Upcoming Trips

This list is regularly updated.

Tue 18th June - Thu 20th June Upper Makaroro Hut Medium
Ernie Cook 027 303 1363

A mid-week 3 day trip to the northern Ruahines. Staying two nights at the hut with a day trip to Kylie Biv on the Wednesday. Please contact Ernie no later than Sunday 16 June.
 
Sat 22nd June Mikimiki Easy
Martin Lawrence 06 357 1695

From Kiriwhakapapa campsite, we'll follow the old tram track along the river then up and over to Mikimiki stream. The track then follows this stream to Mikimiki road where we'll turn around and retrace our route. A pleasant walk but expect some mud.
 
Sun 23rd June Ross Peak Easy-Medium
Warren Wheeler 06 356 1998

Reprogrammed from April. This local trig point up in the leatherwood of the Ruahine Ranges is the next named peak north of Wharite. Access is from the end of No.2 Line, off Pohangina East Road. It is an easy 3 hours up a well cleared track to the summit where we will enjoy grand views on a good day. Return the same way. Depart Milverton Park 8.00am
 
Fri 28th June - Sun 30th June Matariki Long Weekend Trip All
Anne Lawrence 06 357 1695

This year our Matariki Celebration will be held at Kuratau at the south end of Lake Taupo. We'll be staying at Martin and Anne's bach. Plenty of good opportunities for walking and kayaking. Contact Anne early for more details.
 
Sat 6th July - Sun 7th July Alpine Skills for Beginners 1 FE & T
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

This trip will be to Mt Ruapehu. Details will be decided closer to the weekend. We will probably meet on Friday night and if we can stay in a lodge at Whakapapa we would need to meet at the ski field by 5 p.m. Friday. If lodge accommodation doesn't work out, we will probably stay in Ohakune. The lodge will cost around $60 to $80 per night. Some meals may be included. We aim to teach participants how to travel safely in snow, with & without crampons, using an ice axe and self-arresting. We will also talk about avalanche safety. You will need to arrange transport to the mountain, co-ordinating with others as much as possible. Someone coming from Palmerston North will need to volunteer to collect hire gear for all attendees. Those wanting to practice skills that they have already learnt are welcome. If conditions are not suitable, I will postpone this trip to the following weekend. Please contact Grant ae as soon as possible but no later than 22 June. Contact Grant on 021 117 6921 or email gpc374@gmail.com
 
Sat 6th July Toe Toe loop walk M
David Soong 021722358

The Saturday Toe Toe loop walk usually departs from the Summerhill New World car park at 8am. Please text David before Friday to check if the walk is on and for further details.
 
Thu 11th July Manawatu Gorge Walk Easy
Robyn Wheeler 0210 748 129

A morning walk (0900 to 1300) to windmill lookout. Option of coffee at Ashhurst afterwards.
 
Sat 13th July Toe Toe loop walk M
David Soong 021722358

The Saturday Toe Toe loop walk usually departs from the Summerhill New World car park at 8am. Please text David before Friday to check if the walk is on and for further details.
 
Sun 14th July Platinum Mines Easy
Nicola Wallace 021 209 0720

A relaxed day walk to the historic Platinum Mines, via the Sledge Track and Hardings Park, up the Kahuterawa Valley just South of Palmerston North. Bring your headtorch, in case we venture into some of the mines.
 
Sat 20th July - Sun 21st July Alpine Skills for Beginners 2 FE & T
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

This trip will be to Mt Ruapehu. Details will be decided closer to the weekend. We will probably meet on Friday night and if we can stay in a lodge at Whakapapa we would need to meet at the ski field by 5 p.m. Friday. If lodge accommodation doesn't work out we will probably stay in Ohakune. The lodge will cost around $60 to $80 per night. Some meals may be included. This weekend we will aim to consolidate the skills learnt on the previous weekend and move on to using ropes, snow anchors, belaying and maybe some abseiling. You will need to arrange transport to the mountain, co-ordinating with others as much as possible. Someone coming from Palmerston North will need to volunteer to collect hire gear for all attendees. Those wanting to practice skills they have already learnt are welcome. If conditions are not suitable I will postpone this trip to the following weekend. Please contact me as soon as possible but no later than 5 July. Contact Grant on 021 117 6921 or email gpc374@gmail.com
 
Sat 20th July - Sun 21st July Iron Gate Hut Applied Tramping trip E/M
Janet Wilson 0273418945

Trap line maintenance trip, many hands make light work. If interested, please get in touch with Janet early as plans can be very flexible.
 
