Sunday 6 October
Pukerua Bay – Plimmerton bike ride
A cruisy ride from Pukerua to Plimmerton and back, stopping for lunch at Palmers Garden Centre.
Roaring Stag Hut
Phone:021 202 1858
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
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
Phone:021 073 1953
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
Phone:027 487 5814
Fare:yet to be set
Limit 8 and full. East to west.
Kime on Saturday then out to Walls Whare via Neill Forks.
Ridge walk from the summit to the camp ground by the river behind Featherston.
50th Jubilee Celebrations
Gather at Parawai Lodge at Otaki Forks in the evening.
Those that want to can stay overnight!
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.
Walk the Paekakariki Escarpment.
Gather for lunch at Finns in Paekakariki.
For details and cost goto:
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.
Walk around a rocky coast.
Camping near Sayers.
Longer trip along a classic ridge in the Ruahines.
Note: This trip rescheduled from November. Will leave on the afternoon of the 6th December.
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.
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.
Trip in from Otaki Forks.
Parts of the track are muddy.
Easy end of year walk followed by a barbecue.
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.
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.
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.
Longish day going from the city to Island Bay along the town belt.
31 January to 2 February
Great Lake Trail
Phone:021 038 1824
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.
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
Phone:027 352 8958
Fun bike trials in a pine forest at Foxton Beach.
Easy or long (if you go round a few times).
We’ll look for a new area to explore in the Akatarawas.
Good starting overnight trip.
While at Roaring Stag we will visit the lake and some may go up to Cattle Ridge for a look.
A variant on the other trip with a pack float down the lower Gorge on the way out.
Flotation device and wetsuit essential.
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.
Longer trip through the Hutt River catchment.
Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay and back.
2 to 3 hours each way.
Visit a couple of waterfalls and stretch of river and back along a ridge.
Longish day hut bagging.
A walk from the Estuary to Chrystalls Bend lagoon and back.
Sunday 8 March
Day of mystery
Phone:04 293 7567
Grade:yet to established
Fare:yet to be set
All will be revealed later.
Easy trip around the coast from Pukerua Bay.
Back via the hill tops.
Great views and if its nice, a chance for a swim.
Easy trip in the Ruahines.
Possibly some flash food.
A little longer and harder trip in the Ruahines.
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.
Easy walk around the coast from Titahi Bay.
Some rock hopping.
Over Kapakapanui and down a ridge to the new Waiotauru Hut.
On Sunday out down the track to Otaki Forks.
Day trip up to the new hut from Otaki Forks.
An easy ramble along each side of the river.
A party going in at each end with a key swap half way.
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.
Walk the Queen Charlotte.
Some may do a side trip to Mt Stokes – the high point in the Sounds.
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!)
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.
Hut in the southern end of the Ruahines.
Sunday 3 May
Mt Wainui east ridge
Phone:027 570 0759
Come and check out our new route on Wainui!
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.
Motu Bike Trail
Phone:027 461 634
Fare:yet to be set
Cycle trip in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
Time for other trips.
Talk to Paul about options.