Up-and-Coming Trips
for November 2017

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)

    

19 November 2017

Mt Auckland, North Auckland

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Robyn, Ph: 297-7821

Departs:

8am Ray Small Drive (by RSA), 8.30am Papatoetoe

Fare:

$22

Description:

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.

Mt Pirongia Climb

Grade:

Medium Plus

Leader:

Malcolm, 09-298-3245

Departs:

8 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$25

Description:

 From the end of Corcoran Road, a long climb on good tracks with little mud and no stream crossings to hut on mountain top. Return by same route. About seven hours walking.

 

21 November  2017  - Tuesday Tramp

Karangahake/Dubbo Track - Bring torches

Grade:

Tuesday Tramp

Leader:

John Campbell

Departs:

Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) at 8 am or meet at Karangahake Car Park about 9.15 am

Fare:

$20

26 November 2017

Wairoa Gorge

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Lesley, Ph 09 292 8776

Departs:

8.30 am Ray Small Drive (by RSA) 

Fare:

$8

Description:

Hunuas. A section of Te Araroa Trail leading 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 2km before skirting and climbing around a gorge section.  After reaching the Hunua Ranges Regional Park we follow a bush track to Hunua Falls before returning via the same route.  Approx. 4hrs. 

Karamu Walkway

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Marlene, Phone (09) 232 6939

Departs:

7.30 am Ray Small Drive (by RSA)

Fare:

$20

Description:

Waikato.  Starting at Four Brothers Scenic Reserve, a moderate climb through remnant native bush leads to the reserve’s southern boundary and across open hill country farmland along the main ridge of the Kapamahunga Range to Old Mountain Rd and beyond.  Superb 360-degree views and impressive sculptured limestone bluffs are features of this walk near Mt Pirongia.

PLEASE PHONE MARLENE IF YOU ARE GOING ON THIS TRAMP SHE WILL GIVE YOU A DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO GET THERE. 

Mt Te Aroha to Daly’s Hut (return)

Grade:

Overnighter/weekend Trip

Leader:

Dale, Ph: 021-040-6887 (after 7 pm)

Departs:

7.30 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) Saturday, 25/11/2017      

Fare:

$18

Description:

Road walk to start of track, steep at times, stream crossings. $5 hut ticket required. Tent or self-inflatable mattress may useful as Hut may be busy. 5-6 hrs

 

3 December 2017

Awhitu Peninsula

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Meryl, Ph: 09 235 1146

Co-Leader:

Kath, Ph: 09 534 4116

Departs:

8.30 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) 

Leader meeting group at Matakawau Hall, 2615 Awhitu Rd at approximately 9.15am

Fare:

$12

Description:

A walk through farm paddocks with some steep hills, exposed in places, to overlook the Manukau Heads/Harbour. Nice views. From there proceeding down to the west coast beach and back up through farmland, dodging a few cattle along the way.  Tramping poles advisable if you normally use them as we follow ‘cattle tracks’ in places.

 


 
 
   

 
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