Wednesday Outtings 2023


1 February Kaweka Flats
An attractive walk, through beech forest and on to the bivvy. Iron Whare is in the vicinity for keen people.

15 February Local walk
A shorter walk (3-4 hours) within a hours drive from Hastings. The location will be decided a few days beforehand and will depend on weather predictions.

1 March Lake Opouahi
Working Bee at the kiwi sanctuary west of Tutira. Plenty of chopping, cutting trees and dredging the weir.

15 March Mount Bruce, Wairarapa
Something different: a drive to this Wairarapa icon to bird watch and/or walk the hill trail behind the base. Extra cost involved.

5 April Limestone Rocks – Opouahi
Frolic among the impressive rock formations inland from Lake Tutira; not a long trip so we could also go to Lake Tutira.

25 April (Tuesday) – ANZAC Day Te Angi Angi
Low tide is about 3.30 PM so we will be able to have a later start for this trip to the marine reserve at Te Angi Angi which is between Aromoana and Blackhead Beaches. It is easy walking and there are many rock pools to inspect, coastal birds and maybe the odd fur seal or two.

3 May Sunrise Hut – Ruahine Range
The most popular walk in the Ruahine Range. Lunch at the hut or on Armstrong Saddle if the wind allows. Potterers can go around the Swamp Track.

17 May Local walk
A shorter walk (3-4 hours) within a hours drive from Hastings. The location will be decided a few days beforehand and will depend on weather predictions.


8 Feb Tour of the Bays Cycle
Start at Hastings Golf Club and go through Bridge Pa, Raukawa area then back to the start.

15 Feb Central Hawke’s Bay Ride
Up College Road to Argyll East and then through the back way to Waipawa on sealed roads.

22 Feb Cycle Apley Road Circuit
From Awatoto to the hills around Puketapu mostly along roads.
A visit to Puketapu Pub could be on the cards.

08 Mar Cycle Maraetotara Valley
Start from Fred’s farm if permitted and go to Mohi Bush along roads; check on the pest control that we helped install some years ago.

22 Mar Cycle from Pakowhai Park
Probably to Omahu, Roys Hill and Hastings Golf Club. One of our favourites; a mix of cycleway and roads.

29 Mar Kereru Kingdom Ride
Start from Maraekakaho and go to Kereru along sealed roads with a few hills. Keen riders can carry on up and along Salisbury Road then down and down to SH50 – this part includes some gravelled road.

12 April Central Hawke’s Bay Cycle
Start at Otane then head along roads east towards Porangahau or south to Waipawa or both. A mix of flatland and hills.

19 April Camp David Cycle
Another road ride south of Havelock North: start in town or near Mutiny Road, whichever appeals. A mix of flat and hills to the former camp, now a Christian retreat and farm

26 April Park Island Cycle
Mostly cycleways following the Water Ride and flat flat flat. Regroup at Lovely Snapper Park or carry on to Le Quesne Road and back

10 May Crownthorpe Ride
A road ride from Ohiti Road to Matapiro and Crownthorpe Church west of Fernhill. Some hills here and there.

17 May A Mystery Biking Trip
Trundle around the roads and stop banks of Napier or Hastings or Havelock North. Wait and see.

24 May CHB Selection
Start in Waipukurau and follow the trails west of town or maybe go south over the roads towards Takapau. TBD.

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