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Our Recent trips

Trucks and trees block our way

Srambling around fallen trees
Pukahunui to Upper Te Hoe Hut Track, Whirinaki Forest Park, March 26 2014. Map: BG38/BH38 It was an early start for the Wednesday group, as we were heading north over the Taupo Road and into ...

March 26, 2014   No Comments

A leisurely walk with a few swims

Donald River
Lawrence Road to Lotkow Road, Kaweka Forest Park, Saturday March 8. Map: BL37 Murray took the van all the way down to the Lawrence road end, where a sign indicated it would take us three ...

March 8, 2014   No Comments

A visit to Iron Whare via Pinnacle Stream

Iron Whare, worth a look at the historic hut
Iron Whare, Kaweka FP, Saturday February 22. Map: BK37 The planned trip to Back Ridge Hut changed when we reached the turn-off for the viewing point on Kaweka Road, on our way up to Makahu Saddle. We ...

February 22, 2014   No Comments

Up the Khyber Pass with a walking stick

The three stooges (oops)
Tukituki River to Khyber Pass, Ruahine Forest Park, Wednesday February 12 2014. The day smiled at us; warm, a gentle breeze and some sunshine. We travelled in the usual hire van with Kelvin as our ...

February 12, 2014   No Comments

Lazing in the sun at Upper Makaroro Hut

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Upper Makaroro Hut, Saturday/Sunday, January 25/26 2014 Map: BK37 We start with three trampers on this weekend tramp. We park at the Yeoman's Historic Mill car park, and cross the Makaroro River in our sandals. We ...

January 26, 2014   No Comments

Some pastures new, to Ngaawaparua Hut

Upper Ngaruroro River valley
January 3-7th 2014. Kaimanawa and Kaweka Ranges Day 1. Napier Taupo Road, Taharua Road, Poronui Station. Walk to Oamaru Hut, then on towards Boyd Hut along Oamaru River. Camp just before Waitawhero Saddle. Map BH37 ...

January 8, 2014   No Comments

Injured man airlifted

In places it was above the temperature gauge
Ikawatea Forks Hut, Ruahine Forest Park, Saturday/Sunday 14/15 December, 2013 Maps: Tikokino (BK37) and Taoroa Junction (BK36) This was the headline on Monday December 16, but I should start at the beginning. It has been about ...

December 15, 2013   No Comments

Our final walk for 2013 in new territory

Only ankle deep in the Otakowai
Eland Station, Wednesday Dec 11 2013 A good crew of 20 turned out for this, our last Wednesday outing for the year. The plan for the day was for a tramp at Eland Station and ...

December 11, 2013   No Comments

A northern Ruahine circuit with the help of “Sammy” the Galaxy Notepad

Big Hill Station Permit, Saturday November 23, 2013 The Napier Tramping Club was successful in getting two permits into Big Hill Station for the 2013/2014 year. The next is in June 2014; however, we ...

November 23, 2013   No Comments

Whirinaki Forest Park circuit

Having a break at Upper Whirinaki Hut
Whirinaki FP, Circuit Plateau Roadend to Upper Whirinaki Hut, Central Whirinaki Hut, back to Plateau Roadend. Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Map: BG38 See pictures on our Facebook page. It was a beautiful morning, a welcome change ...

November 20, 2013   No Comments

Fabulous views… yeah right

The astelia flower
Saturday/Sunday November 16/17 2013 Tararua Forest Park, Waiopehu Hut. Map: BN33 On the drive down to Levin, we saw that we might be in for some cloud. So it proved, with light rain for the most ...

November 16, 2013   No Comments

Top marks all around

At the Macintosh Spur ridge junction. Kaiarahi in the background
Kaweka Circuit, Kaweka FP, Map BJ37, Saturday November 2 2013 A full van-load of 12 trampers arrived at the Lakes car park for this tramp. The group split into eight doing the high level circuit ...

November 2, 2013   1 Comment