North Shore Tramping Club
Karamatura Track - Sunday 18th April 2021
Now we have a better idea of the weather for the weekend, we will have two days of tramping this weekend, without using the club bus, that is off doing the "club away tramping trip".
Maybe use this as a training weekend for doing an away, bring your full multi-day away pack weight to make the most of the hill climb.
This trip is intended to be a training trip through this very steep area with many steps, suitable for fit newbies and members.
Phone: 0272898440 (all newbies no texts, please phone)
(Financial members, text me to notify
Note earlier start time:
9.30 am 1320 Huia Road, Huia, Karamatura Track Carpark
Driver: NO BUS TODAY - PLEASE MEET THERE!!!
Cost: NO COST - FREE
** PLEASE ensure that all of your gear is clean, poles, boots, bag etc, as always before and again afterwards and especially as we're in the Waitakere Ranges and we will be passing Kauri'd areas. With fresh, clean footwear and clothing in your car for afterwards and fully cleaned afterwards.
* Only come out with us if you are well
* You are welcome to use your face mask and hand sanitiser.
* There will be a COVID-19 QR code available for scanning* If you have arrived from overseas in the last month, please stay away.
More tracks have recently re-opened after extensive track re-surfacing in the stunning heavily forested Huia area of the Waitakere Ranges, Karamatura Track, Donald McLean Track and Mt Donald McLean Tracks.
As most of these areas have been closed for a few years due to Kauri Dieback, many of our newer members will enjoy along with established club members getting into this area of the Waitak's.
There are also pretty streams along the way and nearer the start that should still be flowing after recent rain, including the very tall waterfall that flows from top ridge line.
The views from the top of Mt Donald McLean are pretty epic too! Total altitude achieved upon completion is 551 metres.