Parawai Tramping Club

Trip Schedule

Monday 4 January
Pukerua Bay - Plimmerton Coast loop
Organiser:Dave Cox
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$5

Coast walk with a cafe/coffee stop in Plimmerton.

Saturday 9 January
Kapakapanui
Organiser:Yingjun Shelton
Phone:021 0840 7189
Grade:Medium
Fare:$5

Day trip. Saturday has bees weather forecast so going Saturday. Meet behind Kapiti School at 7.30 am or the road end by the Kapakapanui track at 8am. Let Yingjun know where you are meeting up.

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.


Sunday 7 February
Dobsons - Tauherenihau loop
Organiser:Dave Cox
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$5

Day walk. Option for a swim in the river during lunch break. Contact Dave by phone or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.


Sunday 21 February
Northern Walkway, Wellington
Organiser:Susan Robertson
Phone:021 202 1858
Grade:Medium
Fare:$10

Day trip along the hills overlooking Wellington. .
To replace the walk near Wanganui (the accommodation wasn't available).


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..


27-28 February
Kaitoke - GW campsite
Organiser:Elisabeth
Phone:0273498527
Grade:Easy
Fare:$15

Camping, suitable for kids of all ages. Campground fee $8/adult, $4/child.


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
Field Peak from Waikane
Organiser:Tony
Phone:027 570 0759
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$5

Hill east of Pekapeka. Local bush and an early plane crash.


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

Hut bagging in the southern Ruahines.


Saturday 20 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.


27-28 March
Mana Island
Organiser:Marian
Phone:022 644 0147
Grade:Easy
Fare:Tba

Working with DoC.


27-28 March
Ellis Hut
Organiser:David Williams
Phone:0274875814
Grade:Easy
Fare:$40

Easy trip in north eastern Ruahines. Very little up-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.


Sunday 2 May
Eastern harbour
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 038
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$10

Day walk behind Eastbourne. You will get wet feet. A good chance to practice map work. Leave school at 8.30. Meet up at Days Bay pavilion at 9.30am. Please txt Owen if coming as he will meet you at Days Bay.


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 and over the local hills.


Sunday 30 May
Manawatu Gorge
Organiser:Neville
Phone:027 514 8047
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$25

Day walk above the gorge on the south side.


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
Great Barrier Island
Organiser:Peter Davis
Phone:021 32i8 471
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:TBA

Week at Great Barrier. List full but may have reserves. May also run a 2nd trip later.


Sunday 27 June
Paraparaumu Scenic Reserve
Organiser:Rodney
Phone:293 7567
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$5

A local walk.


Saturday 3 July
Mid winter dinner - at China Beach
Organiser:Elisabeth
Phone:027 349 8527
Grade:Easy
Fare:tba

Evening out with the club. China Beach is at 44 Seaview Rod Paraparaumu Beach.


Sunday 4 July
Bering Head - Pencarrow Lakes
Organiser:Neville
Phone:027 514 8047
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$20

Day walk.


Sunday 11 July
Mt Wainui
Organiser:Patrick
Phone:021 464 020
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$5

Classic local trip.


17-18 July
Holdsworth - Jumbo
Organiser:TBA
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Medium
Fare:$25

Classic Tararua trip.
Note: Need to book your own space at Jumbo.


Sunday 18 July
Walking near Wellington or Porirua
Organiser:Dave Cox
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Easy
Fare:$10

Route to be decided closer to date. Talk to Dave.


24-25 July
Mt Hector and Kime
Organiser:Solly
Phone:027 451 6226
Grade:Medium
Fare:$10

Cold trip, so bring your warm gear. Hopefully some snow.
Always a good trip and a great introduction to winter on the tops.


Saturday 31 July
Sledge Track
Organiser:Elisabeth
Phone:027 349 8527
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$25

Day walk near Palmerston North.


7-8 August
Rangiwahia - Deadmans
Organiser:Dave Cox
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Medium
Fare:$30

Loop trip in southern Ruahines.


7-8 August
Rangiwahia - Triangle
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$30

Longer trip in conjunction with Rangiwahia - Deadmans. Some tops and stream travel.


