Weekend Field trip to the Hokonui Hills, Southland

Friday 6th of November 2020, 06:00 PM (3 years ago)

Contact: David Lyttle | djl1yttle@gmail.com | (03) 454 5470


Weekend Field trip to the Hokonui Hills, Southland. We plan to stay at the Dunsdale Recreation Reserve, which is near the township of Hedgehope southwest of Gore. The facilities are basic so you will need to bring a tent. You are responsible for providing your own food but plan to bring a meal for Saturday evening to share with the group. A track from the campground gives access to the Hokonui Forest where there is some interesting riparian forest along the Dunsdale Stream. Expect to see several species of orchid and some impressive specimens of the rare Coprosma, Coprosma wallii. Other places that we can visit are Forest Hill Scenic Reserve and Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve. We will leave Dunedin on Friday evening and return Sunday afternoon. If you wish to go on this trip please contact David Lyttle (03) 454 5470 email djl1yttle@gmail.com