Magnificent Mt Bradley

A group of Trustees, Trust supporters and Banks Peninsula Walking Festival ticket holders enjoyed a magnificent tramp up Mt Bradley in beautiful weather on Saturday December 12th – after the expedition planned as part of the Festival had to be cancelled due to ferocious weather. The group make a 16km loop starting at the Packhorse Track in Kaituna Valley and coming back down the Monument Track, traversing the summits of Mt Bradley and Mt Herbert en route. This provided a great opportunity for reconnaissance of the new Te Ahu Pātiki block, assessing the regeneration on the Mt Bradley summit and in the basin below, and served to underline what a wonderful place Te Ahu Pātiki will provide for biodiversity regeneration and public recreation once it becomes a conservation park next year.

Arriving at Packhorse Hut – an opportunity to appreciate the latest improvements commissioned by DOC from builder David Brailsford.
View from Mt Bradley northern most point over Whakaraupō/Lyttelton harbour
Regeneration on the Mt Bradley cliff face
Regeneration in the basin between Mt Bradley and Mt Herbert is well underway

Mt Bradley Summit Plateau