Parawai Tramping Club

Trip Schedule


Sunday 6 October
Pukerua Bay – Plimmerton bike ride
Organiser:Darrel
Phone:902 2966
Grade:Bike
Fare:$5

A cruisy ride from Pukerua to Plimmerton and back, stopping for lunch at Palmers Garden Centre.


12-13 October
Roaring Stag Hut
Organiser:Susan
Phone:021 202 1858
Grade:Medium
Fare:$30

Overnight at the lovely Roaring Stag Hut, with a side trip to Herepai Hut as well.


Saturday 19 October
Parawai Hut working bee
Organiser:yet to be found
Phone:yet to be sorted
Grade:Easy
Fare:$10

Parawai Hut at Otaki Forks is something of a gem, a classic old-style tramping hut. Come along and help tidy it up a bit for the upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations.


Sunday 20 October
Colonial Knob – Titahi Bay
Organiser:Kate
Phone:021 073 1953
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$5

A varied trail - starting off on the Colonial Knob Walkway, crossing (with permission) over farmland to the coast, finishing on the Clifftops Walkway to the car park in southern Titahi Bay.


26-28 October Labour Weekend
Southern Crossing
Organiser:David
Phone:027 487 5814
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:yet to be set

Limit 8 and full. East to west.


26-28 October Labour Weekend
Winchcombe Ridge
Organiser:Tony
Phone:027 570 0759
Grade:Fit
Fare:yet to be set

Kime on Saturday then out to Walls Whare via Neill Forks.


Sunday 3 November
Remutaka Summit to Tauherenikau at Bucks Road
Organiser:Peter
Phone:021 328 471
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$15

Ridge walk from the summit to the camp ground by the river behind Featherston.


8-10 November
50th Jubilee Celebrations
Organiser:N/A
Phone:N/A
Grade:N/A
Fare:N/A

Friday
Gather at Parawai Lodge at Otaki Forks in the evening.
Those that want to can stay overnight!

Saturday
Gather at Otaihanga Boating Club from 3:00pm for meet and greet.
In the evening there will be a catered birthday dinner with the cake cutting.

Sunday
Walk the Paekakariki Escarpment.
Gather for lunch at Finns in Paekakariki.

For details and cost goto:
https://www.parawaitc.org.nz/index.php/jubilee


16-17 November
Pukeokahu walk
Organiser:Tony
Phone:027 570 0759
Grade:Medium
Fare:$35

Based at Mangaohane Station with further details to be confirmed by the Pukeokahu organisers.
Walk and dinner costs extra and will be set by the Pukeokahu organisers.


Sunday 24 November
Pukerua Bay - Plimmerton
Organiser:Dave Cox
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$10

Walk around a rocky coast.


30 November to 1 December
Totara Flats – Tramping and fishing
Organiser:Solly
Phone:027 451 6226
Grade:Medium
Fare:$25

Camping near Sayers.


7-8 December
Sawtooth Ridge
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Fit
Fare:$40

Longer trip along a classic ridge in the Ruahines.
Note: This trip rescheduled from November. Will leave on the afternoon of the 6th December.


Sunday 8 December
Polhill Reserve - Brooklyn Wind Turbine - Red Rocks
Organiser:Glenda
Phone:04 905 0074
Grade:Medium
Fare:yet to be set

A long and interesting day walk starting at the top of Aro St, through Polhill Reserve to the Wind Turbine, the along the ridge to Red Rocks and around the coast to Owhiro Bay.
6 to 7 hours walking. Windy in parts but stunning views. Will only be done if we have good weather.


Thursday 12 December
Otaki River below the Forks
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Easy
Fare:$10

There are a couple of deep bits so you will get wet.
If it is not sunny we will go to the Sheridan Creek hauler.


14-15 December
Waitewaewae
Organiser:Patrick
Phone:021 464 020
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$10

Trip in from Otaki Forks.
Parts of the track are muddy.


Sunday 22 December
Hemi Matenga
Organiser:Paul
Phone:027 461 634
Grade:Easy
Fare:$5

Easy end of year walk followed by a barbecue.


27 December to early new year
Ohau - Otaki River and Gorge
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$15

Will go when the good weather spell hits and is for 4 to 5 days.
Plenty of walking in the riverbed.
We will be camping in the upper Otaki for a couple of nights.


