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Auckland Anniversary Weekend - Tuhua (Mayor Island)


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

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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"

Friday 25 January 2019

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Duration: Friday 25 January 2019 to Monday 28 January 2019 (4 days)
Details: Known for its spectacular scenery, Maori history, black obsidian from past volcanic activity and surrounding marine life.
Saturday: Boat from Tauranga to South East Bay (Opo). 2 hours. Set up camp. Afternoon walk to Tokimatea Point , Western Bay (Omapu), Honeymoon Bay (Otiora), return to track junction, via Ruawaipiro Pass up to Tutaretare (320m), return to camp. 4.5 hours.
Sunday: Around the island, up over Ruawaipiro Pass, through Te Ananui Flat, Hurihurihanga Bay (short distance off track), descend to crater floor to Lake Aroarotamahine (Green) return via the Devil's Staircase to camp. 8 hours.
Monday: Over Ruru Pass and down to explore Lake Te Paritu (Black), then head west along the crater floor and back over Ruawaipiro Pass to return to camp. 4 hours. Boat departure 2-2.30pm.
Leader: Margaret Law, Ph 0212554124 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Note: There are a few wasps on Tuhua so be prepared.
Transport: Club bus   Driver: Chris Burnett
Bus Cost: $40 members, $50 non-members
Boat Cost: $150 per person return 
Destination Friday night: Omokoroa Kiwi Holiday Park, 165 Omokoroa Road, Omokoroa, Tauranga.
Accommodation Cost Friday night: $22 per person. Sleep on the bus.
Tuhua Camping Cost: $33 per person for two nights. Includes Landing Fee. Note that basic cabins are also available if required
Trip Deposit: for Holiday Park Friday night, camping on Tuhua and boat - $60 to be paid by 10 December 2018 to secure your place on this trip. Final Payment details have now been advised to trip participants
Trip No: 1718
Departure: Friday 7.00pm Club Garage, 31 Sandringham Road



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