Parawai Tramping Club

Trip Schedule


4-5 May
Longview-Makeretu
Organiser:Elisabeth
Phone:027 3498527
Grade:Medium
Fare:$40

A pleasant loop walk in the Ruahines staying at the lovely Makaretu hut.


Sunday 12 May
Butterfly Creek
Organiser:Marian
Phone:905 8094
Grade:Easy
Fare:$15

An explore along easy tracks behind Days Bay. Lunch in a picnic shelter.


18-19 May
Stanfield Hut via A Frame
Organiser:Tony
Phone:0275 700759
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$30

A loop walk to the lovely Stanfield Hut via the less-than-lovely A Frame. Out via the Tamaki River or Holmes Ridge on Sunday.


Sunday 26 May
Mt McKerrow
Organiser:Susan
Phone:021 202 1858
Grade:Medium
Fare:$20

A nice circuit in the Remutaka Forest Park


Tuesday 11 June
Powell Hut
Organiser:Steve
Phone:029 902 0902
Grade:Medium
Fare:$25

Let's check out the new Powell Hut.


Sunday 16 June
Maungakotukutuku aircraft wreck
Organiser:Rodney
Phone:293 7567
Grade:Fit
Fare:$5

A circuit in the Maungakotukutuku valley, taking in Mt Maunganui and the crashed aircraft.


Wednesday 19 June
Mt Reeves
Organiser:Steve
Phone:029 902 0902
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$25

Climb Mt Reeves and visit the plaque that marks the newly identified centre of New Zealand!


Thursday 20 June
Titahi Bay south coast
Organiser:Owen
Phone:905 8094
Grade:Easy
Fare:$10

An easy walk exploring the bay south of Titahi Bay. About 5 hours walking.


Saturday 22 June
Mid Winter dinner
Organiser:-
Phone:-
Grade:-
Fare:-

To be advised


29-30 June
Mana Island volunteering
Organiser:Glenda
Phone:021 110 4277
Grade:Medium
Fare:tba

There's an opportunity for a group of Parawai's to spend the weekend working on Mana Island. Most costs will be met by DOC.


Sunday 30 June
Mt Wainui
Organiser:Patrick
Phone:904 7885
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$5

One of our regular day trips, good for most levels of fitness.


5 – 7 July
Toka Biv
Organiser:Owen
Phone:905 8094
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$30

If the weather is fine we will go up on Friday and do a quick walk to Toka Biv and back to join up with the Pohangina Lodge trip for Saturday night dinner.


6-7 July
Pohangina Lodge Gourmet
Organiser:Elisabeth
Phone:027 3498527
Grade:Easy
Fare:$30

A pot luck dinner at the cosy Pohangina lodge with the option of doing the Manawatu gorge walk on Saturday and the Maharahara crossing on Sunday.


Wednesday 10 July
Mt Wainui – Hydro Valley
Organiser:Tony
Phone:04 239 9232
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$5

There’s rumoured to be a route connecting the summit of Wainui with the Hydro Valley flats. Expect a bit of off-track exploration.


Sunday 14 July
Tawirikohukohu
Organiser:Neville
Phone:027-5148047
Grade:Fit
Fare:$15

A climb up over Square Knob to the high point beyond.


20-21 July
Tongariro National Park
Organiser:Owen
Phone:905 8094
Grade:Fit
Fare:yet to be set

At this time of the year the weather is variable. The good weather option is the Tongariro Crossing or a route to Oturere Hut. Ice axes and crampons needed for this. The foul weather option is Mangaturuturu hut which is a medium walk and lovely warm hut.


27-28 July
Sunrise Hut
Organiser:Tony
Phone:04 239 9232
Grade:Medium
Fare:$40

A sociable night at Sunrise then, if the weather is good, we’ll exit down the north branch of the Waipawa river.


Sunday 28 July
Akatarawas
Organiser:Phil C
Phone:902 4014
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$5

Phil will come up with an interesting plan, to be sure!


Sunday 4 August
Mountain biking
Organiser:Phil C
Phone:902 4014
Grade:Mountain Bike
Fare:tba

Description yet to be compiled


10-11 August
Holdsworth - Jumbo
Organiser:Patrick
Phone:904 7885
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$25

A classic Tararua trip, quite likely in snow conditions, with a chance to visit the new Powell Hut.


