Sunday 14 January - Fitness essential if you wish to climb.
Sturdy footwear, warm clothing & rain gear; binoculars, walking pole helpful. BYO lunch, snacks & plenty to drink. Kapiti has an important role in NZ history, pest eradication and native bird management. Study and explore the coast and forest. Time (1 hours) is available to climb the steep Tuteremoana. Depart 6.45am; return approx. 6.30pm. Adult $125; Child $115.
Monday 15 January - Reasonable fitness required.
Sturdy footwear, warm clothing & rain gear. BYO lunch, snacks & drinks. The Pātea Historical Society opened a window on Pātea in last year's Summer Programme and will do the same on Monday in Waverley. Attractions include a street walk with well-known historian Laraine Sole and visits to an 1878 battle site, a fascinating museum and to Waverley Beach. Depart 9am; return approx. 5pm. Adult $25; child $16.
Explore the region and enjoy new experiences. Bookings at Whanganui i-Site visitor centre, 31 Taupo Quay - phone 06 349 0508 or 0800 926 426. Open 8.30am-5pm Monday to Friday; 9am-4pm weekends/public holidays.