Up-and-Coming Trips
for MAY/JUNE 2018

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 Roselands 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)

 




20 MAY 2018

Mercer Bay

Grade:

Light Plus

Leader:

Trevor, Ph 09-266-5511

Departs:

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

Fare:

$14

Description:

Waitakeres. One of the best coastal walks in the Auckland area and featuring Auckland's highest sea cliffs. A trip along the clifftops and through the bush between Karekare and Piha to Te Ahua Pt, a superb lookout point, and pa site. Magnificent view into hidden Mercer Bay (only accessible by boat) and sweeping vistas of the wild west coast.

Homunga Bay

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Geoff, Ph:  09-299-6136 

Departs:

8 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$25.00

Description:

Eastern Coromandel Coast.   From the northern end of Waihi Beach, a gently rising track skirts a headland before descending into beautiful sandy, secluded Orokawa Bay.  The track to Homaunga Bay continues along the coastline, skirting headlands and cliffs.  Panoramic ocean views, stunning rocky coastline with surf crashing in below, mature forest and pohutukawa fringed bays. 

Also, a touch of history with the site of a defensive pa on one point, and from the late 1800s the remnants of the Treasure Reef goldmine. The tracks are generally in very good condition apart from the sidetrack to the William Wright Waterfall.

 

TUESDAY TRAMP -  22 May 2018

Meadowbank to Panmure

Grade

Tuesday Tramp

Departs:

Catch train from Papakura Station at 8.29 am - arrive at Otahuhu Station, 8.55 am.

Catch the Eastern Line Train from Otahuhu at 9.12 am to arrive at Meadowbank Station at 9.27 am.

Leader: Tony , Ph: 09-279-9115

27 MAY  2018

Wai-iti Ba - Orere Point  

Grade:

Light Plus

Leader:

Robyn, Ph 09-297-7821

Departs:

8.30 am Ray Small Drive Carpark (by RSA)

Fare:

$10

Description:

A picturesque walk exploring the coast at the top of the Firth of Thames. Possibly over some farmland and WARNING THIS WILL involve some rock scrambling.

Blue Track to Kauri

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Jenny, Ph: 09-292-4848

Departs:

8.00 am Ray Small Car Park (by RSA)

Fare:

$5

Description:

Hunuas.  Starting from Hunua Falls, a circuit on the Massey Track, Blue Track to Kauris, Rangitoto Ridge, Cosseys/Wairoa Track, Massey Track back to Hunua Falls.  A typical Hunuas tramp, moderate hills, good

 

03 June 2018

Repeater Station / Wairoa Dam

Grade

Light

Leader:

Maureen, Ph 09-268-2071

Departs:

8.30 am Ray Small Carpark (by RSA)

Fare:

$5

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. Reasonably easy walking with excellent viewpoints of bush, dams and reservoirs.

 

10 June 2018

Hauraki Corner – Bayswater - Narrow Neck Circuit

Grade

Light

Leader:

Bill, Ph 09-489-8257

Co-Leader:

Kath S

Departs:

8.00 am Ray Small carpark (by RSA). 8.30am Papatoetoe (Kath at Papatoetoe) Meet leader at southern end (outside #90) Francis Street, Hauraki Corner

Fare:

$12

Description:

North Shore. From Francis Street, Hauraki, follow formed tracks around Shoal and

Ngataringa Bays, circuit of Ngataringa Reserve, then across to Narrow Neck Beach and historic Fort Takapuna. Back to start via Takapuna Grammar grounds. Some street walking.

Hakarimata to Ngaruawahia

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Rona, Ph:  09-296-8414 

Departs:

7.30 am, Ray Small carpark (by RSA)

Fare:

$12

Description:

Waikato.  From Parker Rd in Huntly, the track follows the gently undulating crest of the Hakarimata Range between Huntly and Ngaruawahia with occasional views of the surrounding countryside to east and west.  An impressive new viewing tower at the summit (374m) gives 360-degree views.  A steep descent on an upgraded track to an old dam and reservoir before exiting at Brownlee Ave, Ngaruawahia.  Car shuffle required.



   

 
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