Fensham Reserve Hike

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Fensham Reserve is a 48-hectare protected region on the outskirts of Carterton. There's one main loop track that circuits the area, with a few extra tracks going off from the main route.

Community work is underway to enlist walkers and hikers to pick up a bucket of gravel and carry it up the trail where restoration and trail strengthening is occurring. It's an awesome and easy way to give back to the community and help out.

Fensham Reserve is home to massive redwoods, lots of manuka trees and kowhai plants are in abundance. Many species of birds will call to you as walk past including, among others, the tui, kingfisher, pigeon and fantail. It's the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon.

FENSHAM RESERVE HIKE DETAILS

When: year-round

Where: Carterton

Difficulty: easy

Length: 1 hour return

Directions: the main entrance to the Circuit Track is at Cobden Road; the other is at Upper Belvedere Road. The Circuit Track loops the entire reserve.

Bathrooms: no

Public Transit: no

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Walking past all the manuka trees

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Looking up at the reserve's biggest redwood tree

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Pausing for a breather on the trail

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