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.



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 


 Fri Jan 15 – Sunday Jan 17

Bike Ride.   Ohakune to Clive/Clifton    refer Forthcoming Adventures

Bernie Hammersley      0274 866 783     377 4081


Wed Jan 20

Mt Pureora  BF34,35     Mod   A

Jean Caulton     021 044 1102


Thurs Jan  21 

 Mangakino to Whakamaru      Mod     A  (return or one-way or as far as you want)

Jan Harding             378 8483      027 441 8298


Wed Jan 27

Turoa Mt Rd – Horopito  BJ34            Mod/Hard      B                  van mover please

Ross Fletcher   021 0852 5790    378 6670


Thurs Jan 28

Tauranga Taupo Falls     BH36        Mod   A

Celia and Brian Bockett     377 8589   027 3434769 





Wed Feb 3

Taupo-Tauranga Falls    BH36      Mod    A

Toby Ani      022 352  8393


Thurs Feb 4

Horomanga River   Galatea     Mod   A

Jan Smith           378 6267      027 434 3790


Wed Feb 10

Turoa Mt Rd – Lake Surprise to Scoria Flat     BJ34    TNP   Mod/Hard  B

Dave Wilding   027  376  6313   txt only  please

Thurs Feb 11

Waihora Cycle Trail   Mod   A                                   van mover please

 (water taxi transport to Kinloch $20-30pp. Boat takes 6, 1hr return for 2nd pickup. Bring swimming gear)

Gill Tate      378 2626      027 443 0531

Wed Feb 17

Mangatepopo – Red Crater   Return        BH34,35    TNP                 Mod     A

Lindsay Brown       021 989 545

Thurs Feb 18

Pureora Red Shed   BF34,35     Mod+  A

Jan Smith  378 6237    0274343790


Wed Feb 24

Waipakihi River   BH35      Mod   A

Claire Furniss           027 446  5641

Thurs Feb 25

Ridge Track Wairere Stream  BH34, BJ34  Tongariro National Park    Mod+  A

Carroll Robertson     027 419 6274    377 0471


Friday Feb 26 – Sunday 28.

Tairua Trip.  Info in Forthcoming Adventures

Gill Tate      378 2626      027 443 0531



MARCH 2021


Wed March 3

Urchin – Umukarikari Loop    BH35, Bj35     mod+/hard     A     van mover please

Lyndsay Benefield     021 100 3245      378 5729


Thurs March 4

Chateau to Mahuia Campsite.   Tongariro National Park   Mod   A

Lyndsay Benefield     378 5729    021 100 3245


Wed March 10

Mt Tama from Desert Rd      BH34,BJ34         Mod+    A

Lynne King       027   526   7289

Thurs March 11

Silica Springs   BJ34       TNP      Mod  A

Val Wilkinson  072 160 370     021 278 0007

Mon March 15

Trip Planning meeting 7pm at Sandy's    021753393


Wed March 17

Te Iringa – Oamaru Hut – Poronui  Station    BH37      Mod   A 

Jenny Verschaffelt      027 245 5547   376 9011               van mover please. permission required


Thurs March 18

Waipakihi River    BH35        Mod   A

Peter Smith     378  6267     027 434 3790


Wed March 24

Turoa Mt Rd- Rock Gardens – Blyth Hut   BJ34     Mod    B

Elsie Skelton     027 353 3617     376 7332                    Van mover please


Thurs March 25

The Bund -    BJ34,35       TNP    Mod  A       guided by Hugh McKeesick

Bookings to Shirley Roundtree    377 1177   027 255 0663


Fri March 26 to Tues 30 

 Taranaki Tramps    Wait list only    info in Forthcoming Adventures

Sandy Fletcher    377 4081   021 753 393


Wed March 31

O2K  off   Kawakawa Rd , return        easy/mod    A  

Richmond Orr      3787722 



APRIL 2021


Thurs  April 1

Redwoods Purple Track     Mod   A

Geraldine Whitton   378 2445    027 241 7537


Wed April 7

The Dome – Kaimai Ranges   BE36     Mod/hard        B

Jenny Verschaffelt                    027 245 5547                376 9011


Thurs April 8

Chateau to Mangatepopo   Tongariro National Park    Mod   A

Helen Tapp       377 2029      021 135 2581          van mover please


BIKE    RIDE    OHAKUNE   to   Clive/Clifton   Jan 15-17  also Feb 6-8

Group 1   Jan 2021

Friday 15; depart 103 Gillies Ave 8am

Ride from Ohakune to Taihape via back country roads – some metal surface  72km

Stay Taihape Motel

Saturday 16; Ride Taihape to Kuripaponga - some metal surface  80km.

 Stay at Riverside Lodge

Sunday 17; Ride Kuripaponga to Clifton   86km   mostly downhill ( yeah ha )

Return to Taupo

COSTS, Travel    approx.   $60pp   Accom  ?     Group limit 10


Group 2  Feb 2021

Same plan. Dates Feb 6-8


Bernie Hammersley    0274 866 783



TAIRUA TRIP   26 – 28 Feb

Friday 26th Feb

8am departure from Taupo

Stay at Gill's bach

Walk Sailors Grave to Otara bay and Lynch stream. About 2.5 hours.

Saturday 27th. Broken Hill mine walks 3 to 4 hours. Various options here. Then walk up Mt Paku and Tairua beach walk. About 1.5 hours.

Sunday 28th.  Mt Pauanui circuit. About 2 hours. +/- beach walk. Travel back to Taupo.

Cost $10pp/night and usual van charges.

Phone Gill Tate 0274430531





March   FRIDAY 26th –  TUESDAY  30th   2021

Friday 26th. Depart Taupo 10am. Tramper’s Lunch at Awakino Beach, explore Mokau and Tongaporutu Beach on low tide, Stay Mokau Motels approx $50pp Pay on arrival by each person.

Saturday 27th. Tramp Kiwi Rd to Mt Messenger. BG31 & BH31   8hrs .Mod+

Travel to Dawson Falls, Mt Taranaki. Stay Konini Lodge 3 nights.

Sunday 28th.  The  Pouakai Crossing 19km or Loop 23km  BJ29    Mod +

Hailed as ‘the next Tongariro Alpine Crossing’, traverses Mt Taranaki’s  north-eastern slopes, Ahukawakawa Swamp and the Pouakai Range; cherry-picking along the way some of the park’s finest features; lava bluffs, goblin forests, wetlands and tarns and tussock tops.

Monday 29th.  Waiaua Gorge Hut, Brames Falls Track, past Phantom Peak on Upper Dive Track, Summit Track and back to Dawson Falls. Mod +

Tuesday 30th ;Loop from  Dawson Falls to Stratford Mountain House, thru the Ski Field and back to Konini Lodge on the upper track. Explore Wilkies Pools and lush forested paths.   Moderate morning tramp.

Travel back to Taupo. ETA 6pm

Konini Lodge is a DOC ‘hut’ at Dawson Falls, near the info centre. Full kitchen and bathroom facilities, lounge, bunk rooms, hot showers, flush toilets, electricity. $25/night/person. Just take sleeping bag, pillow, bath towel, tea towel.

Travel costs, approx. 1000km @  0.70cents/km.  Shared between the number of people on the trip.

We have 12 people. 

Sandy Fletcher    021 753 393    3774081


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