18-20 January Wellington Anniversary Weekend
Kiwi Saddle – Camerons via River
Organiser:Peter
Phone:021 328 471
Grade:Medium
Fare:$50

Trip over Kuripaponga to Kiwi Saddle for first night.
Second day down to Kiwi mouth then down river.
Camerons is by the river and back to the cars down the river.


25-26 January
Island Forks
Organiser:Sue
Phone:04 904 7261
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$10

Walk to a lesser visited Tararua hut.
Island Forks hut is a small biodiversity hut in the Waitewaewae Basin.
Longish days and some walking off track or the river.


Thursday 30 January
City to Sea
Organiser:Patrick
Phone:021 464 020
Grade:Medium
Fare:yet to be set

Longish day going from the city to Island Bay along the town belt.


31 January to 2 February
Great Lake Trail
Organiser:Paula
Phone:021 038 1824
Grade:Mountain Bike
Fare:$50

Trail on the north-west side of Taupo.
Plan is to go up on Friday afternoon/evening so we ride Saturday and Sunday before coming home on Sunday evening.


6-9 February Waitangi
Northern Crossing
Organiser:John Glover
Phone:04 902 2486
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$25

4 Days.
Crossing the Tararuas from east to west.
A great ‘first crossing’ for the less experienced.
The full range of tramping experiences.


Saturday 8 February
Foxton Mountain Bike Park
Organiser:Darrel
Phone:027 352 8958
Grade:Mountain Bike
Fare:$15

Fun bike trials in a pine forest at Foxton Beach.
Easy or long (if you go round a few times).


Wednesday 12 February
Akatarawa
Organiser:Tony
Phone:027 570 0759
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$5

We’ll look for a new area to explore in the Akatarawas.


15-16 February
Roaring Stag and Cattle Ridge
Organiser:yet to found
Phone:yet to be sorted
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$30

Good starting overnight trip.
While at Roaring Stag we will visit the lake and some may go up to Cattle Ridge for a look.


15-16 February
Roaring Stag and Lower Ruamahunga River
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Medium
Fare:$30

A variant on the other trip with a pack float down the lower Gorge on the way out.
Flotation device and wetsuit essential.


Thursday 20 February
Lower Ohau
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Easy
Fare:$15

Easy walk in along the track then a couple hours down the lower gorge to the farmland.
A few deep pools so expect to get wet.
Fine weather only.


22-23 February
Quoin Ridge - Elder Hut - Western Hutt River
Organiser:John Sturgess
Phone:021 114 4618
Grade:Fit
Fare:$15

Longer trip through the Hutt River catchment.


Wednesday 26 February
Escarpment and back
Organiser:Brandon
Phone:021 252 8156
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$5

Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay and back.
2 to 3 hours each way.


29 February to 1 March
Top Gorge Hut – Leon Kinvig Hut
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$40

Ruahine trip.
Visit a couple of waterfalls and stretch of river and back along a ridge.


Sunday 1 March
Eastern Hutt
Organiser:David Williams
Phone:027 487 5814
Grade:Fit
Fare:$15

Longish day hut bagging.


Wednesday 4 March
Otaki River Estuary
Organiser:Kate
Phone:021 073 1953
Grade:Easy
Fare:$10

A walk from the Estuary to Chrystalls Bend lagoon and back.


Sunday 8 March
Day of mystery
Organiser:Rodney
Phone:04 293 7567
Grade:yet to established
Fare:yet to be set

All will be revealed later.


Thursday 12 March
Wairaka Point
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Easy
Fare:$5

Easy trip around the coast from Pukerua Bay.
Back via the hill tops.
Great views and if its nice, a chance for a swim.


14-15 March
Barlow Hut
Organiser:Peter
Phone:021 328 471
Grade:Easy
Fare:$40

Easy trip in the Ruahines.
Possibly some flash food.


14-15 March
Gold Creek- Barlow Hut
Organiser:David Williams
Phone:027 487 5814
Grade:Medium
Fare:$40

A little longer and harder trip in the Ruahines.


21-22 March
Stanfields via A-frame
Organiser:Tony
Phone:027 570 0759
Grade:Medium
Fare:$30

From the West Tamaki Road end, climb to the hopefully refurbished Travers Hut, then north along Takapari Road and down the track to Stanfield Hut for the night.
An easy walk out via the Tamaki River.


