The 2016/2017 Whangawehi Catchment Management group walks is now finished. We would like to thank all our supporters and invite them to our 2018 walks :
Fees : $10 per adult, free for children under 18
Where : Mahia Fishing Club at 9 am
The meeting place is at the Mahia Fishing club at 9 am. A short drive will take us to the starting point.
Walk summary :
- Approximately 15 km from the kinikini road to the Whangawehi bridge
- 4 to 5 hours walk
- Bring sturdy shoes, hats, dress for the weather
- Bring lunch and water
Walk description :
The walk will start from the Kinikini Road and meander down through forestry and farmland before finishing at the Whangawehi estuary. Guides will be on hand to discuss the successful restoration project so far and talk about the vibrant Maori history and culture still present in the landscape.
A brief Karakia will take place before heading off. The walk is expected to take approximately five hours at a leisurely pace. Please bring a hearty lunch, plenty of drinking water and dress for the weather. The walkway is over farm and forestry tracks so trampers are advised to bring sturdy tramping shoes. All scheduled walks are weather dependent and could be cancelled at the last minute due to safety concerns. Please refer to the blog whangawehi.com for up-to-date information.
The summer walks will be promoted within the area as well as outside the region to interested groups however if you know anybody that may be interested in the walks please don’t hesitate to invite them.
If successful, these walks could lead to the development of a walkway across the most significant part of the catchment with possible links with the DOC reserve.