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UpCOMING TRAMPS

If you're not a member and interested in joining a trip, you must phone the trip organiser listed in the trip description. They will assess whether the tramp is suitable for your level of fitness and experience, let you know what clothing and gear you need, and answer any questions you have. 

Please arrive 15 minutes before departure for briefing. See here for meeting locations.  Transport is usually provided using the club's vehicle. 

Check this website for updates as trips are subject to change.  Trips are run wet or fine.  

COVID19 ORANGE LEVEL

9th May  - The Club is continuing to run trips under Covid Orange Alert Level, on the following basis:

  • Vaccine Pass - is not required
  • Bus capacity - no special limit bus on capacity
  • Private transport - there is an option to use private transport if you prefer not to travel on the bus, or the bus is full.
  • Wellness - only come out with us if you are well.
  • Clothing - bring warm clothing as the bus will be well ventilated.
  • Face mask - recommended while on the bus.
  • Physical contact - limit with people you do not know.
  • Social distancing - when on the bus, no special social distancing requirement.
  • Huts - avoid mixing with other groups or sharing facilities where physical distancing is difficult.

For more details about how the club operates under Red and Orange Alert Levels, please see the club news post here.

CLOTHING & GEAR

See here for Information including:

  • Clothing and gear to take
  • Trip gradings
  • Safety guidelines
  • Use of private transport
  • Cancellations
  • Late returns

TRIP GRADINGS

For multi-day trips, and more challenging day trips, the club includes a trip grading category to assist choosing a trip suited to your fitness and ability.  There are five grades from:

  • Easy - up to 4 hours a day at an easier pace
  • Fit - over 8 hours per day, at a faster pace

For details about the trip grades, see here.

EMAIL UPDATES

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Upcoming Tramps and Events

    • 14 Aug 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Strand Takapuna
    Register

    PUHOI TRAMP

    For our trip to Puhoi we will  start at the car park in Remiger Road.  One party will follow the ridge across farmland to a high rocky point, from there they will follow the trails through Dunn’s Bush before returning to the car park. This is a bush track that could be muddy with some hills for those that want a good workout. 

    The second party will walk the scenic Puhoi Track to the Puhoi township and back along the same track, total distance 10km.  This is more of a walking track than a tramping track but also has some good hills to get the heart pumping. There is also the option of walking one way and filling in the remaining time in Puhoi while enjoying the food and atmosphere of the iconic Puhoi Pub. 

    Depart: 8.30 The Strand, Takapuna 

    9.00 am Silverdale Bus Station. **For pickups at Silverdale, please register via the site or contact the trip organiser.

    Driver: Pierre Bonny

    Cost:$15 members, $20 non-members

    Organiser:  Mandy Cunningham 027 2002369

    Maps

    Printable/Online/GPS - the first party

    Printable/Online/GPS - the second party

    Non-members: Please phone the organiser to check suitability of the tramp. No texts please.

    • See the Club website for full details about Covid restrictions


    • 21 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • Como St, Takapuna
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    KITEKITE FALLS, PIHA, 21 AUGUST 2022

    Members please register for this tramp 

    The Kitekite Track has been upgraded and reopened to Kauri Dieback track standards.

    We will start from the main Piha beach and walk to the Tasman Lookout track, via Lion Rock (tide/wave dependent) and the distance party will do the Northern end of Piha, Te Waha Point. Then all groups will head up Glen Esk Valley to the extremely scenic Kitekite Track to the waterfall. Finally down to the beach and back to the bus.

    We may stop at the Piha Store on the way back or during the tramp for a yummy Ice cream etc. 

    Very important, PLEASE ensure all your gear is VERY clean, as Kitekite Falls and Piha are Kauri'd areas, so as always ensure you thoroughly clean your gear afterwards as there is Dieback in this area!!   And please ensure you have spare footwear on the bus for after, so no dirt is transferred!!!   No freshly tramped shoes permitted back on the bus!!!! 

    ** Non-members:  Please phone the organiser to check suitability of the tramp

    Depart: 9.00 AM       7 The Strand, Takapuna 

    Organiser:    Peter Wortman  021 996 242   (no text please newbies, please phone in first instance)

    Driver:   TBC

    Cost:   $10 members, $15 non-members, $5 juniors
    Maps   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


    ·         See the Club website for full details about Covid restrictions.

    • 28 Aug 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Strand, Takapuna
    Register

    Hunua Falls & Cosseys Dam loop track.

    Members please register for this trip

    Easy to medium difficulty

    New/non-members please contact the organiser directly to assess suitability.

    Approximately 9 kilometre loop track

    We will begin our tramp at the Falls Road carpark following the Massey track up on to the Wairoa ridge and down to the Cossey reservoir.

    There we will be able to have lunch and check for ourselves how some of Auckland’s water storage is going.

    The Massey track is an easy well-maintained track. From there we will return to Falls Road via the shorter Cosseys Gorge track. This track can be muddy and we will have a small stream crossing very near the end (you may get damp feet).

    On our return we will visit the spectacular Hunua Falls, a must see before returning to Takapuna.

    All groups will tramp 5 hours plus, there will be some steep hills, and terrain maybe also slippery, muddy and will be uneven. 

    Costs:    Members $20.00, Non-members $25.00, Juniors $5.00. Organiser:  John Treacy   Ph:  021 132 9668
    Driver: TBA

    Maps   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



    • 18 Sep 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • Cnr Cornerstone Dr & Oteha Valley Rd, Albany
    Register
    Departure / Meeting point:
    -    8.15am to ensure everyone registered online & newbies also phoned the organiser to register also & we will depart at 8.30am sharp!!!
    -    The corner of Cornerstone Dr & Oteha Valley Rd, Albany

    Organiser: Imogen 027 289 8440
                         (Newbies please phone AFTER 5pm to check suitability, no texts)    
                         (MEMBERS please register online)
        

    Cost: FREE. No Bus Today!!!
    Free on street parking on Sundays.


