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CANCELLED - Pararaha Valley, Karekare, Waitakere Ranges- fit kid & teen friendly tramp

  • 29 Aug 2021
  • 8:00 AM
  • 7 The Strand, Takapuna

Karekare, Waitakere
Ranges

This is a great opportunity to walk part of the Hillary Trail that is once again open. 

Starting with the impressive Karekare Waterfalls near the start of the Taraire Track, we’ll drop down onto the beach keeping an eye out for Pipit's and Dotterel's.  With amazing cliffs, striking rock formation remnants from the formerly massive Waitakere Volcano and wonderful sand dunes there are photo opportunities worth getting your camera out for regardless of the weather.  Heading along the beach, sand dunes and large wetland area and past the Tunnel Campground, looping back along the foreshore and through Pohutukawa Grove.
*  Info about what was the Waitakere Volcano:
    https://www.waitakereranges.org.nz/about-the-ranges/geology-of-the-waitakere-ranges/

Easy/Medium grade
Track s
uitable for trail shoes.

For the Distance/Fit party - Ahu Anu Track/Comans Track Loop and Mercer Bay Loop.  With plenty of uphill to keep the heart pumping the view from the top will make it worthwhile!  And some time down walking the dune tracks too. 

**  PLEASE ensure that all of your gear is clean, poles, boots, bag etc, as always before and again afterwards, especially as we're in the Waitakere Ranges and we will be passing Kauri'd areas.    Don’t forget fresh, clean footwear and clothing on the bus for afterwards. 

Ministry of Health Covid-19 Guidelines:

" Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell or you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

 Please follow Government guidelines on self-isolating
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-specific-audiences/guidelines-businesses-and-services

You are welcome to use your face mask and hand sanitiser. 
*  There are COVID-19 QR codes available for scanning as you enter the bus.

  • 8.00 am, The Strand, Takapuna   (EARLY START TIME!! )
  • Organiser:  Amber 027 838-9483 (Newbies no texts, please phone)
  • Driver:  To be confirmed  

Cost:

  • $10 members
  • $15 non-members
  • $5 juniors

Maps: Online / PrintableGPS


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


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