Good news, Goldies Bush track is one of the few areas in the Waitakeres that is currently open, 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 end of the Te Henga Walkway track start over the brand new foot bridge over the 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 its 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 or under the waterfalls. And you'll definitely want a camera to capture everything.
Also please ensure you have everything in sealed drybags or waterproof bags.
* Have added in a non-stream bash option for those that prefer not to do the stream.
* 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 READ ABOUT KAURI DIEBACK:
*** Please bring plenty of water as it's bound to be hot!!!!
*** PLEASE NOTE EARLY DEPARTURE TIME
- - 8.00am, The Strand Takapuna
Organiser: Imogen 027 289 8440 (no text please newbies)
Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members, $5 juniors