A pleasant loop walk in the Ruahines staying at the lovely Makaretu hut.
An explore along easy tracks behind Days Bay. Lunch in a picnic shelter.
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.
A nice circuit in the Remutaka Forest Park
Let's check out the new Powell Hut.
A circuit in the Maungakotukutuku valley, taking in Mt Maunganui and the crashed aircraft.
Climb Mt Reeves and visit the plaque that marks the newly identified centre of New Zealand!
An easy walk exploring the bay south of Titahi Bay. About 5 hours walking.
Saturday 22 June
Mid Winter dinner
To be advised
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.
One of our regular day trips, good for most levels of fitness.
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.
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.
There’s rumoured to be a route connecting the summit of Wainui with the Hydro Valley flats. Expect a bit of off-track exploration.
A climb up over Square Knob to the high point beyond.
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.
A sociable night at Sunrise then, if the weather is good, we’ll exit down the north branch of the Waipawa river.
Phil will come up with an interesting plan, to be sure!
Sunday 4 August
Description yet to be compiled
A classic Tararua trip, quite likely in snow conditions, with a chance to visit the new Powell Hut.
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!!!!
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.
Dave will lead his happy team up Marchant Ridge to overnight at Alpha, then exit via the Tauherinikau Valley.
Using cars at both ends, starting at Elsdon, walk south over Colonial Knob to Mount Kaukau.
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.
Walk or bike from Eastbourne to explore the area around the Pencarrow Lakes.
A fairly straightforward track along the Waitotara River, Whanganui region.
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
A cruisy ride from Pukerua to Plimmerton and back, stopping for lunch at Palmers Garden Centre.
Overnight at the lovely Roaring Stag Hut, with a side trip to Herepai Hut as well.
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.
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.
David is planning a solid tramp somewhere in the Tararuas.