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 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

 

Wed Oct 5

Plateau Rd/Minginui ‘Challenge’         MOD+          (  B  )

Sarah Hart    377 6159    021 850146

 

Thurs Oct 6

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

Celia and Brian Bockett            377 8589                    027 343 4769

 

Tues Oct 11 – Sat Oct 15

Lake Waikaremoana Tramps           Mod+   (  C  )

Elsie Skelton    376 7332    027 353 3617        refer : Forthcoming Adventures

 

Wed Oct 12    Van unavailable, no local tramp

 

Thurs Oct 13 

Meet at The Hub, van not available

 

Wed Oct 19

CNI – Titiraupunga – Youth Camp      Pureoras          Mod/Mod +       ( A )

Elsie Skelton     376 7332      027 353 3617      van mover please

                                                       

Thurs Oct 20

Jones Landing to Little Waipa Reserve       Mod   ( A )

Donna Gordon       027 919 9191

 

Wed Oct 26

Turoa Rd to Mangaehuehu Hut  return     TNP    mod/Mod+    (  B  )

Sandy Fletcher     377 4081     021 753 393      

 

Thurs  Oct 27

Scoria Flat    - Whakapapa Valley      TNP          Mod+       ( A )    van mover please

Sarah Bloomer             027 693 3709

 

Sat Oct 29

Bike Ride    Rotorua  depart 8 am Story Place carpark

 32km circuit of the Redwood Mt Bike Park  Lunch/Café option    easy/mod   

Afternoon ride on Lake Front.  Home by 5pm   Travel n Trailer $30pp

Bernie Hammersley         0274 866 783       377 4081    

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

Wed Nov 2

Old Kaimai Rd  - North-South Track – Ngamuwahine Loop     Mod/Hard   (  B  )    van mover please

Bernie Hammersley          0274 866783       377 4081

 

Thurs Nov 3  

MiCamp to Whakamaru      Mod     (  A  )

Donna Gordon   027 919 9191

 

Fri Nov 4, Sat 5

Sunrise Hut   Ruahine  Forest Park    refer Forthcoming Adventures

Jenny Verschaffelt    027 245 5547    06 858   9011 

 

Tues Nov 8

Committee meeting 

 

Wed Nov 9

Laidlaw Loop   Kaimanawa Forest Park      BH 36        Mod    (  A  ) 

Richmond Orr                     020 4100 9929

 

Thurs Nov 10   

Vern’s Clearing    Whirinaki Forest Park      Mod       ( B  )

Mike Keys      027 494 0125

 

Wed Nov 16

Mt Pureora – Link Rd       Pureora  BF35                 Mod         ( A )     ( van mover please)

Casey  Bainbridge     027 378 3431   

                                                        

Thurs Nov 17

Blyth Hut       TNP         Mod              (  B  ) 

Lyndsay Benefield      378 5729   021 1003245 

 

Sat Nov 19, Sun 20.

 Bike Ride   Tangiwai/ Taihape       (  C )   plus trailer     refer  Forthcoming Adventures

 Bernie Hammersley     377 4081   0274 866 783

 

Wed Nov 23

Pukekaikiore – Chateau                   TNP       Mod+  /  Hard    ( A )   van mover please

Dave Wilding   378 0650   027 376 6313

  

Thurs Nov 24

Chateau to Mangahuia Camp         TNP           Mod         (  A  )

Sarah Bloomer       027 693 3709      

 

Mon Nov 28

Trip Planning Meeting  7pm

Sandy Fletcher     377 4081    021 753 393

 

Wed Nov 30

Alpine Hut       TNP     mod+          (  A  )

Dave Wilding       378 0650        027 376 6313

 

 

DECEMBER

 

 Thurs Dec 1

Te Waihou Walkway    Putaruru        Mod        ( A )    

Carroll Robertson       377 0471   027 419 6274

 

Sat Dec 3, Sun 4

Waitomo Walks              Mod   (  C  )        refer Forthcoming Adventures

Bernie Hammersley       377 4081       0274 866 783

 

Tues Dec 6

Christmas dinner  at 7 Azalea Lane, Botanical Heights. Details will be confirmed later

 

Wed Dec 7

Skips Hut         Whirinaki Forest Park        BG38                          Mod   (  B  )

Elsie Skelton            376 7332     027 353 3617

 

Thurs Dec 8   

Purple Walk, Redwoods   Rotorua              Mod            ( A )

