Track Grade: Walking Track
Duration of Event: 5 – 6 hours
A similar walk in this area was booked out early last year.
We bus out for 30 minutes to the Kahuterawa Valley Carpark. This loop walk is guided by Ian Arygle a local historian with many interesting tales to tell. We start the walk up the Back Track to Scotts Road and then down into the Arapuke Forest, a new forest full of new constructed walking and mountain bike tracks. After walking thnrough the forest park we walk over the new swing bridge to join the well known Sledge Track that lies in the heart of the scenic Kahuterawa Valley. This track brings us face to face with the majesty of New Zealand’s native environment. From towering ancient trees to fantastic examples of this country’s unique fauna; from rocky waterfalls to trickling streams, massive boulders and tranquil surrounds – this track offers a journey into the essence of Aotearoa, land of the long white cloud. The Sledge Track is also home to some interesting fauna including the carnivorous New Zealand native land snail and its main food source the large native worm. This worm can grow up to 60cm long. Also found is a rare centipede that lives under the leaf litter along the track and a large bush dragonfly.
Bring your own lunch.
Bookings are essential – no ticket sales on the day.
Please ensure that you wear appropriate walking footwear, bring warm clothing, and pack plenty of adequate drink and food.
Date: Saturday 10 March 2018
Depart: Bus departs Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, 326 Main St, Palmerston North at 9.00am
Distance: approx 7 – 8km
Walking: 4-5 hours
Limited to 28 people, book now to avoid disappointment.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – no ticket sales on the day.
Bookings can also be made at any venue Eventfinda tickets are sold, please note a $3.00 per ticket booking fee will apply. Click here for the venues