    Ever thought there's not much bush walking around Albany?!   Join us to find out how many bush and forest tracks there are!   You'll be surprised, plus some new tracks! 


    This tramp today is a 20km tramp, that maybe slippery  or uneven in some places and does have some hill climbs and will take approximately 5 hours at a good walking speed.   (There will be options to shorten tramp if absolutely needed, but the aim is to have everyone complete the tramp.  There will be only one group today).

    We'll spend most of our day walking beside very pretty streams and rivers and under the cover of mighty, towering Kahikatea, Tanekaha, Totara, Rimu, Kowhai and more.  With gentle light filtering through the canopy and native tree orchids, mosses and fungi making for magical soft light ideal for photos along the stream and the intricate network of tracks. 

    For those that did one of the new tracks with us last year, there are a few changes and more tracks completed again for 2022.   The aim of the tramp being, let's see if everyone walks over a track they've not done before!

    Please ensure you have plenty food & water, as we won't be near cafes except for the start.


    Trail runners, grippy running shoes or boots will be fine and gaitors or putties a good idea.

    PLEASE ENSURE YOUR GEAR IS CLEAN BEFORE (footwear, poles, bags, anything that might come into contact with the ground) TO PROTECT THE KAURI AND OTHER SPECIES AND HAVE CLEAN FOOTWEAR FOR AFTER THE TRAMP AND THOROUGHLY CLEAN YOUR GEAR WHEN YOU GET HOME!!! AND A CHANGE OF CLEAN FOOTWEAR FOR AFTER PLEASE!

    As there is still a possibility of COVID-19 in the communit

    Maps: Online / Printable / GPS



    • 14 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • 16 Oct 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Como St, Takapuna
    • 11
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    Rangitoto Station, King Country 

    Bus departing Como Street 6.30 pm.

    Friday 14th October.

    Rangitoto Station Reserve lies high up on the Rangitoto Range in the King Country, south-east of Otorohanga. and is owned by the NZ Forest Restoration Trust. 

    It is a 427ha block of regenerating bush surrounded by protected mature forest, including Pureora Forest Park, Private reserves, and Maori Trust land.

     A huge effort has gone into predator control and as a result the area is renowned for the largest Kokako population in New Zealand. Come and walk the tracks of the area, hear the dawn chorus, and if you like, weather permitting, we may even camp out near Kokako nesting areas. 

    There are walks here for all levels of fitness, see the link below.

    Please bring your sleeping gear and the odd tent as the house sleeps 12 so some may be sleeping in the barn, bus, or tents as well.

    https://www.nfrt.org.nz/reserves/rangitoto-station-walking-tracks/

    https://www.nfrt.org.nz/reserves/rangitoto-station/#:~:text=Rangitoto%20Station%20Reserve%20lies%20high,reserves%20and%20Maori%20Trust%20land.

    Cost:  $115.   

    Organizer : Chris Peard 0212770270

    • 22 Oct 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 24 Oct 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Como Street, Takapuna
    • 6
    Register

    Labour Weekend  22-24 October 2022

    Cape Brett Walkway

    Perched near to the tip of the Cape with exceptional views, lies the light keepers house, now converted to a DOC hut. We’ll see lots of wildlife – including, we hope, dolphins.

    Trip Grade:  Medium (M)

    Saturday 22 October: depart Como St 8.00am

    Drive to Pukenui Forest – Kamo. 

    A beautiful, typical New Zealand broadleaf forest walk with many birds and trees. From the car park, access to the forest is through open farmland displaying some attractive dry-stone walls dating back to World War II. The walk takes you along the edge of the forest past regenerating native vegetation. Tomtits may be seen and the song of the tui can be heard.  Taraire is the predominant tree on parts of this track.

    Pukenui Forest and Taraire Ridge Loop - Northland, New Zealand

     AllTrails          

    Time: 3–4 hr return
    Distance:  8.2 km loop (or the full 10.8km option)
    Turn right at the right at the forest entrance until you come to the second boot clearing station.  The track follows the boundary fence for a short distance, crosses a stream, and arrives at an intersection. This is the starting point of the loop itself and from this point, you can walk the track in either direction.  Meanders along the Mangere stream past kauri and totara trees following a historic logging road.  Some steep climbs and descents.

    Drive to Rawhiti Marae, Rawhiti. Approx drive time 1.5 hours

    *Options for sleeping; sleep in the marae (marae style on the floor), pitch a tent, or on the bus.

    Sunday 23 October:

    Cape Brett Track – approx. 8 hours.

    Distance: 16km. 

    Cape Brett Track. The track traverses through native and regenerative bush.  Straightforward through the bush from Rawhiti to Deep Water Cove (3-6 hrs), it continues along the Cape itself traversing a razor back ridge and then descends to the hut (2-3hrs).  Track has a mix of steep inclines, declines and plateaus.

    The water at the Cape Brett hut is often contaminated due to saltwater - bring all the water with you that you need for drinking and cooking.

    Please bring everything you need for a usual away trip (sleeping bag, food, snacks, personal supplies etc). The hut has burner units however it won’t hurt to carry your own gas cooker.  Don’t forget your togs and towel!

    Cape Brett Track: Cape Brett, Northland (doc.govt.nz)

    Night at Cape Brett Hut. 

    Monday 24 October:

    7.30am depart for Deep Water Cove (approx. 2.5 hours/4km).  Water taxi back to Rawhiti.






