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Christmas Trip: Manapouri and Southland; Mavora Lakes / Takitimu Mountains / Mt Titiroa

  • 27 Dec 2018
  • 11:30 AM
  • 4 Jan 2019
  • 12:30 PM
  • Queenstown Airport
  • 2

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For our 2018 Christmas tramping trip, we’re heading to the deep south for nine days of wonderful tramping in the Manapouri area.


Due to a cancellation we have one space available in either the Mavora Lakes or Takitimu Mountain out party options. 

HOME PARTY
Based at the Green Crib in the Manapouri Motels and Holiday Park, which has views up the lake. 

Inside 'Green Crib' Manapouri Motels

A minibus is available for transport. Possible one-day and two-day trips include:
 
    Mt Luxmore
    Hope Arm Circuit
    Back Valley
    Key Summit
    Lake Marion
    Gertrude Saddle
    Green Lake
    Hidden Falls
    Tutuko Falls

Day trips to Doubtful Sound are also a possibility (at extra cost).

A view of Doubtful Sound from up high.

OUT PARTIES

Mavora Lakes, 5 days, slow party
Shuttle from Queenstown Airport to the Greenstone Track. Three hours to the Greenstone Hut for the first night. 4–5 hours a day heading south to the bottom of South Mavora Lake.


Takitimu Mountains, 5 days medium party
Tramping on good tracks through beech forest. Excellent views south on the fourth day. 6–8 hours a day.

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Mt Titiroa, 4–5 days, medium party
Traverse of Mt Titiroa (the white mountain). Camping on the tops—weather dependent. 6–8 hours a day. (Maps available below).


Day and Overnight Trips
After the out parties return there will be the option for day trips with the Home party, and / or a gentle two-day trip (1–2 January 2019) to Green Lake.

COST
Out parties $450.00. Home party $590.00.

All accommodation, local shuttle costs and cooker fuel included. Flights Auckland/Queenstown/Auckland are not included in the costs.

Everyone meets at Queenstown Airport by 11.30am on Thursday, 27 December 2018.

Return flights can be any time after 12.30pm on Friday, 4 January 2019.

BOOKINGS
Bookings opened Saturday 7 April  with a limit of 20 club members and was quickly fully booked. The limit was extended to 30 and remains fully subscribed.

We have one space available due to a cancellation - in either the Mavora Lakes or  Takitimu Mountain out party.

Register via the website or contact Karen at bookings@nstc.org.nz / 027 410 6001.

PAYMENT
A $50.00 deposit is required to confirm a booking, and final payment is due by 9 November 2018. The deposit is refundable up to the final payment date.

ORGANISER
Roger Parsons by email here / 419 0552.  

MAPS:

Out party

Mavora Lakes 5 days, slow party

Takitimu Mountains, 5 days, medium party

Mt Titiroa, 4–5 days, medium party

Online: Mavora Lakes / Takitimu Mountains / Mt Titiroa

Printable: Mavora Lakes / Takitimu Mountains / Mt Titiroa

GPS: Mavora Lakes / Takitimu Mountains / Mt Titiroa


Home party - 1 day and 2 day trips

Online: Mt Luxmore / Hope Arm Circuit Back Valley /

Key Summit / Lake Marion / Gertrude Saddle /

Green Lake / Hidden Falls / Tutuko Falls

Printable: Mt Luxmore / Hope Arm Back Valley /

Key Summit / Lake Marion / Gertrude Saddle /

Green Lake / Hidden Falls / Tutuko Falls

GPS: Mt Luxmore /  Hope Arm Back Valley /

Key Summit / Lake Marion / Gertrude Saddle /

Green Lake / Hidden Falls / Tutuko Falls

To access the printable maps, download the zipped file, and either:

  • open the zipped file, then drag the files to a new location OR
  • press and hold (or right-click) the zipped file, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions

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