Up-and-Coming Trips
for December 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)

 

      

 

17 November 2019

Mt William Walkway, Bombay

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Linda Wilson, Mob: 022-410-7447

Departs:

8.30 am Ray Small Drive Carpark (by RSA). Please phone the Leader if planning to meet at the start of the track.  There are various start options.

Fare:

$8

Description:

Bombay Hills.  The trail follows a saddle of rolling farmland to the trig/summit of Mt William, where 360-degree views extend from the west coast to the Firth of Thames.  Some short ascents and descents.  The scenic reserve at the southern end, hosts a variety of native trees and scrubs, including kauri, hard beech and king ferns. 

Vinning’s Walkway

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Peter Crane, Ph: 09-276-8064 or Mob: 021-621-345

Departs:

8 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) Papakura

Fare:

$15

Description:

The route is marked with orange bollards and follows a fence-line across paddocks, then crosses a stony stream, and follows a farmer’s airstrip to an open paddock, before entering the steep hills of the Vinning Scenic Reserve, 460 hectares of mainly virgin bush. The track follows a razorback ridge through open forest including kanuka, puriri, beech and kauri, before joining the ARC Ring Track on the main ridge. Turn right to reach the grassed summit at Mangatangi trig and panoramic views. Approximately 5-6 hours

  

19 November 2019

Paeroa Farm Walk (Tuesday Tramp)

Grade:

Tuesday Tramp

Departs:

8 am Ray Small Car park (by RSA)

Fare:

$25

24 November 2019

Te Atatu Peninsula

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Robert Scott, Ph: 09 533-5964 or Mob: 0274 591-592   

Co-Leader:

Diane Treneman, Ph: 09-533-5964 or Mob: 027-290-3631

Departs:

8 am Ray Small Car park (by RSA) or 8.30 am Papatoetoe

Fare:

$15

Description:

The 12km trail roves around the Te Atatu Peninsula coastline – a mixture of paved paths, loose metal and boardwalks.  About 40% of the walk involves street walking, as the walkway does not fully follow the coast in all places. The first hour traverses the peninsula totally along suburban streets, before unfolding into a two-hour panoramic coastal walk.  Provides opportunities to see historic buildings, many seabirds, wetlands, as well as great views of the Waitemata Harbour.  Nothing too challenging.

  

01 December 2019

Waiheke Island (Important – please contact Ann if going on this trip)

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Ann Fawcett, Ph: 09-266-9737 (leaders boarding train at Manurewa)

Co-leader:

Lesley J Smith, Ph: 09-267-3759

Departs:

Meet at Papakura Train station at 8.35 am. Train leaves at 8.54 am from Papakura, or 9.02 am Manurewa, or 9.13 am Papatoetoe.

Arrives Britomart at 9.44 am.

Catch the 10 am ferry to Waiheke Island

Fare:

Approximate: $15 train fare, $40 ferry. Don’t forget your HOP card

Description:

Ann and Lesley will choose a circuit exploring some of Waiheke Island's vast network of walkways.   Numerous tracks offer a variety of terrain with magnificent views, either taking in the outer islands or looking back to Auckland City.

 

 

08 December 2019

Wairoa Gorge

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Margaret Preston, Ph: 09-292-4496 or Mob: 021-108-9218

Co-leader:

Sarmilla Das, Ph: 09-296-1419 or Mob: 021-148-3111

Departs:

8.30 am, Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$8

Description:

Hunuas.  A section of the Te Araroa Trail through the Wairoa Gorge. 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 Regional Park we follow a bush track, before returning via the same route.  Approximately 4hrs. Carpooling is essential as there is limited parking at the start of the track.

Te Henga Walkway

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Peter Gerrard, Mob: 027-696-4997

Departs:

7.30 am, Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

8 am, Papatoetoe (Leader at Papatoetoe)

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.  Approx 6 hours return.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

   



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