Boundary Stream, Mainland Island Reserve, Saturday April 6 2013
The scheduled trip to walk the Maungaharuru Ranges changed due to the clagged-in tops and forecast steady rain, with hail predicted by weather forecasters for the afternoon.
So a quick decision was made to go to Boundary Stream, and make it a short day walk. Arriving at the car park, we also decided to walk the one-hour loop track. This was indeed going to be a very short day.
The native bush reserve is a good showcase of the range of trees and plants in New Zealand. However, Boundary Stream has range of mature native podocarp trees. You pass a huge matai tree, said to be more than 800 years old.
Trampers: Dorothy Sole, Alison Greer, John Marshall, Sue Marshall, Denise Payne, Sue Titter, Geoff Donkin, Rochelle Elgie, Jude Paton and Julia Mackie