Come to the Opening of the NEW Ti Kouka/Rocks Track at Whareroa Farm Reserve on Sunday Feb 1st at 11am.
It starts on the Farm Race before one reaches the Hub and proceeds to the left of the Cairn up then crossing the Upper Ti Kouka Valley then follows the ridges mostly following old bulldozed farm tracks.
This track takes trampers and horse riders up to the highest point of the reserve: “The Rocks”, at 320m altitude, a total climb of 300m. Half way are the cabbage trees, “Ti Kouka” – seen on the centre-right horizon.
The section to Ti Kouka crosses grazed land and is relatively easy; beyond Ti Kouka the grass is long and harder work - the views compensate for the effort.
Everyone is welcome to the “opening”, we will then walk up past the Cairn to Ti Kouka. Visitors are of course welcome to go “all the way”. The complete there and back trip takes about 2.5hours.
Whareroa Guardians obtained the grant to purchase the signs and stiles from the Dept of Conservation Community Partnership Fund.
Volunteers have cut gorse, painted and erected the sign posts and marker poles over the last few weeks.
Horse riders will need a “horse padlock” key, obtained from Kapiti Coast District Council – this provides access to Campbell’s Mill Rd as well as Whareroa Farm Reserve
See photos of the track, the views and some of the deciated volunteers who made it possible.... https://www.facebook.com/WhareroaGuardians/posts/800260203360785