GRADE 3-4: An energetic bush walk over private, covenanted land in the Brynderwyns, where kiwi have been released over the past three years.
Learn about Marunui’s conservation management programme.
A great opportunity to appreciate the forest’s special values – northern rata, nikau, puriri, kauri, climbers and epiphytes and various native birds. We walk on tracks in the valley, beside streams and up ridges through mature bush. There are reminders of kauri logging days and Maori habitation and from Pa Hill you can enjoy expansive coastal and rural views. The walk concludes with afternoon tea. Good fitness and walking boots essential, small streams to cross.
Degree of difficulty: An easy section followed by some steep climbs on formed tracks requires a good degree of fitness.
Equipment: Good walking shoes will suffice although boots would be better. A walking pole if you normally carry one.