Mt Herbert

Mt  Herbert

The Walkway begins at Diamond Harbour, climbs close to the summit of Mt Herbert, and descends to Charteris Bay through Orton Bradley Park. Apart from the walk itself, the geology and plant life of the area is particularly interesting, the first because of the volcanic origins of the hills, and the second because of the survival of remnants of the original podocarp-broadleaf forest within three reserves close to the summit of Mt Herbert.

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  • Honora Honora On the way up the walkway to the summit, a 4WD track leads off to the east to a cold water spring at E248979, N5725939. The water here is lovely and there is a charred stump from the original totara forest right here too.
    17 May 2010
  • Honora Honora The summit can also be accessed from Orton Bradley Park and from Kaituna Valley via the Packhorse, using the Mt Bradley south face track. There is also a paper road leading from the Mt Herbert Shelter down to a footbridge near Kowhai Hills farm. This is the route of the old Mt Herbert Walkway and goes via a 4WD track. I've been this way once.
    17 May 2010
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Added 16 May 2010 by Eagle2010. No revisions.

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