Thursday 26 March
Titahi Bay south coast
Organiser:Owen
Phone:021 334 037
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$10

Easy walk around the coast from Titahi Bay.
Some rock hopping.


28-29 March
Kapakapanui - Waiotauru - Otaki Forks
Organiser:Paula
Phone:021 038 1824
Grade:Medium
Fare:$10

Over Kapakapanui and down a ridge to the new Waiotauru Hut.
On Sunday out down the track to Otaki Forks.


Sunday 29 March
Otaki Forks – Waiotauru Hut
Organiser:Brandon
Phone:021 252 8156
Grade:Medium
Fare:$10

Day trip up to the new hut from Otaki Forks.


Wednesday 1 April
Waikanae River
Organiser:Kate
Phone:021 073 1953
Grade:Easy
Fare:$5

An easy ramble along each side of the river.


Sunday 5 April
Maharahara Crossing
Organiser:Elisabeth
Phone:027 349 8527
Grade:Medium
Fare:$30

Southern Ruahines.
A party going in at each end with a key swap half way.


10-13 April Easter Weekend
Nelson Lakes - Sabine over Moss Pass and down D’urville.
Organiser:Peter Davis
Phone:021 328 471
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$400 pp

Start via Spear grass or Travers valley.
Finish with night at head of Lake Rotoroa and Jet boat ride out in morning.
Limit 11 people.


10-13 April Easter Weekend
Queen Charlotte Track
Organiser:Brandon
Phone:021 252 8156
Grade:Medium
Fare:yet to be set

Walk the Queen Charlotte.
Some may do a side trip to Mt Stokes – the high point in the Sounds.


18-19 April
Matiu/Somes Island
Organiser:Dave Cox
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Easy
Fare:see below

Enjoy an overnight stay on Matiu/Somes Island with a gourmet meal/barbecue followed by penguin and tuatara spotting.
For the first 8 - The accommodation costs $25 per person payable to the trip leader. Others have to camp ($15).
Transport to Wellington and the ferry is your own expense (Goldcards free!)


25-27 April ANZAC Weekend
Cow Creek - Table Ridge - 3 Kings
Organiser:Chris
Phone:021 212 7292
Grade:Fit
Fare:$25

Starting at Kiriwhakapapa, going over Blue Range and staying at Cow Creek.
Then up Table Ridge to Brockett, Girdlestone, Adkin and North King to camp at Mid King Bivy.
Going out over South King, Baldy and then down the Atiwhakatu to the Holdsworth road end.


2-3 May
Kiritaki Hut
Organiser:David Williams
Phone:027 487 5814
Grade:Medium
Fare:$30

Hut in the southern end of the Ruahines.


Sunday 3 May
Mt Wainui east ridge
Organiser:Tony
Phone:027 570 0759
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$5

Come and check out our new route on Wainui!


9-10 May
Mt Taranaki
Organiser:Jeff Franks
Phone:027 432 5073
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$40

Go to Mt Taranaki on Friday night.
Day packs up the Eastern side. You need a head for heights on this route.
Back down the scree to the north and then back to the start on the round the mountain track.
On the way home, possibly a couple side trips.


15-18 May
Motu Bike Trail
Organiser:Paul Michl
Phone:027 461 634
Grade:Mountain Bike
Fare:yet to be set

Cycle trip in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
Time for other trips.
Talk to Paul about options.


X

Easy

TERRAIN:
Easy, non demanding.

SUITABLE FOR:
Most ages and fitness levels.

WALKING TIME:
2 - 4 hours.

X

Easy/Medium

TERRAIN:
Mostly easy, some demanding.

SUITABLE FOR:
Most ages and fitness levels.

WALKING TIME:
4 - 6 hours.

X

Medium

TERRAIN:
Varied, moderately demanding.

SUITABLE FOR:
Moderate fitness Levels.

WALKING TIME:
5 - 7 hours.

X

Medium/Fit

TERRAIN:
Varied, more demanding.

SUITABLE FOR:
Fitness and stamina required.

WALKING TIME:
6 - 8 hours.

X

Fit

TERRAIN:
Varied & challenging.

SUITABLE FOR:
Fitness and stamina required.

WALKING TIME:
7 - 10+ hours.