Parawai Tramping Club

Trip Schedule

Sunday 5 July
Mangaone walk (both ways)
Organiser:David Williams
Phone:0274875814
Grade:Easy
Fare:$5

Easy local day walk with no big climbs.


Saturday 11 July
Mid winter dinner
Organiser:Elisabeth
Phone:0273498527
Grade:Easy
Fare:Pay for your own.

Dinner on Saturday night.
Venue: Passo resturant. Pay for your own meal.


Sunday 12 July
Waiotauru Hut
Organiser:Tony
Phone:0275700759
Grade:Medium
Fare:$10

Day walk from Otaki Forks - small party.


Sunday 19 July
Mt Wainui
Organiser:TBA
Phone:021334037
Grade:Medium
Fare:$5

Up the local hill from Whareroa.


25-26 July
Snowcraft at Ruapehu
Organiser:Chris
Phone:021 212 7292
Grade:Medium
Fare:$50

Learn some of the skills for trips above the snowline. Will go up Friday for the evening on the hill.


Thursday 30 July
Mt Mick
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Medium
Fare:$5

Climb one of the hills behind Otaki. WWII bomber crash near the top.
Trip date moved because of weather.


Sunday 2 August
Orange Hut
Organiser:Brandon
Phone:021 252 8156
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$5

Walk behind Mt Wainui.
Some could also mountainbike.


8-9 August
Sunrise Hut
Organiser:Dave and Susan
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Easy
Fare:$35

Up and back - maybe some snow.


8-9 August
Sunrise - Te Atuaoparapara
Organiser:Tony
Phone:027 570 0759
Grade:Fit
Fare:$35

Ruahines trip. Sunrise on Saturday then longer day on Sunday. May have some snow and ice.


Sunday 16 August
Mt Titi
Organiser:Paula
Phone:0210381824
Grade:Mountain Bike
Fare:$5

Mountain-biking off the Maungakotukutuku valley.


Sunday 16 August
Maunganui
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021334037
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$5

Walk to Maunganui from Maungakotukutuku valley. Leave Kapiti School 8:30am.


22-23 August
Deferred due to virus - Gourmet Trip - Waikuku Lodge Haurangis
Organiser:David Williams
Phone:0274875814
Grade:Easy
Fare:tba

Waikuku Lodge is east of Martinborough in the Haurangis.
We have booked the Lodge for both Friday and Saturday nights. There will be day walks for those wanting more than food and a social night.
Note: The approach road is closed until 4:30pm on the Friday, because of pine logging near the road.


Sunday 23 August
Colonial Knob
Organiser:David Williams
Phone:027 487 5814
Grade:Easy
Fare:$5

Added trip with covid distancing.


Thursday 27 August
Kapakapanui
Organiser:Susan
Phone:021 202 1858
Grade:Medium
Fare:$5

Could be Friday 28 August (day to be decided early next week based on weather forecast) – talk to Susan.
Kapakapanui hut for lunch - up to the hut on the northern ridge, then option of splitting and coming straight down or carrying on over the top and down the southern ridge.


28-30 August
Deferred - new date later - Irongate - Tunapo
Organiser:Tony
Phone:027 570 0759
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$35

Weekend in the Ruahines.


4-6 September
Oturere and Emerald Lake
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Fit
Fare:$50

Tongariro National Park - harder trip, may need some ice gear.
Leaving Friday afternoon.


4-6 September
Waihohonu Hut - Tongariro National Park
Organiser:Neville
Phone:027 514 8047
Grade:Easy
Fare:$50

Going up late Friday. Easy walk in from Desert Road and day walks from the comfortable hut.


Tuesday 8 September
Hemi Matanga - Parata - Te Au loop
Organiser:Dave Cox
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Easy
Fare:$5

Easy walk that is local. Waikanae. On a Tuesday.
Meet outside Relish Café Waikanae. 9 30 am for those that want coffee first or 10 00 am for start of the walk.


Sunday 13 September
Burn Hut
Organiser:Paula
Phone:021 038 1824
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$25

Longish day starting and finishing at the Mangahao dams.


Thursday 17 September
Battle Hill - Mt Wainui - Deferred for better weather
Organiser:Patrick
Phone:021 464 020
Grade:Medium
Fare:$5

On Thursday. Local trip.


19-20 September
Rangiwhia - Deadmans
Organiser:TBA
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Medium
Fare:$35

Overnight at Rangiwahia Hut then out via Deadmans if the weather is kind.


19-20 September
Te Hekenga - Triangle
Organiser:Tony
Phone:027 570 0759
Grade:Fit
Fare:$35

Longer, harder trip in the Ruahines.


26-27 September
Southern Crossing
Organiser:Brandon
Phone:0212528156
Grade:Fit
Fare:$20

Classic tramp - an easier fit trip.
Need to have storm gear. Above the bush line for much of it so weather dependent.


Saturday 3 October
Escarpment by moonlight
Organiser:Glenda
Phone:0211104277
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:Train fare

Meet 7.30 pm at Pukerua Bay Railway Stn. Train leaving Waikanae 7pm - all stops - will arrive on time.

