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 4

Umukarikari     Kaimanawa FP    BH35  Turangi    Mod (A)

Lyndsay Brown   021 989 545

Thur 5

A Surprize Tramp

Jan Smith 378 6267

 

Wed 11

Tree Trunk Gorge to Pillars of Hercules    Kaimanawa FP (Desert Rd) BH35 Turangi  Mod (A)

Sandy Fletcher   377 4081 or  021 753 393       Van mover required

 

Thur 12

Redwoods –       Rotorua    BE37 Rotorua    Mod (A)

Lynda Riha   07 219 6837 or 021 0264 9756

 

Wed 18

Castle Rock     Kaimanawa FP  BJ35 Waiouru    Mod   (A)

Denys Gayton      07 333 39330 or  027 430 9514   txt  ok

 

Thur 19

Waihaha Hut    Western Bays    BG34 PiroPiro  & BG35 Tihoi   Mod (A)

Jan Harding    378 8483 or  027 441 8298

 

Fri/Sat/Sun 20, 21, 22

Sunrise Hut    ( Hawkes Bay ) Ruahine FP BK36 Taoroa Juncton   Mod    Mileage tbc

Depart Friday 5.30pm stay in Napier. Accommodation to be confirmed

Saturday to Sunrise Hut. Option to go to Armstrong Saddle weather permitting.

Hut fee $15 or hut pass.

Jenny V   376 9011   027 245 5547

 

Wed 25

Depart 7am

Mt Te Aroha     Te Aroha   BC35 Paeroa    Mod +   (B)

Calls to Elsie Skelton  376 7332

 

Thur 26

Vern's clearing  Whirinaki Forest Park BG38 Wairapukao Mod (A)

Peter Smith     378 6267 or  027 434 3790

 

OCTOBER

Wed 2

Depart 7am

Plateau Rd to Minginui  via Central Whirinaki Hut   BG38 Wairapukao    Mod+ 26km  (B)

Sandy Fletcher  377 4081 or  021 753 393 Txt is ok   

 

Thur 3

Rainbow Mountain   Rotorua BF37 Waiotapu   Easy (A)

Helen Tapp     377 2029 or  0211352581

 

Tues 8th - 6am departure

Dawn Chorus Experience Waipapa tracks to Lions Lodge Pureora FP BF34 Mod

Tramp time 4-5 hours. Fit option 7-8 hours

Nick Green 3788721 or 021 146 0259

Wed 9

Eastern Okataina , Lake Tarawera Outlet and Falls    Rotorua BE 37  Mod (A) van mover

Gerda & Tiemen Corporaal     07 308 0390     0273169822

Thur 10 

Blue Lake to Green Lake.  Rotorua Lakes  BE37  Easy   (A)

Jonette Taylor 07 376 7510       027 348 3012 or  txt

Wed 16

Kawakawa adventure from Kinloch .  BG35 Tihoi   Mod  (A)

(some optional off trail)

Raewyn Rush      021 0234 0804  txt ok

Thur 17 – 19

Raglan Trip

Val Wilkinson   072  160 470     021 278 0007

Wed 23

Rangipo Hut via the Bund   TNP BJ 34, 35. Mod+ (A)

Jenny V       376 9011    027 245 5547   txt ok

Thur 24

3 Mile Bay Boat Ramp to Waitahanui & return ( take own cars)

Jan McLennan   377 1227

Wed 30

Whakapapa to Whakapapiti River. Mt Ruapaehu  BJ34 Mod (A)

Kay Feather      021 897 122   txt only

Thur 31

Whangamata Rd to Kinloch   BG35 Tihoi Mod (A)  van mover required.

