SORRY FULLY BOOKED. One man’s passion and willingness to share what he has created gives us a unique opportunity during this year’s festival. Kowhai, kauri, puriri, kanuka, pohutakawa and karaka are just a few of the native stands of trees Bruce Plested has planted on Rorohara. Crisscrossed by over 10kms of track, this beautiful private estate is accessible only during the festival.
This route takes you down a winding road with amazing sea views at every turn, just count the number of times you say ‘wow’! Reaching the bottom you then wend up through the first tracks and planting Bruce undertook. You can compare annual plantings over the last twelve years and as Bruce will be a guest guide on this walk he will be on hand to answer any questions.
A concerto usually has three movements and the Rorohara Concerto follows suit. This is the second walk in the series, 1997 was the year planting began. Other walks are Rorohara Concerto 1, a night walk through hidden glades, opening out to a twinkling display of glowworms and Rorohara Concerto 3 which is a four hour tramp finale with stunning and varied views.
Kauri Die-Back warning: there are some beautiful old kauri trees on Rorohara which need to be protected. Please make sure your walking shoes are thoroughly cleaned before coming and spray will be provided at the outset of the walk, thank you.
Date and Start Time: Saturday 3 November, 11.30am
Duration: 1.5 hours
Start Location: Rorohara, 77 Waiheke Road, Onetangi (parking on site near the barns – drive through the gate and take the road gently bearing left). To keep cars to a mimimum we will organise car pooling nearer the time.
Ferry: 10am (special bus from Matiatia $20 return)
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