Night jaunt along the escarpment track between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay. .


Sunday 4 October
Pencarrow Lakes
Organiser:Neville
Phone:027 514 8047
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$10

Interesting day walk south of Eastbourne.


Saturday 10 October
Spion Kop Ridge, Deferred
Organiser:Marcia
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$10

Day trip near Levin.


Sunday 11 October
Foxton mountain bike ride
Organiser:Darrel
Phone:027 352 8958
Grade:Mountain Bike
Fare:$25

Easy mountain-biking through pine forest.


11-16 October
Ski week on Ruapehu
Organiser:Bryan Wild
Phone:029 773 700
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$50

Staying in a club hut at Whakapapa.


Sunday 18 October
Remutaka Range - Whakanui Track
Organiser:David Williams
Phone:0274875814
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$10

Longer walk into the Orongorongo valley.


20-21 October
Kapakapanui - Renata - Waiotauru River
Organiser:Steve
Phone:029 902 0902
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$10

Mid week trip.


Labour Weekend 24-26 October
Blue Range-Table Ridge-Kings
Organiser:Chris
Phone:0212127292
Grade:Fit
Fare:$25

Starting at Kiriwhakapapa and ending at Holdsworth road end with a car shuffle between the two. Staying at Cow Creek Hut and Mid King Bivvy (camping and weather permitting).
Moved the 3 day trip because of the access problem to the Forks which would add about 2 hours to the first and last day of the Southern Main Range .


Saturday 24 October
Southern Walkway in Wellington
Organiser:Dave Cox
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:Train fare only

Walk from the centre of the city along the Mt Vic ridge to the south coast.
Take the train leaving Waikanae at 8.30am (8.36 from Paraparaumu) to Wellington. Travel back by bus then train.


31 October to 1 November
Trains Hut
Organiser:Pam
Phone:04 902 2486
Grade:Medium
Fare:$50

Walk up Waitotara River north west of Whanganui.


Sunday 8 November
Manor Park - Belmont
Organiser:Glenda
Phone:021 212 7292
Grade:Medium
Fare:$10

Longer day walk.


12-15 November
Round Ruapehu
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021223037
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$50

Two spaces available - talk to Owen.


14-15 November
Pukeokahu
Organiser:Tony
Phone:027 570 0759
Grade:Medium
Fare:$35

The annual school fundraiser in the north western end of the Ruahines.
NB. Cost of the walk and dinner is additional.
This has replaced the original walk which was scheduled on the programme for a week later.


21-22 November
Waiopehu
Organiser:Patrick
Phone:021 464 020
Grade:Medium
Fare:$15

New route to avoid hassle with Blue slip on Otaki Forks road. A classic local trip that we haven't done for a few years.


28-29 November
Mangahao Flats
Organiser:David Williams
Phone:0274875814
Grade:Medium
Fare:$20

A there and back to one of the less visited huts.


30 November to 5 December
Nelson Lakes - Moss Pass
Organiser:Peter D
Phone:021 328 471
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:TBA

Multi-day trip rescheduled from lock-down.
Two spaces available - check with Peter.


5-6 December
Wairongomai
Organiser:Chantal
Phone:027 421 8785
Grade:Easy
Fare:$25

Camping in the eastern Remutaka Range from road on the east side of Lake Wairarapa. A few creek crossings on the way in.


8-9 December
Irongate - Tunapo
Organiser:Tony
Phone:027 570 0759
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$30

New hut and maybe some camping with some tops as well. Mid-week as held over from Covid restrictions.


Sunday 13 December
Eastern Hutt Hut
Organiser:Neville
Phone:027 514 8047
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$15

Long day walk, some river travel.


19-20 December
Totara Flats
Organiser:Elisabeth
Phone:027 349 8527
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$25

Classic camping spot.


28 December to 1 January
Upper Otaki
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Medium
Fare:$15

Multi-day trip wandering up the Ohau with some time in the upper reaches of the Otaki. Camping.


Sunday 17 January
Lower Otaki Gorge
Organiser:Rodney
Phone:04 293 7567
Grade:Easy
Fare:$10

Trip down the lower gorge below Otaki Forks. Bring flotation (inner tube, lilo or similar) as the gorge has plenty of swimming. A light wetsuit also a good idea unless you are well insulated.


23 January to 7 February
Wilkin - Mt Aspiring NP
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Medium
Fare:tba

South Island trip. Place holder for dates - 19 Jan meet Makaroaroa and end Wanaka 30 Jan.
Trip full - waiting list, may be able to have a second group.


Anniversary Weekend 23-25 January
Southern Main Range
Organiser:Chris
Phone:021 212 7292
Grade:Fit
Fare:$10

Classic Tararua trip.


Waitangi 6-8 February
Quoin Ridge - Elder- Western Hutt
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Fit
Fare:$15

Off track and some camping.


