North Shore Tramping Club
Karangahake Gorge, Coromandel / Kaimais
When: 13 Mar 2022
Time 8:00 AM
Location: 8.00am 1-7 The Strand, Takapuna (outside Seven Hills Cafe)
8.15 Marewa Road, Greenlane. On road, by where it says NZ Tertiary College - opposite the McDonalds exit. Organiser: Chris Bilham 022 657 3837 (please all newbies must phone to register, no texts )
Cost: $25 members, $30 non-members, $5 juniors
Maps for Short Trail Online / Printable / GPS
Maps for Medium Trail Online / Printable / GPS
Maps for Long Trail Online / Printable / GPS
Tramping is particularly spectacular throughout the Karangahake Gorge that runs between Coromandel and the Kaimai Ranges. This is a favourite area for the Club. You will see a huge amount of gold-mining history, including the historic old machinery now rusting away. We will have options for shorter, medium and fast groups, including for some groups going up and over 544 metre Mt Karangahake, with extensive 360 degree views to both coastlines!
Including a few twists on the usual classic tramps we do through this area, including a couple of different loop options to see two waterfalls, one very spectacular cascading waterfall. We will still have the classic tramps that we all love so much.
Please ensure you bring a headlight or good torch as you will need one walking through the hand built one kilometer tunnel and the Windows Walk. There are Glow Worms through some of the tunnels.
There should be time for a refreshing swim or possibly two in the stunning Ohinemuri River and Owharoa Falls or hot drinks at the end of the tramp at the café across from the car park.
Don't forget your torch, camera, camera phone and swimming gear and a light weight towel (not a heavy full sized bath towel).
** For pickups from Greenlane pickup point please register via the site or contact the organiser
** Please bring plenty of water as it will still be hot.
*** Please ensure your gear is fully scrubbed and cleaned ready for the day and bring a change of footwear and bag for afterwards on the bus trip back, to help protect and prevent Kauri Dieback.
The latest Ministry of Health advice is our Club is now covered under the Private Gathering guidelines. With the use of Vaccine Passports and the other registration procedures we have in place physical distancing is not required.
Under the Red Light-Level 2 & 3 settings there is no limitation on the number of people we can take on the bus.