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.

JUNE 2022

Wed June 1

Waimungu Valley/Rainbow Mt etc    BF 37   ( A )     easy/mod  ( a Medley of walks ) 

Claire Furniss                027 446 5641

 

Thurs June 2

Taranaki Falls       Tongariro National Park     Mod     ( A ) 

Donna Gordon         027 919 9191

Wed June 8

Urchin   Kaimanawa Forest Park  BH35   Mod  ( A )

Jean Caulton     021 044 1102

 

Thurs June 9

Vern’s Clearing, Whirinaki        Murupara       Mod     ( A )

Leader to be advised

Wed June 15

Mangatepopo Valley – Red Crater , return . TNP        Mod   ( A )

Sandy Fletcher      3774081    021 753 393    ( crampons available if required)

 

Thurs June 16

Desert Rd to Ohinepango Springs      Tongariro National Park    Mod   ( A )

Leader to be advised

June Fri  17

Bike Ride ;  From Storey Place carpark to Aritiatia via Rakanui Road and return via easy trails.

Depart    9am   no cost    approx. 30km

Bernie Hammersley       377 4081    027 4866 783

Wed June 22

Mt Edgecombe    Bay of Plenty    Mod     (B)      permit required

Dave Wilding       378 0650   027 740 4433

 

Thurs June 23

Purple Track Redwoods   Rotorua      Mod     ( A )

Val Wilkinson     072 160 470     021 278 0007

Wed June 29

Old  Survey Track/ Mt Tihia     BH 35       Easy/Mod    ( A )

Ross Fletcher       378 6670      021 085 25790

 

Thurs June 30

Tongariro River Trails    Turangi          Mod   ( A )

Lynda Riha       072 196 837      021 026 49756

JULY 2022

July  Wed  6

Mangatepopo Valley – Red Crater  return    TNP     Mod/Mod+    ( A ) 

Sandy Fletcher    021 753  393     377 4081   (TTC crampons available in van )

 

July Thurs  7

Waikato River Trails ; Mangakino to Whakamaru    Easy/Mod  ( A )

Donna Gordon       027 919 9191

 

July  Wed  13

Urchin and  Beyond   Kaimanawa FP        Mod   (A)

Dave Wilding      027 376 6313    

 

July Thurs 14

Lake Rotopounamu  and Mosquito Hill             Easy / Mod        ( A ) 

 Dick Fraser              027 457 9022 

     

July  Wed  20 

Skips Hut   Whirinaki      BG38                  Mod     ( B )

Mike Keys                       027 494 0125

     

July  Thurs  21

Kinloch to Kawakawa          Easy/Mod       ( A )  

Jan Harding    378  8483          027 441 8298

 

July Saturday 23  1 Day  Bike Ride

July Sunday  24     1 Day Bike Ride

Refer ;  Forthcoming Adventures   Bernie Hammersley    027 486 6783

 

July  Wed  27

Mt Pureora  via Red Shed to Link Rd and CNI    BG35,BF35   Mod   ( A )

Casey Bainbridge       027 378 3431         van mover please

 

July  Thurs  28

Part of  Atiamuri to Whakamaru  River Trail          Easy/Mod       ( A )     

Donna Gordon         027 919 9191

 

AUGUST 2022

Aug  Tues 2

Committee Meeting    7pm      Dave Wilding      027   376  6313                                                        

 Aug  Wed 3

Rainbow Mt  BF 37  Mod    ( A )   a medley of walks

Claire Furniss        027 446  5641

 

Aug  Thurs  4

Pureora Red Shed                             ( Mod )         ( A )

Sarah Bloomer    377 0896      027 693 3709

 

Aug Saturday 6  , Sunday 7;     2 Day Bike Ride

Refer  ; Forthcoming Adventures         Bernie Hammersley   0274 866 783

 

Aug  Wed  10

Ketetahi Hut, return.    TNP       Mod      (A)

Ross Fletcher        021  085  25790

 

Aug  Thurs  11

Waihaha Hut                                   Mod      (A)

Leader to be advised    

 

Aug   Sat ,Sun,Mon  13,14,15

Day Walks in the Manawatu;

Refer; Forthcoming Adventures.

Bernie Hammersley    027 4866 783     377 4081

 

Aug Wed  17

Turoa Rd to Mangaehaehu Hut return.     TNP     Mod/Mod+     ( B )

Elsie Skelton     376 7332           027 353 3617

 

Aug  Thurs  18

Te Waihau Walkway           Easy/  Mod        ( A )

Val Wilkinson    072 160 470         021 278 0007  

 

Aug  Wed  24

Tuahu Track    Matamata DOC  Kaimais             Mod /Mod+     ( B )

Sandy Fletcher     names only   021 753 393      3774081

 

Aug  Thurs  25

Okataina  a medley of walks                    Easy/Mod         ( A )

Lyndsay Benefield         378 5729      021 100 3245

 

Aug  Wed  31 

Scoria Flat , Whakapapaiti Hut, Chateau     TNP  BJ34   Mod/Mod +    ( A )

Sandy  Fletcher       377 4081      021 753 393                                                                   

 

SEPTEMBER 2022

Sept  Thur  1

Redwoods,   Yellow Trail                      Easy/Mod       ( A )

Carroll Robertson        377 0471        027  419  6274

 

Sept Mon  5

Trip Planning Meeting;    7pm  103 Gillies Ave  Taupo   All welcome

Sandy Fletcher     021 753 393      378 4081

 

Sept  Wed  7

Otanewainuku  Ridge , Whataroa Falls   Te Puke  BD37, BE37  Mod +    (B )