Pauline Quinn        027 478 1150

NOVEMBER

Fri 1 – Tue 5

Taranaki Gardens    (see trip description in program)

Bernie Hammersley    377 4081     027 486 6783

Sat/Sun  2 – 3

Mangaturuturu Hut TNP  Ruapehu BJ34 Mod+ (A) Hut fee $15 or hut pass

From Scoria Flat.  Will use own cars

Jenny V       376 9011   027 245 5547

Wed 6

Stanton Memorial  Tongariro NP BJ34    Mod  (A) 

Lynne King  374 8418   027 526 7289

Thur 7

Scoria Flat to Whakapapa  Tongariro NP  BJ34 Mod (A)   van mover required

Carol Robertson   377 0471    027 419 6274

Wed 13

Mangatepopo Hardman’s Wander  TNP BJ34   Mod+  (A)

Jenny V   376 9011  027 245 5547

Thur 14

Woody’s Tongue  Kaimanawa FP  BH37 Mod (A)

Richmond Orr     378 7722

Wed 20

Mangaturuturu Hut from Ohakune Mtn Rd Tongariro NP BJ34 Mod+ (B)

Sandy Fletcher   377 4081   021 753 393

 

Thur 21

Blyth Hut   Tongariro NP BJ34 Mt Ruapehu Mod (A) 

Geraldine Whitton     378 2445     027 241 7537

Mon 25

TRIP PLANNING MEETING        7pm

Sandy Fletcher   377 4081

Wed 27

Umakarikari Kaimanawa  FP BH35 Turangi  Mod (A)

Lindsay Brown     021 989 545    txt ok

Thur 28

Tama Lakes Tongariro NP    BH35 BF34     Mod  (A)

Peter Smith   3786267   027 434 3790

DECEMBER

Wed 4

Mt Tihia   Tongariro NP    BH 35  Mod (A)

Lindsay Brown     021 989 545   txt ok

 

Thur 5

Eastern Okataina Walkway  ( take togs ) Rotorua BE35 BF36  Easy/Mod (A)

Shirley Rountree     377 1177     027 255 0663

Wed 11

Depart 7am.

North of Taumarunui. Opotiki rd Bush Walks. BG 33 Ongarue  Mod  (B)

Elsie Skelton   376 7332

Thur 12

Three Sisters to Tree Trunk Gorge  Turangi BH35  Mod  (A)

Jan Smith   378 6267    027 434 3790

Monday Night, 16TH , XMAS DINNER.   Taupo Golf Club

 

Wed 18

Turoa Ski Field to Mountain Road via Blyth Hut  Tongariro NP BJ34 Mt Ruapehu Mod (B)

Sandy Fletcher   377 4081    021 753 393 txt ok

 

 

JANUARY 2020

Wed 8

'A Day Tramp Somewhere'

Bernie Hammersley     377 4081      027 486 6783

Wed 15

Depart 7am

 Mt Hikorangi    Taumarunui    BG33  Mod  (B)

Elsie Skelton    376 7332

November 1st – 5th 2019  

TARANAKI  GARDEN  TOUR  and  MODERATE  BUSH  WALKS

 

FRIDAY 1st

Depart Taupo 8am. Arrive in ‘The Naki’.Afternoon Bush Walk – 2-3 hrs

SATURDAY 2nd

Garden Touring (approx. 5 hrs )  then walking

SUNDAY 3RD

More Garden Tours and Bush Walks. Then Bubbles on Bernie’s Birthday!

MONDAY 4th

Early start 7.30, to walk Whitecliffs Walkway Beach, and Inland track if desired. Then discover hidden gems of New Plymouth area .

TUESDAY 5TH

Maybe a walk then return to Taupo via the Forgotten Highway, if majority group desire.

 

NB;  The Taranaki Garden Festival is a group who ‘got the blight’ with the Rhododendron Festival, though I’m sure that the Rododendrons won’t mind us looking at them.

Taranaki Garden Festival , Go to ;  gardenfestival.co.nz

ACCOM; We will stay at the Stratford Motor Camp, unless majority prefer New Plymouth Beach Motorcamp.

Motorcamp cabins from $25 pp/night.

Travel; approx. 1,200 km @ 70cents/km = $850 total. So maybe $80 - $120 pp

 

Bernie Hammersley

  

Van Recovery Rates:

 A Trips: Up to 300km 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 300 - 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