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Trip information, past trips and contacts for Wanderers Tramping Club

tramping program to 3 May 2021

The details of more trips will be posted when I have better editing facilities. You can read the complete program in the Bulletin.

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TRIP DATE

TRIP DETAILS

LEADER

GRADE

6 Dec

Christmas Walk & Lunch,  

Taitua Arboretum and Hamilton Gardens

Colin Standing

 

1

31 JanuaryLake Puketirini - HuntlyDianne1
14 FebruaryLuck at Last mine - WhangamataKeith & friends1+
28 February

Valley Walks - Kauaeranga Valley

Pinnacles - Thames

Dianne & friends

Carol & friends

1

3

14 MarchTiritiri Matangi - Auckland

Margaret &  Colin

1

28 MarchWaihaha Hut - Pureora Forest ParkColin2
11 AprilBroken Hills – Tairua (Coromandel)

Keith and Friends

Colin and Grant

1+

2+

25 April

Dickeys Flat - Waikino

Reservoir Loop Road – Paeroa

Dianne & friends 

Grant & Ron

1

3

9 MayHakarimata Southern Loop - NgāruawāhiaEmma & Carol2

Sunday 31 January             Lake Puketirini, Huntly           Grade 1 
 A Ramble Around Lake Puketirini

First trip of the year is a social ramble to start the year off gently, just turn up at the carpark in Collingwood Street and carpool.  The walk will take about 1-2 hours (approx. 4km).  Easy track, mostly open with no shade.   We will start with morning tea then make our way at a leisurely pace around the lake taking some off chutes for fun.  Back to the cars for possibly an early lunch by the lake then an ice cream on the way home.

Lake Puketirini is at Huntly, on the western side of the Waikato River.  It is a man-made lake developed from a disused coal mine pit and is part of Puketirini, a Waikato District Council owned park.   It is 64m deep at its deepest point and is used for many activities such as swimming, kayaking, waka ama, scuba dive training, boating and water skiing.

Depart:        

8.30am

Return:        

Early afternoon

 

Cost: 

$5.00 to the driver

Leaders:      

Dianne & Friends

Not required – Just turn up

 

Contact

Dianne Lee

 

Phone/Txt

027 272 6617

Sunday 14 February              Whangamata                                                           Grade 1+

 Luck at Last Mine                                      

As far as I’m are aware we have not been here for a very long time, if ever. It will be an early start due to the distance to travel in the vans.

Parts of the mine area are deemed archaeological historical sites.   Easy, flat walk to the Luck at Last mine battery site with lots of ruins and equipment. This is one of the best preserved old mining sites on the Coromandel. A network of tracks explores the mine area. A well sign posted track in the forest provides a scenic walk to old gold mine ruins where you can view old mining relics.

Winding through a scrubby, harvested forest landscape, the initially unformed track soon descends to the old level carriageway bounded by native trees and the Wharekawa Stream.  There might be opportunity for a quick dip in the stream depending on time.   We will be walking 5-6 hours and possible ice cream stop on way home…so bring a change of clothes and extra money.

Depart:        

7.30am

 

Return:        

6pm approx

 

Cost: 

$25.00 (members)

 

$30.00 (non-members)

Leaders:      

Keith & Friends

Bookings:

Open

Monday 1 February @ 6pm

 

Contact

Jenny West

 

Phone/txt

027 611 0550

 

Email

tsew.ynnej@gmail.com