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Hapuakohe (Northern Half)

 

Refer to What you need to bring, Pickup Directions and Maps, Trip Emergency / Delay handling and Cleaning Gear

Newcomers - You are very welcome - always phone the leader to confirm this walk is suitable for you

Remember to bring the advertised fare in cash with you on the walk

Saturday 21 September 2019

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Note: This is scheduled for a Saturday so as to avoid the Sunday afternoon congestion on the Southern Motorway
  Walking from South to North
Long: Start at the Ohinewai Road end of the track which follows the Hapuakohe Ridge in a northerly direction with some significant ups and downs on the way.

Some delightful stretches of native bush (kohekohe/puriri), a few hidden streams, and two lookouts with spectacular views across the Hauraki Plains and the farmland on the western side. Finish at the DOC sign on North Rd.
Note: A good six hours of tramping with no opportunity to stop short of the full distance. Not for beginners, good fitness required.
Leader:
Terry Chubb Ph 021 870 158
Medium: An easier trip would be to stay with the driver, and explore the southern section of the track with its native bush and hidden streams, or alternatively go up the southern Hapuakohe section as far as the Maungakawa viewpoint (535m).
Transport: Club bus   Driver: Keith Ayton
Destination: Ohinewai Rd at track entrance, off SH27
Departure: 8:00 am Club garage, 31 Sandringham Rd, Kingsland
8:15 am Marewa Rd, Greenlane, behind Countdown
Approx. 9.30am start time for walk
Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members
Note: EARLY START TODAY