Up-and-Coming Trips
for September 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)

 


 

16 September 2018

Clevedon Scenic Reserve

alternative to Mt William which is closed for lambing

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Kath, Ph 09 534 4116 / 021 294 3011

Departs:

8.30am Ray Small Car park (by RSA) or meet at Camp Sladdin     Car Park  (end of Thorpes Quarry Rd) by 9 am

Fare:

$7

Description:

Clevedon.  Starting from Camp Sladdin we will walk on well formed steps and tracks through the Clevedon Scenic Reserve and link up with the Te Araroa Trail, taking the route up to the lookout and trig, with it's extensive views of the Wairoa river flats and the Hauraki Gulf.  We will return via the loop to the Camp car park.

Pukapuka Track

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Malcolm, Ph: 09-2983245 or 021-2388-948.

Departs:

8 am, Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$7.50

Description:

Hunuas.  An uphill road walk, then a long ridge track through the bush, with the option of a short side trip to the summit of Mangatangi Trig for great views. Return by same route or along Mangatangi Hill Road. Some mud, no stream crossings.

 

TUESDAY TRAMP -  18 September 2018

Rotary Walkway to Half Moon Bay

Grade

Tuesday Tramp

Departs:

Travel by public transport, as follows:

Catch 8.24am train from Papakura to Otahuhu

Catch 8.56am train from Otahuhu, arrive Sylvia Park 9.01am

Walk to Panmure Basin and around on Southern side to Panmure Bridge.

Walk Rotary walkway to Half-moon Bay Marina

Catch 2.15pm ferry to Auckland arriving 2.55pm

Catch 3.20pm train from Britomart to Papakura arriving 4.08pm

Fare: N/a

 

23 September 2018

Pakuranga Rotary Walkway/Panmure Basin

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Kath,  Ph 09 5344116 / 021 294 3011

Departs:

8am Ray Small Car park (by RSA) 8.30am  Papatoetoe (leader or co-leader,  if appointed, at Papatoetoe)

Fare:

$10

Description:

East Auckland.  Starting from Tamaki Bay Dr, Pakuranga, we will walk some paths/boardwalks that we have not previously explored around the Pakuranga/ Panmure area before heading back to Pigeon Mountain Reserve for lunch.  Car shuffle required. Comfortable walking shoes will be sufficient.

 

30 September 2018

Wairoa Gorge

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Bill and Christine, Ph 09 266 6846 / 021 073 7019 / 027 530 1478

Departs:

8.30am Ray Small Car park (by RSA)

Fare:

$7

Description:

Hunuas.   A section of the Te Araroa Trail through the Wairoa Gorge and on to the Hunua Falls.  This 4km track follows the Wairoa River through some pretty stretches of bush and is flat for 2kms before skirting and climbing around a gorge section.  After reaching the Hunua Ranges Reg Park we follow a bush track to Hunua Falls before returning via the same route.  Approximately 4hrs.  Carpooling is essential as there is limited parking at the start of the track.

 

Tararu Stream

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Pam, Ph: 0274428742 or 07-826-3170

Departs:

7.30 am - Ray Small Car Park (by RSA). Pam will meet the group at Kopu Hotel at 8:30am

Fare:

$18

Description:

This track starts at the end of Victoria Rd, Thames.   We start out walking beside the Tararu stream then cross over it. We then start climbing steadily through the bush until we get to a nice open area with lovely views up towards the Coromandel coast, Table Mountain and on a good day we should be able to make out Crosbie’s hut.  We tramp to 'Jam Tins' Junction then return the same way. Five hours.

 

 



   



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