Up-and-Coming Trips
for August 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 -  14 August 2018

Devonport/Mt Victoria/North Head Reserve

Grade

Tuesday Tramp

Departs:

By train and ferry.

Papakura train leaves 08.38, Takanini 08.42, Manurewa 08.47, MIddlemore 09.01, Otahuhu 09.04 Arrives Britomart 09.29.

Board Ferry to Devonport at 10.00 am - Could be 3 to 4 hr walk.

Fare: N/a

19 August 2018

Shakespear Regional Park

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Janet Gibson   09 279 9115 / 0211865531

Departs:

8.00 am, Ray Small Carpark (by RSA)  8.30am Papatoetoe (Leader at Papatoetoe)

Fare:

$20

Description:

North of Auckland.  Starting from Army Bay, explore this magnificent headland park, following a series of tracks that take us around this 130-hectare park, exploring historical sites on route.  Great views over the gulf and back to the city.  Approximately 4hrs

Challenge Track Circuit

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Malcolm Allen, Ph: 09 298-3245 or 021-238-8948

Departs:

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

Fare:

$7.50

Description:

From Mangatawhiri Dam we climb by a bush track and the road side to the ridge line, then along a bush track and on around to our start point via Water Line road. Good tracks, good views, some mud, no stream crossings.

 

26 August 2018

Devonport Circuit

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Bill Ralph      09 489 8257 / 021143    0211431855

Co-Leader:

Kath Stamp  09 534 4116 /021 2943011

Departs:

8.00am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA) 8.30am Papatoetoe (Co-Leader at Papatoetoe) (Leader will meet group at Devonport Ferry Wharf entrance between 9.15-9.30am) Some, may wish to make their own way by train and ferry to the meeting point, as previously done.

Fare:

$15

Description:

North Shore, Auckland.  An interesting walk through the sights of historical interest in Devonport, climb to the top of Mt Victoria through Cambria Reserve, then climb to the top of North Head, including walking through some of the old fortification tunnels. Magnificent views of Auckland City.   There will be an opportunity to visit the Naval Museum if numbers warrant.  Torches and light walking shoes rather than boots will be adequate.  Approximately 3-4hrs

Lindemann’s Loop Track

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Dale Hollands, Ph: 09-296-5377 or 021-040-6887

Departs:

7.15 am, Ray Small Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$35

Description:

Kaimais, near Katikati. A 10k loop incorporating the Lindemann Pack Track and the Wairoa pack Track which originate from Kauri logging days. Excellent views over the Wairoa and Waitengaue Valleys and the Ananui Falls. Detours include an old Kauri dam and the Wairoa shelter.  Return along the Lindemann’s Ridge Track which provides views over the Northern BOP and descends steeply back to Lindemann Rd.  Approx. 5 hours

 

2 September 2018

Mercer to Whangamarino Redoubt (part of the Te Araroa Trail)

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Lesley Smith, Ph: 09 267 3759 / 021 0775278

Co-Leader:

Ann Fawcett, Ph: 09 266 9737

Departs:

8.30am Ray Small Carpark (next to RSA) or meet group at Mercer Cheese Factory Carpark 9am

Fare:

$8

Description:

A very scenic tramp over farmland and through bush, with great views, from the high points, of the Waikato River and the Whangamarino wetland area.  The track also passes through Whangamarino Redoubt (an historic site from the Maori Wars era.  Some parts of the track can be slippery, so sturdy boots and poles are recommended.






   



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