Up-and-Coming Trips
for January 2020

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)

 

      

 

26 January 2020

Lake Wainamu/Bethell’s Beach

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Dimitrios, Ph: 09 630 8726 or Mob:  021 1299007

Departs:

8am, Ray Small car park (by RSA)  or 8.30am Papatoetoe (Leader at Papatoetoe)

Fare:

$18

Description:

Waitakeres.  The Lake Wainamu Loop Track, in the region’s wild west, is one of the very best two-hour hikes, just inland from the pounding surf of Te Henga (Bethell’s Beach), combining rainforest with a taste of the Sahara.  Starting and finishing at the carpark on Bethell’s Road, the leader will take you on a bit of a mystery walk in one of the few areas still accessible since many Kauri dieback closures. Four hours return.

 

28 January 2020

Waitawa Regional Park

Grade:

Tuesday Tramp

Departs:

8.30  am Ray Small Car park (by RSA) or 9 am at bottom car park at Waitawa at 9 am

Fare:

$8

02 February 2020

Suspension Bridge/Wairoa Loop Area

Grade:

Light

Leaders:

Margaret, Ph: 09-299-3655 or Mob: 027-200-6785

Monika, Ph: 09-266-1076 or Mob: 021-211-0237

Departs:

8.30 am, Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$8

Description:

Hunuas.  A popular tramp starting on the Suspension Bridge Track and descending to the Wairoa Loop. Reasonably easy walking with excellent viewpoints of bush, dams and reservoirs. 

Kauritatahi Hut

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Dale, Mob: 021-040-6887

Departs:

7.30 am, Ray Small Carp Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$37

Description:

This hut is a lovely little original, renovated by DOC with great views overlooking the Bay of Plenty.  Walk into hut via Thompsons Track and North South Track (old and new) and half an hour past the turn-off to the DC3 crash site.  A few boggy bits on the tops and a rocky scramble at one point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

   



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