Walk 14 - Magnificent Mt Bradley’s Grand Vista of Te Ahu Pātiki, with Peninsula Tramping Club’s Merv Meredith
Walk up beautiful Kaituna Valley to the Sign of the Packhorse Hut for morning tea at one of Harry Ell’s ‘rest houses’ on his visionary recreational route to Akaroa.
Then make the big slog up the back of Mt Bradley and take a still little known track to the summit ridge, along the top and down the gentle track to the edge of the Bradley Bluffs at the north eastern, ‘Eye of the Needle’ corner. As well as picturing what the upper slopes of Te Ahu Pātiki below will look like when our grandchildren visit the same spot, just soak up the sweeping, unparalleled view of the harbour and beyond.
Return to Kaituna suitably stonkered after a great day.
Duration: 10 hours, climbs 900m, length 16kms
TRAMP/ROUTE - Track mostly or totally unformed with some rough surfaces and prolonged up and down
Wear tramping boots. Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunhat, sunscreen, weatherproof gear and hand sanitiser.
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