Mangaehuehu Hut 
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Mangaehuehu Hut 

Saturday OR Sunday

Bruce Thomas 345 6532
Join Bruce for lunch in Mangaehuehu hut in Tongariro National Park, a pleasant walk, mostly flat. There may be a bit of snow around to make this picturesque tramp even more lovely. He will choose better day weather-wise.
Approx cost $18   Easy/moderate

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Winter Tongariro Alpine Crossing 
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Winter Tongariro Alpine Crossing 

Saturday OR Sunday

Esther Williams 347 8456

Changed from following weekend advertised in Tramper Magazine

Esther has taken more people over the Tongariro Alpine Crossing than anyone in our club and she's at it again. Winter is a special time for this crossing, but you have to be properly equipped and have the skills to handle the conditions. She will choose the better day weather-wise. Moderate to fit.

Approx cost $26

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Alpine Hut Whakapapa Ski Field
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Alpine Hut Whakapapa Ski Field

Mike Cole 344 7275 / 021 160 6875

Stay at NZAC Ruapehu Hut Saturday night at 2000m, only a couple of hours climb from the Top of the Bruce car park, then do whatever from there. Probably carry on up to Crater Lake on one of the days, which is another two hours. This is a good trip for newbies as the terrain is fairly easy. You need to have completed a snow craft course. Mike needs to know early the numbers coming so he can book the hut.

Approx cost $60, Junior $35    Moderate

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Old Timers' Afternoon 
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Old Timers' Afternoon 

Dorothy Symes 345 7039

Back by popular demand, the old timers' afternoon will this time be at the home of club treasurer Dorothy Symes, 77a Liverpool St, from 2-4pm. Ex-members also welcome. To help with catering, call Dorothy by August 1 if you plan to come.

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Manawatu Gorge Track
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Manawatu Gorge Track

Saturday OR Sunday

Shane McCulloch 021 614 753

Believe it or not, Shane hasn't done the Manawatu Gorge Track and it's on his bucket list. Whether it's new for you or not, you are invited to join him on this delightful walk on a good track through wonderful bush. Shane will choose the better of the two days weather-wise.

Easy/moderate

Approx cost $13.

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Gourmet Meal Weekend 
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Gourmet Meal Weekend 

Dave Scoullar/Juliet Kojis 343 2836

This annual weekend of eating (and some walking) is now a club tradition. The venue this year will be Omaru hut on the Matemateaonga Track. Talk to the leaders and they will negotiate your contributions to the splendid evening meal.

Note!! this trip has been moved forward one week.

Approx cost $28 + hut fees      Easy

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Waipakihi Hut
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Waipakihi Hut

Saturday OR Sunday

Tracey Hooper 3465597

This will hopefully be a blue sky, soft powdery snow trip into the Kaimanawa Rage. We sure hope so because there's no better place to be if these conditions are met.

Cost to be calculated.   Moderate

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Poutaki Hut 
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Poutaki Hut 

Shane McCulloch 021 614 753

Shane missed out on reaching this isolated hut last year so he's keen to get there this time. It's a four-bunker in the Gwavas Conservation Area, Central Hawke's Bay. As far as we are aware this is the first club trip there, so join the pioneers. And it’s a no- charge hut!

Approx cost $37   Moderate

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Club Dinner
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Club Dinner

Esther Williams 347 8456, Dorothy Symes 027 256 4665

The annual club dinner in the Laird Park Bowling Club rooms has a country and western theme this year. Dressing up is optional but adds to the fun. The leaders will sort out dishes to be brought. The fun starts at 6pm.

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Lovely Waterfall
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Lovely Waterfall

Saturday OR Sunday

Mike Cole 344 7275 / 021 160 6875

We will visit a lovely waterfall off the RTM track from Tukino Skifield Rd. There will be an option B for weather. Cost to be calculated. Moderate

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Paekakariki Escarpment
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Paekakariki Escarpment

Esther Williams 347 8456 Juliet Kojis 343 2836

Saturday 7:30 am start

It's time to tackle the escarpment again with the usual suspects in charge.

Connect with the train so bring your Gold Card, if you have one.

Moderate          Approx cost $17 plus ice cream/drink money

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Deerford Track 
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Deerford Track 

Saturday OR Sunday

Dave Scoullar 343 2836

Enjoy a tramp in the western Ruahine on a circuit track through beautiful bush. The Deerford Track is a good entry level track and also suitable for family groups. Dave will choose the better day weather-wise.

Approx $20  Easy/moderate

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Roaring Stag Lodge 
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Roaring Stag Lodge 

Shane Wilson 344 5656

Join Shane as he takes us into his favourite hut in the Tararua, Roaring Stag Lodge situated beside the Ruamahanga River. The walk from the Putara Rd end is about four hours through beautiful bush and just one climb. A good entry level hut for new members.

Approx cost $29 + hut fees

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Trips Meeting
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Trips Meeting

Dave Scoullar 343 2836

Do you have a trip you would like the club to run? A special place you want to re-visit? Don't keep it to yourself, phone Dave or come along to 7 Wairere Rd at 7.30pm and tell us about it as we plan club trips for September to December.

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Palmy Circuit 
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Palmy Circuit 

Saturday OR Sunday

Margret McKinnon 344 3899

Val Wackrow, our Palmerston North-domiciled past president, will lead us on a 26km circuit around her city, taking in reserves and river walkways. A new trip which will provide fresh insights on our near neighbour. She'll choose the better day weather-wise.

Approx cost $12

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Eastern Tararua
Jun
2
to Jun 4

Eastern Tararua

Dave Scoullar 343 2836 Shane McCulloch 021 614 753

Saturday to Monday:  A long weekend and Dave and Shane plan a crossover involving Cow Creek and Mitre Flats huts. This will be a nostalgia trip for old-timers and a taster for newer trampers of the allure of the Tararua Range. Some climbing but mostly walking beside rivers. Cost to be calculated

Moderate

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Rangipo Hut
May
26
to May 27

Rangipo Hut

 via Tukino Ski Field and Whangaehu River

Mike Cole 344 7275 / 021 160 6875

An alternative way into Rangipo hut, a bit longer but much more interesting. We will navigate down the Whangaehu River and rejoin the normal route there. On the way out may also try an alternative route to locate the bund preventing lahars from the Whangaehu valley getting into the Tongariro River. 

Moderate

Approximate cost $30 + hut fees

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