    Head home to Auckland via Whangarei.   

    Town Basin & Hatea Loop Walkway including the Town Basin Art Trail

    The walkway starts at the Town Basin marina, follows along the Art Trail and continues over 2 attractive new bridges to the other side of the Hatea River. There is a range of stunning local sculptures with an ocean theme, attractive information boards outlining the history of the area, including the Waka and Wave Sculpture by Chris Booth and Te Warihi Hetaraka.  

    Maximum Number for the trip = 20

    Cost:

    Select your Saturday night sleeping option.  All sleeping options includes use of toilet/shower and kitchen facilities at the Marae.

    1.       Te Rawhiti Marae, Rawhiti - $200

    2.       Rawhiti Campground (bring your own tent) - $195

    3.       Club Bus – $190

    Cape Brett Hut and Track Fees included. 

    Cape Brett Water Taxi Included.

    Deposit/Full Payment:

    Deposit $60 on acceptance of your registration

    Full payment required by 31 August 2022

    Registration:

    Places on the trip will be allocated according to the order in which registrations are received, subject to approval from the Trip Organizer and the Club’s Health & Safety Officer that the person has a suitable standard of physical fitness and experience.

    In the event of over-booking, unsuccessful applicants will be wait-listed and allocated if there are any cancellations.

    Driver/s: Arletta

    Organiser: Amber Gladwin (027-838-9483)

    Maps: 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

    • 4 Dec 2022
    • 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    • The Strand, Takapuna
    • 0
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    Kevin, Chris,  Amber & Monika crossing the Waiohine River (Tararuas)\

    Completing a one-day river crossing course is a great way to upskill and ensure your safety before you head off on your next big tramping adventure. Rivers are one of the greatest hazards in New Zealand’s backcountry and claim lives every year! They are dynamic and pose a serious risk to the untrained.

    The Club is organizing with Outdoor Training NZ (OTNZ) to run a 1 day River Crossing Course.

    This course is designed for trampers - to help plan for trips that may involve rivers and bodies of water, develop river safety skills including hazard assessment and river crossing techniques.

    I would recommend this Course to all Club members wanting to develop confidence in crossing rivers encountered in some of our multiday trips. 

    This Course will also provide important preparation for members planning to register for Out Parties 1 and 2 of our Mt Aspiring Xmas Trips.

    The River Crossing Course is $60 with the Club bus to Karangahake Gorge a further $30 giving a total cost of $90.

    The Club fully supports this course to upskill members and is pleased to subsidize 50% of the River Crossing Course, reducing the total cost from $90 to $60!

    We will travel down early on the Sunday morning and meet at:  Karangahake Gorge Car Park to start the Course by 9.30am concluding around 4:00pm (depending upon weather and number of participants).

     We'll be doing theory (staying dry) in the morning and practice (in the river) after lunch – you will get very wet, including your pack and boots.

    The course is specifically designed for trampers – to help plan for journeys that may involve rivers and bodies of water; to develop river safety skills including hazard assessment and river crossing techniques.

    This practical course includes:

    * Basic river dynamics and hazards

    * How to assess whether a river or stream is safe to cross

    * Choosing not to cross

    * How to identify safe crossing points

    * Managing clothing and equipment for travel/river crossing

    * How to perform a solo crossing

    * How to cross using an approved mutual support method

    * How to float and recover if swept away

    * How to self-release from a trapped pack

    * How to safely retreat during a crossing

    * Managing a group in and around waterways

    Gear List
    ·       towel
    ·       spare set of warm clothing (kept dry)
    ·       lunch, snacks, hot drink
    ·       tramping pack with gear inside it that you don't mind getting wet
    ·       pack liner (a plastic bag inside you pack where your gear goes)
    ·       boots/stout walking shoes
    ·       personal first aid kit
    ·       PFD (flotation device/life jacket) if not confident in water
    ·       pen, note book
    ·       sun hat
    ·       sun block/cream
    ·       warm hat
    ·       raincoat

    Depart:  Sunday 4th December’22 at 6.30am from 5 The Strand, Takapuna
    Registration and Payment:
    Course numbers are limited to 15. Please register and pay in full: $60 by: 31st July’21.

    Return: Sunday evening ~7pm

    Organizer: Kevin Osten Ph: 0274 577418

    Driver: Craig O'Neill


    • 10 Dec 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 11 Dec 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Strand, Takapuna
    • 10
    Register

    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. 

    • 27 Dec 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • 4 Jan 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • Mt Aspiring National Park
    Register

    NSTC CHRISTMAS TRIP 2022

    27 December 2022 – 4 January 2023

    Area: Mt Aspiring National Park

    General Outline

    We have a space left in Caples- Greenstone party only 

    Participants will assemble at Queenstown Airport before noon; those travelling from Auckland have the choice of flights departing at 6:45, 8 and 9:30 am. Three minibuses (two 12-seaters, one 8-seater) have been hired to carry trampers to the beginning of their track or to Base Camp.


    Each of the out parties has two tramps: the main one and, because none of them takes up the full 8 days, a shorter one of 2 or 3 days. All parties should return to Kinloch on day 8. We will have a farewell banquet at the
    Glenorchy Hotel
    Base Camp

    Base camp is Kinloch Lodge. Kinloch is 26 km from Glenorchy by road; there is also a boat service (Queenstown Fishing). The lodge has a variety of accommodation at different prices; of most interest to us are the Wilderness Rooms. There are 13 rooms with a total of 39 beds.  There is a large, well-equipped kitchen and dining room and even a large, outdoor spa pool and, of course, guests are welcome to patronize the bar and attractive restaurant . Prices are around $60 per person per night. There are also dining/drinking options in Glenorchy.






