Two Day Farm Walk Package
Two Night/Two Day Walk Package - $325.00pp
- Access to private tracks
- two nights glamping accommodation. All quality linen and towels provided.
- Delicious food for two days (breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and home baking).
- Food includes an evening meal and dessert on your day of arrival, and a substantial morning tea on your day of departure
- 2 days walking with maps
- Mountain View Loop - 13km
- Farmland Loop - 5km
*Minimum 4 and maximum 10 people per booking (or 8 singles)
Arrival on the First Night is between 4-7pm.
You will need sturdy boots for our walk. Safety is paramount and you will be required to sign a safety form.
Arrive at Ridge Top Farm Glamping Site between 4pm and 7pm where your hosts Sarah or Angus Gilbertson will check you in. Make yourselves at home and between 5 - 7pm (depending on your arrival) we will deliver you a delicious 2 course dinner all prepared for you to finish off on the BBQ. Provisions for the following day's breakfast will also be delivered and we will give you your walk briefing and maps for the next day.
Day 1 (Mountain View Loop - 13km)
After breakfast, we will deliver you your packed lunch (approx 10.30am). You will then be all ready to begin your walk. We recommend you to leave the campsite around 11.30am to arrive at Nolan's Hutt for lunch (approx 11/2 hours). At Nolan's Hutt there are deck chairs and picnic rugs available for you to use so you can relax and enjoy the 360 degree views while having lunch.
You will head of in a North-West direction from the campsite up onto the Ridge where you will enjoy spectacular views of Mt Egmont and Mt Ruapehu.
You then head downhill across the creek where you will meander across rolling farmland where you will see plenty of sheep & cattle along the way. As you climb back up onto the Ridge you will come across Nolan's Hutt, your lunch spot. At approx 500m you will enjoy 360 degree views of Kapiti Island, Mt Egmont, Mt Ruapehu and the Ruahine Ranges.
After lunch you will continue along the Ridge enjoying the spectacular farmland and mountain views before coming back down onto the road, along the grass airstrip (used for top dressing) and back to the campsite. Once there, you can enjoy a beverage with your family and friends, soak in the outdoor baths and wait for your 2 course evening meal to be delivered once again. Breakfast provisions for the next day will be delivered along with a short briefing and map for the Day 2 walk.
Day 2 (Farmland Loop - 5km)
The second day will take you approx 2 hours and we recommend you begin the walk so you have enough time to complete it and check-out before 12pm. Your morning tea will be waiting for you back at the campsite to take with you as you make your way home.
The walk starts in the South West direction with rolling hills where you will come across a rejuvenating wetland at native bush areas. You then come along in an east direction where you will enjoy views of the Ruahine Ranges, Feilding, Palmerston North City and the Manawatu Windmills in the far distance. It then drops back down past the Farm Woolshed where you might see some sheep yard action and back along the airstrip to the campsite.
Once back at the Campsite your morning tea awaits you before you make your way home full of many new memories.
Departure - by 12pm