Sat 27th July Toe Toe loop walk M
David Soong 021722358

The Saturday Toe Toe loop walk usually departs from the Summerhill New World car park at 8am. Please text David before Friday to check if the walk is on and for further details.
 
Sun 28th July Branch Road Walkway Easy
Janet Wilson 0273418945


 
Sat 3rd August - Sun 4th August Alpine Skills 3 - Pinnacle Ridge Ruapehu FE & T
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

This trip will be a chance for people to practice their new skills or use their old skills for an exploration of Pinnacle Ridge next to Whakapapa ski field. We will explore the lower Pinnacles. Ropes can be used by those wanting to test the steeper slopes. I am hoping we can stay in a lodge on the mountain. If conditions are not suitable I will postpone this trip to the following weekend. Please contact me as soon as possible but no later than 19 July. Contact Grant Christian 021 117 6921 or email gpc374@gmail.com.
 
Sat 3rd August Moonlight Manawatu Gorge Easy
Verity Elder 021 260 1885

Saturday Moonlight walk. Following the Gorge walk track from the Woodville end we make our way to Centennial Lookout in the last hour(s) of daylight. The aim of this trip is to gain some experience walking in moonlight and or with headlamps. We return via the balance bridge road (a short section of the old gorge road). Bring supper instead of lunch and don't forget your headlamp. Depart from Milverton Park at 4pm. Contact Verity no later than Friday 5pm.
 
Thu 8th August Manawatu Gorge Walk Easy
Robyn Wheeler 0210 748 129

A morning walk (0900 to 1300): The Gorge walk- optional route
 
Sat 10th August Toe Toe loop walk M
David Soong 021722358

The Saturday Toe Toe loop walk usually departs from the Summerhill New World car park at 8am. Please text David before Friday to check if the walk is on and for further details.
 
Sun 11th August Maharahara Crossing Medium/Fit
Martin Lawrence 06 357 1695

There is a well defined track from Opawe Road that climbs steeply through forest then across open, rocky knolls to Mt Maharahara and then a bit of up and down gets you to Kiritaki hut. From here we can complete a west-east crossing of the park coming out at Kumeti Road end. Hopefully there will be enough of us for a group to come in from either side and do a key-swap.
 
Sat 17th August - Sat 17th August Tahurangi or Girdlestone or Paretetaitonga FE & T
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

Best weather day but preferably Saturday. These Ruapehu peaks require good fitness and take 6 - 8 hours. Let me know which you would like to do. The most votes will decide where we go. We will stay in Ohakune the night before. Please contact me as soon as possible but no later than 2 August. Contact Grant Christian 021 117 6921 or email gpc374@gmail.com
 
Sat 17th August - Sun 18th August Applied Tramping
Janet Wilson 0273418945

Applied tramping = social trapping trip. Destination TBA. If interested, please get in touch with Janet early in the week as plans can be very flexible eg a weekend trip may become a day trip or vice versa.
 
Sat 17th August Toe Toe loop walk M
David Soong 021722358

The Saturday Toe Toe loop walk usually departs from the Summerhill New World car park at 8am. Please text David before Friday to check if the walk is on and for further details.
 
Sun 25th August Deerford/Knights loop Medium
Robert van Bentum 027 4911 205


 
Sat 31st August Toe Toe loop walk M
David Soong 021722358

The Saturday Toe Toe loop walk usually departs from the Summerhill New World car park at 8am. Please text David before Friday to check if the walk is on and for further details.
 
Sun 8th September Billy Goat Creek Easy
Verity Elder 021 260 1885

We make our way up the farmland from the Coppermine Creek Road end and into the bush. We then drop down to Billy Goat Creek and Managaatua Stream, a steep 350m descent with some delightful mossy sections. Return via the same route.
 
