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.
Dunedin is famous for having warm and settled weather in March and Sunday the 11th was a beautiful example of that fame. Bright sun and no breeze welcomed over 300 keen Hereweka hikers of all ages for the 6.45 km walk across this unique part of the Otago Peninsula. The Trust were delighted with the turn out and it was great to see so many families take on the challenge of the course. The added bonus of a sausage sizzle at Larnach Farm that was put on generously by the Breeze Radio Station was a welcome stop and chance to rest before the last downhill section of the walk. A special thanks to Jane Ashman for help with parking, Keep Dunedin Beautiful for the chocolate and the Trust Committee for your hard work and support. Overall, this was a great event and it was very pleasing to have such a great turn-out. The Trust looks forward to having everyone back again next year. (Click on the pictures to view full size)
When you run an outdoor walking event there are always those last-minute doubts that play on your mind. Is the course too hard? Will anyone turn up? Will the weather be an absolute pig? Well the Hereweka Harbour Cone Trust didn’t have to worry about any of those things as Sunday dawned beautifully fine and clear for our inaugural Hereweka Hike. The Trust were delighted to have 200 excited and eager walkers of all ages take the opportunity to explore an area of the Otago Peninsula that is an absolute gem. With a fine hot day there were plenty of walking packs filled with water and liberal use of sunscreen to get people through the 6.5 and 11.5 kilometre courses. The public response to the Hike was overwhelming and the trust thoroughly enjoyed sharing Hereweka with everyone. A special thanks to CRT for the marker posts and Jane Ashman for providing parking at Bacon Street. This is the first event that the Trust has held at Hereweka and we are looking forward to holding more of them in the future. The hike really opened up people’s eyes to the scenery, history and opportunity that the property provides for Dunedin. Many thanks to everyone and we’re glad you enjoyed your time with us, see you all next year! (Click on the pictures to view full size)