Walk 19 – Purau Hidden Valleys Exploring History and Nature with Paul and Andrea Dahl
This adventure commences from the foreshore of Purau Bay and follows the historic Māori and European routes up the valley floors to below the rocky crags on the southern slopes of Mt Evans overlooking Whakaraupō/Lyttelton harbour.
We will explore the changes in land use and vegetation over the last few hundred years, identifying resulting effects and impacts. We will share and invite discussion on the options for the future of the Valleys, Harbour and Peninsula. This is a great chance for an informative and fascinating day out – with expansive and extremely stunning views to enjoy along the way.
Duration: 6 hours, 7-9km approx, 500-600m climb (route may vary slightly subject to weather conditions on the day)
ROUTE - unformed and rough surface with prolonged up and down
Wear tramping boots. Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunhat, sunscreen, layered clothing, weatherproof gear 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.
Please be aware that credit card fees apply.