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Kaimai Track Clearing & Mini Weekend Tramp to Wairere Falls

  • 19 Apr 2024
  • 6:00 PM
  • 21 Apr 2024
  • 6:00 PM
  • Como Street, Takapuna

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Kaimai Track Clearing and mini-Weekend Tramp to Wairere Falls - Lower Kaimai Ranges

Start: 6.00pm: Friday, 19th April’24

Depart: Cnr Auburn and Como Streets, Takapuna

Return: Sunday, 21st April’24              

  • (A)                     Kaimai Track Clearing Party

Come and support our Clubs Kaimai Track Clearing Party with this FREE Weekend.

As part of our Clubs 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 taken 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.

The severe weather during 2023 left an area of windfall damage covering about 500 metres near the saddle, on the Wairere Falls side of the track .

We will travel down and sleep in the bus on the Friday night, parking up at the Wairere Falls Carpark located at the end of Goodwin Road, off  Te Aroha-Okauia Rd.

On Saturday we tramp up the Wairere Falls track to an idyllic camp site ~1 1/2 hours from the top of Wairere Falls, just below the saddle where we will start track clearing.  

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. 

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.

Depart:  6pm, Friday, 19th April’24.

               Corner 6 Auburn Street & Como Street carpark, Takapuna

Return:    Sunday afternoon: 21st April’24     

Cost:         Free

Organiser:  Kevin Osten Ph 027 457 7418

Driver(s):  TBA

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

        

  • (B)                      Wairere Falls  Tramp: Cost $25

For people who are interested in an easy weekend tramp this will be ideal.  Tent is required. (The Club has tents available to borrow if you do not have your own)

You will travel down on the Friday with the Kaimai Track Clearing Party and on the Saturday you will then follow the Wairere Falls Track and set up Camp at our favourite  campsite ½ hr from the top of Wairere Falls.

There are a variety of walks in area available including a visit to the Upper Wairere Falls. 

Everyone will walk out on the Sunday to be back at the bus early afternoon.

Depart: 6pm, Friday 1st March’24

Cnr Auburn and Como Streets, Takapuna

Return Sunday 3rd March’24.              

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

Maps: TBA

Leader: TBA

       


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