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Join us for a day trip this summer under the expert guidance of geologist, paleontologist and Emeritus Scientist Hamish Campbell. We will take a leisurely drive around the harbour, as Hamish explains the Wellington Harbour, Wellington Fault, Wairarapa Fault, and Crustal and Active processes. We will stop in Eastbourne, before heading into East Harbour Regional Park and stopping at Pencarrow Lighthouse, where we will hear about it’s history. Next, we’ll take a walk along the track around Lake Kohangapiripiri, and then find a nice place to stop and enjoy our lunch (you will need to bring a cut lunch). In the afternoon we will return to Eastbourne for afternoon tea and refreshments, before heading back to our drop off points.
9:30 am Pick up from Te Papa
9:45 am Pick up anyone from Platform 9, Wellington Railway Station
10:45 am Eastbourne, comfort stop. Drive on into East Harbour Regional Park along Muritai Road, through locked gate to Pencarrow Head
11:30 am Visit Pencarrow Lighthouse
12:30 pm Walk along a track around Lake Kohangapiripiri, one of the Parangarahu (Fitzroy Bay) lakes.
2:00 pm Return to Eastbourne for afternoon tea/refreshments and comfort stop
4:45 pm Return to Platform 9
5:00 pm Return to Te Papa
What to bring: