Jul 27 2016

Macandrew Bay – Boulder Beach

Published by under Penguins Dec- Feb,Trampers

Boulder Beach closed  during yellow eyed penguin nesting, moulting, December-February months.

Distance from car-park: 24 km.

13. 27/7/2016. Macandrew Bay – Boulder Beach. M. Leader: Neil M.

Nine trampers left the car park at 9:30am and headed off to Macandrew Bay following the harbour coastline of still, unruffled blue waters to our meet-up parking place. A coffee van set up in the same place was denied patronage as coffee at the start of a tramp was simply ‘not on’!
About 10 am we started the walk up Greenacres Track which was very pleasant although a tad slippery in places.  Upon arriving at the pines and drier ground it was time for a break. It was here we were joined by a walking rider and very placid horse which apparently had a distaste for riding downhill routes and had to be led on foot.

Morning tea. Tempted by alternate form of transport.(Margreet pic and caption.)

Morning tea. Tempted by alternate form of transport.(Margreet pic and caption.)

Snacks for trampers and piece of apple for horse and  with renewed energy we went our separate ways.  At the top of the track, just before High Cliff road, a long-roped swing created a diversion for one who enjoyed a childhood revival …
Swing (Margreet pic and caption.)

Neil enjoying a swing on the way. (Margreet pic and caption.)

… and where others removed a layer of clothing.

Along  High Cliff Road the view across the harbour and city and over to the background of snow sprinkled Maungatua and further behind to the white Lammermoors was beautiful.
Monumentt to old cheese factory site. (Margreet pic and caption.)

Monumentt to old cheese factory site. (Margreet pic and caption.)

  On to Paradise Track which leads down to Boulder bay arriving at Boulder bay at midday for lunch on the sand in the sun— no wind and very pleasant.
Lunch at Boulder Beach. (Margreet pic and caption.)

Lunch at Boulder Beach. (Margreet pic and caption.)

The return route took the eastern side of  Boulder Bay, a fairly constant uphill,  4-wheel track leading on to Seal Point road which in turn joined up with HIgh Cliff Road again and along to Greenacres Track completing the loop.  We enjoyed the day even though it was clouding over and cooling down at this stage. Down Greenacres track and back to the cars  and of course finished the tramp with a coffee at  Bay Cafe.
Walked 12.8 Km; Travelling time 3 3/4 hours;  Climbed 580 metres. – Carole
12. 23/9/2009. Macandrew Bay, Greenacre Street, Highcliff Road, Paradise Road, Boulder Beach, return. Medium. Leaders: Glenice and Keith.
At top of Greenacre Track.

At top of Greenacre Track. Susan, Ken. Sabina, Glenice, Keith, Hazel in background.

Look carefully. Lamb of mixed backgrounds!

Look carefully. Lamb of uncertain parentage!

Bruce and Majorie's Crib

Bruce and Majorie’s Crib

New sign on Beattie Cottage

New sign on Beattie Cottage

Track signs at corner of Beattie property

Track signs at corner of Beattie property

Conservation area sign

Conservation area sign

On beach at last

Arrival at Boulder Beach. Keith, Sabina, George, Susan, Hazel.

View from top of Paradise Road

View from top of Paradise Road

Paradise Track signs

Paradise Track signs

11. 30/1/2008. Trampers. Macandrew Bay, Boulder Beach. Medium. Leaders: Bruce and Marjorie.
10.9/8/2006 Trampers. Macandrew Bay, Boulder Beach. Leaders: Bruce, Glenis
9. 8/6/2005. Trampers. Macandrew Bay – Boulder Beach, return. Leaders: Kerri, Helen S.
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Up from Macandrew Bay. Doug, Arthur, Tom, Dorothy, Bob

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Down Paradise. Doug, Tom, Bob

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World Wide Fund for Nature Conservation Area

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Returning from Boulder Beach

8. 28/8/2002. Macandrew Bay – Greenacre Street – Boulder Beach. Medium+. Leaders: Ian, Irene, Elaine.
7. 15/8/2001 Macandrew Bay Greenacre Street Paradise Track, Boulder Beach. Medium. Leaders Doug M, Mary L, Evelyn C
6. 19/7/2000 Macandrew Bay Greenacre Street Paradise Track, Boulder Beach. Leaders Jean A, Chris, Joan H
5. 1/12/1999. Macandrew Bay, Larnach Castle, Boulder Beach. Leaders: Molly, Bill H, Pat.
4. 6/5/1998. Macandrew Bay, Greenacres, Boulder Beach, Paradise Road. Leaders: Doug J, Betty, Ted.
3. 21/5/1997. Macandrew Bay Greenacres Street, Boulder Beach return. Leaders: Chris H, Ria H, Jean
2. 6/3/1996. Macandrew Bay – Greenacres Street – Boulder Beach. Medium. Leaders: Dot and Eric, Chris, Joan H.
1. 2/10/1991. Macandrew Bay, up Greenacre Street and over to Boulder Beach. Return by Paradise Road. Windy Ridge!! Lovely views. Leaders: Ria and Kees, Jean A, Ria H, Peg C.

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