Wednesday Outtings

In line with Govt COVID 19 alert level these are cancelled until further notice


5 February : Walk Pourere Beach
A walk along the coast – subject to tides as usual.
12 February: Cycle Ride
Along Maraetotara Road to Mohi Bush or even further to Waimarama
19 February: Northern Kaweka FP
A tramps from The Gums: walk alongside the mighty Mohaka as far as you like.
26 February: Cycle Ride
Cycle in Central Hawkes Bay (Waipawa to Onga Onga, for a start).
4 March: Tramp Napier-Taupo Road Mohaka River area
Tramp to Galbraith hut off Waitara road
11 March: Local cycle
Our tour of the bays circuit from the golf club.
18 March: Kaweka Range
Black birch range ( Clover Patch) or Kaweka Flats Biv
25 March: Cycle
Raukawa heights.
1 April: Tramp Maungaharuru Range
A walk to Bell Rock from the Pohokura Road
8 April: Cycle CHB
A cycle ride in CHB.
15 April: Lake Tutira area
Walks from Ridgemount road along the tops.
22 April: Local cycle
A mystery local cycle ride.
29 April: Tramp Ruahine Range
From Tamaki River Road to Stanfield Hut in the Ruahines.
6 May: Local cycle
Cycle from Kerry road – various options avaiable.
13 May: Local walk
The Eskdale Reserves + Heipipi.
20 May: Cycle CHB
Waipawa/Waipukurau Racecourse Rd areas.
27 May: Tramp Pohokura Rd area
Walk in to Spooners hill.
3 June: Local cycle
Ride from Park Island.
10 June: Coastal Walk
Do one of the walks from Waipataki.
17 June: Cycle CHB
Ongaonga to Pendle hill
24 June: Local walk
Do the Ahuriri Estuary circuit.

Weekend and Sunday Tramps

In line with Govt COVID 19 alert level these are cancelled until further notice

Sun 19 Jan   Tutira Arboretum and Lake Kayaking                                                              

A leisurely walk at Guthrie Smith Arboretum on an existing 10-hectare hill face area; a walking track through it, The Hanger, provides an interesting bush backdrop to the homestead and arboretum. This can be followed by a fun opportunity in the afternoon to kayak on Lake Tutira.

25/26 Jan    Waikamaka Hut – Ruahines                                                   

In to our club hut, Waikamaka: up the Waipawa River, over the saddle and you’re there! There may be some jobs to do and firewood to collect. The river will be warm by then.

Sun 2 February         Tutaekuri Gorge – KawekaFP                                             

Walk to the Tutaekuri River and over MacIntosh [no longer the three-wire] Bridge then down the gorge, exiting at Lawrence Road junction. 

15/16 February   Clements Road Area Kaimanawa                                                                 

A chance to see the famous Kaimanawa Wall: turn off SH5 on to Taharua Road then Clements Road, stopping to view Kaimanawa Wall along the way. Then we set off along Hinemaiaia Track (6-8hrs) to Cascade Hut [six bunks and plenty of tent sites] for the weekend.  Nearby is Ignimbrite Gorge on Tauranga-Taupo River. There are many campsites along Clements Road itself for those wanting to do short walks

1 March       Stoney Creek

Stoney Creek is accessed from a forestry road off SH 5 just the Hastings side of Tarawera and the last time were we there was 5 years ago.  This is a trip up a stream (so wet feet is inevitable)  in an area of lush podocarp bush. There are two stream branches to choose from and, if we choose the true left one, the Ohane Stream, we will come to a stretch of river with a number of hot seepages after about 90 minutes of walking. A fast party could walk up one branch and cross over a low ridge to return down the other branch.

14-15 March   Barlows Loop            

In via Makaroro river to Barlows hut. Out via the overland track up to the Parks Peak ridge, then down to the road end at Yeomans Mill to complete the loop.                                                                             

29 March   Sunrise – 66 – Waipawa River

Options of Sunrise return or Top Maropea hut, for others there is the interesting trip up the Waipawa Saddle, on up to Te Atuaoparapara or “66” then down to Armstrong Saddle, Sunrise and back down to the Triplex carpark.

10-13 April   Central NI Scenic  

Come and visit some pristine podocarp forest, west of Lake Taupo – opportunities for a 2 or 3 day tramp for those interested  and maybe climb Mt. Tauhara on the way home.

 25 – 27 April    Howletts via Longview    

In via Longview hut, over the Pohangina Saddle, up to Otumore, along and across  the tops, over the Oroua Saddle, then north to Howletts hut. A rest or exploring day Sunday and out to Kashmir Road Monday. Depending on the exit point, vehicle relocation may be necessary.. Of course lends itself to a Longview stay as an option or in fact Awatere hut, and even Daphne too.

10 May Beach walk  – Mangakuri South  

A 5 to 6 hour walk along a nice long beach heading south from Mangakuri Beach to Pourerere.  The beach is mostly sandy apart from about 25% of this walk a bit rocky.

24 May  Makino Hut

Up from the road saddle, past the Makino biv to the neat Makino hut and return, with the option of some returning down via Te Puia Lodge and the river track out again.

30 May – 1 June   Waikaremoana

A Party: Climb up to Manuoha for Saturday night. Sunday walk through to Sandy Bay Hut on the edge of Lake Waikareite and stay there for the night. On Monday   walk out to Aniwaniwa.  

B Party:  After dropping off the A party we will drive back a little to the Mokau Tarns Track and visit the tarns before returning to the Waikaremoan Camp ground where we will be staying. The options on the Sunday are; a climb up to Ngamoko, follow the old Maori Trail from Rosie Bay to Lake Kaitawa , a walk up the Waimana Valley, or a fast party could do the 6 hour Ruapani Circuit.  Monday will be a walk in to Lake Waikareiti to meet the A party. There is also the possibility of an overnight trip (Saturday & Sunday) to Panekiri Hut if there is enough interest.

7 June Wharite to Coppermine Road

The plan is to drive up the road to Wharite Peak and then walk down the track to Coppermine Creek.  After a look around the area where Coppermine Hut was we will walk out to Coppermine Road where the truck will have relocated to.  We then will drive to the Mangatoro Scenic Reserve which is 15 km from Dannevirke on the Weber Road. This reserve is said to be one of the best remaining areas of lowland mixed podocarp forest in southern Hawke’s Bay and is home to one of the largest totara in New Zealand.

Coming Meetings

Due to the Covid 19 risk meetings are cancelled until further notice

Meetings are at the Hastings Harrier Hall, Sylvan Road, Hastings.  Meetings start at 7.30 PM

25 Mar Cancelled
8 Apr Namibia – Kay Ward
22 Apr Open Night
6 May The Camino Way(Spain) – Kurt Fenton
20 May This could be a night to go star gazing
3 June Open Night
17 June Video Night
1 July A Slice of the Club’s History – Alan Berry
15 July Open Night