Sunday 15 August
Sheriden Creek - Otaki Forks
Organiser:Brandon
Phone:021 252 8156
Grade:Medium
Fare:$10

Day walk going to School House Flat, then over the Waiotauru and up the old tram track to the Sheriden Creek log hauler. You do get wet feet.


21-22 August
Tongariro Crossing
Organiser:tba
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:tba

Chance to play in snow. Good alpine clothing and crampons essential.


22-27 August
Skiing - Whakapapa, Ruapehu
Organiser:Bryan Wild
Phone:029 773 7000
Grade:Ski - easy
Fare:$50

Staying at the WCTC lodge, Whakapapa.


Sunday 29 August
Remutaka: Cattle Ridge and Five Mile
Organiser:Dave
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$20

Day loop into the Orongorongo valley. In via one track and out on the other.


Sunday 5 September
Punga Hut
Organiser:Neville
Phone:027 514 8047
Grade:Medium
Fare:$25

Northern end of the Tararuas and into Punga hut.


11-12 September
Round Remutaka range
Organiser:TBA
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Mountain Bike
Fare:tba

Round trip mountain biking. Possibility for some to do it in 1 day.


Sunday 12 September
Remutaka Incline
Organiser:Darrel
Phone:027 352 8958
Grade:Mountain Bike
Fare:$20

Day there are back over the incline. Meeting anyone doing the longer round trip (around the coast and over the incline).


23-26 September
Hawkes Bay Cycling
Organiser:Susan
Phone:021 202 1858
Grade:Mountain Bike
Fare:tba

Easy grade mountain biking in Hawkes Bay. We will base ourselves in one place and do a different route each day.
Note: Was originally Nelson.


9-10 October
Cape Palliser and Haurangi range
Organiser:TBA
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$25

Camping; so need a tent.


16-17 October
Gourmet dinner and lodge trip
Organiser:David Williams
Phone:027 487 5814
Grade:Easy
Fare:Tba

Easy weekend suitable for all. Shared dinner/feast. Destination depends on accommodation availability.


Labour Weekend 23-25 October
Queen Charlotte Track
Organiser:Brandon
Phone:021 252 8156
Grade:Mountain Bike
Fare:TBA

Biking. Possible to walk as well.


29-31 October
Waiopehu - Northern Main Range
Organiser:Rodney
Phone:027 244 9725
Grade:Fit
Fare:$15

Good trip along Te Araroa. Maybe a small amount of mud. 3 days.


Sunday 31 October
Mana - Pauatahanui
Organiser:Darrel
Phone:027 352 8958
Grade:Easy
Fare:$5

Easy walk around the norther side of the inlet.


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

Day crossing in the southern narrow section of the Ruahines. With only one ridge to cross.


12-14 November
Toka Biv - Ruahines
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Medium
Fare:$30

Hut bagging and diversions in the south western Ruahines.


23-29 November
Nelson Lakes - Travers, Sabine, Speargrass circuit
Organiser:Dave Cox
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:tba

Classic circuit in Nelson Lakes.


Sunday 28 November
Foxton mt bike park
Organiser:Darrel
Phone:027 352 8958
Grade:Mountain Bike
Fare:$25

Easy biking through pine forest.


18-20 February
Mt Taranaki
Organiser:tba
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$50

3 days in the National Park.


5-13 March
Mt Aspiring NP - Rees-Dart
Organiser:Peter D
Phone:021 328 471
Grade:Medium
Fare:tba

Classic trip behind Queenstown. Could be a couple of sandflies. Talk to Peter about details.
Could also be a trip up the Ernslaw Burn near Glenorchy for a couple of days.


7-10 March
West Coast Trail
Organiser:Marian
Phone:022 644 0147
Grade:Mountain Bike
Fare:tba

Long distance cycle trail. Start biking on the Coast on Monday. Four days biking, so will need to travel down earlier.


12-16 March
Old Ghost Road
Organiser:Paula
Phone:021 038 1824
Grade:Mountain Bike
Fare:tba

Harder cycle trial. Timed so people can go on the West Coast Trail first. Biking can take less than 4 days.
Note: We have some people who would prefer to walk it. We can cater for walking the route with an additional leader.


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.