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Exploring Our Hillside
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Pillars Path

Running between the western Lower Area and the Post Office Pillars, the Pillars Path takes the visitor along a concrete track beside rock terraces cut into the mountainside. These wide terraces are old orchards, previously planted with wampi, which we will gradually convert to native forest. Further down, secondary forest covers the slopes. In summer, heavy moisture leaves the concrete track covered with a soft green carpet of moss. At the top of the path visitors can also enjoy lovely views over KFBG.

Please download 'Suggested Walking Routes' for details of routes, walking times, elevation, difficulty levels and highlights.


In the high-visitor-traffic areas of the Lower Area there are many handrails, walls and painted step-edges.

In order to preserve the wild feeling of the walking trails in the semi-wild areas of the forest paths above the Raptor Sanctuary and Orchid Haven, and the wild areas of the Sky Trail, we provide relatively less safety infrastructure. Visitors are expected to take more personal responsibility for their safety in these areas.