    Out Parties

    1. Rees-Dart Track 6 days, MEDIUM PARTY (M) 3 x Parties (total 20 persons)           

    “ The Rees-Dart Track is a moderately demanding 4 to 5 day tramp* of 6 to 8 hours walking per day. It follows the Rees and Dart rivers through leasehold farmland and the southern part of Mount Aspiring National Park. Spectacular mountain scenery, forest and alpine vegetation, glacier-fed rivers and the Dart Glacier are significant features of the walk.”
    * Note: We are doing two side-trips, adding two days to the route.

    Because we now have 3 partes doing this tramp the itinerary will differ to ensure we do not all meet at the same hut each night.

    Day 1: Begin at Chinamans carpark, walk up Dart River to Daleys Flat Hut, 20 bunks (about 6 hours).
    Day 2: Walk to Dart Hut, 32 bunks (about 6 hours).
    Day 3: Side trip to Cascade Saddle and Dart Glacier (6-8 hours), return to Dart Hut.
    Day 4: Cross Rees Saddle (1471 m), descend to Rees River and Shelter Rock Hut, 22 bunks (5 hours)
    Day 5: Walk along Rees River to the south, then turn west to walk up to Earnslaw Hut and Kea Basin (8 hours). Camp.
    Day 6 (1 Jan): walk down to Rees River and south to Muddy Creek carpark. Pick up and drive to Kinloch.
    Day 7: Walk up Earnslaw Burn to Gilkinson Falls
    Day 8: Walk back down, return to Kinloch.

    Max 20 people over 3 parties.  Cost $394

    2. Caples – Greenstone track 4 days, EASY (E)

    “Tramping the Caples and Greenstone valleys, by crossing the sub-alpine McKellar Saddle, is an excellent four-to-five day round trip in superb surroundings. The Greenstone valley is wide and open with tussock flats and beech forest. The Caples is narrower and more heavily forested, interspersed with grassy clearings.”

    Day 1: Walk to Lake Sylvan, then along Rockburn Track to the shelter on the bank of the Dart River (3 hours). Camp.
    Day 2: Walk up the Rockburn Track to Theatre Flat (6 hours). Camp.
    Day 3: walk back along the Rockburn Track to the south, then turn off to cross the easy Sugarloaf Pass  (1154m) to finish at Routeburn Shelter (6 hours). Return to Kinloch.
    Day 4: rest day or join Home Party for a day walk. Kinloch.
    Day 5: Greenstone Road end to Mid-Caples Hut, 24 bunks (2-3 hours)
    Day 6: From the hut walk north-west, cross the sub-alpine McKellar Saddle (945m), then south to McKellar Hut, 24 bunks (6-7 hours)
    Day 7: McKellar Hut to Greenstone Hut, 20 bunks (5 hours)
    Day 8: Greenstone Hut to Greenstone road end (4 hours), return to Kinloch.

    Max 6 people Cost $479

    Please note: The price for out parties does not include hut fees, which are $20 per person per night. Each person is responsible for paying the fee him/herself (hut tickets available from Bivouac and DOC information centres; you will need a combination of $15 and $5 tickets).  Bunks cannot be booked in advance, all trampers on the out parties should carry a tent.

    Home Party
    Many one day or overnight tramps are available around Glenorchy and Queenstown. These could include:
    •    Earnslaw Burn Track
    •    Routeburn Falls; 3-4 hours one way from the Routeburn Shelter
    •    Lake Sylvan and Rockburn Shelter return
    •    Mt Judah; this walk, starting just outside Glenorchy, passes the remains of the Scheelite mine to reach the Bonnie Jean Hut and Boozer Hut.
    •    Kea Basin Track; 4-6 hours one way from Muddy Creek carpark on the Rees River.

    Max 6 people. Cost $650

    Notes Applicable to All Groups
    I
    t goes without saying that all trips are subject to weather conditions. Trip leaders should have a plan B in case inclement weather makes the original plan impractical.

    Out Party 1 will require several river crossings and be walking in rugged country some of it above the bushline. Members of these
    parties should be physically fit and well-equipped. Heavy rain would make the rivers impassible and would definitely affect our plans.

    •    Members of Out Party 1 (Rees Dart)  are expected to have completed a River Crossing Course.
    For those who have not completed a River Crossing Course please register for the Club sponsored course scheduled for Sunday 4th December.

    All members of the out parties should be equipped with tents.
    We have to provide our own drivers. An ordinary class 1 driving licence is sufficient, no need for passenger endorsement. Please indicate if you are willing to be a driver.

    N.B: Before booking your air tickets please ensure your Registration has been approved by the Club’s Health & Safety Officer. You must arrive at Queenstown before noon on 27 December. With regard to the return flight, allow about two hours for the drive from Kinloch to Queenstown Airport – don’t book for an early flight.


    Payment
    Prices are as follows:

    Home Party: $ 650 Limit 6
    Out Party 1 (Rees-Dart): $394 Limit 20
    Out Party 2 (Greenstone-Caples): $479 Limit 6

    N.B Prices are current but maybe subject to change depending  on final trip and room allocations.

    Successful applicants will be required to pay a deposit of $100 by 2nd July, with the balance on or before 6th November 2022. Refunds for cancellations are subject to the usual club rules.

    Registration

    Places on the trips will be allocated according to the order in which registrations are received, subject to approval from the Trip Organizer and the Club’s Health & Safety Officer that the person has a suitable standard of physical fitness and experience.

    In the event of over-booking, unsuccessful applicants will be wait-listed and allocated to a trip if there are any cancellations.

