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(Last updated 22 February 2024)




Sunday 10 March             Homunga Bay to Waihi Beach -        Waihi       Grades 1+ & 2+ 

We are off to the beach!
Grade 2+ Walkers will be dropped off, starting at Ngatitiangata Road (at the top of Homunga Bay), and ending up in Waihi Beach. You will walk via Orokawa Bay before
finishing at the north end of Waihi Beach.  This part of the track between Orokawa Bay and Homunga Bay is narrow and steep in places, with steep drop-offs of 80m or more
to the ocean below. Great views on a good day.          Total walking time for Grade 2+ approx. 5 hours

Grade1+ Walkers will go with the van to Waihi Beach, have morning tea before we start the walk over to Orokawa Bay to meet the Grade 2+ group and returning back
the same way to Waihi Beach. This is a well-formed track but can be tide dependent at the beginning/end.  Total walking time for Grade 1+ approx. 3-4 hours.

Coffee/Ice cream on way home time permitting.

Depart:              7.30am                                                                      Return: 5pm approx
Cost:                 $25.00 (members) ; $30.00 (non-members)
Leaders:           Dianne, Pam and Barbara
Bookings:        Open Monday 26 February @ 6pm

Contact:    Dianne  - Phone/Txt 027 272 6617  or Email


The club has not had one of our famous weekends away since COVID so we thought is was time to start again.  See Bulletin for full details.

OPEN TO ANYONE    We will be staying in the Taupo Ski Lodge at top of The Bruce.  This is a fully functioning Ski lodge with 26 bunk beds and great facilities.

Leaving on Friday and Home on Monday.  Cost is $60 total for the 3 nights.   Car pooling for  full transport at approx $80 pp to driver to be confirmed.

Contact and leader:     Dianne Lee       Phone/Txt : 027 272 6617  Email :  - With your name and full contact details , also if you are happy to take a car  or need transport.


About us

This tramping club is based in Hamilton and run trips every second Sunday except during January, on tracks within the greater Waikato area.

We usually have minibuses to transport us so we can socialise on the way.

On long weekends we sometimes travel further afield, with overnight trips to a lodge or hut near a great tramping area somewhere within a few hours of Hamilton.

Our focus is on having an enjoyable and energetic day in the hills - we leave the high-speed gut-busting to other people. The companionship and conversations are an essential part of any tramp, but at the end of the day we also know we have had great exercise as well.

Loan gear may be available for those who are new to this sport.

Contact our New members convenor Jenny West, for more information.

New Member Info

New or potential members should read our contacts page. Read why you should tramp with a Club, and download a document that tells you what you need to know about coming out with us. Even existing members should download and check the Emergency form.

Latest Bulletin

The latest bulletin can be viewed here


Quick Links to NEW web site content

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29 December 2023

New trip program

5 Sept 2023

Mangaokewa reserve writeup

16th July 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay of the Te Awamutu walk. Follow this Link.

2nd July 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay of the South Auckland walk. Follow this Link.

25th June 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay of the mid-winter lunch. Follow this link.

18th June 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay of the Waiuku Forest walk. Follow this link.

4th June 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay of the Ngaruawahia River path walk. Follow this link.

21st May 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay of the walk on a section of the Te Aroha Trail near Kawhia. Follow this link.

7th May 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay of the Plan B walk in the Karangahake Gorge. Click this link. 

9th April 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay for the Karakariki Reserve walk at Whatawhata. Click this link.

12th March 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay for the Redwoods walk and Hot tub experience click this link.

Rebecca's trip report. Click this link. 

26th February 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay for the Duder Regional Park Walk. Click this link.

Carols trip report. Click this link.

12th February 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay for the Cyclone Gabrielle Trip to nowhere. Click this Link. 

31st January 2023

Latest Bulletin available for download

29th January 2023

New program on web site