Field trip to Mt Watkin

Saturday 29th of March 2008, 08:30 AM (13 years ago)

Contact: Kelvin Lloyd | lloydk@landcareresearch.co.nz | (03) 477 2076

Mt Watkin is well known for its volcanic summit and associated rock glaciers but it is less well appreciated that the recently created Mt Watkin Scenic Reserve contains some of the best stands of dry matai-totara/ribbonwood forest in coastal Otago. This BSO trip will concentrate on some of the forest areas, and will include a visit to a magnificent cliff overlooking the Waikouaiti River. Participants should be reasonably fit as a degree of walking will be required to visit the most interesting sites. Alternative date in case of rain, Sunday 30. Leader Kelvin Lloyd ph 473 9566 (h) or 477 2096 (w).