North Shore Tramping Club
Waihi Beach – Orokawa Bay
Departure: The Strand, 7:30 am
We will drive down to Waihi (journey estimate – a little over two hours). The bus will drop the distance party at Ngatitangata Road, then drive down to the northern end of Waihi Beach and disembark.
The medium party will walk northwards along a popular path around the headlands to Orokawa Bay, a beautiful beach with pohutukawas overhanging the water (45 minutes). Care must be exercised if swimming here due to the steep slope of the sea floor. From here the walk continues to Homunga Bay (two hours), then along a steeply rising poled track across farmland to Ngatitangata Road.
The distance party will follow this route in reverse. From the northern end of Orokawa Bay they will make a diversion to William Wright Falls (40 minutes in each direction). This is described as a tramping grade track with many stream crossings. The distance party will board the bus at Waihi Beach, pick up the medium party and return to Auckland, arriving at about 6 pm.
It is bound to be a very hot day, so please ensure you have plenty of food and water.
Note; due to the long distance, the start will be earlier than usual – 7:30 am – and the cost will be $25 for members, $30 for non-members.
** For pickups from Greenlane pickup point please register via the site or contact the organiser
Organiser; Chris Bilham, 022-657 3837
Driver: Colin & ?
Cost: $25 members
$30 non members
Med Party Online / Printable / GPS
Distance Party 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