    Organiser: Chris Bilham  022 657 3837

Past Tramps

7 Aug 2022 Okura Walkway
30 Jul 2022 Te Waihou/Blue Springs Walkway Mini Weekend
27 Jul 2022 CANCELLED - July Social Evening
24 Jul 2022 Kaipatiki Coastal Reserves, North Shore
17 Jul 2022 Atiu Creek, Kaipara Harbour
10 Jul 2022 Mt Te Aroha - CANCELLED
3 Jul 2022 Mt William to Mercer
26 Jun 2022 Hakarimata, Waikato
19 Jun 2022 Additional - Shakespear Regional Park - tree planting - kid & teen friendly tramp
18 Jun 2022 Crosbies Hut, Coromandel Peninsula
12 Jun 2022 2022 Winter Open Day - Devonport Loop
4 Jun 2022 Whirinaki Forest - Queen's Birthday Weekend- Cancelled
29 May 2022 Mangawhai- Te Arai- Pakiri Beach
25 May 2022 May Social Evening and Annual AGM
22 May 2022 Mt Te Aroha CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
15 May 2022 Explore Waiheke’s Headlands
8 May 2022 Western Side, Coromandel Peninsula
1 May 2022 Mt Tamahunga, Rodney
24 Apr 2022 Manukau Harbour Coastal - Cancelled
15 Apr 2022 Kawekas Trip: Easter Weekend
9 Apr 2022 Whangarei Heads: Bream Head- Peach Cove Trip
3 Apr 2022 Pararaha Valley, Karekare, Waitakere Ranges - Daylight saving ends
26 Mar 2022 Kaimai Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
20 Mar 2022 Whatipu to Huia Omanawanui Track - Waitakere Ranges
13 Mar 2022 Karangahake Gorge, Coromandel
5 Mar 2022 Kaimais - Mini Weekend
27 Feb 2022 Arataki Tracks, Waitakere Ranges
20 Feb 2022 Dome Valley Traverse
13 Feb 2022 POSTPONED Explore Waiheke’s Headlands
6 Feb 2022 Tamaki Makarau -Coast to Coast
27 Jan 2022 Taranaki Extended Anniversary Weekend Adventure
26 Jan 2022 CANCELLED - January Social Evening
23 Jan 2022 Explore Rangitoto Island
16 Jan 2022 South Piha - Waitakere Ranges - fit teen friendly
27 Dec 2021 Arthurs Pass - Xmas/New Year 2021
12 Dec 2021 Wairoa loop track & Suspension bridge track. Hunua Ranges.
12 Dec 2021 CANCELLED - Orewa Xmas Party 2021
5 Dec 2021 Urban Walk in Northcote/Birkenhead
28 Nov 2021 POSTPONED - South Bethells Beach, Northern Waitakere's
12 Nov 2021 CANCELLED - Kaimai Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
7 Nov 2021 River Crossing Theory Course - Freyberg Park, Browns Bay
31 Oct 2021 CANCELLED - Pirongia Day Trip
22 Oct 2021 CANCELLED - Kawekas Trip: Labour Weekend
17 Oct 2021 CANCELLED - Waiheke Island, Matiatia to Park Point
10 Oct 2021 POSTPONED - Waitakere Ranges - track to be confirmed - very fit kid & teen friendly tramp
9 Oct 2021 CANCELLED.Whareorino Forest Mini Weekend Tramp
3 Oct 2021 CANCELLED - Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway, North Auckland
25 Sep 2021 CANCELLED - Kaimais - Mini Weekend
19 Sep 2021 POSTPONED - Motuihe Island Tree Planting, Hauraki Gulf - kid & teen friendly event
12 Sep 2021 POSTPONED - Tamaki Makarau -Coast to Coast - fit kid & teen friendly event
5 Sep 2021 POSTPONED - Clubs 53nd Birthday Trip, Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Maritime Park - kid & teen friendly
4 Sep 2021 Whareorino Forest Mini Weekend Tramp - Rescheduled
29 Aug 2021 CANCELLED - Pararaha Valley, Karekare, Waitakere Ranges- fit kid & teen friendly tramp
15 Aug 2021 Albany Bush & Forest Tramp
13 Aug 2021 Waikato region mini weekend 3 peak excursion
8 Aug 2021 Okura Walkway - Ara Weiti entrance
1 Aug 2021 Hunua Falls & Cosseys Dam loop track
28 Jul 2021 July Social Evening
25 Jul 2021 Botanic Gardens/Totara Park - South Auckland
18 Jul 2021 Extra Shakespear Regional Park - tree planting - kid & teen friendly tramp
17 Jul 2021 Te Whare Okioki Hut mini weekend , Lower Kaimai Ranges
11 Jul 2021 Riverhead Forest, North Shore
4 Jul 2021 Urban Walk in Beach Haven
27 Jun 2021 Ernies Track, Central Hunua Ranges
20 Jun 2021 Shakespear Regional Park - tree planting - kid & teen friendly tramp
13 Jun 2021 Kariotahi Beach to Port Waikato - very fit kid & teen friendly tramp
6 Jun 2021 Tawharanui Regional Park Tree Planting - kid & teen friendly event
4 Jun 2021 Tongariro National Park, Queen's Birthday Weekend
30 May 2021 Whatipu - Omanawanui Track - Waitakere Ranges - fit kid & teen friendly tramp
26 May 2021 May Social Evening and AGM
23 May 2021 Nikau Caves - Glow Worms - Waikaretu. Auckland/Waikato Border
16 May 2021 Long Bay Regional Park Tree planting - kid & teen friendly tramp
