Enjoy a guided tour of this working farm and gated community. The farm is 450ha, half of which is native bush and half a sheep and beef farm, with stunning coastal views and a long history. The walk is a rare opportunity to see behind the gates of a unique property.
From the Surf Club, walk along the surf beach before taking the 200-odd steep steps to the cliff top, enjoying the magnificent coastal panorama before crossing into Bream Tail Farm. The bush walk highlights some wonderful native specimens, while the pa site and trig offer great history and photo opportunities but be prepared for a couple of ‘tough’ climbs. You then walk within the farm, enjoy a complimentary afternoon tea before returning to the beach and surf club.
Owners of the property will join the walk to share the history, how the property is managed and their efforts around conservation. The property is unique as it is the first mainland stop for native birds coming from predator-free islands including Taranga and Marotiri (the Hen and Chickens) and Hauturu (Little Barrier Island).
Degree of difficulty: Some steep climbs but on well formed roads and paths
Grade 3: Max 25 walkers
Equipment: Good boots recommended. Bring morning tea, lunch, water.
Registration time: Saturday 9.00am
Duration from/to Domain: 5-6hrs