Enjoy a taste of where James (Jim) Burtton a recluse who farmed and lived there from around 1908. This track is now part of the Te Araroa Trail so do not be surprized to meet some of the 600+ walkers each year coming from the north who may have started in Cape Reinga earlier this year.
We bus up to Mangahao Road past the Mangahao Power Station to the carpark on Tokomaru Valley Road for about 40 minutes. The track sidles the Tokomaru River and although there are a few open views along the valley this is an attractive track through bush. We stop for lunch in a clearing where in 2005 the the Prime Minister Helen Clark after opening the track earlier that day sat down with the group and enjoyed a lunch.
The walk to Burttons Whare site and back takes us about 5/12 to 6 hours.
On the way home the bus will stop for a well earned coffee etc, at the Plum Duff Cafe in Shannon.
This walk is graded as a Tramping Track and is recommended for only those who are regular trampers and who are fit. There is no mobile reception in this area.
Please bring tramping boots, drink and lunch and sunscreen etc.
Numbers are limited to 20 on this walk.
Date: Sunday 11th March 2018
Depart: Bus departs Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, 326 Main St, Palmerston North at 8am and arrives back around 4.30pm.
Distance: 7 – 8 kilometres
Walking Time: 3-4 hours
Limited to 20 people, book now to avoid disappointment.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – no ticket sales on the day
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