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This is a section of the Te Araroa trail. Extensive predator trapping has been carried out and Kiwi have recently been released in this area. The track offers views of Matakana, Omaha, Pakari, and a guaranteed hill climb. This track can be slippery in places, so good footwear is recommended. Expect 4 plus hours tramping.
Provided we have two drivers? we will drop one party to start at about 839 Matakana Valley Road, they will head in an easterly direction towards the weather satellite station and up on to the summit of Mount Tamahunga 439m.
The other parties will start at the opposite end at Bathgate Road, Pakari. The track leads up a steep ridgeline through farmland for 2.5 kilometers, this part will offer fantastic views of the Pakari coastline, before heading west towards the Mount Tamahunga summit and carry on to Matakana Valley Road.
If we only have one driver, it will be an out and back route, and there are other options on the day to shorten the route, but please be prepared for the full Monty on this one.
- · 8.30 am The Strand, Takapuna
- · 8.50 am Silverdale Park & Ride bus stop
Cost: $20 members, $25 non-members, $5 juniors
Organiser: Chris Peard 021 277 0270
Non-members: Please phone the organiser to check suitability of the tramp
Driver/s: Colin Symonds
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