Upcoming Trips

Club Activities at Orange Alert Level
  • All club activities will require participants to have a vaccine pass.
  • The pass must be carried on the participant and produced upon request by the trip leader/club night organizer.
Sun 23rd January Beehive Creek Easy/Family
Doug Strachan 353 6526

This Pohangina walkway, opened in 1983, is just 30km from P.N. Our 14 year old son and 16 year old daughter have walked this track every year of their lives, so it has become something of a tradition. The creek is generally ankle-deep and sandy-bottomed (young, one million-year old unconsolidated marine sands from the former coastline) , making this ideal for all, including families and first-time trampers. Any little kids can be given a head start by not having to walk the road section (3km, 40mins) of the loop. No dogs allowed on this walkway. The walk will be followed by lunch at a picnic spot across the road from the cars, so you don’t even have to carry your massive lunch on your back. Good social tramp, and you’ll still have the afternoon free to mow the lawns. 9am start from Milverton Park.
 
Sat 29th January - Sun 30th January Cascade Hut (Kaimanawas) Medium/Fit
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

Travel to the end of Clements Mill Rd. Medium walk to Cascade Hut via the Hinemaiaia Track. Longer walk out via Kaipo Saddle & Te Iringa Track. See the ignimbrite gorge at Cascade Hut. Good place for a swim just below the gorge.
 
Sun 6th February Beginner Tramp #1 Easy
Anne Lawrence 357 1695

From Holdsworth Road-end we follow the track to Atiwhakatu Hut for lunch. The track is relatively easy but has plenty of variety with some interesting bridges to cross. We’ll leave from Milverton Park at 7.30am.
 
Sat 12th February - Sun 13th February TBA Medium
Graham Peters 329 4722

As yet undecided where we will go. Contact Graham for more info.
 
Sun 13th February Iron Gates Gorge Easy/Medium
Warren Wheeler 356 1998


 
Sat 19th February - Sun 20th February Kawhatau Base Medium
Janet Wilson 329 4722


 
Fri 25th February - Sun 27th February Thunderbolt (Kaimanawas) Medium/Fit
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

Over Urchin to Thunderbolt to Waipakihi Hut & back out via Urchin. Camping.
 
Sun 6th March Beginner Tramp #2 Easy
Anne Lawrence 3571695

We are going to Sunrise hut in the Eastern Ruahines. The carpark is approx 2 hours drive from PN. It involves a fairly steady climb but the track is a fairly good surface. The hut offers great views (weather dependent of course!) and is a good place to have lunch. Some of us may carry on above the hut towards Armstrong Saddle. We’ll all return down the same track. Depart from Milverton Park at 7.30am.
 
Sun 13th March Ohau Gorge Easy
Warren Wheeler 356 1998


 
Sat 26th March - Sun 27th March Hidden Lake Easy
Warren Wheeler 356 1998


 
Sun 3rd April Beginner Tramp #3 Easy
Anne Lawrence 357 1695

A few options to choose between, depending on the weather. We may head into the Western Ruahines and go to Rangiwahia Hut where we could explore the tussock country higher up. Or we may go to Heritage Hut or Blue Range Hut in the Eastern Tararuas. Leave Milverton Park at 7.30am.