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Friday 29 May 2020

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Due to Covid-19 this tramping trip is suspended. It probably won't happen

Duration: Friday 29 May 2020 to Monday 1 June 2020 (4 days)
  Queens Birthday Weekend
Details: Enjoy beach walking, superb cliff top views and beach side camping with swimming opportunities in the Far North for the long weekend
Easy: Saturday: After dropping off the other parties, drive to Cape Reinga to explore this interesting area at the accessible top end of the country. Then walk (day pack only) from there through to Tapotupotu Bay (3 hours) where you will stay for 2 nights (camping or on the bus).
Sunday: Walk the Twilight / Te Werahi Loop Track to Te Werahi beach, continue past Herangi Hill, and then take a detour out to lunch at the lighthouse on top of the cliffs at Cape Maria van Diemen. Return to the main track, continuing to the top end of Twilight beach, then head inland on the track back to the bus. Return to Tapotupotu campsite.
Monday: Follow the Te Paki Coastal Track eastwards towards Pandora for more cliff-top views, then return to the bus
Leader: TBA Ph TBA Enquiries: Contact Tony
Medium: Saturday: Drop-off on SH1 at the Pandora Track. Follow that through to the side tracks to Kauri Bush and the Te Paki summit, with great views along the way. Continue on down to the Pandora campsite for an afternoon to explore the coastal cliffs and beaches, rock pools, waterfall and eastwards towards the Waitahora Lagoon. 5 hours, plus exploring from Pandora
Sunday: Take the Te Paki Coastal Track through to the Tapotupotu campsite with spectacular clifftop views. 4-5 hours.
Monday: Load your overnight gear on the bus, then continue on the Coastal Track to Cape Reinga, Te Werahi beach, to Herangi Hill for views out to Cape Maria van Diemen, then take one branch of the Twilight / Te Werahi Loop Track up to SH1 to wait for the bus
Leader: Chris Burnett Ph 521 6200 / 021 143 0676 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Medium Fit: Saturday: Drop-off 4kms along the Te Hapua Rd to start from the eastern end of the Kohuroanaki Loop Track. Follow that over Kohuroanaki to the Kohuroanaki Skyline Track, and continue on that, joining up with the Te Paki Coastal Track through to Tapotupotu campsite - possibly 8-9 hours BUT carrying a day pack only, as the bus will be there with your gear when you arrive !
Sunday: Take the Te Paki Coastal Track through to the Cape Reinga, then on the start of the Te Araroa Trail along Te Werahi Beach, over Herangi Hill to the Twilight Beach campsite (free) 6.5 hours. An optional detour (recommended) out to the lighthouse at Cape Maria van Diemen - add 1.5 hours.
Monday: Continue on the Coastal Track / Te Araroa walkway down to Ninety Mile Beach, along the beach to Te Paki Stream, then up the stream to the carpark to wait for the bus 4.5 hours
Leader: Tony Walton, Ph 630 2591 / 027 478 5223 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Transport: Club Bus   Driver: TBA
Transport Cost: $85 members, $105 non-members
Accommodation Cost: Tapotupotu Campsite $15 per person per night. Other campsites free. Add your applicable campsite fees to the Transport Cost when booking. (Easy party $30, other parties $15)
Destination: Friday night - Raetea North Side campsite
Departure: Friday 7.00pm, Club Garage, 31 Sandringham Road, Kingsland
Maps: Topo50 AT24 Cape Reinga
Trip Number: 1808


This event is fully booked