Mt Cambria Reserve

Day 335, Sunday 22 July 2018

Mt Cambria Reserve is a mid-sized park (2.5 ha) in Devonport. It was a volcanic cone about 30 metres high, with a perfect crater, but was quarried away over a century up to 1977. The cone was originally called Takararo, which means “the hill below” because Mt Victoria nearby was significantly larger.

After 1977, it was turned into a park, with hand-made steps over the bluffs of the quarry. The restoration won an award for park design and conservation in 1992. There are many large trees in the park. I was particularly taken with the Californian fan palms.

Distance travelled: 40 km. Total distance so far: 42,152 km

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