Celia and  Brian Bockett      377 8589          027 343 4769

                                                              

Wed Dec 14

Tauranga-Taupo Falls.     Kiko Rd          Mod     ( A )

Leader to be advised

 

Thurs Dec 15

Otaketake to Kinloch          Mod         (  A  )

Donna Gordon    027  919  9191

 

JANUARY  2023

 

Wed Jan 4

Tongariro National Park   A wander on the Mountain

Bernie Hammersley    377 4081     027 486 6783

 

Wed Jan 11   A Mistletoe Hunt

Cascade, Hinemia Caves.    Kaimanawa Forest Park            easy/mod       (  A  )

Richmond Orr             020 4100 9929

 

Thurs Jan 12

Lake Rotopounamu  &   Kiko Loop              Mod                   ( A )

Donna Gordon                027  919  9191

                                       FORTHCOMING TRIPS 

 

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

 

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 but still have 2 spots available

 

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. 

Day 1 Drive to Waikaremoana via Murupara - 

Afternoon walk to the Waterfalls at Aniwaniwa

                                                            

Day 2 Drive to Onepoto. Walk to Panakire Hut and return - possibility of boating to Waiopaoa Hut and walking back out to Onepoto Bay 

Day 3 Drive to Hopuruahine - Walk till lunchtime and return

Day 4 Walk Ruapani Loop Track - Option to walk to the Waikareiti Hut

Day 5 Morning - Other short walks in the area

Afternoon return home via Murupara

 

Booking to Elsie Skelton       376 7332            027 353 3617

        SUNRISE HUT  Ruahine Forest Park Friday 4 November 2022

  

The intention is to leave Taupo Friday morning and walk into the hut that day. 

 

Hut fee is $15 or Back Country Hut Pass. 

Travel cost as a C trip.

 

Places still available. 

 

Jenny Verschaffelt 027 245 5547 or 06 858 9011. Note: that is Hawkes Bay 

 

 

    BIKE    RIDE          TANGIWAI  -  - TAIHAPE     Nov 19/20     2022

Sat Nov 19th  - Depart  8am        103 Gillies Ave 

Drive to Tangiwhai Bridge   (Highway 49)   ride South to Turakino Valley Rd then East to  Taihape  50km ride or extend it to 70km ( Slog ) to Taihape. Stay the night.

Sunday Nov 20th

Ride Taihape-Napier Highway 20km to Moawhango. Then South and West to return to Taihape   approx. 50km

Return to Taupo

Bernie Hammersley    0274 866 783     377 4081

 

       WAITOMO  WALKS       Dec Sat 3rd/Sun 4th .  

Depart  7.30am    103 Gillies Ave

Saturday      Walk Waitomo Area, Tawarau Falls Loop   6hrs

Stay Waitomo Motorcamp 

                                                         

Sunday  Leitch’s Track to Leitch’s Hut and return  6hrs OR

OPTION  of walking from Leitch’s Hut on Mahoenui Track exit.  Van mover would be required.

Bernie Hammersley       377 4081     0274 866 783

                                                            

 

      WHANGANUI CYCLE TRIP - ? Early April 2023

Day 1

Drive to Raetihi- short river walk and morning tea

Drive Pipiriki, Jerusalem, Matawahi (Old Flour Mill)

‘The Flying Fox’ for lunch 1pm

Whanganui 3.30-4pm Stay at King’s Court Motel

Day 2

Cycle Upokongaro/Papaiti to Bushy Park Homestead via Kauarapaoa and Rangitatau East Rd.     74.2km

Stay overnight at Bushy Park homestead, double rooms and bunk room available. DBB

Day 3

Explore Bushy Park Reserve.

Cycle Bushy Park to Kai Iwi Beach (16 km – sealed road).             

Cycle Kai Iwi Beach via Bason Botanical Reserve to Windemere Strawberry Gardens for lunch (11km).          Windemere to Whanganui City via Western Line and Brunswick Rd (or Kaikokopu Rd) (15 km).             41.7km

Accommodation at King’s Court Motel                                                                          Options for dinner.

Day 4

Cycle Whanganui to Fordell (16.6km – sealed road).                                                          Fordell to Paloma Gardens ($10 entry) (10km return).                                                   Fordell to Hunterville via Kauangaroa, Mangatipona and Ongo Rds (46km).                                               74.2km

Van back to Taupo.

Expressions of interest to Gabby Strichen 0274403804   

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.