The last day of the Banks Peninsula Tramp after heading through the Hinewai reserve we reached purple peak. The highest point of this days walking before we start heading down the other side of the hill and into Akaroa. The bay in the distance is Otanerito where we started the days walking.
Dead trees and the Pacific Ocean – Banks Peninsula, a photo by Steph Jennings on Flickr.
On the Banks Peninsula- Estimates suggest that native forest once covered 98% of the peninsula – less than 2% remains today, although some reforestation has started.