Okura Bush

In which Miles falls back to Plan B and enjoys a walk in the Okura Bush.

There is a gallery of 15 images below.  To view them on imgur, click here.

Albany Scenic Reserve.  There was a problem with Plan A.  After a little more research, I think I know how to find out if an area is closed before I leave.
Albany Scenic Reserve. There was a problem with Plan A. After a little more research, I think I know how to find out if an area is closed before I leave.

My plan was for a short walk in Albany Scenic Reserve.  On pulling into the small car park, the sign pictured above informed me that it is closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.  I have since Googled ”Albany Scenic Reserve” and followed the link to the Department of Conservation page for the Albany Scenic Reserve Track – there I found a notice that the reserve is closed.  I’ll take this precaution in the future.

I had a Plan B ready, but hadn’t left myself much time to enjoy the longer walk offered by Okura Bush Walkway.  I saw more than enough to know that it is worth visiting again when I have more time.  The walkway continues to Karepiro Bay and historic Dacre Cottage.  The DOC’s Okura Bush Walkway page offers more information.

Enjoy the gallery of 15 images below.  To view them on imgur, click here.

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