Calling all Tramping Club Members!

Rod Donald Trust is issuing a challenge to Canterbury based Tramping Clubs to see which club can raise the most to support the purchase and set up of the new Te Ahu Pātiki conservation park – 500ha of iconic land above Lyttelton Harbour.

The new park will secure enduring public access on some of your favourite tramps to the summits of Mt Herbert and Mt Bradley, on the Te Ara Pātaka multi-day tramping track, and the connections from Mt Herbert Shelter and Packhorse Hut to Orton Bradley Park. The land will be managed for biodiversity restoration with the aim to transition to native forest using natural regeneration – mainly through gorse – like Hinewai. New opportunities for quiet non-motorised recreation will be opened up.

Tramping Club members are invited to donate and tag their donations as contributing toward their Club total. If you would like to donate, please:

  • Visit and select Donate now.
  • Choose your preferred donation platform
  • Make your donation and make sure to fill in your tramping club name in the comments or message field on the form

If you have already donated to the project just email the Trust your name and the Tramping Club you represent and they will add your donation to your club total –

The Tramping Club that raises the most will receive free nights for your Club at the Rod Donald Hut – let’s see which Club can produce the largest total!

Help us create this wonderful legacy for the future –Mt Herbert and Mt Bradley protected for nature and for future generations to enjoy in the new Te Ahu Patiki conservation park.