North Shore Tramping Club
DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS, ROAD CLOSURES CAUSED BY FLOODING AND SLIPS, THIS TRAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
WE WILL RESCHEDULE FOR A LATER DATE
Members please register for this trip by 7pm Friday 27 Jan.
Non-members please contact Organiser to register and assess suitability.
Mataia is on the Kaipara Harbour one hour north of Auckland. The walk is on a 1600 ha private farm. The Mataia Restoration Project was started in 2000 and involved fencing off and retiring 400 ha of the farm. Intensive predator control as well as extensive replanting has seen flora and fauna thrive. North Island Brown Kiwi were released on the farm in 2012.Kevin and Gillian Adshead recently received the Queens Service Medal for their work on the Restoration Project – they live off line on the farm.
The Club has previously visited the farm so it will be good to see how it has further developed. There are a number of tracks and to complete them all in one day would test the most keen.
Visit: Mataia/ Kaipara Harbour for more information.
On the way home we can stop of at the Kaukapakapa Store for a delectable ice cream.
The Club will make a $10.00 donation to the Restoration Project for each tramper on the trip.
Cost: Member $25, Non Member $30
Depart: 9.00 am from The Strand, Takapuna
Organiser: Ralph Martin 022 600 5730