Up-and-Coming Trips
for March 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)

 

   


10 March 2019

Broken Hills

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Peter, Ph: 021 621 345

Departs:

Ray Small Drive carpark (by RSA), 8 am

Fare:

$35

Description:

Southern Coromandels.  A very interesting old gold mining area with lots of tunnels, old battery sites and a picture-perfect water fall.  The gold mines are in hills so the initial track up to the top of the hill overlooking the valley is a real slog going up 300m in 1200m.  However, there is a less strenuous climb up to a 500m long tunnel through the mountain which is well worth at least going to see.  There are a number of shorter tracks with good views, some going alongside a beautiful river.  Finally, a good flat walk to see a working mine.

Bethell’s/Te Henga

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Rona, Ph: 09-296 8414 

Departs:

Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) 7:30 am, depart Papatoetoe 8 am

Fare:

$20

Description:

Northern Waitakeres.  A section of the Hillary Trail, this is a scenic and undulating coastal walkway starting from Bethell’s Beach.  The track climbs to the cliff top above O’Neill Bay and follows the coast cliffs to south of Muriwai Beach.  Endless and spectacular views of the wild west coast.  If you prefer wide open spaces, then this is the walk for you.  Some parts of the track are very exposed.  Approximately 6 hours return.

 

TUESDAY TRAMP -  12 March 2019

Waiheke Island, Biennial Sculpture Walk

Grade

Tuesday Tramp

Departs:

Board train leaving Papakura train Station at 08.12 am

Ferry to Waiheke leaving Down Town terminal at 09.30

Fare: N/A

17 March 2019

Glenfield Circuit

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Dimitrios, Ph: 09 630 8726

Departs:

Ray Small Drive carpark (next to RSA) 8 am

Papatoetoe (leader at Papatoetoe), 8.30 am

Fare:

$13

Description:

Dimitrios will lead us on a varied circuit, comprising of several reserves and the Glenfield coastal walkway.  Another experience!  3-4hrs

Paton's Stream Dam

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Mathew, Ph: 022 014 7046

Departs:

Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) 7:30 am

Fare:

$30

Description:

Coromandels.  From Puketui Road we head up to the main range route through a stream crossing and the 500m Collins drive tunnel, continuing up to the Paton Stream Dam turnoff. Possibly up to Hihi trig station if time allows. View the remains of the kauri dam, then return via same route.  Bring your torch. 6hrs.

 

23 - 24 March 2019

Daly’s Hut Working Bee

Grade:

Working Bee

Leader:

Judith, Ph: 2966977

Departs:

Sat, 23/03 by arrangement

Fare:

$32

Description:

(See advert for details)

Clevedon Scenic Reserve

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Lynette, Ph: 09 268 6350

Departs:

Ray Small Drive carpark (by RSA), 8.30am

Fare:

$7

Description:

Clevedon.   From Camp Sladdin, enter the Clevedon Scenic Reserve and climb through native bush to enjoy the wide views across the Wairoa river flats to the Hauraki Gulf, it's eastern islands and the Coromandel Peninsula.  It may be possible to walk part of the Te Araroa trail in the direction of Kimpton’s Rd, if the track has been maintained.   Return by the same route.  2 -3 hrs

 

31 March 2019

Maratoto/Golden Cross 

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Joy,   Ph 07 826 4168

Co-Leader

Co-Leader: Kath Ph: 09 5344116

Departs:

Ray Small Drive carpark (by RSA) 8 am

Leader meeting group at the beginning of Maratoto Rd

Fare:

$30

Description:

Southern Coromandels.   This track takes you through another old mining area, through regenerating broadleaf/hardwood forest and reverting pasture land.  There are some interesting landforms in the general area... Approximately 4-4.5hrs return. A few old mining relics on route and some optional side tracks that can be explored.

Mt Pirongia – bus trip

Grade:

Medium

Leaders:

Malcolm, Ph: 2983245 

Peter, Ph: 021 621 345

Departs:

Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) 7:30 am

Fare:

$32 for eight trampers

Description:

We will go up to Mahaukura Lookout, starting from the Grey Road carpark.  Monkey skills are needed as towards the top chains have been bolted into a rock face.  At the summit we will have great views of the surrounding district.  We will go along a bit further then come down the Wharauroa Track.  This track follows a steep spur onto farm land and the carpark at O’Shea Road. As both these roads are in different angles of Mt Pirongia, we will trial using a van to transport us to the beginning, and, our kindly driver will be at the pickup point 5-6 hours later.

 

   



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