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06 Ecology and Volcanology of Stony Bay

06 Ecology and Volcanology of Stony Bay

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  • Sun 4 Nov ’18, 9:30am – 5:30pm


Stony Bay, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District



Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $16.38

Guides: Marie Haley (Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust) and Dr. Sam Hampton (Geologist, University of Canterbury)

Explore with Marie and Sam the nature, ridges, valleys, bay and shore platforms of Stony Bay. Delve into the areas geological formations and learn how geodiversity (variations in rocks) influences our unique biodiversity. Visit the last remaining titi colony then descend to the valley and through native bush, caves, earthquake rockfall boulders and waterfalls. Learn about Wildside predator control and its remarkable impact on Nikau palm then explore two spectacular forest covenants. Navigate bluffs and descend to the shore platform to investigate the rock formations, intertidal environment and penguin colony.

Duration: 8 hours including time to carpool

Walk Difficulty: TRAMP - Track mostly unformed with prolonged up and down

Wear sturdy hiking boots. Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, walking pole and waterproof gear

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