Bishops Peninsula and Paremata Flats 24 September

Bishop’s Peninsula/Uri o te Wai

24 Septeber: Bishop's Peninsula & Paremata Flats – Organiser Bryan Hardie Boys.

This walk will be a game of two halves! 2 x approx. 1.5 hour walks (3 hours in total) on Grade 1, easy flat coastal and bush walking.

  1. Bishop’s Peninsula/Uri o te Wai walk to see the wonderful Kowhai flowering – access off Maori Pa Road, Delaware Bay
  2. Paremata Flats Reserve, is a small area of unique lowland forest and a small population of locally endangered and very rare South Island Fernbird/Mātātā and Banded Rail/Moho-pererū. It is the passion of Ian Price who has driven this conservation project for many years.

Again access is off Maori Point Road and the walk is on a flat Grade 1 track through paddocks and native plantings varying in age from 20 years to 5 years old. http://www.paremataflats.co.nz/

Walkers should meet at Founders Park carpark at 9 am Thursday 24th September to carpool etc. The travel to Delaware Bay is approx. 30 mins.

We will park at Bishops Point carpark and hopefully be met by local iwi to welcome us onto this special reserve area. There is parking available.

The walk around the point is approx. 1 – 1.5hrs and we will then drive up Maori Pa Road to the Paremata Flats Reserve Parking (toilets available)

There are picnic tables and toilets at the reserve so bring your lunch to enjoy after we have completed the walks. Ian Price will be available to background the project and progress to date.