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CANCELLED - Tararuas

 

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You are not booked on a multiday tramp until you have done all of the following :

1. Contacted the leader and received his / her OK to join the tramp

2. Booked in online using the below booking form. Any questions, contact our bookings person on bookings@aucktramping.org.nz

3. Paid the trip fee into the ATC bank account 02-0100-0024675-000 quoting your name, the trip number and "Weekend"

Thursday 09 April 2020

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  Due to Covid-19 this tramping trip is cancelled
Duration: Thursday 9 April 2020 to Monday 13 April 2020 (5 days)
Details: A rare chance, given the distance from Auckland, to enjoy the splendour and majesty of the birthplace of organised tramping in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Something for everyone here with some classic Tararua trips. Each party is limited to 6, Easy (completely) and Medium (mostly) parties have guaranteed beds in comfortable huts (already prepaid by ATC).
Easy: Classic Holdsworth-Jumbo loop
Thursday: drive from Auckland to Holdsworth camping area, camp / sleep on bus
Friday: from Holdsworth road end to Atiwhakatu Hut (3hrs, booked), afternoon explore the track continuing up the delightful Atiwhakatu Valley to Pinnacle Saddle .670 (2-3hrs return)
Saturday: from Atiwhakatu Hut up Raingauge Spur to Jumbo Hut (2-3hrs, booked), afternoon (if conditions on tops favourable) explore north up the Holdsworth-Girdlestone Range to Angle Knob or further to the aircraft wreck site on Shingle Slip Knob (3-4hrs return)
Sunday: from Jumbo Hut south down the Holdsworth-Girdlestone Range to Powell Hut with a slight deviation to take in the summit of Mt Holdsworth (3-4hrs)
Monday: from Powell Hut back to bus at Holdsworth road end (3hrs), drive back to Auckland
Leader: Bill Mancer 027 230 4850 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Medium: Eastern Tararua highlights - Totara Flats, High Ridge and the Holdsworth-Jumbo loop
Thursday: drive from Auckland to Holdsworth camping area, camp / sleep on bus
Friday: from Holdsworth road end to Totara Flats Hut (4hrs, 26 bunks, 3 hut tickets/annual backcountry hut pass)
Saturday: from Totara Flats Hut, re-cross the Waiohine swing bridge and locate cairn on the track a few hundred metres back up Totara Creek. This signals the start of a disced/blazed route up the spur to Flaxy Knob (.965). Follow the sometimes less-than-obvious route along and up High Ridge to its termination on the track below Mt Holdsworth, drop down to Powell Hut (7-8hrs, booked)
Sunday: from Powell Hut head north along the Holdsworth-Girdlestone Range to Jumbo Pk (3hrs). If conditions favourable, head further north along range for views from Angle Knob / Shingle Slip Knob plane wreck (3hr return) then drop past Jumbo Hut down Raingauge Spur to Atiwhakatu Hut (2hrs, booked)
Monday: from Atiwhakatu Hut back to bus at Holdsworth road end (2-3hrs), drive back to Auckland
Leader: Dennis Brown Ph 021 195 5590 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Fit: Classic Neill Forks-Mangahuka-MidWaiohine loop
Thursday: drive from Auckland to Holdsworth camping area, walk in to Atiwhakatu Hut (1.5-2hrs)
Friday: from Atiwhakatu Hut up Raingauge Spur past Jumbo Hut to Jumbo Pk. Head south down the Holdsworth-Girdlestone Range to Mt Holdsworth summit, traverse Isabelle Pk, drop down to Mid-Waiohine Hut (6-7hrs, 6 bunk, 1 hut ticket/annual backcountry hut pass)
Saturday: from Mid-Waiohine Hut, over the bridge and a long grunt up Aokaparangi, one of the major peaks of the southern Main Range. Head south over Wright and Simpson to the very scenic Maungahuka Hut (6-7hrs, 10 bunk, 1 hut ticket/annual backcountry hut pass) and tarn. If time and conditions allow, take an afternoon side-trip south to the Tararua Peaks, Tunui & Tuiti, and the famous ladder between them
Sunday: from Maungahuka Hut to Totara Flats Hut (7hrs, 26 bunks, 3 hut tickets/annual backcountry hut pass) via Neill Forks
Monday: from Totara Flats Hut back to bus at Holdsworth road end (3-3.5hrs), drive back to Auckland
Leader: Robin Houston Ph 0274 310 010 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Transport: Club Bus   Drivers: Chris Burnett, Keith Ayton
Transport Cost: $115 members, $145 non-members
Accommodation Cost (Booked Huts): Easy $35, Medium $20, Fit $5 When booking, add the applicable amount to the transport cost
Destination: Mt Holdsworth road end carpark, Mount Holdsworth Road
Departure: Thursday 7.00am, Club Garage, 31 Sandringham Road
Note: All trips involve travel on exposed tops. Full storm shell required. Easy & medium trips: decent emergency shelter required. Fit trip: tents should be carried (it’s Easter, hunting season, and the huts aint that big)
Easy and Medium groups: Please bring $8.00 cash each for camping fee on the Thursday night
Maps: NZTopo50 BP33 Featherston & BP34 Masterton
Booking: Trip Nº 1806
Please quote: Weekend + [your name] + 1806 with on-line payments.

 


This event is fully booked