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CANCELLED - North Western Pureoras


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

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

Saturday 25 April 2020

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  Due to Covid-19 this tramping trip is cancelled
Duration: Saturday 25 April 2020 to Monday 27 April 2020 (3 days)
Details: In the North West Pureora Forest a volunteers (including ATC members in the areas around Tunawaea Stream) have been baiting some areas as a means to support successful kokako breeding - with the added bonus for all birdlife. This trip allows you to explore, link, and appreciate two areas that are close as the kokako flies, but a long way apart via road - Tunawaea and Okahukura.
Saturday: We leave in the morning to drive to the Pureroa Forest Lodge near Barryville, settle in, and enjoy some walks in the afternoon in the nearby forest where a further pest control team is active. There is a short forest loop, or a longer walk along the Waipapa South Track and beyond.
Sunday: The bus will drive in to a parking area at the start of the Okahukura Loop from where the 3 different parties will set out.
Fit: Sunday: Walk 7kms up an old vehicle track, then take the Mangatutu Track up to the Rangitoto Range. Follow the range SW to Ranginui (978m) then down the transmitter road for a short distance before heading S down a spur to reach North Line - the first of a number of Tunawaea baiting lines. Follow provided directions to a delightful camping location on the Fantail line. 7 hours
Monday: Follow provided directions using parts of Falcon, Line A, Wildlife Hut, Puka, Kauri, Miro and Tyre, then along a newly marked route back to the Okahukura Loop and the bus. 5 hours
Leader:  Michael O’Connor Ph 021 870791 Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Medium: Sunday: Walk 1.25kms up the Okahukura Loop then take a newly marked route through to Tunawaea "Spaghetti Junction" where multiple tracks tumble into each other. From there follow provided instructions for Wildlife shortcut, Wildlife track, "Tunawaea View", Line A, Falcon, to camp location on Fantail 6 hours.
Monday: Continue to Line B, past Spaghetti Junction, Kanuka (with a delightful stream at the bottom of a steep gully). And then a new route through to Okahukura and the bus. 4.5 hours.
Leader: Tony Walton, Ph 027 478 5223

Sunday: Walk the full Okahukura Loop, an old logging road, all in the Okahukura pest control area. Listen out for birds and enjoy the forest 16 kms, day pack only 5 hours. Camp near the bus or sleep in the bus
Monday: A choice of following the new route part way into the Tunawaea area, possibly to the point where it is above a steep picturesque gully OR explore some of the Okahukura bait lines away from the old road. Maps to be provided. 4 hours.
Leader: Martin Woodhead Ph 021 397 734

Pureora Forest Lodge: Provides a fully equipped kitchen, fridge, freezers, dormitory rooms - bunks with mattresses, showers, cleaning equipment. Leave the Lodge clean and tidy, take rubbish home. Bring towels, pillow, sleeping bag etc, cleaning fluids etc, all food and consumables
Transport: Club Bus   Driver: Chris Burnett
Transport Cost: $55 members, $70 non-members
Accommodation Cost: $20 per person for Saturday night
Total Cost: $75 Members, $90 Non members - pay this amount when booking
Destination: Pureora Forest Park Lodge, off SH30 near Barryville. Turn onto Waitaramoa Rd, then right after 1.7 kms
Departure: Saturday 8.00am, Club Garage, 31 Sandringham Road
NO LUNCH BREAK EN ROUTE - bring your own
Maps: Topo50 BF34 Benneydale
Booking: Trip Nº 1807
Please quote: Weekend + [your name] + 1807 with on-line payments.


This event is fully booked