Good news, Goldies Bush track has been reopened, so we can enjoy this extremely scenic tramp!
There are major kauri die back cleaning stations at the start and end of the Goldies Bush Track, so please ensure that all your tramping gear is very clean and dirt free before we start and at the end and thoroughly cleaned when you get home.
Doing things a bit differently, the longer group will start at Bethell's of the Te Henga Walkway track start near the car bridge.
(Please note the footbridge at January 2019 was washed away, so will require wading through the shallow stream).
Making the most of the hills and incredible clifftop views, this group will walk the length of the Te Henga Walkway in reverse of normal and pop out on Constable Road, then connect with the Western end of the Goldies Bush Track and head through to enjoy the absolutely stunning Mokoroa Stream Track with all it's multiple pools and waterfalls!! Then head to the bus after.
The bus will be moved and the shorter group will start at the Goldies Bush Eastern entry & head through to the Western end of the track and backtrack and drop down into the Mokoroa Stream Track.
This is a fairly easy and incredibly stunning stream track, but you do need good balance, as you will be criss crossing the stream constantly and it will be slippery when doing so.
Please ensure you have a change of footwear on the bus for afterwards and swimwear, as we have ordered good weather for the tramp, so we can make the most of every single swimming opportunity in the streams big pools. And you'll definitely want a camera to capture everything.
Also please ensure you have everything in sealed drybags or waterproof bags.
* At 11 April 2019 - have added in a non-stream bash option for those that prefer not to do the stream, as I've had a couple of requests to do so.
* If there is any rain overnight, or on the morning, we may re-assess the stream track and alter the tramp slightly. Irrespective time will be made to stop and check out the Mokoroa Lookout over the main waterfalls, as they're absolutely stunning!
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT UPDATE AT 04 APRIL 2019:
Depart: 8.00 am The Strand, Takapuna
Cost: $10 Members
$15 Non members
Organiser: Imogen 0272898440 (newbies no texts please! )
Maps: Online / Printable / GPS
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
NOTE EARLIER DEPARTURE TIME, TO ENSURE WE GET A CARPARK AT GOLDIES BUSH!