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Karangahake Gorge, Coromandel

  • 13 Mar 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 5 The Strand, Takapuna

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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 )

Driver:      TBC
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

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

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).  

https://www.doc.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/waikato/karangahake-gorge-brochure.pdf

** 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.

Covid in the Red Light Setting:
  • 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.

  • Non-members required to phone the Trip Organizer
  • See the Club website for full details about Covid restrictions.
  •  Under Covid Traffic Light Settings
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