Walk 02 – Brice Falls Walk - with Andy Nicholson, Rachel Dunningham & Banks Peninsula Conservation Trusts Sophie Hartnell
This is a pretty walk through a Port Hills farm with an area of the valley being replanted in natives under the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust. The walk goes along the valley floor before following a narrow stream bed to a lovely 10 metre waterfall. The waterfall is named Brice Falls after the family who farmed the land as a rehabilitation farm after World War II. We then backtrack a little before going up a steep farm track to the top of the property where we drop down to view another secluded waterfall 3 metres high. Taking a farm track which curves round the back of the property continue on to the valley floor, looping back to the starting point. This walk is in the heart of the Te Kākahu Kahukura core area. Te Kākahu Kahukura is a large scale collaboration of landowners, residents, organisations and agencies whose vision is to see the Southern Port Hills area become a thriving and resilient indigenous forest supporting native flora and fauna by 2050; a taonga for Ōtautahi.
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours approx. 3km, walk climbs about 300 meters
WALK - Partly formed track, some up and down
Wear sturdy walking shoes. Bring snacks, a water bottle, sunscreen, sunhat, a jacket and hand sanitiser.
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.
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