Akaroa For The Day
Trip Start Feb 21, 2006
68Trip End Feb 21, 2007
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I sat at the top for a good while admiring the view and having lunch - lucky I got there in such a short time because on the way down I saw 7 other people, I find it's much nicer when you have these places to your self
After lunch I headed down a bit along the Purple Peak Track to the Hinewai Reserve and Beach Forest in the Otanerito Valley - situated on the eroded outer flank of the Akaroa Volcano, which apparantly stopped errupting some 8million yrs ago!! The surrounds were so different from the hills I had just been on and the views and waterfalls were great. Right in the middle there was also a information centre and some hidden away accommodation huts... would be a great place to spend the weekend!! Unfortunatley I only had about 2 hours in there exploring places like Big Totara, Fuchsia falls and Mikimiki Knob before heading on the circular track that took me through a heritage park, under thick Macrocarpa treesand winding back down to Akaroa in time for sunset.
Now I'm nursing my wouynds at home, because of my recent lack of excerise today's jaunt will make me suffer tomorrow and I bet I wont be able to walk properly for a few days - but I'd say it was worth it! Oh and the best news of all - I didnt get lost all day - whoo hoo :-)