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Wairoa loop track & Suspension bridge track. Hunua Ranges.

  • 12 Dec 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Leaving the Strand, Takapuna


Registration is closed
  • Please register for this trip.
  • Trip limited to 14 - 2 in cab and 12 in bus to ensure social distancing requirements.
  • Start from the Repeater Road carpark, follow a bush lined 4WD track up for about 10 minutes where a short sidetrack leads to a viewing platform overlooking the Upper Mangatawhiri Dam, and beyond that, the steep valleys of the Hunua’s.

  • Then on to the Mangatawhiri Challenge Track to as far as Pt 396 there is a basic campsite about 200 meters up, we will visit, for more views before we back track and head down the Wairoa loop track, characterized by Ponga’s and Nikau palms and following a stream, and on to Otau Road for a wee bit, before we start the popular Suspension bridge track, resulting in a climb to start with before descending to the Wairoa dam.
  • From there we will rejoin the Wairoa loop track and head up to the Wairoa look out, which commands elevated views of the catchment area, before heading up to reconnect with Repeater Road and back to the bus. This loop track is a well benched track and has lots to offer. It is one of the best loop tracks in the Huna rangers.

    For those wanting something a bit more challenging we will drop a fast team at the Upper Mangatawhiri Dam carpark. Where they will proceed a long Water line road for some distance, and up onto the Wairoa hill road before heading in a southerly direction along the Mangatawhiri challenge track and on to Repeater Road, to the bus.

    Leaving the Strand, Takapuna 8.00am.

    Organizer: Chris Peard 0212770270

    Driver: Craig

    Costs members $20.00 Non-members $25.00

  • Covid in the Red Light Setting:
  • Register for trips via our website. Non-members required to phone the Trip Organizer
  • If you are sick or feel unwell please stay at home and self-isolate
  • People attending Club trips will be required to present a “My Vaccine Pass” from the QR code app or by printing your Vaccine Pass from the "My Health Website".
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  • On trips where the bus is being run 1 metre social distancing and masks required.
  • While tramping in public spaces where other people expected to be encountered maintain 1 metre social distancing and wear a mask
  • See the Club website for full details about Covid restrictions.
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