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Kaimai Track Clearing + Mini Weekend Te Whare Okioki Hut

  • 10 Dec 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • 11 Dec 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • The Strand, Takapuna
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Kaimai Track Clearing and Mini-Weekend Tramp to Te Whare Okioki Hut- Lower Kaimai Ranges

Start: 8.00am: Saturday, 10th December’22

Depart: Cnr Auburn and Como Streets, Takapuna

Return: Sunday, 11th December’22              

(A)                     Kaimai Track Clearing Party

Come and support our Club's Kaimai Track Clearing Party with this FREE Weekend.

As part of our Club's commitment to support the Kaimai Ridgeway Trust’s initiative to maintain tracks in the Kaimai’s we have undertaken to clear the track from Aongatete Junction to Wairere Falls.

  • Includes a tramp in pristine river valley and forest   
  • Great comradeship                   
  • Only work as hard as you feel able
  • No pressure to finish any length of the track                                            
  • Full complement of quality tools provided
  • Good water supply
  • Safety taking seriously                                                                            

Several previous trips undertaken by members have enabled most of the track to be cleared between the top of the Wairere Falls to the junction of the North South Track near Aongatete.

It is some 5 years ago we started the project with the area above Wairere Falls now in need of some further maintenance.

We will be camping out in an idyllic open area close to water, not far from the top of the Wairere Falls.

Are you able to help on this trip?  The work is not difficult.  All you need is some good garden gloves.  The Club has a full complement of tools to tackle the job. 

It will be an ideal time because the rain has softened the ground, and enables grasses and plants to be pulled out with ease.
As there are no huts, tents are required (available for loan from the Club if required for current financial NSTC members).  There is an abundance of clean water available in nearby streams.

We will travel down to the Wairere Falls carpark (located at the end of Goodwin Road off Te Aroha-Okauia Road) on the Saturday morning  after dropping off the Te Whare Okioki Party and return Sunday afternoon.

Depart:  8.00am Sat 10th December’22.

               Corner 6 Auburn Street & Como Street carpark, Takapuna

Return:    Sunday afternoon: 11th December’22

Cost:         Free

Organiser:  Kevin Osten Ph 027 457 7418
Driver:  TBA

More information:   See http://www.kaimairidgeway.nz/

 (B)                      Te Whare Okioki Hut Tramp

For people who are interested in an easy/medium (E/M) weekend tramp this will be ideal.

On the Saturday you will travel down in the bus with members doing the Kaimai Track Clearing and be dropped off at Te Tuhi Rd.

You will then follow the Te Tuhi Track to the junction to Mangamuka Hut where you will follow the track to Mangamuka Hut and continue on to Te Whare Okioki Hut. ~4 hours

$15 per night for bunk in newish hut – bookings are required.  Please book the hut yourself direct via:  Te Whare Okioki Hut Bookings

·         Plenty of free camping space available. 

N.B This hut is popular so if you are not in quick enough, you will be sleeping in your tent!

Sunday: Tramp from Te Whare Okioki hut over the North South Track to Wairere Falls track and meet up with the Track Clearing Party for walk out to the Wairere Falls carpark. (~4 1/2 hrs). Aim is to be at the bus early afternoon.

Depart: 8.00am Sat 11th December’22

Cnr Auburn and Como Streets, Takapuna

Return Sunday 12th December ‘22.              

Te Whare Okioki Party: Cost: $45. Please pay by 31st October’22

Bookings:  Register via the website or bookings@nstc.org.nz 

Maps: Printable/Online/GPS

  • ·         Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell or you have symptoms consistent with the Flu  or COVID-19.
  • ·         See the Club website for full details about Covid restrictions. https://www.nstc.org.nz/news/11484061
  • ·          You are welcome to use your face mask and hand sanitiser. 

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