Up-and-Coming Trips
for July 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)

 

   

14 July 2019

Wenderholm Regional Park

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Peter Rotherham, Ph: 09 267 -7712

Departs:

8am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA) 8.30am Papatoetoe 

Fare:

$15

Description:

Combining sandy beaches, an historic homestead and bush walks, Wenderholm Regional Park is situated between the Puhoi and Waiwera rivers. It is the first of the Auckland regional parks and has a diverse landscape with a forested headland, rich in birdlife, thanks to ongoing predator control.  A variety of tracks weave their way throughout the park and along the beach and estuary.

Kirikiri Battery, Coromandels

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Mathew Deeley, Ph: 022-014-7046

Departs:

7.30 am - Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$18

Description:

Starting from Neavesville Valley, we head up the 4WD road and intercept a bush track over to Kirikiri Basin.  We will be visiting a rare but fairly intact 4 stamper battery built in 1867 and see other goldmining relics in the area.  Return via same route.  An interesting day into an area “off the beaten track


TUESDAY TRAMP - 16 July 2019

Suspension Bridge/Repeater Station

Grade

Tuesday Tramp

Departs:

Depart Ray Small Car Park at 08.30 am or meet at the Suspension Bridge car park at 9 am

Fare: $7

 

21 July 2019

Duder’s Regional Park

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Robyn Hunter, Ph: 09 297-7821

Departs:

8.30am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA)

Fare:

$6

Description:

Outskirts of Clevedon.  Experience a coastal farm with spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf and a pa site promontory at Duder's Regional Park, located on the 148ha Whakakaiwhara Peninsula.  Some steep slopes, but generally easy walking.  Approximately 3.5hrs

Hapuakohe Central Section

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Judith Walker, Ph: 09 296-6977

Departs:

7.30 am, Ray Small Car park, Elliott Street (by RSA)

Fare:

$21

Description:

Starting from the Ohinewai - Kaihere Rd we will head north along the Hapuakohe Range where we will get views over the Hauraki Plains and northern Waikato. The track is not well used, has great bush and climbs and drops into several small streams. Return by same route.

This tramp will be co-led by Matthew Deeley as a Medium-Plus and will venture further along the track before returning.

 

28 July 2019

Maraetai to Pine Harbour

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Marilyn McPherson, Ph 09 267-6580

Co-Leader:

Margaret Preston Ph 09 292-4496

Departs:

8.30am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA) or meet group at the carpark, west end of Maraetai Beach (boat club end) 9am

Fare:

$8

Description:

Starting from the western end of Maraetai Beach, there are a variety of tracks leading up through Omana Regional Park or along the coast, and onwards to Pine Harbour.  Coastal, bush, farmland, all within this unique, fast developing area. Great views over the Hauraki Gulf.

 

4 August 2019

Cossey/Massey Loop - Hunuas

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Linda Wilson, Ph: 022-410-7447

Co-leader

Sarmilla Das, Ph:  09 296-1419

Departs:

8.30 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$7

Description:

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 the Cosseys Gorge Track, which follows the creek back to Hunua Falls.  Good tracks, lush native bush with some views.

Hapukakoe Southern End

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Geoff Glover, Ph: 021-456-837

Departs:

8am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$25

Description:

Starting from the Mangapiko Valley, the track winds along a farm road beside a stream before reaching the Mangapiko Valley Scenic reserve. A great bush walk follows with some elevation eventually reaching the Pukeitionga relay station at 488 metres. Continue through bush and open farmland, the track sidling along a ridge and more bush to reach the Maungakawa Trig and transmitter tower at 535 metres. It can get quite windy up there. Extensive views over the Hauraki Plains and the Waikato. Approx 6 hours return.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

   



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