The Grand Opening of the Ridge Walkway

The Grand Opening of the Ridge Walkway

The new Rotokare Ridge Walk was opened formally on Saturday 15 June, after short speeches by Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust Chair Mike Weren, South Taranaki District Mayor Ross Dunlop and Ian Ramage from sponsor OMV. Come and enjoy the iconic views, but keep in mind that the track is very steep at times and is “back country” standard requiring medium to high fitness. Distance: 6 km, 3-5 hours.

Fun facts: it took many months, 1220 steps, over 10,000 nails and more than 123 volunteers to build. 

Many thanks to: OMV, Mangamingi Milling, Beck Helicopter, Vickers Quarries,Fonterra staff, STDC staff, ANZ staff, Lions Eltham and Kaponga and Stratford, our own volunteers, neighbours, Wanganui Tramping Club and Girl guides.

 

 

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