Up-and-Coming Trips
for May 2019

The trips page shows the upcoming single day and multi day tramps. Please note, if you intend in going on any of the tramps listed, please contact the leader in case there have been any changes to place and/or time.
(Note: Car fares are currently set at 15 cents/km)


All trips start from Ray Small Car park, next to the Papakura RSA, Elliot Street, Papakura unless otherwise stated. If in doubt, contact the leader.

*Northbound trips, the leader may meet you 20 minutes later at Recreation Ground Car park, Great South Road, School Corner, Papatoetoe. In this case, people with cars please call at the Papakura RSA to collect anyone who may need a ride.
NOTE: Trip transport is by car-pooling, at a set fare per individual trip.


(Please note: non-members MUST contact the leader prior to going on a tramp as not all tramps will be suitable for non-members to participate in)

 

    

 

19 May 2019

Devonport Circuit

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Bill, Ph: 09-489-8257

Co-Leader:

Kath, Ph 09-534-4116

Departs:

8am Ray Small Dr (by RSA), 8.30 Papatoetoe (Co-Leader at Papatoetoe) or make your own way by train, ferry to meet Bill at the Devonport Ferry Building between 9.15- 9.30am.

Fare:

$15

Description:

North Shore.  An interesting walk through the sights of historical interest in Devonport, climb to the top of Mt Victoria through Cambria Reserve, then up North Head.  Magnificent views of Auckland City and the gulf.  Bring torches, and light walking shoes will be adequate, rather than tramping boots.  Approximately 3-4 hours 

Ngapuriri Station, Port Waikato

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Meryl, Ph 09 2351146. Please phone if you are intending to come along on this tramp

Departs:

8 am, Ray Small Drive carpark (by RSA). Meet the leader at Tuakau at 8.30 on George Street by the Dr Lightbody Reserve toilets.

Fare:

$20 + a gold coin donation would be appreciated for a bottle or box of something for the farm manager since it is 6 years since we have been able to return to this Station.

Description:

Magnificent limestone country with great rock outcrops and good views of the surrounding countryside.  Mostly open farmland walking, either on farm road or through paddocks with some hilly terrain.  A ‘Lord of the Rings’ film location.  Morning tea in ‘Dinosaur Valley’ and lunch at ‘Weathertop Hollow’.  Approximately 4 hours.

 

UESDAY TRAMP -  21 May 2019

Massey/Cossey Track from Hunua Falls

Grade

Tuesday Tramp

Departs:

Ray Small Car Park (by RSA) at 8.30 am or meet at Hunua Falls car park  at 9 am
Fare: $6

26 May 2019

Otautaua Stonefields

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Dianne, Ph: 09-266-3973

Departs:

8am Ray Small Drive (by RSA) 8.30am Papatoetoe (Leader at Papatoetoe

Fare:

$8

Description:

This 100-hectare site preserves the archaeological remains of how people worked and lived in the volcanic areas of Auckland. The plinth walk takes in botanical, historical and geographical areas.  Easy terrain, uneven in places.  The walk also takes in part of the 7km scenic Watercare Coastal Walkway (NZ's largest coastal marine restoration project) bordering Manukau Harbour and an area of international ornithological significance.

 

2 June 2019

Mt William Walkway

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Kath, Ph: 09-534-4116

Departs:

8.30am Ray Small Drive (by RSA) 

Fare:

$8

Description:

Bombay Hills.  Variety of bush and rolling hills, some steep, up to the trig/ summit of Mt William where there are 360dg views from the west coast to the Firth of Thames.  The scenic reserve at the southern end has a variety of native trees and plants, including Kauri, hard beech and king ferns.

Piraunui Track

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Jill, Ph: 09-262 4165

Departs:

7.30am Ray Small Drive (by RSA) 

Fare:

$27

Description:

Thames area. From the near the top of the Kopu Hikuai Road down to the Kauaeranga River and return. Has multiple small but scrambly stream crossings. This is a “there-and-back” track.

 

9 June 2019

Tawharanui Regional Park

Grade

Light

Leader:

Janet, Ph 09-279-9115

Departs:

 8am Ray Small Drive (by RSA) and 8.30am Papatoetoe (leader at Papatoetoe)

Fare:

$25

Description:

Rodney District, east of Warkworth.  This 588-hectare park (an open sanctuary) is set on a remote peninsula with beautiful white sand beaches, rolling pastures, shingled bays, native coastal forest and regenerating wetlands.  Cliff top views of the outer gulf.

Northern Kaimais

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Geoff Glover, Ph: Ph 09-299-6136

Departs:

7.30am Ray Small Drive (by RSA) 

Fare:

$33

Description:

From Franklin Road, a good track initially goes through farmland then beautiful regenerating bush following the historic Waitawheta Tramway on a gentle gradient track to the Waitawheta Hut.  The Tramway is a great example of our logging heritage with impressive engineering in difficult terrain.  Spectacular and rewarding scenery through a gorge section, volcanic bluffs, 6 river crossings (5 now bridged), see historical artefacts.  Approximately 6 hours return.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

   



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