Up-and-Coming Trips
for FEBRUARY/MARCH 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 Roselands 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)

    

11th February 2018

Mt Auckland, North Auckland

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Robyn, Ph 09297-7821 

Departs:

8 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA), Papatoetoe 8.30 am  - leader at Papatoetoe

Fare:

$22

Description:

Kaipara.  70km north of Auckland.  Track starts at top of Kaipara Hill Rd, 3kms from Highway 16 near Glorit.  Well-graded, undulating track, mostly through regenerating bush to summit (305m).  Great views, lunch at the top, return the same way.

Challenge Circuit Track

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Malcolm Allen, Ph: 09-298-3245

Departs:

Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) 8.30 am

Fare:

$5

Description:

From Mangatawhiri Dam we go uphill, partly through bush to the ridgeline and lookout tower, then along a bush track before descending to the lake and returning to the start point via a traffic free road. Good tracks, little mud, no stream crossings. 



18 February 2018

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Geoff, Ph: 09-299-6136

Departs:

Ray Small Car Park (by RSA), 8 am

Fare:

$20

Description:

Northern Kaimais.  This interesting and fascinating walk follows the route of the old Paeroa to Waihi railway line along the Ohinemuri River.  The area is rich in goldmining history and old mine buildings and machinery can be seen from a number of locations along the walkway.  Features of the walk include a tunnel, old battery sites, bridges, railway formations, a pretty gorge and waterfalls.  There is a Visitor Centre and café in the historic station at Waikino.  Return via the spectacular Windows Walk (tunnel) with views down into the Waitawheta Gorge. Don’t forget your torch.

Daly’s Hut Working Bee (Overnighter)

Grade:

Working Bee – all grades

Leader:

Judith, Ph: 09-296-6977                     

Departs:

8.30 am – by arrangement

Fare:

$22

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. We will be improving the steps on the Daly’s Clearing Track, start point is 1 hour walk from car park so you could come for the day if you wish. Contact Judith to discuss equipment you may be able to bring. Roger Montgomerie, chair of the Kaimai Ridgeway Trust, is joining us. The work area is near the river so maybe bring your togs for a dip.


25 February 2018

Lower Kaimais, Rapurapu Track

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Merlyn, Ph: 07 8537170

Co-Leader:

Kath, Ph: 09 5344116

Departs:

8am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA)

Fare:

$30

Description:

We will meet at the Kaimai Summit.  From there we will take a short walk around the summit loop, view the Hauraki plains, morning tea.  30 mins. Down the Kaimai’s towards Matamata to Rapurapu track.   This track travels through a clearing then we are under pod carp forest. We will cross eight streams, ankle high, to view three huge Kauri, possible the most southern limit for Kauri. Lunch stop, the return the same way.  3 hrs. Be mindful that the parking spot is not very big, and parking on the road edge is unsafe

Wairoa / Cosseys Track to Hunua Falls Track

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Roger Kelly ph 021-780-895

Departs:

Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) 8.00 am

Fare:

$10

Description:

Hunuas. Starting from the Wairoa Dam, we commerce on the Suspension Bridge Track, then head north along the undulating ridge of the Wairoa/Cosseys Track which runs along the western side of the range and links the Wairoa and Cosseys reservoirs. Some good viewpoints. Continue on to Hunua Falls via the Massey Track or Cossey Gorge Track. Short car shuffle.



4 March 2018

Montana Heritage Trail

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Kath, Ph:  09 5344116 / 0212943011

Departs:

8.am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA) and 8.30am Papatoetoe (leader at Papatoetoe)

Fare:

$12

Description:

Waitakeres.  An 8km loop trail that leads through the largest stand of mature Kauri in the Auckland region.  A 4-hr tramp with some steep sections through mature and regenerating forest, a hidden cascading waterfall, spectacular views, bountiful birdlife and the scenic Waitakere Dam.


 
 
   

 
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