Changes to tramps will be notified on the club website and the club secretary will email these if advised in time. The trip coordinator should also be advised of proposed changes or additions to the programme or if a tramp doesn’t happen because of bad weather, poor numbers etc. Tramp descriptions, maps and downloadable GPS data for most tramps, but not all, are located on the club website.
Start times for tramps are 7.30 am on Wednesday and 8.00 am on Thursday, unless noted otherwise under the particular tramp. The van will leave promptly at the appointed time. The letter in brackets, for example. (A), relates to the van recovery rate.
Easy: A tramp on fairly level formed tracks, duration 4+ hours, and where there is usually the option of returning by the same track.
Moderate: A tramp of 4 – 6 hours, often on less well formed tracks or on off-track routes, can involve river crossings or short sections of steep terrain.
Fit: Can be over 6 hours duration, tramping on either formed tracks or off track routes, river crossings, steep terrain, snow conditions or high altitudes.
Wed Jan 6
Scoria Flat – Whakapapa TNP BJ36 Mod ( A ) van mover please
Bernie Hammersley 377 4081 0274 866 783
Wed Jan 13
Tukino Alpine Hut TNP BJ35 ( A ) mod / hard
Bookings to Dave Wilding 378 0650 027 376 6313
Thurs Jan 14
Lake Okareka Walkway ( Blue and Green Lakes ) Rotorua BE37 Easy/Mod ( A )
Sarah Bloomer 377 0896 027 693 3709
Fri Jan 15 – Sunday Jan 17
Bike Ride. Ohakune to Clive/Clifton refer Forthcoming Adventures
Bernie Hammersley 0274 866 783 377 4081
Wed Jan 20
Mt Pureora BF34,35 Mod A
Jean Caulton 021 044 1102
Thurs Jan 21
Mangakino to Whakamaru Mod A (return or one-way or as far as you want)
Jan Harding 378 8483 027 441 8298
Wed Jan 27
Turoa Mt Rd – Horopito BJ34 Mod/Hard B van mover please
Ross Fletcher 021 0852 5790 378 6670
Thurs Jan 28
Tauranga Taupo Falls BH36 Mod A
Celia and Brian Bockett 377 8589 027 3434769
Wed Feb 3
Taupo-Tauranga Falls BH36 Mod A
Toby Ani 022 352 8393
Thurs Feb 4
Horomanga River Galatea Mod A
Jan Smith 378 6267 027 434 3790
Wed Feb 10
Turoa Mt Rd – Lake Surprise to Scoria Flat BJ34 TNP Mod/Hard B
Dave Wilding 027 376 6313 txt only please
Thurs Feb 11
Waihora Cycle Trail Mod A van mover please
(water taxi transport to Kinloch $20-30pp. Boat takes 6, 1hr return for 2nd pickup. Bring swimming gear)
Gill Tate 378 2626 027 443 0531
Wed Feb 17
Mangatepopo – Red Crater Return BH34,35 TNP Mod A
Lindsay Brown 021 989 545
Thurs Feb 18
Pureora Red Shed BF34,35 Mod+ A
Jan Smith 378 6237 0274343790
Wed Feb 24
Waipakihi River BH35 Mod A
Claire Furniss 027 446 5641
Thurs Feb 25
Ridge Track Wairere Stream BH34, BJ34 Tongariro National Park Mod+ A
Carroll Robertson 027 419 6274 377 0471
Friday Feb 26 – Sunday 28.
