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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.




 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


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




Wednesday Jan 4

Tongariro National Park. A wander on the mountain.

Bernie Hammersley. 3774081. 0274866783


Wednesday Jan 11

Cascade, Hinemia caves. Kaimanawa Forest Park. Easy/mod. (A)

Richmond Orr. 02041009929


Thursday Jan 12

Lake Rotopounamu and Kiko loop. Moderate. (A)

Donna Gordon. 0279199191


Wednesday Jan 18

Waiouru farm wander/ sub alpine bush, Stuart Mulvay’s farm

Bernie Hammersley. 3774081/0274866783. Moderate. (B)


Thursday Jan 19

Okataina walks

Lyndsay Benefield. 3785729. 0211003245. Moderate (A)


Sunday 22nd to 25th January

Waihau Bay trip

See info in Forthcoming trips for details


Wednesday 25 Jan Van away, no tramp


Thursday 26 Jan- van was thought to be away but let Jill know if you would like to lead a trip


 FEBRUARY 2023  (Date of trip planning meeting will be advised this month)


Wednesday 1 Feb

Kaweka J

Lindsay Brown 021989545


Thursday 2 Feb

Ngapuketurua track (part way)

Celia and Brian Bockett. 3778589. 0273434769. Moderate (A)


Wednesday 8 Feb

Mangaehuehu hut, Tongariro National Park

Dave Wilding. 3780650. 0273766313. Moderate (B)


Thursday 9 Feb

Waikato River trail, Mangakino to Maraetai.

Jan Harding. 3788483. 0274418298. Easy/moderate. (A)

Wednesday 15 Feb

Te Iringa, Kaimanawa Forest Park.

Need a leader please


Thursday 16 Feb

Pureora Forest Park

Sarah Bloomer. 0276933709. Moderate. (A)


Wednesday 22 Feb

Rock Garden, Tongariro National Park

Names to Jean Caulton. 0210441102. Moderate. (B)


Thursday 23 Feb

Vern’s Clearing, Whirinaki Forest Park

Sandy Farquhar. 021544408. Moderate. (B)




Wednesday 1 March

Waitahanui waterfall cycle track to the lake car park

Leader required please. Easy/moderate. (A)


2nd to 6th March

Waikaremoana trip

 See info in Forthcoming trips


Thursday 2 March - No tramp, van away   


 Wednesday 8 March- van was thought to be away but let Jill know if you would like to lead a tramp


Thursday 9 March

Great Lake Trail, W2K starting Whakaipo Bay

Sarah Bloomer. 0276933709. Moderate. (A)


Wednesday 15 March

Stanton Memorial, Tongariro National Park

Denys Gayton. Names to Bernie. 3774081. 0274866783. Moderate (B)


Thursday 16 March

Tama Lakes, Tongariro National Park

Donna Gordon. 0279199191. Moderate (A)


18th to 21st March

Bike and tramp Waihi

See info in Forthcoming trips                     


Wednesday 22 March

Rangipo hut via The Bund

Jean Caulton. 0210441102. Moderate (A)      


Thursday 23 March

Tongariro River Trail

Lynda Riha. 02102649756. Easy. (A)


Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 March

Van was thought to be away but if you would like to lead a tramp please let Jill know


31st March to 3rd April

Whanganui cycle trip

 See info in Forthcoming trips



Wednesday 5 April

Ngapuketurua, Kiko Road. Kaimanawa Forest Park. Permission required.

Elsie Skelton. 3767332. 0273533617. Moderate (A)


Thursday 6 April

Scoria Flat to Whakapapa. Tongariro Forest Park

Donna Gordon. 0279199191


Wednesday 12 April

Alpine hut, Tongariro National Park

Dave Wilding. 3780650. 0273766313. Moderate + (A)


Thursday 13 April

Waihaha trail from Road end car park to Waihora, part way and return

Carroll Robertson. 3770471. 0274196274    

                                       FORTHCOMING TRIPS 

Waihau Bay trip January 22- 25th


Day One - travel to Waihau Bay - about 4 hours with no coffee stops.  The accommodation is in two adjoining houses at Waihau.  Drinks on the deck.

Day Two - walk over Cape Runaway. This is a circuit, going up a ridge, along the top, down steeply, over farmland and then rocks to get back to the cars. About 6 hours.

Day Three - A shorter walk to the coast where we will swim, (snorkel if you like), cook over a fire, relax

Day Four - Drive Home


Please contact Christine if you are interested or want more details. 

 021 10 88817



Waikaremoana Trip 2nd March to 6th March


Accommodation: 3 x 4 person Chalets

Cost: $188 per person

Plus: Van mileage


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 –

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


To secure a place on this trip:

A) Phone Elsie – 0273533617 to check space available

B) Confirmation of your space will be when $188.00 per person is paid to

Account P R Skelton  06 0513 0780233 01  (Please put your name in the reference)





Bike and Tramp Waihi 18th March to 21st March


Accommodation: Waihi Beach Motel 3 Units each sleeping four people

Cost: Approximately $65.00 per person per night - $195p.p.

Plus: Bike Trailer Cost $10.00 per day

Plus: Van Mileage                                                       

Day 1

Leave 8.00 from Hammersley’s

Drive to Matamata 

Ride Matamata to Te Aroha (33kms)

Swim and or Walk to Waihi Beach Trig

Drive to Waihi Beach

Day 2

Ride through Golden Valley and up Ngatitangata

to the start of Homunga Track (17kms)

Walk Homunga Track back to Waihi Beach

Day 3

Ride to Dickie’s Flat  (20km)

Walk up to the Karangahake Trig

Back through Tunnels track to Dickie’s Flat

Drive back to Waihi Beach

Swim and or Walk Beach to Bowentown Heads                                                            

Day 4

Drive to Katikati end of the Tuahu Track and walk over to the Matamata side

Drive home to Taupo.


Contact Elsie Skelton  0273533617             


  WHANGANUI CYCLE TRIP  Friday 31st March  

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

Early lunch/brunch Flying Fox 11am

Cycle to Upokongaro

Riverboat to Whanganui

Cycle to The Citadel, Castlecliff Beach for dinner (via Putiki Church). Transport back to motel

Day 2 Drive to Papaiti and cycle 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. Visit Ngaturi Church at Dianne Blair’s property 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. Tour of Durie Hill tunnel, lift and tower. Walk Lake Rotokawa (Winter Gardens) then Swim and pizza night at private venue.                                   

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.

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