SORRY FULLY BOOKED Whakanewha Regional Park is not only known for its sweeping crescent-shaped beach and its cascading streams, but also for its mature coastal forest.
Walking along the recently upgraded Tarata Track will bring you close to old taraire, kohekohe, puriri, karaka and nikau trees. But you will also stroll between newer trees such as kanuka and ferns that have taken over land that was once farmed.
A massive slip close to the track demonstrates how quickly weeds can take over bare land and how important ongoing weed control is. You will hear how geckos are monitored and pests are controlled in the park. And just listen to the birds!
This early morning walk is topped off with coffee and scones afterwards at Charlie Farley’s, Onetangi.
Date and Start Time: Monday 29 October, 8.30am
Duration: 2 hours
Start Location: Dotterel Sculpture car park, Whakanewha
Photo: Beatty Wiggenhauser
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