 300m.
TRAMP/ROUTE - Track mostly unformed with prolonged up and down, and some rough unformed surfaces.
Wear tramping boots or sturdy walking shoes. Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunhat, sunscreen, weatherproof gear and hand sanitiser. Gaiters and walking poles recommended.
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.