15 May 2021 Tangihua–Northland mini-Weekend
9 May 2021 Mother’s Day Special: An Urban Walk in Birkenhead and Northcote
2 May 2021 Te Henga Walkway & Lake Wainamu Tracks, Northern Waitakere's - fit kid & teen friendly
26 Apr 2021 Extra - Karekare, Waitakere Ranges
24 Apr 2021 The Coromandel Walkway Anzac Long Weekend Away
18 Apr 2021 EXTRA TRAMP - Huia, Karamatura Track, Waitakere Ranges
17 Apr 2021 EXTRA TRAMP - Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf - very fit kid & teen friendly tramp
16 Apr 2021 Kaimai Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
11 Apr 2021 The charm of Mangawhai: bush, forest and waterfalls
2 Apr 2021 Great Barrier Island - Easter
31 Mar 2021 March Social/Technical Evening - Please Register - Gear Prizes on the night
21 Mar 2021 Southern North Shore Forest Escarpment Adventure
14 Mar 2021 Karangahake Gorge, Coromandel / Kaimai - fit kid & teen friendly tramp
6 Mar 2021 CANCELLED - LEVEL 3 - Whangarei Heads: Bream Head- Peach Cove Trip
28 Feb 2021 Kitekite Falls, Piha - Waitakere - kid friendly
28 Feb 2021 CANCELLED LEVEL 3 - Karaka Track and Waiotahi Circuit, Thames, Coromandel
21 Feb 2021 Karaka Track and Waiotahi Circuit - Cancelled due to Covid uncertainty
13 Feb 2021 South Piha - Waitakere Ranges - fit teen friendly - CANCELLED
13 Feb 2021 Kaimais - Mini Weekend
7 Feb 2021 Maraetai - Beachlands - South Auckland
31 Jan 2021 Auckland Anniversary Weekend -Tawharanui Regional Park, North Auckland - kid & teen friendly
27 Jan 2021 January Social Evening
24 Jan 2021 Piha Valley - Waitakere Ranges - fit kid & teen friendly (event changed 19 Jan)
17 Jan 2021 Waihi Beach – Orokawa Bay - very fit kid & teen friendly
10 Jan 2021 2021 SUMMER OPEN DAY - SHAKESPEAR REGIONAL PARK
26 Dec 2020 Richmond Ranges, Marlborough - Xmas/New Year 2020
20 Dec 2020 Takapuna, Hauraki & Devonport 20km loop - DAWN TRAMP
13 Dec 2020 Mt Te Aroha, Kaimai Ranges
6 Dec 2020 NSTC Xmas Party - Wenderholm
27 Nov 2020 Kaimai Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
25 Nov 2020 November Social Evening
22 Nov 2020 2020 NSTC SPRING OPEN DAY- WAIAKE TO CAMPBELL'S BAY
15 Nov 2020 Broken Hills - Coromandel - Day Trip
8 Nov 2020 Huia, Karamatura Track, Waitakere Ranges
5 Nov 2020 Cancelled - Whirinaki Forest
1 Nov 2020 Albany Bush & Forest Tramp
24 Oct 2020 Takapuna, Hauraki & Devonport 20km loop - This Saturday
22 Oct 2020 Eastern Tararuas Trip: Extended Labour Weekend
18 Oct 2020 Pukekohe – 5 Summits Circuit
4 Oct 2020 CANCELLED Beachlands to Maraetai, South Auckland
26 Sep 2020 Clubs 52nd Birthday Trip, Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Maritime Park - kid & teen friendly
26 Sep 2020 CANCELLED - Whareorino Forest Mini Weekend Tramp
6 Sep 2020 Whatipu - Omanawanui Track - Waitakere Ranges - fit kid & teen friendly tramp - CANCELLED BEING RESCHEDULED
9 Aug 2020 Hunua Falls & Cosseys Dam loop track - very fit kid & teen friendly tramp
2 Aug 2020 8 North Shore Reserves in 1 day!
30 Jul 2020 September Social Evening - Cancelled
26 Jul 2020 Birkenhead War Memorial tree planting - very kid & teen friendly
19 Jul 2020 Shakespear Regional Park - tree planting - kid & teen friendly tramp
12 Jul 2020 Riverhead Forest, North Shore - fit kid & teen friendly tramp
5 Jul 2020 Karekare, Waitakere Ranges - fit kid & teen friendly tramp
28 Jun 2020 Waiuku Forest, Auckand Waikato border
21 Jun 2020 Kitekite Falls, Piha - Waitakere - kid friendly
14 Jun 2020 Ambury Farm, Mangere Bridge & Mountain - Seabirds!
7 Jun 2020 Greenhithe Hobsonville tramp
30 May 2020 Yay out of lockdown bush/forest escarpment/urban tramp!
27 May 2020 May Social Meeting & AGM - ONLINE
3 May 2020 Kitekite Falls, Piha - Waitakere - CANCELLED AT THIS POINT
19 Apr 2020 Pukekohe – 5 Summits Circuit - CANCELLED
5 Apr 2020 Omanawanui Track, Whatipu – CANCELLED
29 Mar 2020 Botanic Gardens/Totara Park - South Auckland - CANCELLED
25 Mar 2020 March Social Evening - CANCELLED
15 Mar 2020 Kaipara Heads & Te Rau Puriri Regional Park, South Head
8 Mar 2020 Ti Point - Goat Island - Leigh - capable kid friendly tramp
1 Mar 2020 Karaka to Waiotahi Circuit
23 Feb 2020 Karangahake Gorge - kid friendly tramp
16 Feb 2020 Rotoroa Island - very kid friendly tramp
8 Feb 2020 Additional Albany Bush & Forest Tramp - variation
