TRIP PROGRAMME 

 

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.

 

Fitness/Trip Grading                                                                                              

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.

SEPTEMBER

 

Wed Sept 2:

Western  Bays  Cycle Track from Waihaha- return  BG34/35  Mod  (A)

Brian and Celia Bockett        377 8589       027 343 4769

 

Thurs Sept 3:

Old Coach Road.    Ohakune  BJ34  (A)  Mod

Geraldine Whitton     378 2445      027 241 7537

Sat/Sun Sept 5/6:

Whakapapa – Waihohonu return.    TNP BH34, BJ 35   Mod (A) Hut fee

Gary Verschaffelt          376 9011   027 245 5547

Wed Sept 9:

Whirinaki    Minginui   ( Murapara )  V18    Mod (A)

Dave Wilding    378 0650   027 376 6313

 

Thurs Sept 10:

Kawakawa Bay   Kinloch/Western Bays   (A)  easy/mod

Lynda Riha          07 219 6837          021 0264 9756

Wed Sept 16:

 Mangatepopo up to South Crater  Mod  (A)

Jenny Verschaffelt      376 9011   027 245 5547

 

Thurs Sept 17:

Western Okataina Walkway    Rotorua   (A)  Easy/mod

Val Wilkinson   072 160 470    021 278 0007

 

Wed Sept 23:

Lake Tarawera; water taxi to Hotwater Beach. BE37 BE38  Mod (A)     boat fee to be advised

Toby Ani    022 352  8393

 

Thurs Sept 24:

Chateau to Mahuia Campsite   Tongariro National Park.  BH34 BJ34  (A)   Van Mover Please

Lyndsay Benefield     378 5729    021 100 3245

 

Wed Sept 30:

Tukino Rd  ( Round Mt Track north, off –trail  return loop.) TNP BJ35 Mod (A)

Sandy Fletcher   377 4081   021 753 393

                                                                      6.

OCTOBER

Thurs Oct 1

Spa Park Taupo.   Meet in carpark, own cars.    

Carroll Robertson   377 0471      027 419 6274

Thurs Oct 1, Fri 2, Sat 3 

 Ohakune – Wanganui Bike Ride (wait list only)

Bernie Hammersley                     377 4081     027 4866 783

Wed Oct 7

Old Coach Road    from Horopito  BJ34    Mod (A)         van mover please

Sarah Bloomer   377 0896    027 693 3709

Thurs Oct 8

Pillars of Hercules to Tree Trunk Gorge  BH35   mod  (A)

Peter and Jan Smith    378 6267   027 434 3790 

  

Wed Oct 14

Dawn Chorus. Lions Lodge, Pureora    BF34   ( A )  mod

DEPART 5am 

Bookings to Jean Caulton     378 2225      021 044 1102     

                                                              

Thurs  Oct  15

Yellow Track Redwoods       Rotorua   (A) Mod

Geraldine Whitton      378 2445      027 241 7537

 

Wed Oct 21  

Te Tuhi to Wairere Falls ,  Kaimai Ranges    BD 36     Mod+   ( A )     

Dave Wilding        378 0650       027 376 6313        van mover please

 

Thurs Oct 22

Pureora Forest Red Shed      BF34,35  mod+ ( A )

Gill Tate      378 2626    027 443 0531

 

Wed Oct 28

Tukino Ramble     BJ35  Tongariro National Park.  Mod (A)

Bernie Hammersley   377 4081      027 486 6783

Thurs Oct 29

Tongariro River Walk     Turangi      Mod  (A)

Jan and Peter Smith         378 6267       027 434   3790

Friday Oct 30 - Tuesday Nov 3

Taranaki Garden Tour    refer to details in newsletter

Bernie Hammersley    377 4081     027 4866 783

 

NOVEMBER 2020

 

Wed Nov 4

Martin Sash n Doors     BJ34   Mod (A)

Lindsay Brown        021 989 545

 

Thurs Nov 5

Silica Springs       BJ34    Mod (A)

Val Wilkinson        072 160 470     021 278 0007

Friday Nov 6

Coromandel Tramps 5 days (wait list only)

Elsie Skelton 376 7332      027 353 3617

Wed Nov 11

Te Iringa   Kaimanawa  FP  BH34    (A)     Mod

Lindsay Brown      021 989 545

 

 Thurs Nov 12

Te Iringa    Kaimanawa FP      BH34  ( A )   mod+

Shirley Rountree      377 1177    027 255 0663

Wed Nov 18

Mt Pihanga      BH35        Mod  (A)         permission required from farmer

Elsie Skelton   376 7332      027 353 3617

 

Thurs Nov 18

Tama Lakes from Whakapapa Tongariro National Park. BH34,BJ34  Mod ( A )

Jan Harding    378 8483     027 441 8298

 

Fri Nov 20 – 22

Wanganui River 3 day Canoeing      easy   refer details in newsletter

Bernie Hammersley          3774081      0274 866 783

 

Wed Nov 25

Mangaokewa Trail , Te Kuiti     BF33    Mod  ( A )

Part of the Te Araroa Trail   

Bernie Hammersley         377 4081       0274 866 783

PLAN B     Refer details in Newsletter

Thurs Nov 26     

Kakepuku Mountain Reserve,Te Awamutu        (A)  Mod      

Haydon Baker         378 8958     021 949 382

 

Nov 30

TRIP PLANNING MEETING    7pm 103 Gillies Ave

 

DECEMBER 2020

Wed Dec 2

Hardmans Wander     TNP  BJ34      Mod+     (A)      van mover please

Jenny Verschaffelt         376 9011        027 245 5547

 

Thurs Dec 3

The Sanctuary – Arahaki Lagoon. Minginui.  BG38   Easy  (A)

Peter and Jan Smith      3786367      027 434 3790

 

Wed Dec 9

Skips Hut. Whirinaki Forest Park   BG38      Mod   ( A )

Ross Fletcher        378 6670       021 0852 5790 

                                                                       

Thurs Dec 10

Wood Mills Track.  SHW 5  Mamaku Forest    Selwyn Scenic Reserve   Mod  ( A )  

Lyndsay Benefield             378 5729     021 100 3245

 

Wed Dec 16

The Bund – Rangipo Hut – Tukino Rd.    TNP  BJ34,35    Mod    ( A )   van mover please

Jenny Verschaffelt          376 9011   027 245 5547

 

JANUARY 2021

 

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

 

  

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.

Taupo Trampig Club P.O Box 650 Taupo 3351