Trip information, past trips and contacts for Wanderers Tramping Club

tramping program to 22 August





31 May

Train to Waihi Waikino



14 June

Peel’s Creek, Maratoto

Colin Standing


28 June

Hemo Gorge, Rotorua

Dianne Lee


12 July

Coast to Coast, Auckland

Colin Standing


26 July

Te Aroha / Waiorongomai

Keith Wilkinson

1 1/2  &2

9 August

North City / Rototuna Ramble, Hamilton

Bernie or Ann


Saturday 22 August

Night Walk, Lake Ngaroto

Keith Wilkinson



Sunday 31 May                         Waihi                                 Grade 1
On arrival at the Waikino Railway Station carpark we’ll have a cuppa before boarding the train to Waihi. From  the  Waihi  Station  we’ll  walk  along  the Hauraki Rail Trail back to Waikino, approx. 8 km.
This is a shared trail for bikers and walkers, so care will need to be taken. The trail follows the Ohinemuri River and is very picturesque with rapids and a weir. Historical areas will be pointed out along the way. At the end there is the opportunity to visit the Victoria Battery complex.
On arriving back at the Waikino carpark, a cuppa at the café can be had. Bring some extra cash or a card for coffee
Depart: 8.30am Return: 5.30pm approx 
Cost: $25.00 (members) $30.00 (non-members)
Train: Adults $15, Adults with Gold Card $12 (Please advise on booking in)
Leaders: Carol
Bookings Open: Monday 18 May @ 6pm
Contact  Carol 0273190852,, 07 8535527

Sunday 14 June                        Peel’s Creek Maratoto                           Grade 2
Starting from the Maratoto Road, the track leads through bush to follow the Paiakatahi Stream to pass the Hikutaia Farmers water supply dam, crossing the stream many times to reach the Battery site of the Maratoto United Company. There are various mining relics to be seen and further on the site of the Hikutaia Mining Company and No.7 Drive adit. Be prepared for wet feet and bring a torch if you want to explore the tunnel. We return along the same track.
Expect to walk about 5 hours including lunch and stops.
Depart: 7.30am  Return: 5.30pm
Cost: $25.00 (members) $30.00 (non-members)
Leaders: Colin Standing and Ron Clarke
Bookings Open: Monday 1 June at 6pm
Contact Colin  Phone 07 855 1335  Phone/Txt 027 326 6886 Email

Sunday 28 June                       Hemo Gorge, Rotorua                        Grade 1+
Today’s trip will follow on from a previous Rotorua lake front to Whaka and back trip.  We will start our walk for the day at the southern end of town by the Te Puia carving centre. From here we walk through to the Old Waipa Timber Village and now biking centre.  This leads to a climb up a ridge above Hemo Gorge and go back towards Rotorua. There is a side trip to a lookout commanding a great view over the forest.   
Continuing  along the  ridge we will descend through a small thermal area, then make our way back either to the Redwoods or to where we started.
This could be extended to end at the information centre in the Redwoods for those who want to walk a bit longer.
Depart: 8am   Return: 6pm approx
Cost: $25.00 (members) $30.00 (non-members)
Leader: Dianne and Friends
Bookings Open: Monday 15 June at 6pm
Contact Dianne  Txt: 027 272 6617   Email :

Sunday 12 July                        Coast to Coast, Auckland                         Grade 1+
This walk takes us from the Waitemata Harbour through to the Manukau Harbour. The  van  drivers  will park the vans at the Onehunga end of the trip and walk back to meet the main group.
The walk starts at the Viaduct Basin and traverses Albert Park, Auckland Domain, Maungawhau (Mount Eden), Cornwall Park, Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill) and on through Onehunga finishing at the Manukau Harbour.
Along the way enjoy historic suburbs and great views. This walk is 16km but graded as easy and likely to take 4½ to 5½ hours.
Depart: 7.30am Return: 5.30pm
Cost: $25.00 (members) $30.00 (non-members)
Leader: TBA
Bookings Open: Monday 29 June at 6pm
Contact Colin  Phone 07 855 1335 Phone/Txt 027 326 6886 Email

Sunday 26 July             New Find Claim (Big Stope),   Waiorongomai            Graded 1½ & 2
Waiorongomai -  : Grade 2
Starting from the old crusher, we take the High Level Pack Track via the Butlers Incline track to the site of the old
campsite. Just before the campsite we turn steeply uphill to the Big Stope. This was the New Find Claim where an open cut “stope” was made over 100m long and of similar depth.
Care will have to be taken due to the existence of old mine shafts and the vertical nature of the stope. Having viewed the stope we will return to the campsite for lunch. Following we will descend past Hardy's Hut and the May Queen incline back to the van. Bring a torch if you wish to inspect any of the mine tunnels.
Te Aroha/Horsemans Track : Grade 1½
For today’s tramp we will drive over to Te Aroha and start our walk from the Domain, climbing gently up to Bald Spur (a good lookout point). From here we will carry on upwards for approximately half an hour, then making a left hand turn to bring us onto Horsemans Track.  This is a little steep in places, poles will be useful.
We do a loop and return to the Domain
Bring some extra money for coffee and ice cream on the way home.
Depart: 7.30am Return: 5.30pm approx
Cost: $25.00 (members) $30.00 (non-members)
Leaders: G1½ - Dianne, Keith and Associates, G2 - Colin Standing and Ron Clarke
Bookings Open: Monday 13 July at 6pm
Contact Keith Phone 07 847 4399   Phone/Txt 027 3666 194

Sunday 9 August                  North City / Rototuna Ramble, Hamilton                                Grade 1
Join us on a pleasant ramble amongst north city parks and reserves departing from the Flagstaff Shopping Centre, River Road. Good walking shoes necessary, boots not required. Afternoon tea provided on return.
Bookings are not required, just arrive at the shopping centre to start at 9 am.
Depart: 9am Return: Afternoon 
Cost: $5.00
Leaders: Bernie and friends
Bookings: Not required, just turn up
Contact Bernie or Ann Phone/txt 021 043 9051 Email

Saturday 22 August Night Walk - Lake Ngaroto, Te Awamutu Grade 1
Come along and enjoy a nightwalk around Lake Ngaroto followed by a light supper.  Vege soup will be provided along with tea and coffee afterwards.
Members if you could please bring a plate of food to share.
Meet at Collingwood Street at 4pm Saturday afternoon. We will carpool or meet at Lake Ngaroto Yacht Club Pavilion
Bring warm clothes and a good strong torch.
Depart: 4pm Return: 8pm approx
Cost: $5.00
Leader: Keith and Associates
Bookings: Not required – just turn up
Contact Keith  Phone 07 847 4399 Phone/Txt 027 3666 194

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