The beginning of the walk.
On left crown and hen and chicken fern.
On right hostas getting ready to burst into leaf above them a native techomanthe vine
The first boardwalk over a very swampy section.
I have a collection of ferns on the right.
Before the boardwalks it was all but impossible to get around the section.
The second boardwalk.
A small creek seeps under the boardwalk.
The track works it way along a steep bank which has two very old puriri and a group of mangeo.The big tree in view is a tawa - other big trees are pukatea
The fern at the bottom is a king fern, parapara, or horseshoe fern which is common in my bush. In native bush eaten out by wild pigs
The bridge turned out to be too low and turned into a dam during a major flood - problem solved by clearing up the stream improving flow.
Crown ferns, nikau and astelia established along track.
Once regularly flooded this problem, as mentioned, has been solved( more or less). Main bigger trees are pukatea.
Pink/purple tree a toon.
Beneath the toon cream large leaved rhododendron and a smaller red flowered variety.
Second bridge across stream.
Over the years I have lowered the stream to control flooding.
The vine provides food for the wood pigeon or keruru.
A weir lets water escape from the neighbours lake.
Small dam diverts water into the lake.
On the property there are five or so kauri trees planted in the late 40s.
The last walkway to be developed which takes us across once impenetrable swamp of paritaniwha.
This walkway provides great views of the swamp and big pukatea and rimu trees on right.
The track then climbs back up the hill past kauri, kowhai, nikau, rimu, tanekaka, silver fern and king fern.
A collection of old milk barrels and artifacts marks the end of the track.
An earlier photographic walk.