Track Grade: Easy
Duration of Event: 4 – 5 hours

Arriving by bus at Feilding, walk through Kowhai Park to Rata Street and walk alongside part of the racing circuit of Manfeild,  then onto a raised walkway beside the Makino Stream passing farmland to Kitchener Park.

Gavin Scott, park curator of Kitchener Park, and others from the trust have been replacing the boardwalk over a wetlands area and will give an informative talk on this unique area. The park is a wetlands area of 18 hectares with remnants of an ancient forest and is best known for its 700 year old kahikatea tree.
Return to Rata Street where the bus will then travel to Mt Lees Reserve,  located in a beautiful rural setting amongst a unique and attractive scenic reserve.

Graham Teahan will give a talk about the Mt Lees Reserve before the 45 minutes walk through the reserve.  The reserve has two two main loop trails. The main 3km loop follows the boundary of the reserve.  There are two distinctive trees growing in the reserve –  a large kahikatea thought to be more than 1000 years old and  a 600 year old puketea which is listed as one of NZ’s distinctive trees.

Sit down to a picnic lunch (included in the price) in the summer house.  The bus then returns to Palmerston North.

Please ensure that you wear appropriate walking footwear, bring warm clothing, and pack plenty of adequate drink and food.


Date:  Saturday 11 March 2017

Depart: Bus departs Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, 326 Main St, Palmerston North at 10am

Distance:  5 – 6 kilometres

Walking Time:  2 – 3 hours

Cost: $49 includes picnic lunch

Limited to 20 people, book now to avoid disappointment. 

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – no ticket sales on the day.


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