6 Feb 2020 Waitangi Weekend - Pureora Forest
2 Feb 2020 Te Henga Goldies
25 Jan 2020 Kaimai's Mini Weekend, Kaimai Ranges
19 Jan 2020 Dome Valley Traverse
5 Jan 2020 Hauraki/Devonport Loop - Summer Open Day
28 Dec 2019 Additional - Okura Walkway - Ara Weiti entrance
27 Dec 2019 Stewart Island - Xmas/New Year 2019
22 Dec 2019 Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf - very kid friendly tramp
15 Dec 2019 Titirangi to Arataki
7 Dec 2019 Extra - Northcote / Birkenhead Urban Walk, North Shore
6 Dec 2019 Hauturu Weekend Trip
4 Dec 2019 December Additional Social Evening - Nutritional evening
1 Dec 2019 Xmas Party - BBQ - very kid friendly event - Wenderholm
27 Nov 2019 November Social Evening
24 Nov 2019 Coastal Browns Bay to Devonport
18 Nov 2019 Ti Point, Goat Island, Leigh
17 Nov 2019 Hapuakohe Northern End, Northern Waikato
9 Nov 2019 Pirongia Weekend Tramp - King Country
3 Nov 2019 Brynderwyns and Mangawhai Tramp
28 Oct 2019 Extra Albany tramp - forested
26 Oct 2019 Broken Hill Labour Weekend Trip
20 Oct 2019 Tawharanui, North Auckland - kid friendly
13 Oct 2019 Long & Torbay additional tramp - kid friendly tramp
6 Oct 2019 Karangahake Gorge, Northern Kaimai Ranges
29 Sep 2019 Mangemangeroa Shelly Park Beach Path
25 Sep 2019 September Social Evening
22 Sep 2019 Beachlands to Maraetai, South Auckland
15 Sep 2019 Clubs 51st Anniversary Trip & Young People Tramp, Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Maritime Park
8 Sep 2019 Te Atatu Peninsula
1 Sep 2019 Coast to Coast - Fathers Day tramp
25 Aug 2019 Ahuroa, Puhoi, North Auckland
18 Aug 2019 East Auckland Urban Tramp
11 Aug 2019 Manukau Harbour, Grahams Beach to Wattle Bay
2 Aug 2019 Mt Te Aroha and Waiorongomai
31 Jul 2019 July Social Evening
28 Jul 2019 Waiuku Forest, Waikato
21 Jul 2019 Riverhead Forest, North Shore
14 Jul 2019 Shakespear Regional Park, Whangaparaoa - tramp & planting
7 Jul 2019 Northcote / Birkenhead Urban Walk, North Shore
30 Jun 2019 The Pinnacles, Coromandel
28 Jun 2019 Hauturu Weekend Trip - Cancelled
16 Jun 2019 Te Araroa Trail - Northern Waikato River Trail
9 Jun 2019 Tapapakanga Regional Park, South Auckland
3 Jun 2019 Extra tramp - Karekare, Waitakere Ranges
2 Jun 2019 Wenderholm and Waiwera
29 May 2019 May Social Evening & AGM
26 May 2019 Mangawhai, North Auckland
21 May 2019 Ahuroa, Puhoi, North Auckland
19 May 2019 Waitakeres: Piha Beach - Esk Valley- Kitekite Waterfall
11 May 2019 Kaimai Ridge Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
5 May 2019 Motuihe Island Tree Planting, Hauraki Gulf
28 Apr 2019 Nikau Caves - Glow Worms - Waikaretu. Auckland/Waikato Border
28 Apr 2019 Back up - Takapuna to Hillcrest parks
20 Apr 2019 Unsworth to Albany
19 Apr 2019 Sunny East Coast Bays Bush and Foreshore
18 Apr 2019 Easter 2019, Whakatane River Walk, Te Urewera
14 Apr 2019 Goldies Bush, Te Henga Walkway and Mokoroa Stream
7 Apr 2019 Huntly to Rangiriri
31 Mar 2019 Local Albany tramp - altered 30th Mar
27 Mar 2019 March Social Evening
24 Mar 2019 Wairoa River Walk
15 Mar 2019 Cape Brett, Bay of Islands - Weekend
10 Mar 2019 Karangahake Gorge
3 Mar 2019 Hapuakohe Southern Section, Northern Waikato
23 Feb 2019 Waitomo - King Country
17 Feb 2019 Waiuku Forest, Waikato
10 Feb 2019 Waiheke Island - Park Point
3 Feb 2019 West Harbour Tramp
30 Jan 2019 January Social Evening
27 Jan 2019 Tracks around Arataki & important Kauri Dieback seminar
25 Jan 2019 Mt Hikurangi, East Cape, Anniversary Weekend 2019
20 Jan 2019 Atiu Creek, Kaipara Harbour
13 Jan 2019 Waiake, Torbay - OPEN DAY 2019
6 Jan 2019 Greenhithe - Hobsonville Tracks
27 Dec 2018 Christmas Trip: Manapouri and Southland; Mavora Lakes / Takitimu Mountains / Mt Titiroa
23 Dec 2018 East Coast Bays Bush and Foreshore
16 Dec 2018 Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf
9 Dec 2018 Ernies Track, Central Hunua Ranges
2 Dec 2018 Mataia Farm Kaipara Harbour - Sunday
30 Nov 2018 Mataia Farm Kaipara Harbour - Weekend
28 Nov 2018 November Social Evening
25 Nov 2018 Mt Tamahunga, North Auckland
18 Nov 2018 Scandrett Regional Park Mahurangi, North Auckland
10 Nov 2018 Kaimai Ridge Line Working Bee, Kaimai Ranges
4 Nov 2018 Musick Point, Bucklands Beach - Low Tide
28 Oct 2018 Kaitarakihi, Coromandel Range
