Walk 25 - In the Footsteps of Frank Worsley - The Akaroa Skyline Walk with CCC Ranger John Fitch
WALKERS WANTED: to walk in the footsteps of Frank Worsley, seven hour journey, steep hills, historic sites, new tracks, amazing views, stories of adventure, tired legs and guaranteed no icebergs.
Starting with a visit to Frank Worsely’s birthplace you will then head up the Woodills South and North to Curry’s Tracks to visit the Frank Worsely house site and then on up over Browntop Saddle, Purple Peak Saddle, traverse below Stony Bay Peak on the track on the Akaroa side through to Stony Bay Rd, and the Misty Peaks Track . This will then link up with CCC’s newly created track, connecting Mt Brasenose to Aylmer’s Valleys Newton Waterfall Track, and then head back down to Akaroa to view Frank’s memorial bust by the main Akaroa Wharf. This walk will be a good workout, with some steep climbing involved, with amazing views of the Akaroa harbour gained for your efforts!
Duration: 7-8 hours, 16km. Walk climbs to 800m
TRAMP - Track mostly unformed with prolonged up and down
Wear sturdy tramping boots and layered clothing. Bring lunch, snacks, large water bottle, sunhat, sunscreen, 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.