When: 7 January 2020, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Where: Selwyn walks
Get out and experience some of our great walks in the Selwyn district guided by a DOC ranger.
Bookings are essential with limited spaces available.
Kura Tāwhiti/Castle Hill Treasures
Tuesday 7 January, 11am–1pm, meet at Castle Hill car park.
Walk among the limestone figures of Kura Tāwhiti or Castle Hill rocks. Explore a majestic walk guided by a DOC ranger, be introduced to the history of Māori pathways through the land and spectacular flora and fauna. Bring lunch, snacks and water.
Hogs Back Hike
Tuesday 14 January, 10am–4pm, meet at Hogs Back car park.
Hiking for the adventurous with the Department of Conservation ranger guidance. Breath-taking beech forest, undulating traverse with ridgeline clearings. Enjoy lunch with 360 degree mountain views at Picnic Rock before descending back to the start. Bring lunch, snacks and lots of water.
Devils Punchbowl Walking Track
Tuesday 21 January, 11am–1pm, meet in Arthur’s Pass at the Punchbowl car park.
Feel the full force and sound of fresh mountain water falling 131m down one of New Zealand’s most stunning waterfalls. Wander through lush beech forest with friendly fantails/pīwakawaka and tomtits before climbing 150m up a series of steps to a viewing platform at the base of this spectacular waterfall.
Tuesday 28 January, 10am–4pm, meet at the Mistletoe Flats campsite on the Broken River ski field road.
This track climbs along a steep ridge with open screes between the beech forests. The top of Helicopter Hill (1256m) is covered with tussocks and low hebes and grasses. From here the spectacular views of the Craigieburn and Torlesse ranges and the limestone of Castle Hill Basin.