17-18 August
Full Moon Kime
Organiser:Paula
Phone:021 038 1824
Grade:Medium
Fare:$10

A classic midwinter trip. We will be hoping for a clear night for our climb to Hector to watch the moon rise and listen to the dogs howl!!!!


Thursday 22 August
Panatewaewae
Organiser:Owen
Phone:905 8094
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$15

A day walk from the Waikawa roadend. The plan is to walk up the ridge towards Panetewaewae hill and the drop south down a track to the flats in the Panetewaewae Stream. Then down stream to the forks with the Waikawa and then the short distance along the old logging road back to the cars.


24-25 August
Alpha Hut
Organiser:Dave
Phone:021 236 4184
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:$15

Dave will lead his happy team up Marchant Ridge to overnight at Alpha, then exit via the Tauherinikau Valley.


Sunday 1 September
Colonial Knob to Kaukau
Organiser:Brandon
Phone:021 252 8156
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$15

Using cars at both ends, starting at Elsdon, walk south over Colonial Knob to Mount Kaukau.


7-8 September
Mangahao Hut
Organiser:Owen
Phone:905 8094
Grade:Medium
Fare:$25

We start at the top dam in the Mangahao and follow the track around the hydro lake and then up the river to the hut. Once we leave the lake behind the track is in good bush and a lovely valley. I expect it to take about 5 hours up (with more if we linger for lunch). On Sunday we return via the same route.


Sunday 15 September
Pencarrow Lakes
Organiser:Neville
Phone:027 514 8047
Grade:Easy
Fare:$15

Walk or bike from Eastbourne to explore the area around the Pencarrow Lakes.


21-22 September
Trains Hut
Organiser:Kate
Phone:021 073 1953
Grade:Easy
Fare:$40

A fairly straightforward track along the Waitotara River, Whanganui region.


27-29 September
Mt Stokes
Organiser:Wayne
Phone:04 831 1508
Grade:Medium/Fit
Fare:Approx. $400 pp incl ferry and accom

Mt Stokes is the highest point in the Marlborough Sounds. We’ll be based at Titirangi Farm Park Lodge for the day climb to the summit and back. Final costs to be advised closer to the time.


Sunday 6 October
Pukerua Bay – Plimmerton bike ride
Organiser:Darrel
Phone:902 2966
Grade:Bike
Fare:$5

A cruisy ride from Pukerua to Plimmerton and back, stopping for lunch at Palmers Garden Centre.


12-13 October
Roaring Stag Hut
Organiser:Susan
Phone:021 202 1858
Grade:Medium
Fare:$30

Overnight at the lovely Roaring Stag Hut, with a side trip to Herepai Hut as well.


Saturday 19 October
Parawai Hut working bee
Organiser:yet to be found
Phone:yet to be sorted
Grade:Easy
Fare:$10

Parawai Hut at Otaki Forks is something of a gem, a classic old-style tramping hut. Come along and help tidy it up a bit for the upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations.


Sunday 20 October
Colonial Knob – Titahi Bay
Organiser:Kate
Phone:021 073 1953
Grade:Easy/Medium
Fare:$5

A varied trail - starting off on the Colonial Knob Walkway, crossing (with permission) over farmland to the coast, finishing on the Clifftops Walkway to the car park in southern Titahi Bay.


26-28 October Labour Weekend
Destination yet to be determined
Organiser:David
Phone:027 487 5814
Grade:Fit
Fare:yet to be set

David is planning a solid tramp somewhere in the Tararuas.


X

Easy

TERRAIN:
Easy, non demanding.

SUITABLE FOR:
All ages & fitness levels.

WALKING TIME:
3 - 5 hours.

X

Easy/Medium

TERRAIN:
Mostly easy, some demanding.

SUITABLE FOR:
Most ages and fitness levels.

WALKING TIME:
4 - 6 hours.

X

Medium

TERRAIN:
Varied, moderately demanding.

SUITABLE FOR:
Moderate fitness Levels.

WALKING TIME:
5 - 7 hours.

X

Medium/Fit

TERRAIN:
Varied, more demanding.

SUITABLE FOR:
Fitness and stamina required.

WALKING TIME:
6 - 8 hours.

X

Fit

TERRAIN:
Varied & challenging.

SUITABLE FOR:
Fitness and stamina required.

WALKING TIME:
7 - 10+ hours.