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Saturday 29 September 2018

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Duration: Saturday 29 September 2018 to Sunday 30 September 2018 (2 days)
Details: As a result of Waitakere and Hunua track closures, we are scheduling a weekend involving two day trips in the Dargaville area, leaving Saturday morning, staying in the Dargaville Campervan Park / Cabins


29 September- Tangihua Forest
An interesting rugged landmark area with some steep and challenging tracks through mainly podocarp broadleaf forest with some kauri.
Medium/Hard: Starting at the carpark track to forest area 30mins, Horokaka track, Main Ridge, Te Haua Ura track to lodge then back to carpark. Time 6 - 7 hours
Short: With the others for the first part of the Horokaka track, then cut back to Te Haua track via Tumanako track. Time approx. 4 hours
Leader: Russell Allen 276 8770 mob 021 0480380
Transport: Club bus   Driver: Simon Rainger
Destination: Tangihua forest carpark just off Omana Rd
Departure: 8:00 am Club garage, 31 Sandringham Rd, Kingsland
Rest stop 15mins Wellsford
Walk starts approx. 11.00am
Evening: After the walk the bus will go to the Dargaville Campervan Park and Cabins. There are cabins and other motels close by. Those wanting accommodation book their own. Others pay for campsite on arrival.
Sunday: 30 September - Mt Tutamoe
Climb through Kaihu Forest to the top of Mount Tutamoe and you will be rewarded by stunning, panoramic views. Views from the top are spectacular - you can see Dargaville, Kaipara, Maunganui Bluff to the south and west, Tangihua Forest and Whangarei Heads in the east.
Medium: From the carpark 40 mins up the forestry road, then take the path (not signed but marked with large orange triangle) to the top. Initially path is in newish pine forest but with native trees around, after 20 mins crosses stile into typical native bush and the path climbs to 770m steeply at the top. Reverse back the way you came up. Time 4.5hours
Easy: Same as medium only turn back when you feel you have had enough
Leader: Russell Allen 276 8770 mob 021 0480380
Transport: Club bus   Driver: Simon Rainger
Destination: Tangowahine Valley Rd. Carpark at beginning of forest road.
Departure: 8:30 am from Dargaville Campervan Park
Walk starts approx. 9.00am
Cost: Those using the bus $50 members, $60 non-member Pay your own accommodation costs
Return to Auckland:

Bus should arrive at the garage by about 5.00pm if there are no delays.


To secure a place email or ring Russell Allen FIRST.

Payment: For the Bus Fare - Pay via internet banking - Refer Booking and Payment Info (Weekend Trips)
Trip Number: 1696