Upcoming Trips

Interested in going on a club trip? You don’t have to be a member. Contact the trip leader asap.

Sat 15th May - Sun 16th May Howlett's Crossing Fit
Warren Wheeler 3561998

A classic crossing of the Ruahines from Rangiwahia Hut across the tops route via Te Hekenga to Howletts Hut and out along the tops to Longview Hut and Kashmir Road. Depart Friday night to stay at Rangi Hut (if that suits everyone keen to come), allow 2 hours by torch.
 
Sun 16th May Pukenaenae/Arawaru Medium/Fit
Dave Grant 3287788

Come and enjoy this trip into the northern Tararuas from the eastern side. Follows a paper road up Nae Nae stream to join with the Otangane loop (runs from the Platinum Mines track in HardingsPark) thence to Pukenaenae (the Nipple) for morning tea then on to Arawaru for lunch. See picturesque waterfalls on the Naenae stream, varied bush, and great views on a fine day over the Mangatainoka valley from the top of Pukenaenae and Arawaru. Leave Milverton Park at 7.30am. Should be back by 4pm.
 
Sat 22nd May - Sun 23rd May Iron Gate Hut Medium
Janet Wilson 3294722

The trip to Iron Gate Hut is a classic Ruahine tramp. If you haven’t already visited the new hut here is another opportunity. Suitable for all levels of fitness, the trap takes between 3.5-6 hours. We will most likely be checking the traps as we go so no need to hurry. Departing PN 7.30am or from Janet and Graham’s Apiti Shed at 9am. Overnight visitors on the Friday evening welcome!
 
Sat 29th May - Sun 30th May Northern circuit - Tongariro Medium
Grant Christian 0211176921

This trip is a complete circuit of Mt Ngauruhoe. We will meet at the Tussock Bar & Restaurant car park, Whakapapa Village at 10 a.m. The first section of the track will take us to Mangatepopo Hut and then on to a section of the Tongariro Crossing until just past Red Crater. We take the track down to Oturere Hut where we will spend the night. On Sunday we will walk back to Whakapapa via Waihohonu Hut and the Waihohonu Track. We can visit the historic old Waihohonu Hut on the way.
 
Sat 5th June - Mon 7th June Motutapu All
Janet Wilson 3294722

This year the Queen’s Birthday trip is to Motutapu Island (next to Rangitoto) in the Waitamata Harbour – yes, that’s Auckland! We don’t venture up that way often so, to make it more worthwhile, there is also a trip going to Waiheke Island for 3 nights beforehand. So, Waiheke from 1st - 4th June and Motutapu from 4th – 7th June. This is a social trip suitable for everyone. This trip is held over from last year and there is still room for a few more people. You will need to organise your own way to Auckland – maybe some limited transport available. If you want to know more, please contact Janet by 2nd May at the latest.
 
Sat 12th June - Sun 13th June Waiopehu hut Medium
Nicola Wallace 0212090720

A popular hut in the Tararuas, near Levin. We will leave Milverton Park at 8am, and will walk the Waiopehu Track to the hut, returning on Sunday along Gable End Ridge. There's interesting history in the area, and great views from the hut are guaranteed. Bring warm clothes, as the hut is unheated.
 
Sat 19th June - Sun 20th June Forks hut Medium
Graham Peters 3294722


 
Sat 19th June Toka Medium
Warren Wheeler 3561998

Can do Sunday 20th depending on weather.
 
Sat 26th June - Sun 27th June Mid Winter Social All
Warren Wheeler 3561998

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