Have you always wanted to walk Harbour Cone but never got round to it? Now is your chance to explore a part of the Peninsula you may never have been to before.
The Hereweka Hike is a self guided marked hike around the Harbour Cone property featuring interpretative signs that tell you the history and values of this interesting and beautiful area. You will be able to visit and learn more about;
Some of the historic farmsteads
Climb the summit of Harbour Cone (optional)
Visit Larnachs Farm
Enjoy amazing views
Explore a part of the Peninsula you may have never seen
At the trig
Some going up and some going down
For those walkers with a moderate level of fitness, it’s about a 6kms walk which allows you take your time and enjoy the area. You can visit some of the historic farmsteads, climb to the summit of Harbour Cone and be amazed by the incredible views. Visit Larnach’s farm complex and see the restoration work at Smiths Creek. It’s perfect for getting your kids out in the great outdoors to blow off that back to school steam!
Registrations are on the day at the beginning of the Bacon Street Track (Broad Bay) starting from 10.00am with registrations closing at 11.30am. It’s ABSOLUTELY FREE to register. You will receive a guide to the area before you begin. You will need to bring good walking shoes, suitable clothes for the conditions, plenty of water, your lunch (although there is a free BBQ provided by the Hereweka Harbour Cone Trust (HHCT). Because this is a working farm please leave your dog at home.
Parking is available in the paddock adjacent to the start and public transport is available from town using the number 18 bus which stops in Turnbull’s Bay opposite Bacon Street in Broad Bay.
Walkers can register on the day (Sunday 28th February) and begin from the Bacon St entrance at 10.00 -11.30. This event is free and walkers will receive a guide to area before they begin. Parking will be available in the paddock adjacent to the start and at Turnbulls Bay Quarry.
Any queries please contact the Hereweka/Harbour Cone Trust Secretary, Fiona Harrison on 021 798 908.
The continuation of the major planting project at Smiths Creek has been a long and wearisome project at times as the Trust comes to the end of this years planting. Without the invaluable work of a team of dedicated volunteers our work with the Trees That Count project would not have been possible. One group who has been tireless in its assistance of the Hereweka Trust has been the Dunedin City Council Task-force Green volunteers. They have moved mountains of materials and plants as well as tackling some of the stubborn areas of gorse left remaining within the catchment. The Trust are very grateful for the all of the help we have had this year and hope that the last few months will not stop people coming back next year!
Rik provides Taskforce Green chocolate for energy
To show our appreciation Trust members Paul Pope and Lala Frazer put on a barbecue for the large team of over 30 people we had at Smiths Creek today. We have certainly put the group through their paces as they ate through 60 sausages and 40 pieces of marinated steak. There’s nothing like hard work outdoors to give people a hearty appetite! Well done everyone, it was our pleasure and we look forward to seeing you all back next year. (Click on pictures to see full size)