Up-and-Coming Trips
for APRIL 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 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)

 




22 April 2018

Waharau

Grade:

Light

Leaders:

Margaret, Ph 09 299 3655 

Marilyn, Ph 09 267 6580

Departs:

8.30am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$10

Description:

From Waharau Park HQ join the leaders for a light tramp on some of the lower tracks in this popular regional park.

Neavesville

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Tony, Ph: 09-279-9115 PLEASE RING THE LEADER IF YOU  ARE INTERESTED IN GOING ON THIS TRAMP.

Departs:

7.30 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$17

Description:

Coromandel.  An area south of Kopu Hikuai Rd, we do a complete circuit of the prominent Neavesville pinnacle, bypassing two big waterfalls, seeing some large kauri and coming out on a road (now a rough bush track) serving the old Neavesville goldmine.  Mostly stream bashing along the Kotorepupuai Stream to its headwaters, some bush-crashing, and tracks in a fairly remote area.  Last 45 minutes easy downhill walking on 4WD road.

 

TUESDAY TRAMP -  24 April2018

Hunua Fallss to Wairoa Gorge

Grade

Tuesday Tramp

Departs:

8.30  am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) or be at the Falls car  park at 9 am

Fare: $5

Leader: John, Ph: 09-292-7521

 

29 April 2018

Okura to Stillwater, North Shore

Grade:

Light                                                                                 

Leader:

Dimitrios Papdakis Ph 09 6308726

Departs:

8am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) 8.30am Papatoetoe (leader at Papatoetoe)

Fare:

$15

Description:

North Shore. (Part of the Te Araroa Trail).   From Haigh’s Access Rd, this track takes you through coastal native forest, along the Okura river estuary and edge of the Long Bay-Okura marine reserve to Karepiro Bay and the historic Dacre Cottage (1855), before continuing onto Stillwater.  Return via the same route or along the beach as tide permits.

Hakaramata

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Pam. 07-826-3170  

Departs:

8 am, Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) – meet Leader at start of the track

Fare:

$10

Description:

This is a new track off the southern end of the Hakamaratas.  Starting at the Quarry car park on Waingaro Rd.  We begin on the main track, but a couple of minutes into the walk we take an old bulldozed track on the left.  This takes us up onto a gas pipeline which we follow for about an hour.   This is an open track which has some steep climbs on it and one creek to cross.  We stop for morning tea which overlooks some farmland then we enter the bush on a bait line.  This is an undulating track in nice bush which takes us back to rejoin the main track just minutes before the junction of the Brownlee Ave steps.  We then climb up the track to the lookout tower which is a nice spot for lunch.  After lunch we take the track south again back to the Quarry car park.  5 hrs.

 

 

6 May 2018

Rata Ridge

Grade:

Light Plus

Leaders:

Ann Fawcett,  Ph 09 2669737 

Linda Wilson,  Ph 09 2991943

Departs:

8.30am Ray Small carpark (by RSA)

Fare:

$8

Description:

Hunuas.  From Mangatawhiri Dam, a steady climb up Lilburne Rd to the Rata Ridge track, which passed through mature native forest before descending towards the Konini Stream above the head of the Mangatangi Dam.  This formed track then follows the Konini Stream before climbing gradually back to Lilburne Rd.  You may be fortunate and hear the Kokako which are present in this area.  Not suitable for beginners.








   

 
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