20 Oct 2018 Labour Weekend - Lake Tarawera, Rotorua
14 Oct 2018 Meremere, Waikato
7 Oct 2018 Waitawheta Walkway, Kaimai Ranges
30 Sep 2018 Ahuroa, Puhoi, North Auckland
26 Sep 2018 September Social Evening -South America
23 Sep 2018 Clubs 50th Anniversary Party!!
16 Sep 2018 Clubs 50th Anniversary Trip, Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Maritime Park
9 Sep 2018 Tapapakanga Regional Park, South Auckland
2 Sep 2018 Awhitu Regional Park, South Auckland
26 Aug 2018 Dome Valley, Warkworth
18 Aug 2018 Crosbies Hut, Coromandel Forest Park Mini Weekend
12 Aug 2018 Riverhead Forest, North Shore
5 Aug 2018 Manukau Coast Path, South Auckland
29 Jul 2018 Puhinui Creek Wander, South Auckland
25 Jul 2018 July Social Evening - Little Barrier Island
22 Jul 2018 Beachlands to Maraetai, South Auckland
15 Jul 2018 Ernies Track, Central Hunuas
8 Jul 2018 Mangawhai Estuary South and Beach, North Auckland
1 Jul 2018 Devonport / Bayswater / Hauraki, North Shore
24 Jun 2018 Te Henga Walkway, Waitakeres
17 Jun 2018 Takapuna to Devonport Return, North Shore
10 Jun 2018 Kimpton’s Track Brookby, South Auckland
1 Jun 2018 Queens Birthday Weekend, Tongariro National Park
30 May 2018 May Social Evening and AGM
27 May 2018 East Auckland Urban Walk
20 May 2018 Northcote/Birkenhead Urban Walk, North Shore
13 May 2018 Mt Te Aroha, Kaimai Ranges
6 May 2018 Club Planting Day, Motuihe Island, Hauraki Gulf
29 Apr 2018 South Kaipara Peninsula, North Auckland
20 Apr 2018 Extended ANZAC Weekend - Coastal Walk: Kapiwairua – Te Paki Stream, Far North
15 Apr 2018 Shakespear Regional Park, Whangaparaoa Peninsula, North Auckland
8 Apr 2018 Cosseys Dam/Wairoa Dam Hunuas, South Auckland
30 Mar 2018 Great Barrier Island - Easter
28 Mar 2018 March Social Evening - Trip Photos from China and Tibet
25 Mar 2018 Waitawa Regional Park, South East Auckland
19 Mar 2018 Kaimai Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
18 Mar 2018 Rotoroa Island, Hauraki Gulf
11 Mar 2018 Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway, North Auckland
4 Mar 2018 Karangahake Gorge, Waikato
25 Feb 2018 Wairoa River, Hunua Ranges
25 Feb 2018 Mercer Bay, Waitakeres (cancelled)
18 Feb 2018 Little Shoal Bay - Le Roys Bush - Kauri Point/Centennial Park - Kauri Glen, North Shore
11 Feb 2018 Oneroa Peninsula, Waiheke Island
4 Feb 2018 Atiu Creek, Kaipara Harbour
31 Jan 2018 January Social Evening
27 Jan 2018 Anniversary Weekend: Hunuas, South Auckland
21 Jan 2018 Tawharanui, North Auckland
14 Jan 2018 Summer Open Day - Mahurangi West Regional Park, North Auckland
7 Jan 2018 Long Bay to Okura, North Shore
27 Dec 2017 Christmas Trip: Kahurangi and Golden Bay
17 Dec 2017 Puhoi, North Auckland
10 Dec 2017 Waharau Regional Park, Hunua Ranges
3 Dec 2017 Tiritiri Matangi, Gulf
29 Nov 2017 November Social Evening
26 Nov 2017 Hakarimata, Waikato
19 Nov 2017 Ernies Track, Hunua Ranges
12 Nov 2017 Motuora Island, Gulf
9 Nov 2017 November Committee Meeting
5 Nov 2017 Karekare, Waitakeres
29 Oct 2017 Kaipatiki Coastal Reserves, North Shore
20 Oct 2017 Te Urewera National Park, Labour weekend
15 Oct 2017 Hapuakohe Walkway (northern end), Waikato
11 Oct 2017 October Committee Meeting
8 Oct 2017 Waitakeres - Twin Peaks, Huia
1 Oct 2017 Hunuas - Workman Track
27 Sep 2017 September Social Evening
24 Sep 2017 Modest Mid-Waitakere Traverse
23 Sep 2017 Cancelled - Trip Leader Training Weekend - Pukenui Forest, Whangarei
17 Sep 2017 Public Open Day - Whangaparaoa Peninsula Low Tide
10 Sep 2017 Albany Tracks - Extra Tramp
9 Sep 2017 Kaimai Ranges - Cancelled / Replaced with Albany Sunday Trip
3 Sep 2017 Rangitoto Island - 49th Anniversary Trip
27 Aug 2017 Waitakeres - Lower Nihotupu Reservoir
20 Aug 2017 Waitakeres - Cornwallis to Parau
13 Aug 2017 Waitakeres - Lone Kauri Loop/Karekare
6 Aug 2017 Te Araroa Walkway - Takapuna to Long Bay
30 Jul 2017 Goldie Bush / Mokoroa Stream/Te Henga
26 Jul 2017 July Social Evening
23 Jul 2017 Mataia / Kaipara Harbour - Day Trip
21 Jul 2017 Mataia Farm Kaipara Harbour - Weekend
16 Jul 2017 Shakespear Regional Park - Volunteer Day
9 Jul 2017 Okura Walkway to Stillwater return - WINTER OPEN DAY!!
2 Jul 2017 Auckland City Coast to Coast Walk
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