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Pā Bay and Greater Okains Bay - All Day Walk

Pā Bay and Greater Okains Bay - All Day Walk

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  • Sat 12 Nov ’16, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre, 20 Oxford St, Lyttelton


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.25

Pā Bay and Greater Okains Bay: Geology, Biology and Archaeology, Foundations for the Paihere GeoPark? With Dr Sam Hampton, Frontiers Abroad and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Canterbury.

This walk begins in Okains Bay, through Kawatea (Little Okains Bay) and out along the eastern headland to the isolated Pā Bay.

Pā Bay is rich in biodiversity and resources with unique geological formations resulting in natural fortifications that were utilised by Māori for cultivation, occupation (villages), and defence (pā).

This walk will guide you through the geology of Banks Peninsula, the details of exposures on the shore platform of Pā Bay,
highlight features of pā sites and villages still recognisable in the landscape today, and introduce how geology, ecology, archaeology and cultural history can be interwoven in the context of a GeoPark.

Type: Full Day
Bring: Shoes with good grip and food
Medium fitness.

Once you have booked and paid for this walk the departure location will be emailed to you.

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