McLaren Falls Park – Bits and pieces (with Rotorua Botanical Society)
Leaders: Graeme Jane & Gael Donaghy 07 5703123 .
Meet : The carpark Rotorua at 8.30am or McLaren Falls at 9:30am
Grade : Easy to moderate. All routes well formed or across pasture with steeper bits stepped.
Four forest remnants, each with a different flavour. The first is a small area of forest containing swamp maire (easy); the second a gully walk through remnant lowland podocarp forest (easy to moderate); the third another gully walk through some beech forest to a site containing marehau (moderate); and forthly (sic) a lakeside walk with some wetlands (easy). All or some of these may be attempted. And for those otherwise inclined an extensive exotic arboretum scattered throughout with trees often labelled.
Bring bathing togs – an excellent site for a picnic. Lots of other walks.