New Walking Track at Uretiti

Uretiti Loop Track

Uretiti Loop Track

The Uretiti loop trail takes you to the top of the foredune and then down onto the beach

A loop trail formed by Department of Conservation staff at Uretiti last year takes walkers from the entrance gate at the northern side of the road into the camping ground on a forty minute circuit incorporating the beach and making use of the oil pipeline easement which is kept clear of vegetation.

Thanks to DOC!  

Bream Bay News – thanks Marilyn for keeping us in the Loop!

Marilyn, a keen walker reported on her walk:

You go in at the gate on the north side of the roadway into the camping ground. The trail takes you southwards towards the Waipu Golf Course along then cuts down to the beach. The loop takes around 40 minutes and is marked by orange posts at the beach entrances and plastic roadside type markers with orange arrows. It makes good use of what already exists at the site.

I always think how much potential there is on that land for this kind of non – destructive, recreational use. There are so many weeds growing here, so much gorse, wild ginger, tobacco weed, asparagus weed etc. This is public land, in other words our land, and I think we need to be doing better then this in looking after it.

At the end of the trail you walk past the Living Legends native tree planting near at each end of the campground entrance. This is a big project with around 10,000 trees planted over three years and it is good to see that most seem to have survived last summer’s drought. Another big planting day is planned for Saturday September 1.


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