Toby Ani          022 352 8393            van mover please

 

Sept  Thurs  8

Waihaha Cycle Trail to Bridge carpark       Easy/Mod       ( A )

Gill Tate      378 2626       027 443 0531        van mover please

 

Sept  Wed  14

Mt Tihia   Turangi                   Mod   ( A )

Jenny Verschaffelt         06 858 9011     027 245 5547

 

Sept  Thurs  15

Old Coach Road  Ohakune           Mod          ( B )

Donna Gordon    027 919 9191    

     

Sept  Wed  21

KOKAKO sighting  ; Pureora,  PioPio Lions Walk ,Totara Walk       Easy     ( A ) 

Jean Caulton              021 044 1102  

 

Sept  Thurs  22

Te Iringa      Kaimanama  FP          Mod        (A)

Dick Fraser     027 457 9022

 

Sept  23,24,25,26,27,28,29

Bike Riding ; Ngaruawahia to Port Waikato to Awakino

Refer;  Forthcoming Adventures

Bernie Hammersley      0274 866 783       377 4081

 

Sept  Wed  28           

No  Tramp   van unavailable

 

Sept   Thurs   29      

Meet  at Mt Tauhara        travel in own cars     Mod   

                                                                   

OCTOBER 2022

 

Oct  Wed  5  

Plateau Rd/Minginui   Challenge             Mod+             ( B )

Sarah Hart          021 850 146   

 

Oct  Thurs  6

Kiko Rd Loop  and part of Ngapuketurua Track       Easy/ Mod        ( A ) 

Celia n Brian Bockett       377 8589     027 343 4769

 

OCT  Tues 11,Wed 12,Thurs13,Friday14,

Lake Waikaremoana  Tramps    

REFER;       Forthcoming Adventures      Elsie Skelton      376 7332            027 353 3617

                                       FORTHCOMING TRIPS 

 

DAY   WALKS   in the   MANAWATU          Aug 13/14/15   2022

 

Saturday   August 13 -  Monday 15th

Day 1:

Depart    8 am    103  Gillies Ave  

Travel to Taihape  ( Coffee fix ),  on to Rangiwahia, walk to Rangiwahia Hut  2hrs  late lunch  Return , travel to Palmerston North.

Motel accommodation

Day 2 :

Travel 20mins to THE SLEDGE Track.  Tararua Ranges.   5 to 7 hr walk of 11km, taking in the history of the Platinum Mines, bring a torch.

Return to Motel

Day 3 :

A Half-day activity and return to Taupo.

Postponement date   - the following weekend.

Bernie Hammersley  0274 866 783

 

 

 

TAUPO  TO  PORT  WAIKATO    BIKE RIDE    July/August/Sept  2022

 

PART  1:

Saturday July 23rd

Depart 9am  Story Place carpark to Atiamuri.

Wairakei, State Highway 1, Link Rd, Oruanui,Forest, Tirohanga roads. Approx 55km

Club Van and trailer return to Taupo.  Travel n trailer  $20 pp

Sunday July 24th

Depart 9am    Storey Place

Travel to Waotu South Road  ( Waikato River Trail ) Bike the trail to Arapuni, Pokaiwhenua Bridge carpark. Approx. 33km   Road ride to Karapiro Dam approx. 17km

Return to Taupo    Trail is moderate grade 2   Travel n trailer $20pp

 

PART 2:

August Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th

Depart  8.30 am     103 Gillies Ave 

Travel to Karapiro Dam,  bike to Hamilton Gardens 30km ( late lunch)  Return to Karapiro.

Travel to Cambridge, accom at Motel

Next day, travel to Hamilton Gardens, bike to Ngaruawahia and return. approx. 60km

Travel to Taupo.     Travel and Trailer  $40 pp.      Bernie Hammersley 027 866 783

Taupo to Port Waikato  and down West Coast to Awakino    6 days

 

PART  3:

September Friday 23 – to Thursday 29th

DAY 1  

DEPART  8 am   103 Gillies Ave,

Drive to Ngaruawaiha. Ride 67km to Pukekawa via Glen Murray

Hotel Accom. Good restaurant.

DAY 2

Ride 30 km, Pukekawa to Port Waikato . Stay Motor camp cabins.

DAY 3

Ride 69km . Port Waikato to Waingaro   Stay  ?

DAY 4

Ride 75km . Waingaro to Kawhia .    Stay motels.

You have just  gotta go to the pub for dinner – red bands- standard footwear !

DAY 5

Ride 67km   Kawhia to Marokopa    Stay motor camp  cabins

DAY 6

Ride 64km      Marakopa to Awakino

Drive 3 hrs to return to Taupo

Driver required – anyone called Philip would be suitable

Bookings to   Bernie Hammersley    0274 866 783                                                                       

 

                                                      Lake Waikaremoana

 

Dates:          11th to 15th October 2022

 

Numbers:      Restricted to 12

 

Accommodation:     3 x 4 bed self-contained chalets booked at Waikaremoana

                              Holiday Park on the shores of the Lake.

 

Accommodation Cost:  $188 per person for the four nights

 

Other Cost:   Van Mileage Allow $50 per person

 

Meals:          Everyone will need to bring their own food for 4 Breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners, drinks and snacks.  There is an expensive store on site.

 

Bedding Supplied:

 

This will be day trips, coming back to camp each night. More info about the tracks later.

 

Booking to Elsie Skelton       376 7332            027 353 3617

Van Recovery Rates:

 A Trips: Up to 260km 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 260 - 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.