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Sign of the Packhorse Family Challenge - Walk Two

Sign of the Packhorse Family Challenge - Walk Two

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  • Sat 4 Nov ’17, 10:00am – 3:00pm


Kaituna Valley, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $16.38
  • Child Ticket: $0.00

Walking Guide - Rosemary Baird and DOC Ranger

Note $15 for adults and children are free

The Sign of the Packhorse walk from Kaituna Valley is an ideal first overnight tramp for families. This 7 km festival walk is aimed at introducing kids and caregivers to the track and will visit the hut for lunch, but not stay overnight. We leave you to come back and do that under your own steam once you know the way. Your DOC guide will tell you all about the cool and creepy plants and animals you might encounter along the way. Rosemary Baird, your Heritage New Zealand guide will share the daring dream of Harry Ell to create a recreational route of way houses around the Port Hills during the Great Depression. Expect a fun scavenger hunt and photo rally along the way, with prizes!

Health and Safety:
Children must be accompanied by at least one caregiver who takes responsibility for their safety, with a ratio of no more than 3 children per adult. Children must be able to walk the full distance with confidence and stamina or be carried in a backpack.

Duration: 5 hours

Walk difficulty: Tramp - Track mostly unformed with prolonged up and down.

Wear sturdy walking shoes. Bring lunch, drink bottle, waterproof gear, pen for the scavenger hunt & camera or smartphone for photo activity

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