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09 Okuti Track


Sat 10 Nov 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Okuti Valley, Banks Peninsula, Banks Peninsula

Restrictions: PG

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Guides: Donald Matheson and Alison Evans

Climb from the lowland forest of the Okuti Reserve through farmland to French Hill and Hilltop, with fabulous views over Okuti Valley and further west. Opt for a lunch/beer stop at the Hilltop Tavern before returning back down the Valley. The Reserve is one of the best examples of lowland forest remaining in Canterbury and is unique with having wetlands, rare ferns and podocarps such as kahikatea and matai. Learn about morepork (ruru), biodiversity, conservation and pest control, as well as the Outdoor Classroom being developed in the Reserve.

Duration: 5-6 hours. Walk climbs about 400m

Walk Difficulty: TRAMP - Track mostly unformed with prolonged up and down

Wear tramping boots or sturdy walking shoes. Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunhat, sunscreen and weatherproof gear.