Waitangi 6-8 February
Tauherenikau Valley
Organiser:TBA
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Easy
Fare:$25

Camping and lazing in the valley.


13-14 February
Tītahi Bay to Makara
Organiser:Dave Cox
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$10

Some epic rock-hopping with a camp part way. Need to carry water.


20-21 February
Whanganui: Atane - Skyline Walk
Organiser:Susan
Phone:021 202 1858
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$35

Day trips near Whanganui. Will need to book accommodation for yourself but check with leader before. More details on where most will be staying later.


25-28 February
Sounds - Arapawa Island
Organiser:Steve
Phone:029 902 0902
Grade:Sea kayak
Fare:tba

Travel to Picton on Thursday 25th February (Interislander 4pm sailing) and stay overnight there.
On Friday 26th depart Picton and paddle to Ngaruru Bay, Tory Channel, and camp. Those who wish to stay at Perano house can arrange their own accommodation.
On the Saturday morning (catch up with those who aren’t camping) if weather permits and have a nosey out to the entrance of Tory Channel. Then head back into Queen Charlotte for another nights camp before returning to Picton for the 2:15pm ferry to Wellington.
Kayak hire $110. Ferry fare additional..


6-14 March
Fenella and Lake Sylvester - Kahurangi NP
Organiser:Dave Cox
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Medium
Fare:tba

Trip to Lake Sylvester and Iron Mountain followed by walk up the Cobb to Fenella and some side trips.


Sunday 7 March
Maharahara Crossing
Organiser:Elisabeth
Phone:027 349 8527
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$30

Longer day trip in the southern Ruahines.


13-14 March
Penn Creek and Otaki Gorge
Organiser:TBA
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Medium
Fare:$10

Over to Penn Creek for the night and out down the river. Bring flotation.


Sunday 14 March
Day Southern Crossing
Organiser:David Williams
Phone:027 487 5814
Grade:Fit
Fare:$20

One for the mountain goats/hares. Long day and speed needed all day.


20-21 March
Top Gorge - Tunapo
Organiser:TBA
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Fit
Fare:$30

Hut bagging in the southern Ruahines.


20-21 March
Sunrise
Organiser:TBA
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Easy
Fare:$35

Easy trip in the eastern Ruahines.
Book your own bunk on the DoC website.


27-28 March
Ellis Hut
Organiser:David Williams
Phone:027 487 5814
Grade:Easy
Fare:$35

Easy trip in north eastern Ruahines. Very little cup-hill.


Easter 2-5 April
Kaimanawa Ranges - Waipakihi Valley
Organiser:tba
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$50

Tramping and camping in an awesome valley, also some tops travel.


9-11 April
MacGregor
Organiser:Kate
Phone:021 073 1953
Grade:Medium
Fare:$25

3 day trip. If staying at Jumbo you will need to book your bunk space. Check with leader before doing this.


17-18 April
Matiu-Somes Island
Organiser:Dave
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Easy
Fare:$17

Cost of $17 is for accommodation. We go over on the ferry and you pay for that separately.


ANZAC 24-26 April
Wakelings Hut
Organiser:David Williams
Phone:027 487 5814
Grade:Fit
Fare:$35

A Ruahine trip to less visited places.


7-9 May
Camerons Hut - Kiwi Saddle
Organiser:Peter D
Phone:021 328 471
Grade:Medium
Fare:$50

3 day trip in the southern Kawekas.


Sunday 16 May
Red Rocks and hills
Organiser:Glenda
Phone:021 212 7292
Grade:Medium
Fare:$15

Explore of the hill near Red Rocks taking in Red Rocks.


22-23 May
Pukeatea-Kapakapanui-Renata
Organiser:Neville
Phone:027 514 8047
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$10

Loop from Otaki Forks over the local hills.


Queen's Birthday 5-7 June
Kaweka Range - Mohaka Hot Springs
Organiser:TBA
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$50

Camping by the hot springs up the Mohaka Valley. Day walk on the Sunday.


13-20 June
Place holder - Great Barrier Island
Organiser:TBA
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:TBA

Place holder for a week at Great Barrier. Details to follow.


X

Easy

TERRAIN:
Easy, non demanding.

SUITABLE FOR:
Most ages and fitness levels.

WALKING TIME per DAY:
2 - 4 hours.

X

Easy/Medium

TERRAIN:
Mostly easy, some demanding.

SUITABLE FOR:
Most ages and fitness levels.

WALKING TIME per DAY:
4 - 6 hours.

X

Medium

TERRAIN:
Varied, moderately demanding.

SUITABLE FOR:
Moderate fitness Levels.

WALKING TIME per DAY:
5 - 7 hours.

X

Medium/Fit

TERRAIN:
Varied, more demanding.

SUITABLE FOR:
Fitness and stamina required.

WALKING TIME per DAY:
6 - 8 hours.

X

Fit

TERRAIN:
Varied & challenging.

SUITABLE FOR:
Fitness and stamina required.

WALKING TIME per DAY:
7 - 10+ hours.