Up-and-Coming Trips
for January 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 10 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 are asked to please contact the leader prior to going on the tramp)

 

  



13 January 2019

Cossey/Massey Loop

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Ann, Ph: 09-266-9737

Co-Leader:

Lesley J Smith, Ph: 09-267-3759 or 021-077-5278

Departs:

8.30am, Ray Small Car park (by RSA)

Fare:

$7

Description:

Hunuas.  A rewarding and scenic loop starting from Hunua Falls, the Massey Track climbs steadily to meet the Cosseys Wairoa Track.  Descend to Cosseys Dam and return via Cosseys Gorge Track which follows the creek back to Hunua Falls.  Good tracks, lush native bush, magnificent kauri, some views.

 

TUESDAY TRAMP -  15 January 2019

Duder's Regional Park

Grade

Tuesday Tramp

Departs:

Depart Ray Small Car Park at 08.30 am

Fare: $5.00

20 January 2019

Wairoa Gorge

Grade:

Light

Leaders:

Bill and Christine , Ph 09 266 6846

Departs:

8.30am Ray Small Car park (by RSA)

Fare:

$7

Description:

A section of the Te Araroa Trial through the Wairoa Gorge and on to the Hunua Falls.  This 4km track follows the Wairoa River through some pretty stretches of bush and is flat for 2kms before skirting and climbing around a gorge section.  After reaching the Hunua Ranges Regional Park we follow a bush track to Hunua Falls before returning via the same route.  Approximately 4hrs.  Carpooling is essential as there is limited parking at the start of the track.

Waiorongomai Pylon

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Dale, Ph:09- 296 5377 

Departs:

7.30am Ray Small Car park (by RSA)

Fare:

$36

Description:

Kaimais.  Nestled in a fold of the Kaimais just south of Te Aroha, the Waiorongomai valley has a good network of tracks and is full of history.  Gold was discovered here in the 1880’s and we will be seeing some of the remains and broken dreams from this early era.  Subject to weather and the party, we inspect the remains of some steep railway workings. On our way back, we will visit an old goldmine. (Bring a torch).  Approximately 5-6 hours

 

27 January 2019

Totara Park/Botanical Gardens

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Marilyn, Ph: 09 267 6580 

Co-Leader:

Kath, Ph:  09 534 4116 

Departs:

8.30am Ray Small Car park (by RSA) or meet the Leader, outside the entrance to the information centre by 8.50am

Fare:

$5

Description:

Explore Totara Park, surrounding paddocks and the Botanical gardens via a network of tracks.   Always impressive at any time of the year and right on our doorstep!

Challenge Track- Hunuas

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Malcolm Allen, Ph: 298-3245

Departs:

8.00 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$7.50

Description:

A circuit along road and bush tracks. No stream crossings, little if any mud, nice views.

 

03 February 2019

Repeater Station/Suspension Bridge

Grade:

Light

Leader:

Maureen, Ph: 09 268 2071

Departs:

8.30am Ray Small Car park (by RSA)

Fare:

$7

Description:

Hunuas.  A popular tramp to the Wairoa Dam and the Repeater Station.  A circuit starting on the Suspension Bridge Track, descending to the Wairoa Dam, the Wairoa Loop track to the Repeater Station and returning on the Wairoa Valley track, or as the Leader chooses.   Reasonably easy walking with excellent viewpoints of bush, dams and reservoirs. 

Hunuas

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Pam, Ph: (07) 826 3170 

Departs:

8.00am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA)

Fare:

$6

Description:

Rata or Ernie’s track



   



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