Upcoming Trips

Sun 26th May Tunupo Medium-Fit
Verity Elder 021 260 1885

Taking the track just before Alice Nash Memorial hut (Heritage Hut) we climb to Tunupo Peak on the Ngamoko Range. Possible chance of some early snow. Return via the same track. Depart Milverton Park 7:30am. Please contact Verity no later than Friday 5pm.
Sat 1st June - Mon 3rd June Kings Birthday Coastal Classic Easy
Janet Wilson 06 329 4722

This year we are staying in cabins at Lake Ferry in the southern Wairarapa. Plenty to do including the Putangarua Pinnacles, Ngawi, Cape Palliser Lighthouse, seals, fishing etc. A relaxing social long weekend to round out the summer. Starting Friday night. Contact Janet early.
Mon 3rd June Linton Walkway Easy
Gina Fermor 06 359 0096

Enjoy a relaxing Monday stroll along the popular walkway to Linton and back. It takes about 1½ hours to get to Linton and its delightful dairy. The walk back will conclude with a stop at the coffee cart. Attractions along the way include the Turitea eel sanctuary, Turitea Pa lookout, Kahuterawa Stream swing bridge, Linton Military Camp. Depart Milverton Park at 9.00am.
Sat 8th June Outdoor First Aid
Robyn Wheeler 06 356 1998

This is a one day course focused on first aid in the outdoors. We are keen for trip leaders in particular to come along but all club members are welcome. Held at Pohangina Hall and run by Peak Safety. Participants will receive a certificate but it is not a full NZQA course. The club has obtained funding from Eastern and Central Trust as well as a FMC Training Grant but participants will also need to pay a small fee (approx $20 each).
Sun 9th June Richard’s Mullintogo Easy-Medium
Richard Lockett 06 323 0948

Richard is still mulling over where to go – a favourite or something new - but he has fine weather booked so that’s a good start. For more details give Richard a call.
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.
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 Cattle Creek Hut Medium
Blair Petersen 027 600 4263

Sat 6th July - Sun 7th July Alpine Skills for Beginners Technical
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

Sat 20th July - Sun 21st July Alpine Skills for Beginners Technical
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

Sat 3rd August - Sun 4th August Alpine Skills Follow up Technical
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

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.
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 Hopefull there will be enough of us for a group to come in from either side and do a key-swap.
Sat 17th August - Sun 18th August Alpine Skills Follow up Technical
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

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.