SATURDAY GRADE 2-3: max 35 people: We meet two women thwarted in love as a little section of Kaipara history is revealed.
Tucked onto the harbour edge, behind Kaiwaka, our visit will bring to life the landscape that influenced our first known woman novelist, Jane Mander as she wrote ‘The Story of a New Zealand River’’ (recommended prior reading).
Secondly we meet the historic Gittos family, original missionaries, and visit their house little changed from 1866. As there are a number of ‘rustic’ stiles and fences and some steeper pitches walking up the clear grass ridges to the pa site, some agility is required. Excellent views from the top.
An extra special afternoon tea is provided, with proceeds to local charities in the area.
Degree of difficulty: Largely easy walking across rolling farmland with some gentle climbs.
Equipment: Good walking shoes or boots suitable for wet pasture. Bring m’tea, lunch and water.
Carpool: Assembly time 8.50am, 6 – 7hrs, $35.00