Up-and-Coming Trips
for October 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)

 

 

TUESDAY TRAMP -  16  October 2018

Botanical Gardens/Totara Park

Grade

Tuesday Tramp

Departs:

Meet at Botanical Gardens car park at 09.00 am
Fare: N/a

Please note: No Sunday tramps on 21/10/2018 - due to Labour Weekend

 

28 October 2018

Hakarimata Northern End

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Dianne Hewitt, Ph 09 266 3973

Departs:

8.30 am, Ray Small Car park, by RSA

Fare:

$20

Description:

Hakarimata Scenic Reserve.  Waikato. Stairs and then a walk on the well graded Kauri Grove track to view large kauri trees, a kauri grove and a bush lookout.  Then a climb through stands of large Rimu to the upper lookout with spectacular views to the North and West.  If time allows, a possible walk around one of the Huntly lakes.

Ridge Track, Ohinewai

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Pam Greenbank, Ph: 027-442-8742 or 07-826-3170

Departs:

8 am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA)

Meet Leader at the Ohinewai turnoff, off State Highway One at about 8.30am   

Fare:

$25

Description:

This is a loop track over a private dairy farm between Ohinewai and Tahuna.  We start off over farmland then crossing a stream we enter the bush.  This is a tagged track so could be overgrown in parts.  We climb up to an old trig then complete our loop with a small diversion to a kauri tree on the way back.  Some steep climbs about 4/5 hours return.

 

04 November 2018

Ambury Park/Mangere Mountain

Grade

Light/family

Leader:

Kath Stamp    Ph 09 534 4116      mob 021 294 3011

Co-Leader:

Janet Gibson Ph 09 279 9115 / 021 186 5531

Departs:

Options:

1.    8.30am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA) and drive directly to meet at 9am in the car          park off Coronation Road, at the southern end of the old Mangere bridge.

2.     8.45am Meet Leader at Papatoetoe and drive from there to the Coronation Rd car          park.

3.     9am Drive directly to the Coronation Rd carpark and meet up with the co-leader.

Fare:

$7.50 from Papakura, $5 from Papatoetoe

Description:

South Auckland.  Nestled on the shores of the Manukau Harbour, Ambury Park is a working farm, a bird watcher's paradise and is rich in volcanic history.  It is an easy walk around the farm park and foreshore and then it's up Mangere Mountain for anyone who wants a 'hill climb’, before walking across the old Mangere Bridge.

Manukau Heads Lighthouse to Grahams Beach

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Meryl Finlayson, 0274 239 724, 09 235 1146,  merylfin@gmail.com

Departs:

8 am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA)

NB: leader meeting at Matakawau Hall, so please text/phone if coming

Car shuffle to be arranged from there, leaving a car at Grahams beach.

Fare:

$22

Description:

Short walk up to lighthouse to take in view, then short road walk to farm before descending through beef farm to Wattle Bay (cattle/calves present).

Steep downhill great views of harbour across to Huia, from Wattle Bay follow coast to Grahams Beach.

 



   



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