Omanawanui Track has only just re-opened after being extensively resurfaced with steps and gravel bringing the track to "Kauri standard". So although this ridgeline track won't be rugged fun anymore, the views will still be extremely impressive across the Manukau Harbour, Awhitu (South Head), the Whatipu Wetlands and the treacherous Manukau Bar and the Tasman Sea.
As we can only go there and back on this track now, as Kura Track is still closed, as are other tracks in the area (KDB). We will head down and skirt the wetlands to an awesome, very large cave, that back in logging days, was much deeper and had a dance floor. With low tide around about 1.20pm we'll also go check out Nine Pin Rock and enjoy this area that is also a scientific reserve and steeped in history.
We may stop at the Huia Store on the way back for a nice cooling Ice cream.
As it's still warm and bound to be a hot day, PLEASE ensure you have PLENTY of WATER with you!!!
Very important, PLEASE ensure all your gear is clean, as Omanawanui is a Kauri'd area and as always ensure you thoroughly clean your gear afterwards. Bring clean footwear for bus trip back and bag for dirty footwear.
** Please note early departure time
** Please note, Daylight Savings ends today.
Daylight saving ends when clocks go back by 1 hour at 3am on 5 April 2020.
- 8am The Strand, Takapuna
Organiser: Imogen 027 289 8440 (no text please newbies)
Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members, $5 juniors
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