Up-and-Coming Trips
for October 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)

 

       

13 October 2019

Hakarimata Southern End

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Joy Smith, Ph: 07-826-4168 or Mob: 027285-3345

Co-Leader:

Kath Stamp, Ph:  09-534-4116 or Mob: 021-294-3011

Departs:

8 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$20

Description:

The Hakarimata Scenic Reserve near Ngaruawahia is a great place to see some of the last kauri stands in the Waikato.   Entering the bush and climbing steeply through mature bush, we reach the junction of the Hakarimata Summit Track, then there is a short walk up to the summit tower with beautiful views out towards Hamilton and the greater Waikato.  Return via the same route so no need for a car shuffle or road walking.

McBrinns Stream/Maratoto Pinnacle

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Tony Gibson Ph: 09-279-9115 or Mob: 021 460 458

Departs:

7.30 am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA)

Fare:

$30

Description:

Maratoto Valley Southern Coromandels.  We head up a track beside McBrinns Stream to a small waterfall and mine and then further upstream to the remains of a 15-stamp battery, amalgamation pans and a steam engine from the 1888 gold workings.  We then return to the road, cross the stream, and climb the ridge to the Maratoto Pinnacle.  If you have a head for heights, you can climb the last bit to the very top.

 

15 October 2019

Daly's Hut, Waitawheta (start at end of Franklin Rd, Waitawheta)

Grade

Tuesday Tramp

Leader:

John, Ph  09 2927521 

Departs:

8 am, Ray Small Car Park
Fare: $28

20 October 2019

Suspension Bridge/Wairoa Loop

Grade:

Light

Leaders:

Monika Mazur, Ph: 09-266-1076 or Mob: 021-211-0237

Margaret Ferguson, Ph:  09-299-3655 or Mob: 027-200-6785

Departs:

8.30am   Ray Small Carpark (by RSA)

Fare:

$8

Description:

Hunuas.  A popular tramp starting on the Suspension Bridge Track and descending to the Wairoa Loop track.  An oldie but a goodie......Reasonably easy walking with excellent viewpoints of bush, dams and reservoirs.

27 October 2019 - Labour Weekend - No light or medium tramps organised for this Sunday as a large number of club members are heading up North for the long weekend.

03 November 2019

Daley’s Hut

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Kath Stamp, Ph: 09-534-4116 or Mob: 021-294-3011

Departs:

8 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

The club will pay for the cost per car.

Description:

A walk through the forest park on a variety of tracks, including the historic Waitawheta Tramway Track which follows the Waitawheta River through farmland and bush.  Plan is to just, enjoy the walk and once we arrive at the hut, do a bit of a cleanup prior to lunch, e.g. sweep and wipe down surfaces, bring out rubbish and generally assess the hut for future maintenance.

Mt Pirongia Climb

Grade:

Medium Plus

Leader:

Malcolm Allen, Ph: 09-298-3245 (evenings)

Departs:

Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) at 7.30 am

Fare:

$38

Description:

A long uphill climb through bush. Good tracks, little mud, no stream crossings, great views from summit on a clear day. Expect a 90-minute drive to start point and about eight hours walking. Start and finish point on Corcoran or O'Shea Roads. Car fare may reduce, and access points change if sufficient people are interested to justify Peter hiring a van. Those interested in going please contact the leader at least three days before, Ph: 09 2983245 evenings.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

   



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