Region: Wellington
Date: 6 February 2019 to 6 February 2019
Location: Wellington Naturist Club Molloys Road, Te Marua
Website address: www.wellingtonnaturists.co.nz
Type: Social Event

Where and when to meet: 9:30am Wednesday 6th February at the car park at the end of Whitcher Grove in Wainuiomata.
To get there:

  • From the top of the Wainuiomata hill go straight ahead at the first roundabout to stay on Wainuiomata
  • Road.
  • Straight ahead (more or less) at the second roundabout to get onto Main Road.
  • Turn left at the third roundabout to get onto Moores Valley Road.
  • After about 1.2km turn right onto Whitcher Grove.
  • Follow Whitcher grove to an open grass area with a car park and information sign.

There is a barrier arm at the end of the car park. I can open it to let people drive through but when it closes behind us, no more vehicles can follow.
There is locked gate before the water treatment plant car park, that keeps the public out.
Being a drinking water collection area, there are conditions of access:

  • to entry if you have had any gastric bugs in the last week.
  • There is a toilet at the water treatment plant carpark, please use it (they would appreciate no No.2 along the way if it can be avoided).
  • We must take out all our rubbish.
  • Stay on the roads.
  • Don’t touch any water infrastructure or pest control equipment and stay away from water intakes.

There are some other health and safety things that I will cover on the day.
The gear to brings:

  • Lunch
  • Some scroggin or Muesli bars to eat along the way.
  • Drink, I recommend 1 litre of water as there is nothing along the way.
  • Walking/running shoes will be ok as footwear. Some of the roads are sealed so may be too hot to walk on bare footed.
  • Sun hat, sun block etc.
  •  A daypack for your gear. Weather permitng, we can leave all our clothes in the cars.
Whatever the weather, please bring:
  • A light raincoat.
  • A warm item of clothing.

I may ask you all to carry these if the weather is cool.
That is a whole lot of information, please don’t be put of. It will be a whole lot of fun.
The walk will cover 10 to 12km over well formed access roads at a pace that suits all of us. We will be looking at
some of the water supply infrastructure as well as seeing some of the best lowland native forest in the region.