Field trip to Kakanui Peak

Saturday 7th of December 2013, 08:30 AM (6 years ago)

Contact: David Lyttle | djl1yttle@gmail.com | (03) 454 54750

Kakanui Peak at 1528 m is one of the highest points in the Kakanui Range which runs in a north-westerly direction inland from Palmerston. We will travel to the top of the Pigroot and climb up to the summit of the peak (approximately an 800 m climb). Vegetation is mainly snow tussock grassland but there will possibly be a few surprises as the area has not been extensively botanised in recent years. For an overview of this area, including the geology and wildlife please see this PDF. Foul weather back up date Sunday 8th December. Meet 8.30 am Botany Department car park, Great King Street.