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SUSPENDED - Wires Track, Coromandel

 

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Sunday 28 June 2020

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  Due to Covid-19 this walk is suspended. It probably won't happen
Details: One of the best known parts of the Maratoto is the ‘Wires’ track so named after the telegraph line diverted through it during the Waikato Land Wars. The first Government line was erected there in 1872 and there are still some small remnants of the telegraph poles. Starting at the end of Wires Road we walk up the Whangamata Off Road Vehicle track to the junction with Wires Track and on for a stop at the Tairua River.
Fit/Long: We continue on via the top section of the Whangamata Track to Wentworth Falls - a picturesque 50m height in two steps. The trip then returns back to the Tairua River, then down the Wires Track, with a second waterfall diversion if time permits, to return to the bus. Good pace, 6 hours.
Leader: TBA ( TBA
Medium: After the Tairua stop, this party will return to the Wires track junction, then follow the Wires track, including taking in a 30 minute diversion down and back up a very steep track of sorts to view a very pretty waterfall. At the western end of Wires we exit across farmland and do a short walk back up the road to the club bus. More relaxed pace 5-6 hours.
Leader: TBA ( TBA
Transport: Club Bus   Driver: TBA
Destination: End of Wires Road, off Maratoto Road, off Thames/Paeroa Highway
Departure: 8:00 am Club garage, 31 Sandringham Rd, Kingsland
8:15 am Marewa Rd, Greenlane, behind Countdown
Cost: $20 members, $25 non-members
Note: Later finish today