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(Last updated Monday  11 September  2023)




Sunday 24 September                        Aongatete Loop Walks – Katikati                                                              G1+ and G3

The Aongatete Forest Restoration Trust look after the area and have a project with Forest and Bird  and DOC to restore animal and plant life to the 500ha of native forest 

G1+   Nature Loop through lowland forest area with interpretive signage to explain environment and then on to the Short Loop which takes you through puriri and kohekohe forest along the Aongatete river total walking approx. 2h. around 4km.   If you want a bit more of a walk while we wait for the G3, we can go in to where the G3’s will be coming out and return.

G3  This will be offered if we have a leader on the day.  This track Is a more difficult and technical than the G1+ (Pam, Dianne and Keith completed this in their survey). This tramp has 3 river crossings around knee level depending on rain, rooty track with lots of climbing and steep bits, but well worth the effort. Walking time approx. 4-5h for around 9.5km.

If time Coffee/ ice cream on way home

G3's Please remember you will need change of clothes and shoes for the ride home.

Depart:    7.30am                                                                                                             Return: approx. 6pm

Cost:         $25.00 members; $30.00 non members

Leaders:   Dianne, Pam and friends

Bookings :           Open                     Monday September 11

                             Contact                Dianne,    She will be away until 17th and will confirm your booking then

                             email/Txt   / 027 272 6617

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.

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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