Track Grade: Tramping Track
Duration of Event: 5.5 – 6 hours
ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT
The Pettifar and Gilchrist Loop Tracks in the Pohangina Valley some 40kms from Palmerston North, lead you down a series of terraces towards the Pohangina River. This ancient forest is flourishing with kahikatea and totara trees, with ample opportunities to snap a photo of the towering totara trees reaching to the sky.
The birdlife is abundant throughout the area so keep your eye out for birds such as the tui, fantail, bellbird and kereru wood pigeon. The walk guided by Robert Hodgson and other members of the tramping club makes use of the Old Coach Road, an original horse and cart track which ran along the Pohangina Valley.
At the end of the walk, you’ll get to enjoy a classic kiwi BBQ lunch held at the Totara Reserve camp ground, nestled alongside the Pohangina River.
Please ensure that you wear appropriate walking footwear, and bring warm clothing, and perhaps a snack bar and drink.
Date: Sunday 12th March 2017
Depart: Bus departs Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, 326 Main St, Palmerston North at 10am
Distance: 7 – 8 kilometres
Walking Time: 3-4 hours
Cost: $33.00 ( includes BBQ Lunch)
Limited to 20 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