Walk 11 – Te Ahu Pātiki Mt Herbert Loop with Rod Donald Trust Manager Suky Thompson
Explore Te Ahu Patiki - the new park created after public support for a highly successful crowd-funding campaign. This route will involve a gentle walk through Orton Bradley Park to reach the new Te Ahu Patiki park and then climbing up through its most beautiful bush gully to reach more open lands higher up starting at the Hoheria terrace. Spot promising signs of regeneration and magnificent rock formations as you go then head up a wide track mainly through gorse to reach the Mt Herbert shelter. From there it’s a short walk to the summit, where on a good day views are marvellous. Make a loop return past the interesting summit wetland area and return back on a new route made possible by the park. We will take it at a gentle pace and enjoy some rest stops along the way.
Duration: 8.5 hours, climbs 900m, length 16kms
TRAMP/ROUTE - Track mostly unformed or unformed, with prolonged up and down
Wear tramping boots. Bring lunch, snacks, 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.
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