Palmy Walkways
Sep
30
10:30 PM22:30

Palmy Walkways

Margret Mckinnon 

Sunday

Val Wackrow’s circuit of Palmy in June was such a success she has been encouraged to seek out more walks in the area. This time she will explore some of the numerous walkways in the Summerhill and Turitea areas. 

Easy/mod;  Approx cost $13

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Three Bridges
Oct
6
9:30 PM21:30

Three Bridges

Frances Gibbons

Sat Stratford Tramping Club is coming to town to walk the three bridges in Whanganui, so this is a chance to join them and showcase our riverside walkways. STC plans to have lunch at the Virginia Lake eatery, so we can also join them there or bring our own lunches. 

Easy;  Free

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Taranaki Weekend
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Taranaki Weekend

Dave Scoullar 

Sat-Sun

New Plymouth and the province of Taranaki offer so many wonderful walks, so it’s no wonder the Taranaki Weekend has been a club staple for many years. The plan is to do our own thing on the Saturday and join New Plymouth Tramping Club for a walk on the Sunday. We get a cabin for the night, eat out and see a movie. A trip with a difference and always fun. 

Easy/mod;  Cost to be calculated

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Waihohonu Hut
Oct
13
to Oct 14

Waihohonu Hut

Dorothy Symes

Sat-Sun

This luxurious 28-bunk hut in Tongariro National Park, about four hours walk from Whakapapa Village, is Dorothy’s destination. The good news is that as this weekend is out of season you can get in with an annual pass or three hut tickets. Lots to do in the area including springs nearby. 

Mod Approx cost $27 + hut fees

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Dundas Circuit
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Dundas Circuit

Shane McCulloch 

Sat-Mon

Shane will take the opportunity of Labour Weekend to have another go at the Tararua circuit taking in Herepai, Dundas, Cattle Ridge and Roaring Stag huts following Tracey’s attempt which was aborted by bad weather. This is a Tararua classic with bush and high ridge travel and all the excitement this promises. 

Fit;  Cost to be calculated

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Tour de Taranaki
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Tour de Taranaki

Dave Scoullar

Saturday OR Sunday OR Monday

Another of Dave’s eclectic trips where we will take in a number of short walks and local sights in Taranaki. He has a list of walkways, beaches and parks to explore. We’ll go on the best day weather-wise. 

Easy; Cost to be calculated

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York Loop Track
Oct
27
9:30 PM21:30

York Loop Track

Sandra Rogers

Saturday

York Loop Track follows part of the old Egmont Branch Railway Line used for metal quarrying on Mt Taranaki. The quarry operated until the late 1920s providing metal for Taranaki roads and rocks for Port Taranaki and there are still many visible remains of this operation with good signage. This is an easy walk on a well-defined track. Time also to visit a cafe. 

Easy; Approx cost $21

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Kaweka Hills & Hot Pools
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Kaweka Hills & Hot Pools

Michelle Mackenzie 

Sat-Sun

The Kawekas are a long way to go but well worth the journey. Early departure to Makahu Road end for a wander up to Makino Hut, stay the night then down to Mangatainoka hot springs and a meander along the Mohaka River back to the van. 

Moderate;  Approx cost $53 + hut fees

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Trips Meeting
Nov
14
8:30 PM20:30

Trips Meeting

Dave Scoullar

Wednesday night

What are your plans for March/April/May? If they involve tramping, tell us about them at the trips meeting at 7.30pm at 7 Wairere Rd. This is a great season for walking so let’s come up with some Great Walks of our own!

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Otangane Loop
Nov
17
8:30 PM20:30

Otangane Loop

Margret McKinnon 

Saturday

This walk, west of Pahiatua, is an extension of the Sledge Track. The loop starts with a 400m steep climb after crossing the Otangane Stream. Great views from the top. Several small streams to cross. Six hours-plus walk. 

Mod/fit. Approx cost $18

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Miranda/Thames Estuary
Nov
18
to Nov 25

Miranda/Thames Estuary

Jacky Evans 

Sun-Sun

The opportunity to do a little bird watching, exploring the Hunua Ranges and day walks in the Thames area. We will stay at the Miranda Camp for the whole period. The trip is full but feel free to put your name on a waiting list if you are interested. 

Easy Cost to be calculated

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Tongariro Alpine night crossing
Nov
24
to Nov 25

Tongariro Alpine night crossing

Esther Williams 

Saturday - Sunday

We managed a night crossing of Tongariro at Easter and this is another chance to enjoy the stars and the solitude. Choosing the better day weather-wise, we leave Whanganui at 1pm, a night at Possum Lodge returning to Whanganui the next morning. The event depends on a clear night and a patient driver. 

Mod Approx cost $39

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Waikaremoana Track
Nov
26
to Nov 29

Waikaremoana Track

Tracey Hooper 

Mon-Thurs

Waikaremoana, the "Sea of Rippling Waters", is set in vast forests full of legend and mystery; the land of the Tuhoe, children of the mist, where every tree, rock and stretch of water possessed its own spirit. This four-day 43km Great Walk should be on "must do" lists. If it's on yours contact Tracey. She needs to know well in advance as the huts have to be booked. Numbers will be limited and priority will be given to those who have not done this walk before. 

Moderate;  Cost to be calculated

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Syme Hut Spring Adventure 
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Syme Hut Spring Adventure 

Sat-Sun

Mike Cole 

A nice early spring trip to Syme Hut - bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. You need to have completed a snowcraft course. Experience the thrill of sleeping in a fridge/freezer overnight. 

Moderate;  Approx cost $30 + hut fees

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Maude Track
Sep
15
10:30 PM22:30

Maude Track

Barry Hopper

Saturday

An opportunity to traverse the officially closed Maude track and climb Maude peak (not very challenging) on the Pouakai Range in Egmont National Park. Our friends at Stratford Tramping Club are familiar with the area and we will join them on this outing. Great views of New Plymouth and a chance to view a waterfall. 

Moderate;  Approx cost $23 

 

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Summit of Ruapehu or Thereabouts 
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Summit of Ruapehu or Thereabouts 

Saturday OR Sunday

Mike Cole 

A good chance for all you snowcraft course people to try out your skills on something more serious. We will go up the Turoa side with an option of just going to the crater lake lookout for those who may not want to attempt the final bit to the top. 

Fit;  Approx cost $20 

 

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Cafe Tramp
Sep
1
10:30 PM22:30

Cafe Tramp

Sandra Rogers

Sat Join Sandra on another of her famous cafe tramps. This one will take in the Foxton River walk, estuary and beach. She assures us it’s all flat. Bring extra $ for cafe stop. 9am start. 

Easy; Approx cost $14 

 

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Poutaki Hut 
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Poutaki Hut 

Shane McCulloch 

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   Start time 6.30 am

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