Up-and-Coming Trips
for September 2019

The trips page shows the upcoming single day and multi day tramps. Please note, if you intend in going on any of the tramps listed, please contact the leader in case there have been any changes to place and/or time.
(Note: Car fares are currently set at 15 cents/km)


All trips start from Ray Small Car park, next to the Papakura RSA, Elliot Street, Papakura unless otherwise stated. If in doubt, contact the leader.

*Northbound trips, the leader may meet you 20 minutes later at Recreation Ground Car park, Great South Road, School Corner, Papatoetoe. In this case, people with cars please call at the Papakura RSA to collect anyone who may need a ride.
NOTE: Trip transport is by car-pooling, at a set fare per individual trip.


(Please note: non-members MUST contact the leader prior to going on a tramp as not all tramps will be suitable for non-members to participate in)

 

       

 

15 September 2019

Four Peaks Mystery Trip, Auckland City

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Sue Bell, Ph: 021 2952647

Departs:

8 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) and 8.30 am at Papatoetoe

Fare:

$8

Description:

Sue is going to lead us on a mystery tramp to explore some of her favourite volcanoes in the Auckland area.

Hunuas – Loop Track from Piggott’s Camp

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Jenny Wilton, Ph: 09-292-4848 and Peter Crane Ph: 021-621-345

Departs:

8 am, Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$7

Description:

The tramp will start at Piggott’s Camp, then up the Mangatangi Ridge track off Rata Ridge and return on Mangatawhiri Track to Ernie’s track and back to Piggott’s Camp. A really good loop track in very nice bush. Those coming on this tramp must ring the leader, or Peter Crane.

 

17 September 2019

Mangatangi Cycle Track

Grade

Tuesday Tramp

Leader:

John, Ph  09 2927521 

Departs:

Ray Small Car Park at 8.30 am  or meet at locked gate off Moumoukai Road, at 9.10 am
Fare: $7

22 September 2019

Kitekite Falls

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Margaret Ferguson Ph 09 299 3655 / 027 2006785

Co-Leader:

Monika Mazur Ph 09 266 1076 / 021 2110237

Departs:

8 am Papakura (by RSA) 8.30 am at Papatoetoe

Fare:

$20

Description:

Waitakeres.    This is reported to be the quintessential Waitakere walk.  Following the picturesque Glen Esk stream, the track leads steadily uphill to the falls. Good views back over the falls and valley from over the tops of regenerating kauri.

Mangamuka Hut

Grade:

Medium Plus

Leader:

Dale Hollands, Ph: 09-296-5377 or Mobile: 021-040-6887

Departs:

7.30 am, Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$35

Description:

Start from car park at road end of Te Tuhi Road.  Climb up through farmland then native Forest, walk through undulating terrain in places.  Relatively easy walking to Mangamuka Hut then some very boggy area to cross.  Bit of a downhill to hit the North South Track with some stream crossings.  Past the New Te Whare Okioki Hut, site of the old Naumachiae shelter. Will be muddy in places expect wet feet.  Back to junction and start of track.  6+ hours

 

29 September 2019

Onehunga to Otahuhu Walk

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Peter Crane Ph 021 621345

Departs:

Meet at Papakura Train Station by 8.45 am. (Train leaves 8.54am) Catch 8.54 am train to Penrose then the 9.34 am train to Onehunga

Fare:

Train fare (approx $20) or Gold Card

Description:

Catch a train to Onehunga and walk along the edge of the Manukau Harbour to the new Power Station.

Continue to Hamlin's Hill and see all the native bush plantings and the great views over the Waitamata and Manukau Harbours.

Next visit Mt Richmond and marvel at its huge Morton Bay Fig trees and the volcanic crater.  In the old Tram days Mt Richmond was a popular picnic place and the old toilets and paths are still there.A final walk to the Otahuhu Railway Station and home.

Whangatieranga Track

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Steve Anderton Ph:  021-024-85917

Departs:

7.30 am, Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$30

Description:

From Karaka Stream on outskirts of Thames, climb to high ridge and follow to Tararu Stream, tracks can be a little overgrown, great views of Thames and Firth of Thames, a longish day.

 

06 October 2019

Waiheke Island

Grade

Light

Leader:

Ann Fawcett, Ph: 09 266 9737 Leaders will be boarding train at Manurewa

Co-Leader:

Lesley J Smith, Ph:09 2673759

Departs:

Meet at Papakura Train Station 8.35am.   Train leaves 8.54am from Papakura, OR  9.02am Manurewa Station, 9.13am Papatoetoe Station.  Arrives Britomart 9.44am.  Catch 10am Ferry to Waiheke.

Fare:

Approx $15 train fare $40 Ferry.    Don't forget your HOP Card.

Description:

Ann and Lesley will choose a circuit exploring some of Waiheke Island's vast network of walkways.   Numerous tracks offer a variety of terrain with magnificent views, either taking in the outer islands or looking back to Auckland City. Please phone Ann if intending to go on this trip. 

Mt Te Aroha - Waiorongomai

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Malcolm Allen, Ph: 021 238 8948

Departs:

7.30 am, Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

Mini-van - $20/person, if in cars $36/person

Description:

Take a stroll from the Mt Te Aroha Domain to the summit, amazing views of the Hauraki Plains.  Have a much-needed lunch stop looking out over to the Firth of Thames. Take the Te Aroha Link Track south to the head of the Waiorongomai valley which should be new to most of us.  Then there are a number of tracks to choose from High Level Track, Butlers Incline Track or Buck Rock Track down to the carpark.  This is a very interesting valley with all the old gold mine activity and the attempted resurrection of the Inclines.  This will be a van tramp so if some of the light trampers want to come, we could go up the mountain a little way then go back and take the van around to Waiorongomai and tramp around some of the smaller loop tracks.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

   



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