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Mataia Farm Park, Kaipara district

 

Refer to What you need to bring, Pickup Directions and Maps, Trip Emergency / Delay handling and Cleaning Gear

Newcomers - You are very welcome - always phone the leader to confirm this walk is suitable for you

Remember to bring the advertised fare in cash with you on the walk

Sunday 23 February 2020

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NOTE  Because of Kauri die-back disease you must ensure that your footwear and walking poles are thoroughly cleaned and free of mud and dirt before you begin the walk. There will be Trigene disinfectant for you to spray your boots/shoes on arrival.
Details: This is a new walk for us, on the edge of the Kaipara Harbour.

The Mataia 12km circular walk starts and finishes at Mataia Homestead and takes up to 5 hours. We will take time to enjoy the many features of interest along the way.

The unique circular journey crosses rolling farmland, traverses ancient and regenerating native forests, passes through unique saltmarsh wetlands, and touches the coast of the Kaipara Harbour - the largest harbour in the southern hemisphere.

An intensive conservation project begun in 2005 encompasses the entire farm and evidence of this will be seen as you journey. Kilometres of fencing now protect streams, waterways, wetlands and gullies, and teams of volunteers have planted over 100,000 native trees in the last 12 years. Pest and predator traps can be seen in regular intervals along the trail and protect the growing number of endangered flora and fauna that call Mataia home, including North Island Brown Kiwi which were re-introduced to Mataia in 2013
Leader: Vicky King Mob 021 0736 056
Transport: Club Bus   Driver: TBA
Destination: Mataia Homestead carpark. 2791 Kaipara Coast Highway, Glorit
Departure: 8:30 am Club garage, 31 Sandringham Rd, Kingsland
  8.45 am Des Swann Drive, opposite AON, Takapuna
  Walk starts approx. 10.00 am
Cost: members $20 Non members, $25 - this includes the $8 walk fee