Elaine Bay

(weather reserve days 30Aug or 5 Sept.)

The walk is a 3 hour Grade 1 flat coastal walk from Elaine Bay to Penzance bay, Tennyson inlet, A good track but some of the exposed clay can be slippery if wet, so bring suitable grippy shoes/boots and poles. The track has great views of Pelorus sound and excellent native bush (see picture)

Walkers should meet at Founders Park carpark at 9 am Thursday 29th August to carpool etc. The travel to Penzance, Tennyson Inlet by - car approx. 90 mins.

There is parking and toilets available at the jetty in Penzance or at the Rutherford bach a few metres away.

The group will be transported by boat from Penzance to Elaine bay (approx. 10 mins) and walk back to Penzance . There is a good lunch spot at Deep bay which is half-way along the track. Deep Bay also has a toilet.

It is very important that after the turnoff just before Rai valley that we then turn right and cross the river to travel down the Opouri Valley to Tennyson Inlet and Penzance  (Don't take the French Pass Road). See map.