Up-and-Coming Trips
for November/December 2018

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 10 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 are asked to please contact the leader prior to going on the tramp)

 

 



11 November 2018

Cossey/Massey Loop

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Margaret, Ph: 09 299 3655

Co-Leader:

Monika, Ph: 09 266 1076

Departs:

8.30am   Ray Small Car park (by RSA)

Fare:

$7

Description:

Hunuas.  A rewarding and scenic loop starting from Hunua Falls, the Massey Track climbs steadily to meet the Cosseys Wairoa Track.  Descend to Cosseys Dam and return via Cosseys Gorge Track which follows the creek back to Hunua Falls.  Good tracks, lush native bush, magnificent kauris, some views.

Daly’s Hut Working Bee

Grade:

Light

Leaders:

Judith, ph 09 2966977 and Peter 021-621-345

Departs:

8 am Saturday 10/11 – by arrangement

Fare:

$33

Description:

Come for the weekend or come for the day (Saturday or Sunday). Daly’s Hut is about 1 hours from the road end. There will be no charge to stay in the hut for those on the working bee. If staying overnight: bring lunch, dinner, breakfast, Sunday lunch, cooking equipment, sleeping bag etc. There is plenty of space to camp if you prefer a tent or fly to the hut.

 

TUESDAY TRAMP -  13 November 2018

Waharau Regional Park

Grade

Tuesday Tramp

Departs:

Depart Ray Small car park at 08.30 am or meet at Clevedon Hall, at 8.50 am orrrr meet at Waharau Regional Park at 9.30 am

Fare: $12

18 November 2018

Lake Wainamu / Bethell’s Beach (4 hours return)

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Dimitrios, Ph 09 630 8726

Departs:

8.00am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA) 8.30am Papatoetoe  (Leader at Papatoetoe)

Fare:

$18

Description:

Waitakeres.  The Lake Wainamu Loop Track, in the region’s wild west, is one of the very best two-hour hikes, just inland from the pounding surf of Te Henga (Bethell’s Beach), combining rainforest with a taste of the Sahara.  Starting and ending at the car park on Bethell’s Road, Dimitrios will take you on a bit of a mystery walk in one of the few areas still accessible since many Kauri Dieback closures.

  

25 November 2018

Wairere Falls (4 hours return)

Grade:

Light Plus

Leader:

Mike, Ph 027 4932819

Co-Leader:

Kath, Ph 09 534 4116

Departs:

8.00am Ray Small Car park (by RSA) (Leader will be at Te Aroha Town Clock)

Fare:

$30

Description:

Kaimais.  The Wairere Falls Track takes you through a beautiful diverse range of natural scenery.  Besides the spectacular 153m high falls, there are other beautiful cascades, a fine grove of nikau, puriri and kohekohe, and the upper section of track takes you through tree ferns and totara.  The falls lookout platform at the summit offers magnificent views of the valley and the Waikato plains below.  Some steep sections with steps and staircases. 

Mt Pirongia Climb (8 hours)

Grade:

Medium Plus

Leader:

Malcolm Allen, Ph: 09-298-3245

Departs:

7.30 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$37

Description:

From Corricon Road a long climb to the summit lookout and hut. Great views on a clear day. Good tracks, no stream crossings, some mud.

 

02 December 2018

Harker Reserve and Alexandra Redoubt

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Sue, Ph 09-299-8760 

Departs:

8.30am Ray Small Car park (by RSA)

Fare:

$8

Description:

Franklin area.  Take a walk in the Harker Reserve near Onewhero, a 6km return walking track through native bush and farmland, with views, streams and a fine waterfall.  The main track follows the well graded Halfway Gulley Road which many years ago was the access road to Onewhero.  May be muddy in places.  A side track leads to Vivian Falls, a hidden gem and a landmark in local Maori history. A short distance away is Alexandra Redoubt Reserve overlooking the Waikato River.  Built in 1863, the redoubt is in good condition and trenches can still be clearly seen.  Walking tracks lead through the nearby bush reserve.

 

09 December 2018

Puhoi / Te Araroa Track - end of year tramp (4 hours return)

Grade

Light

Leader:

Robyn, Ph  09 297 7821

Departs:

8am Ray Small Car park / Papatoetoe 8.30am (Leader at Papatoetoe)

Fare:

$24

Description:

Puhoi.  Robyn is leading the final Sunday tramp of 2018, on part of the Te Araroa Trail.   Walking through bush, farmland and a bit of road walking our destination is the Cheese Factory Cafe where we can picnic, purchase lunch or an ice-cream etc.  We then return via the same route.





   



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