Up-and-Coming Trips
for July 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)

 


  

22 July 2018

Mt William

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Dianne,  Ph 09-296 -435

Departs:

8.30am Ray Small Drive (by RSA), Papakura

Fare:

$8

Description:

Bombay Hills.  Starting from Puketutu Rd, off Razorback Rd, Dianne will lead us across rolling farmland and through native bush to the trig/summit of Mt William (369m) where 360degree views extend from the west coast to the Firth of Thames.  Some short ascents and descents.

Hapuakohe Range – North End

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Robyn, Ph: 021-063-6131

Departs:

8 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA), Papakura

Fare:

$20

Description:

 Waikato.  From the northern end of the Hapuakohe Range at Mangatarata, we commence with an easy walk across private farmland.  The track then leaves the farm road and climbs steeply through a pine plantation to the bush edge.  Once in the bush, we follow an undulating track along the ridge of the range with some good views over   the Waikato and Hauraki Plains.  Mature bush, mostly kohekohe and large puriri, nikau palms and a prolific variety of ferns.  Lots of birdlife.

 

TUESDAY TRAMP -  24 July 2018

Mercer Cheese Factory to Whangamarino via Te Araroa Trail

Grade

Tuesday Tramp

Departs:

Depart Ray Small Car park at 08.30 am or meet at Mercer Cheese at 09.00 am.

Fare: Fare $8 (Think cheese or ice cream at Pokeno on way back)

29 July 2018

Paremaremo Walkway

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Dimitrios, Ph: 09-630-8726

Departs:

8am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA), Papakura 8.30am Papatoetoe (leader at Papatoetoe)

Fare:

$15

Description:

Paremoremo Scenic Reserve is the largest reserve in the North Shore District. The loop circuit is picturesque, with a mixture of bush and mini-creeks which feed into the Paremaremo Creek.  There is usually lots of birdlife to be seen and heard. We will finish for lunch at Sanders Park and take a stroll around the cycle park to see the tree carvings which are quite spectacular.

 

5 August 2018

Karaka Stream

Grade

Light Plus

Leader:

Jill, Ph: 07-868-6125

Co-Leader:

Ann, Ph 09-266-9737

Departs:

8am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA) (leader at Thames)

Fare:

$24

Description:

Coromandels.  From Waiotahi Rd entrance in Thames, the track climbs steadily up an old mining access route to the top of the ridge and gives extensive views over the Firth of Thames.  The track then joins up with the Karaka Track and descends through beautiful bush back to Thames.  Approximately 5hrs.  A short car shuffle is required.  Some sections of the track may be muddy.

 








   



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