Uncle Roddus Tramping diary:Tramp No 135
Mt Berard - Akaroa 24 March 2013
I was allowed out for a days tramping again this weekend. There wasn't too much happening from The CTC that interested me and I only had Sunday available. I put it out to some tramping friends to do something and a got a couple of responses of interest but no suggestions. I put forward doing Dome in Arthurs park and this was agreed and a couple of others also came on board, all were CTC members. By late Thursday, it was clear the forecast for Sunday wasn't going to play ball for a pleasant day in the hills at that particular location, and on Friday, alternative suggestions were put forward, with this trip in the hills above Akaroa being the most popular.
I duly arrived at one of the groups house at 8:00am on a warm but overcast day and 6 of us set of for Akaroa Harbour. Parking near the waterfront we set off up a public access track across old farmland, climbing until we connected with Stony Bay Rd. We then dropped into the property of Richard, who had suggested this trip. After morning tea at his holiday house, he led us up through the native bush following old stock tracks that he had re-cut and checking traps he had set. We then climbed up onto point 790 and enjoyed the great views of Akaroa harbour and other parts of Banks Peninsular.
Going down, we followed a track below a pine plantation before dropping down a ridge and getting onto Lighthouse Road near Brasenose peak. Then it was the slog down the road back to the car.
A pleasant walk in an area we don't visit much.
|There were a couple of cruise ships in the harbour.|