“Thar She Blows” - with Guides Nick Singleton, CCC Ranger and Kate Whyte, former Oashore Manager
Inspired by Moby Dick, come along with Kate Whyte and Nick Singleton for a “whale of a time”, exploring the Oashore Farm restoration project and the historic shore whaling station at Oashore Bay. A hearty loop walk starting at Poronui - Birdlings Flat, you’ll see some outstanding natural landscapes and enjoy expansive ocean vistas. Kate managed Oashore farm for many years and has a wealth of knowledge about the natural and human history of the area. Nick has always been interested in things nautical and suggested the trip idea to Kate, after finishing Moby Dick-and then wanting to learn more about the whaling history around Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū.
So join the crew to visit an incredibly interesting place-be part of some storytelling, and if we are very lucky, spot a spouting whale!
Duration: 5 hours. 6km, walk climbs 450m.
TRAMP - Track mostly unformed with prolonged up and down.
Wear sturdy boots. Bring lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, sunhat, layered clothing, a waterproof jacket and hand sanitiser. Pop in some binoculars for whale spotting!
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.