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Two Day Walks in the Coromandel

 

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Saturday 28 September 2019

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Duration: Saturday 28 September 2019 to Sunday 29 September 2019 (2 days)
Details: This is a two-day walk with most staying at the Whangamata Campsite overnight. It is not necessary to book and pay in advance, although you can do so if you wish, however please let Russell Allen Mobile: 021 0480380 Email:

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Saturday 28 September: Old Wires Track/Whangamata Track into Wentworth Valley The Wires Track is named after the telephone line which used to run through the Maratoto. Remnants of these old telephone poles can be seen along the track, as can the fence from an old cattle holding pen. The track is well marked and gives lovely views across Maratoto. It's steep in places. The Whangamata Track leads into the attractive Wentworth Valley
Medium: Follow the Wires track to the top of the range which leads into the Whangamata track that takes us down into the Wentworth Valley, where the bus will be waiting to take us to the Whangamata Campsite.

This walk is committing; once you start you have to finish it - Approx 5 - 6 hours
Easy: Stay with the driver and walk in from the Wentworth carpark until you meet the other party coming in the opposite direction.
Leader: Russell Allen 021 0480380; 276 8770
Transport: Club bus   Driver: Rudy Melster
Destination: End of Wires Rd. Hikutaia
Departure: 8:00 am Club garage, 31 Sandringham Rd, Kingsland
9:30 am Walk starts
Accommodation: Whangamata Campsite. Make your own arrangements with the campsite. Kitchen cabins and campsites available. Telephone 07 865 9128 Shops, restaurants and beach within walking distance. Website Link
If you have a cabin booked and have a spare bed to share with someone else, please contact our ATC Accommodation organiser - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you would like to take advantage of a spare bed in a cabin already booked, please contact our ATC Accommodation organiser - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  For requesting a bunk in a cabin, please email as above, and then once confirmed, pay $35 to the ATC bank account 02 0100 0024675 00 immediately to secure your booking. In the payment details provide your name and "Whangamata". Accommodation bookings close on Tuesday 24th September.
Sunday 29 September: Wharekirauponga Track
Medium: This is a pretty route made from an old horse-drawn tram track. It passes unusual andesitic rock formations enroute to the old camp and battery site for the Royal Standard Goldmine. Beyond the battery site and tunnel are the Wharekirauponga Falls. There are numerous young kauri alongside the track.
Easy: We follow an attractive stream across two bridges. At the Falls we will take a longish break so people can explore an old workings tunnel for at least 100m (bring a torch), or explore around. Above where we stop is below a working pump associated with current gold mining. Below you can climb down to the river, explore around the boulders or take a swim if so minded. Time approx. 3.5 hours inc. the longish break.
Leader: Russell Allen 021 0480380; 276 8770
Destination: Carpark at end of Parakiwai Quarry Rd
Departure: 8:30 am from campsite
8:45 am walk starts
Return ETA: Expected arrival back at Club garage between 3.00pm and 4.00pm. There will only be a toilet stop on the way back.
Cost: $35 for members; $45 for non-members (for use of the bus). Bring in cash to pay at the start of the trip.