Tairua Trip. Info in Forthcoming Adventures
Gill Tate 378 2626 027 443 0531
Wed March 3
Urchin – Umukarikari Loop BH35, Bj35 mod+/hard A van mover please
Lyndsay Benefield 021 100 3245 378 5729
Thurs March 4
Chateau to Mahuia Campsite. Tongariro National Park Mod A
Lyndsay Benefield 378 5729 021 100 3245
Wed March 10
Mt Tama from Desert Rd BH34,BJ34 Mod+ A
Lynne King 027 526 7289
Thurs March 11
Silica Springs BJ34 TNP Mod A
Val Wilkinson 072 160 370 021 278 0007
Mon March 15
Trip Planning meeting 7pm at Sandy's 021753393
Wed March 17
Te Iringa – Oamaru Hut – Poronui Station BH37 Mod A
Jenny Verschaffelt 027 245 5547 376 9011 van mover please. permission required
Thurs March 18
Waipakihi River BH35 Mod A
Peter Smith 378 6267 027 434 3790
Wed March 24
Turoa Mt Rd- Rock Gardens – Blyth Hut BJ34 Mod B
Elsie Skelton 027 353 3617 376 7332 Van mover please
Thurs March 25
The Bund - BJ34,35 TNP Mod A guided by Hugh McKeesick
Bookings to Shirley Roundtree 377 1177 027 255 0663
Fri March 26 to Tues 30
Taranaki Tramps Wait list only info in Forthcoming Adventures
Sandy Fletcher 377 4081 021 753 393
Wed March 31
O2K off Kawakawa Rd , return easy/mod A
Richmond Orr 3787722
Thurs April 1
Redwoods Purple Track Mod A
Geraldine Whitton 378 2445 027 241 7537
Wed April 7
The Dome – Kaimai Ranges BE36 Mod/hard B
Jenny Verschaffelt 027 245 5547 376 9011
Thurs April 8
Chateau to Mangatepopo Tongariro National Park Mod A
Helen Tapp 377 2029 021 135 2581 van mover please
BIKE RIDE OHAKUNE to Clive/Clifton Jan 15-17 also Feb 6-8
Group 1 Jan 2021
Friday 15; depart 103 Gillies Ave 8am
Ride from Ohakune to Taihape via back country roads – some metal surface 72km
Stay Taihape Motel
Saturday 16; Ride Taihape to Kuripaponga - some metal surface 80km.
Stay at Riverside Lodge
Sunday 17; Ride Kuripaponga to Clifton 86km mostly downhill ( yeah ha )
Return to Taupo
COSTS, Travel approx. $60pp Accom ? Group limit 10
Group 2 Feb 2021
Same plan. Dates Feb 6-8
Bernie Hammersley 0274 866 783
TAIRUA TRIP 26 – 28 Feb
Friday 26th Feb
8am departure from Taupo
Stay at Gill's bach
Walk Sailors Grave to Otara bay and Lynch stream. About 2.5 hours.
Saturday 27th. Broken Hill mine walks 3 to 4 hours. Various options here. Then walk up Mt Paku and Tairua beach walk. About 1.5 hours.
Sunday 28th. Mt Pauanui circuit. About 2 hours. +/- beach walk. Travel back to Taupo.
Cost $10pp/night and usual van charges.
Phone Gill Tate 0274430531
TARANAKI TRAMPS ; 4 ONE –DAY Tramps
March FRIDAY 26th – TUESDAY 30th 2021
Friday 26th. Depart Taupo 10am. Tramper’s Lunch at Awakino Beach, explore Mokau and Tongaporutu Beach on low tide, Stay Mokau Motels approx $50pp Pay on arrival by each person.
Saturday 27th. Tramp Kiwi Rd to Mt Messenger. BG31 & BH31 8hrs .Mod+
Travel to Dawson Falls, Mt Taranaki. Stay Konini Lodge 3 nights.
Sunday 28th. The Pouakai Crossing 19km or Loop 23km BJ29 Mod +
Hailed as ‘the next Tongariro Alpine Crossing’, traverses Mt Taranaki’s north-eastern slopes, Ahukawakawa Swamp and the Pouakai Range; cherry-picking along the way some of the park’s finest features; lava bluffs, goblin forests, wetlands and tarns and tussock tops.
Monday 29th. Waiaua Gorge Hut, Brames Falls Track, past Phantom Peak on Upper Dive Track, Summit Track and back to Dawson Falls. Mod +
Tuesday 30th ;Loop from Dawson Falls to Stratford Mountain House, thru the Ski Field and back to Konini Lodge on the upper track. Explore Wilkies Pools and lush forested paths. Moderate morning tramp.
Travel back to Taupo. ETA 6pm
Konini Lodge is a DOC ‘hut’ at Dawson Falls, near the info centre. Full kitchen and bathroom facilities, lounge, bunk rooms, hot showers, flush toilets, electricity. $25/night/person. Just take sleeping bag, pillow, bath towel, tea towel.
Travel costs, approx. 1000km @ 0.70cents/km. Shared between the number of people on the trip.
We have 12 people.
Sandy Fletcher 021 753 393 3774081
Van Recovery Rates:
A Trips: Up to 280km round-trip – minimum rate is equivalent of seven persons @ $10/per person ($70), with same cost for Turangi and Taupo members no matter where pick-up might be.
B Trips: Between 280 - 375km round-trip – minimum rate is equivalent of seven persons @ $15 ($105) with the same cost for Turangi and Taupo members no matter where pick-up might be.
C Trips: Over 375km round-trip – no minimum number of passengers and at $0.70 per km. Trip leader calculates cost as total km X $0.70 and divides total cost by number of participants to get individual contributions.