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Tangihua–Northland mini-Weekend

  • 15 May 2021
  • 8:00 AM
  • 16 May 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • Como Street, Takapuna
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Come for a Northland mini weekend away and experience the rugged Tangihua Forest situated near Whangarei.

Duration: 2 days: Saturday 15th May’21  departing  8am and returning Sunday 16th  May’21

                                                                        Tangihua Forest & Lodge

Details: Drive North from Auckland up State Hwy 1  turning  off  at Mangapai Rd, South of Whangarei
Then to Tangihua Lions Lodge - Omana Rd (~2 1/2hrs).

•    Please register by 31 March’21 to secure your place
•    A deposit of $35 is required to be paid by 31st March’21
•    Final payment is due by 30th April’21

Trip Options:
(i)     Home Party
Staying at the spacious, well equipped Tangihua Lions Lodge.

For the Home / Lodge Party there is a variety of activities  available to suit everyone from people wanting to enjoy a leisurely weekend away to

others who would like to do something more energetic .
•    The Kauri Grove walk (1 ½ hrs)
•    The Tumanako loop track (2 hrs)
•    Nature Walk
•    Day tramp up to the Horokaha Transmitter tower. (~ 4 1/2 hrs) 
•    Kauri Dam Walk                                                    

                                                                               Kauri Grove near Tangihua Lodge

Tangihua Lodge has four bunk rooms, a central  dining - lounge overlooking extensive decks, (one completely covered ), a large kitchen and storage facilities, his and hers ablution areas with 4 showers and 4 toilets each. There is a disabled bathroom
The excellent facilities include a sterilizer, ovens and stove top plus
a large hot plate and fridge – freezer.
All cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery are provided.  
Bunk rooms - On each side of the main dining area there is one five and one twenty bed bunk room, sleeping a total of 50 people.  

(ii)    Fit Party  

Classic back-country tramp for fit and experienced trampers
For those trampers wanting a challenging back country tramp this will offer everything.
Saturday: Arrive ~10.30am:  From the Tangihua Lions Lodge we will
follow the Te Haua Uru Track to junction of the Tangihua Main ridge
track and the Northern Tangihua track.
From the Northern Tangihua track we will continue to Tangihua Hut
with option to do a side trip to Mt Tangihua.                
Tangihua Hut 
Saturday night Tangihua Hut: An 8 bunk, back country Hut.
Sunday: Return over the Northern Tangihua track to the
Tangihua Main ridge track then across to the Horokaka Receiver station. (3 1/2 hrs). From there return via the Horokaka Track to Tangihua Lions Lodge (1 1/2hrs)
You will need to take plenty of water and good warm clothing as the ridges can be   very exposed

Depart: Saturday: 15th May’21: 8am: Como Street, Takapuna
and travel north to Tangihua Road end Car Park

Home Party: $80 (includes Tangihua Lions Lodge Cost).
Fit Party: $55 (Includes Tangihua Hut cost)

N.B: Places on this Trip are limited as Tangihua Lodge requires pre- payment booking
•    We need minimum numbers for the trip to proceed - at least 8 in the home party, and 12 overall. 

•    Please register by 31 March’21 to secure your place
•    A deposit of $35 is required to be paid by 31st March’21
•    Final payment is due by 30th April’21

Organiser: Kevin Osten  Ph. 0274 577 418
Driver: Chris Peard

Maps:  Tangihua Map-1.pdf

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