Mt Nimrod Scenic Reserve

26th July 2020

A good frost heralded the start of a glorious day as seven club members headed of to the Mount Nimrod scenic reserve.

Starting the walk at around 9.30am a steep climb up through a remnant podocarp forest soon warmed everyone up.

After a series of climbs and descents we arrived at a lookout point which gave us great coastal views from Banks Peninsula south to roughly Glenavy. Following a short break where many layers of warm clothing was removed owing to what was turning out to be an unseasonably hot day, we veered off the loop track and headed into the Mount Nimrod access easement.

We walked for the best part of an hour on this track until we reached a rocky Knoll where we rested for lunch and enjoyed the views.

Heading back the same way we rejoined the loop track and descended until we reached the Nimrod stream, a short walk upstream brought us to a nice little waterfall.

From the stream a steep climb ensued which tested the mettle of a few. However good progress was made overall. A nice descent from the top back down through native bush saw us reach the carpark in time for us to travel back for refreshments at Nosh café on the Waimate turnoff.

Thankyou to Jane, John, Vicky, Mike, Kim, and Mark for coming along and enjoying the day.

Julian