Donnelly Flat Loop Walk This 2.5km track to Donnelly Flat passes through some of the best mixed podocarp/broadleaf forest in the Tararua Range - this short, easy walk with rest areas and stream on route is an great option for cooling down. The track can be muddy, especially if it has rained recently, so we advise sturdy walking/hiking shoes.
If you are a morning person, and would like to join a group of walkers on Thursday 2 March and Friday 3 March sign up during registration.
Getting there Meet in the Reception area of the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Solway Park at 6.30am. A shuttle will take you to the starting point and return with you at the end of the walk.
The walk should take you no longer than 40 minutes, so you will be back at the hotel by 8.00am.
Trail Run Option This is a 6.5 km out-and-back run of 45 minutes through Donnelly Flat along the Atiwhakatu Stream (to the suspension bridge in the picture!) . The track is undulating but without steep climbs. One of the local physicians will guide the run each day. Departure times same as for the Donnelly Flat Loop Walk. Register for the walk during the registration process.