Livingstone and The Maerewhenua River

19th February 2023 – A good turn out of members to explore around Livingston and The Maerewhenua River organised by Bill. Great weather and great company for a very interesting trip. Starting at the Geopark information board on the Livingstone Duntroon road, we made our way through the valley and up to Livingstone village where we explored the old graveyard before finiding our way to the historical bridleway which made its way down to the Maerawhenua river.  Crossing over here Bill navigated us to the ruins of an old travellers hotel, then walking a short distance down the Danesys pass road to lunch at a swimming spot at the confluence of the North and South branches of the Maerewhenua river. Then up along the tops above the motor camp descending out to Pukeraro, which now a very nice wedding and events venue. Crossing the river again at the water scheme pumping station which wwas very busy with families enjoying the water so we passed on the opportunity for a final swim.