Sat 14th September - Sun 15th September Applied Tramping
Janet Wilson 0273418945

Applied tramping = social trapping trip. Destination TBA. If interested, please get in touch with Janet early in the week as plans can be very flexible eg a weekend trip may become a day trip or vice versa.
 
Sat 21st September - Sun 22nd September Howlett's Hut Medium
Anne Lawrence 06 357 1695

Howlett's is a really nice hut to spend the night it. There are options for getting there. One plan is to head in on the track from Kashmir Road via Daphne Hut. There is a short spell in the river, and then a steep grunt up Daphne Spur and along the ridge to Howlett's hut. An alternative plan is to go in from Longview Hut. This involves a climb to the tops near Longview Hut, summit Otumore, then traverse north to Daphne Ridge and Howlett's hut.
 
Sun 22nd September Foxton Foxtrot Easy
Robyn Wheeler 0210748129

meet at Milverton 0800, walk around sites of interest in Foxton Beach, history of the river, a day at the beach. Home by 3pm.
 
Thu 26th September Fern Walk Easy
Robyn Wheeler 0210 748 129

A morning walk (0900 to 1200) followed by cup of tea at Robyn's place (Awahou South road).
 
Sat 28th September Toe Toe loop walk M
David Soong 021722358

The Saturday Toe Toe loop walk usually departs from the Summerhill New World car park at 8am. Please text David before Friday to check if the walk is on and for further details.
 
Sun 6th October Toe Toe loop walk M
David Soong 021722358

The Saturday Toe Toe loop walk usually departs from the Summerhill New World car park at 8am. Please text David before Friday to check if the walk is on and for further details.
 
Sat 12th October - Fri 18th October Great Barrier Island Easy/Medium
Barry Scott 06 354 0510

THIS TRIP IS FULL Base camp will be Barry and Christine's house at Awana Bay 15 min up the coast from Claris airport. There is a mix of walks you can do as well as general exploring of the island. A walk up and over Hirakimata, the highest point on the island and breeding ground for the black petrel/takoketai is a must do. As are visits to Windy Canyon, Kaitoke Hot Pools and Harataonga Beach. Part of the arrangement this year would be some volunteer conservation work on Motu Kaikoura at Port Fitzroy removing wilding pines. There is a communal lodge to use and associated cabins where we can stay at overnight to explore the island a bit as well as do some work.
 
Sun 20th October Toe Toe loop walk M
David Soong 021722358

The Saturday Toe Toe loop walk usually departs from the Summerhill New World car park at 8am. Please text David before Friday to check if the walk is on and for further details.
 
Sat 2nd November - Sun 3rd November Potluck at Syme Hut Medium
Harley Betts 06 825 6250

Depart Palmy at 6.30 am Saturday for Dawson Falls carpark, about 40 mins past Hawera. The track to Syme hut starts off in beautiful mossy forest at about 900 m and steadily climbs through a range of vegetation zones through to tussock and then open scoria slopes at about 1400 m. From the start of the scoria it is about another 600 m climb to Syme hut which is perched on the summit of Fantham’s peak at just under 2000 m. Syme hut has probably the best views of any hut in the North Island which means it is perfect as a potluck dinner venue. So bring your favourite dinner dish along with whatever you need to prepare it with and enjoy (hopefully) a stunning sunset view while you wine and dine the evening away. Next day, take in (again, hopefully) a glorious sunrise over the central volcanoes over breakfast before heading back down the same way.
 
Sat 2nd November Toe Toe loop walk M
David Soong 021722358

The Saturday Toe Toe loop walk usually departs from the Summerhill New World car park at 8am. Please text David before Friday to check if the walk is on and for further details.
 
Sat 9th November - Sun 10th November McKinnon/Crow Huts F
Chris Tuffley 06 359 2530


 
Sat 7th December Toe Toe loop walk M
David Soong 021722358

The Saturday Toe Toe loop walk usually departs from the Summerhill New World car park at 8am. Please text David before Friday to check if the walk is on and for further details.