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Extended ANZAC Weekend - Coastal Walk: Kapiwairua – Te Paki Stream, Far North

  • 20 Apr 2018
  • 7:00 PM
  • 25 Apr 2018
  • Carpark cnr Auburn & Como Sts, Takapuna
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This trip is now fully booked, and registrations are closed as there are already several on the waitlist.

A four day coastal classic tramp, or day tramps from
the bus at DOC campsites.

Bring your own tent, food and cooker.

Out party – Coastal Classic route (48km)

  • Friday night - Camp at Rarawa Beach DOC camp

  • Saturday – from Kapowairua tramp thru to Pandora campsite (3.5 hours, plus side trip to trig)

  • Sunday – Pandora thru to Tapotupotu Bay DOC campsite (5.5 hours)

  • Monday – Tapotupotu to Twilight Campsite (7-8 hours)

  • This is the longest and day. In the morning you will tramp for 3 hours up to Cape Reinga and then descend down to Te Werahi. You will be able drop your back and head out on the spectacular landscape out towards Cape Maria Van Diemen. Pick up your pack and continue on the Twilight beach campsite.

  • Tuesday – Twilight to Te Paki Stream. Overnight DOC camp on way south – Mangamuka (4.5 hours)

  • Wednesday – A leisurely drive back to Takapuna.

Day tramps/bus party

We will camp on Friday night at Rawana Beach DOC camp. Then continue on to Kapowairua in the morning.

  • Friday night - Camp at Rawana Beach DOC camp

  • Saturday – Tramp along the beach towards Pandora and or explore around the Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) campsite .

  • Sunday – Drive around to Tapotupotu Bay and then tramp the coastal track via Sandy Bay to Cape Reinga (6 hours return).

  • Monday – Bus up the hill to the start of the Te Werahi Loop track. This is a spectacular tramp out towards Cape Maria Van Diemen (5-6 hours)

  • Tuesday – Drive from DOC campsite down to Te Paki Stream car park.  Walk out to coast and on return try sliding down the big dunes. Overnight DOC camp on way south – Mangamuka

  • Wednesday – A leisurely drive back to Takapuna.

Depart: 7:00pm Friday 20th April

Return: Wednesday 25th April (Anzac Day)

Costs: $210 - includes all DOC camping site fees for 5 nights.  Final payment due Thursday, 12th April 2018.

Organiser: Helen Orchard 09 444 1397

Member Bookings: Book early as numbers are limited.  Register via the website, or contact Karen Baeyertz at, or ph 027 410 6001.

Non-members: As space is limited on this trip, priority for bookings will be given to club members.

If you are not a member, you need to be known to the club before your booking can be accepted, and will need to pay an extra 25%  surcharge on the trip fee.  If you have completed two qualifying trips, you can apply for membership here to get the member price and priority booking.

To be added to waitlist, please contact the Karen Baeyertz at / ph 027 410 6001.


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