Upcoming Trips

Sun 2nd April Beginner Tramp #3 Easy
Anne Lawrence 06 357 1695

Join us on this, our third beginners tramp. We are going to go to Herepai Hut. The track leaves from Putara Road in Eketahuna. The road end is about an hour's drive from Palmy. The track starts by following a densely forested track beside the Mangatainoka river. After crossing an impressive swing bridge, the track climbs, steeply at times, to reach a T-junction. we will follow the right-branching track to Herepai Hut where we plan to have lunch. If conditions are suitable, those feeling energetic can climb higher - it's about 45 minutes to get to Herepai high point (1125m). We'll re-trace our steps to get back to the car park.We'll leave from Milverton park at 7.30am and expect to be back around 5pm
Fri 7th April - Mon 10th April Easter Tararua Crossing Medium
Roy Rolston 027 476 7188

The plan is to do the classic southern crossing from Otaki to Kaitoke or Otaki to Wiaohine Road End via Bull Mound and Cone Hut, however there are other options i.e. a Mid-crossing from Levin via Tarn Ridge Hut and Mitre Peak, I am open to consider. Depending upon the interest and logistics of having a vehicle at both ends, perhaps swapping keys with two groups or we choose a circuit route instead. That could be via the challenging Tararua Peaks, Mangahuka and Waitewaewae or via Renata Hut (seldom visited) and Kime or a different option from the other side i.e. my DNG trip via Holdsworth to Dorset Ridge, Mitre Peak. If weather is not good for tops travel, a more suitable low level Plan B can be looked at. ie. Putara Road End to Holdsworth Roadend or Mitre Flats to Kaitoke. If you are keen for a multi day adventure let me know and we'll work something out.
Sun 9th April TBA

If anyone wants to lead a day trip this weekend please phone Warren 06 356 1998. Keep an eye out for any trip details on our website.
Sat 15th April - Sun 16th April TBA

If anyone wants to lead an overnight trip this weekend please phone Warren 06 356 1998. Keep an eye out for any trip details on our website.
Sun 16th April Farm Walk Easy/Medium
Malcolm Leary 06 327 7825

For my farm walk I intend to do a circuit on the back half or Otairi Station, probably about 20 km. Will be good views.
Sat 22nd April - Tue 25th April Pohangina huts inspection Medium
Janet Wilson

The club has maintenance agreements with DOC to look after Mid Pohangina and Ngamoko Huts. Both these huts have luckily avoided damage from Cyclone Gabrielle but are in need of a check and some routine maintenance from club members. If you are interested in helping out please get in touch early (by 16 April) so we can plan this as efficiently as possible.
Sun 23rd April TBA

If anyone wants to lead a day trip this weekend please phone Warren 06 356 1998. Keep an eye out for any trip details on our website.
Fri 28th April - Sun 30th April Quest for Quoin Medium
Ernie Cook 027 303 1363

Two nights at Alpha Hut with optional day trip to extract elusive E's ex Elder High Point and Hut. Travel from Kiwi Ranch Road along Marchant Ridge (I have unfinished business here!). Return via Quoin Ridge and over Quoin High Point to Kaitoke Water Works Road. Not an insurmountable distance from Kiwi Ranch Road. May use two vehicles. Experienced trampers may wish to join us from Waiohine Gorge Road End on the SATURDAY and exit with us via Quoin on the Sunday making a through trip. I would endeavour to get them back to their vehicle at Waiohine Gorge Road End. Will be leaving Palmerston North early on the Friday. Winter bonus points will apply. Talk to me sooner than later.
Sun 30th April North Ohau Medium
Warren Wheeler 06 356 1998

Day trip up the Ohau River and North Branch to visit the North Ohau Hut for lunch. Depart Milverton Park 7.30am.
Sun 7th May Beginner Tramp #4 Medium
Robyn Boocock 06 356 1998

Join us on this, our fourth beginners tramp. Phone Robyn for details or refer to Trips on our website.
Sun 14th May Pinnacle Ridge Easy/Medium
Warren Wheeler 06 356 1998

Sat 20th May - Sun 21st May Iron Gate Hut Easy/Medium
Janet Wilson 027 341 8945

Sun 28th May Gentle Annie Loop Easy
Warren Wheeler 06 356 1998

Sat 3rd June - Mon 5th June Kick-Back Weekend: Samoa All
Janet Wilson 06 329 4722

Sun 25th June Greens Road Easy
Warren Wheeler 06 356 1998