Port Hills by Bus: Britten

Port Hills by Bus: Britten

Kenton – Crater Rim –  Bridle Path  5.9km 2hr 45min bus to bus Bus to Madeley Rd + Major Hornbrook Rd Walk up John Britten Reserve on Kenton Track just west of the row of trees, to the Summit Rd. Up Broadleaf Lane, turn right 100m below the building onto the 360 Trail. On Mt Pleasant Shared Use Track to the 360 sign at Major Hornbrook saddle, then on the Crater Rim Walkway past the Gondola top station to the Pioneer Womens Memorial. Down Bridle Path North to Gondola base station – feet slide on the marbles, probably better in the other direction. Bus at the Gondola base. A leisurely 2hr 45min on 27/4/17 The Pioneer Womens Memorial at the top  of the Bridle Path has been restored. The security fence has gone. ...
Port Hills by Bus: Kiwi

Port Hills by Bus: Kiwi

Takahe – Kiwi – Mitchells – Bowenvale 13.3km 3.5hr bus to bus Bus to Sign of Takahe. Walk up Harry Ell Track to Sign of Kiwi; upper part of track had some fire damage. Sign of Kiwi shop open and busy, 360 poster in window. Across Mitchells Track, in good condition, bit muddy but sneakers ok; heard kereru, bell birds, smaller birds. Down Bowenvale Valley Track to Centaurus Rd bus; track builders at bottom making a separate walking track. 3.5 hrs leisurely 24/3/17 Top pic: Yellow rock daisy (Brachyglottis lagopus) Here (Port Hills) very soft large hairy...