Upcoming Trips

Thu 28th September - Tue 3rd October Great Barrier Island Easy-Medium
Barry Scott 021 070 4848

Enjoy 5 nights on Aotea/Great Barrier Island – stay at Awana Bay (site of our house), do an overnight trip into Mt Heale Hut and summit Hirikimata (Mt Hobson), visit the hot pools and walk the Harataonga track. Specific plans will be subject to the weather forecast, but I would like to set aside a few hours one day for some native plant restoration work around the Awana estuary. Costs will include food, air travel from PN to Auckland return, Auckland to Great Barrier return (currently $150 each way for voucher tickets I hold), rental for extra car that will be needed and fuel.
Sat 30th September Burtton's Track Easy-Medium
Richard Lockett 06 323 0948

Saturday walk into this forest section of the local Te Araroa Trail that links Scotts Road to Mangahao Road for those SOBO heading south to the Tararua section behind Levin. We will walk in for lunch at Burton’s Whare/Shelter and return to Scotts Road. Depart Milverton Park at 7.45am.
Sat 7th October - Sun 8th October Ngauruhoe Plus M/T
Warren Wheeler 06 356 1998

Our traditional ascent of the west face of Ngauruhoe to celebrate the 1995 Grandstand View of an eruption of Mt Ruapehu. Optional to do this as a day trip if that suits better (leaving PN at 6.00am.). Plan A for an overnight would have us staying at Sue’s place with a day trip to Lake Surprise or just half way to explore the silica rapids and split rock fountain. Depart Friday night or Saturday to suit.
Sun 8th October Maharahara Medium
Verity Elder 021 260 1885

Second try for this cancelled July trip. From Opawe Road (just before the Highland Youth Camp) the track climbs first through farm land followed by forest before reaching leatherwood and the Maharahara Peak. Fun fact: the southern Ruahine Ranges has the largest, unbroken mass of leatherwood in New Zealand. Depart Milverton Park 7:30am
Sat 14th October - Sun 15th October North Ohau Hut Easy-Medium
Roy Rolston 027 476 7188

Get ready for summer tramping with this trip up the North Branch of the Ohau River. Starting from Poads Road carpark we cross farmland and then sidle through lowland forest above the Ohau Gorge. After an hour or so we reach the river itself and criss cross our way upstream to the confluence with the north branch. The hut is another hour or so upriver. Expect more than wet feet! Options for a harder trip involve a loop up to South Ohau Hut if keen.
Sun 15th October Field Hut Medium
Robyn Boocock 06 356 1998

This trip from Otaki Forks takes us up to the oldest club hut in the Tararuas, on the bushline below Tabletop, which is another half hour further on for those keen to bag another peak. As the road is still closed by a slip we still have a one hour walk each way to get to Otaki Forks and the start of the trip proper. Depart Milverton Park at 7.30am
Sat 21st October - Mon 23rd October Summer Kime Medium-Fit
Ernie Cook 027 303 1363

Labour Weekend Tararuas trip. We left a few points behind on our winter Kime expedition. This loop from Otaki Forks could be done clockwise or anti-clockwise. We will be leaving after work on the FRIDAY!
Sun 22nd October Manawatu Gorge by Moonlight Easy
021 260 1885

Rescheduled from 24 September. Woodville end of the Manawatu Gorge Walk to the Windmill Lookout or Centennial Lookout, with the option of returning via Balance Bridge. The aim with this trip is to walk in during twilight and return in the dark, gaining some experience with tramping with headlamps. Bring supper rather than lunch and don't forget your head lamp! Depart Milverton Park 4pm. Could go on either Saturday or Sunday depending on interest.
Sat 28th October - Mon 23rd October TBA

If anyone wants to lead an overnight trip this weekend or a day trip on Sunday please phone Warren 06 356 1998. Keep an eye out here for any trip details.
Sat 28th October Arapuke Circuit Easy-Medium
Richard Lockett 06 323 0948

This Saturday trip will allow us to explore a new section of MTB track that has been constructed above the Kahuterawa Stream to complete a circumference of the Arapuke MTB Park.
Sat 4th November Stanfield Hut Easy
Woody Lee 0210 444 552

An easy Saturday tramp to the eastern side of the Ruahines. We will start from Tamaki West Rd and follow the Holmes Ridge track and an unmarked riverbed route to the hut. After lunch we return the same way. We will leave from Milverton Park at 7.30am.
Sat 4th November - Sun 5th November TBA

If anyone wants to lead an overnight trip this weekend or a day trip on Sunday please phone Warren 06 356 1998. Keep an eye out here for any trip details.