Walk 06 – Exploring Avoca Valley with John Marsh and Marie Gray, Summit Road Society
The Summit Road Society has embarked on an ambitious planting programme at Avoca Valley on the Port Hills. This walk will explore Avoca Valley with a focus on remnant vegetation around the rocky bluffs and restoration plantings. From the Summit Road, you will journey down the Rapaki Track to the entrance into Linda Woods Reserve. Descend further to Avoca Valley Stream and view the areas planted in winter 2021. Loop back along the stream bed and head uphill towards the Summit Road to look at remnant vegetation and the proposed planting areas for next year. The head of the valley is particularly stunning with native flora flourishing on the south facing rocky outcrops. You will then cross tussock grassland to return back to the Summit Road. The walk will be on hilly terrain and will include a mixture of 4WD tracks, rough sheep tracks and off track walking through tussock grasslands.
Duration: 3 hours, 4.5km. Walk climbs 220m approx.
WALK - Partly formed track, some up and down
Wear sturdy walking shoes or boots. Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunhat, sunscreen, camera, a jacket, walking pole 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.