Rod Donald Trust aims to develop environmental guardians of the future by getting people out on beautiful Banks Peninsula.
Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust is currently fundraising $600,000 for our Te Ahu Pātiki project to purchase 500ha of iconic land including the summits of Mt Herbert/Te Ahu Pātiki and Mt Bradley. Support our vision to develop this land into a conservation park protecting and restoring native biodiversity, with full permanent public access. Help us to create a legacy for our tamariki and future generations.
The new Te Ahu Pātiki conservation park protects public access on the Te Ara Pātaka tramping network which we have developed in partnership with Department of Conservation building on the work of many people before us. We provide Rod Donald Hut along the way for trampers to stay. Please book this via the DOC website before you start tramping.
We provide information on all the walks on Banks Peninsula on www.bpwalks.co.nz and our printed walking brochures and walks directory are available at Peninsula information centres and the DOC visitor centre in Christchurch.
To find out more about our work visit www.roddonaldtrust.co.nz.
All donations received will now be put toward our Te Ahu Patiki project.
More about us
Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust promotes sustainable management and conservation on Banks Peninsula. Its work is underpinned by four strategic pillars - improving public walking and cycling access, improving biodiversity, promoting knowledge about Banks's Peninsula environment and culture and working in partnership with others.
Hi Alastair Many thanks for your kind donation to the Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust. I am sad to hear of the story behind it and hope you may find some solace in visiting peaceful Te Ahu Patiki Mt Herbert and Mt Bradley. Warm regards Suky Thompson, Trust Manager
Gill - Many thanks indeed for your generous donation making our project to protect Te Ahu Pātiki project a step closer. Warm regards Suky
Hi Matt Many thanks for your kind donation to the Rod Donald Trust. This takes us one step closer to our Te Ahu Pātiki purchase and is much appreciated. Suky
Hi Charlotte Many thanks for your kind donation and David Attenborough comment. Back to the wild indeed - and with full public access so everyone can watch and witness this highly visible transformation. Warm regards Suky - Trust Manager
Hi Louise Many thanks for your kind donation. This takes us closer to purchasing Te Ahu Pātiki and we much appreciate your support. Warm regards Suky Trust Manager