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Friday 22 March 2019

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Duration: Friday 22 March 2019 to Sunday 24 March 2019 (3 days)
Details: Visit and climb the sacred mountain of Ngati Porou. Hikurangi is New Zealands highest non-volcanic mountain with two summits, male and female. First mountain to see the sunrise.
Friday: Meet at Gisborne Airport 5pm. Drive to marae accommodation at Ruatoria. 2 - 2.5 hours. There are several maraes at Ruatoria. Accommodation not yet finalized.
Saturday am: Drive to Mt.Hikurangi carpark. 50 mins. Walk up 4WD road to carvings .10kms uphill, 3 - 4 hours. A series of nine carved art works created for the millennium. A local Ngati Porou guide will give a commentary on the story behind of each carving relating to Hikurangi and what it means to Ngati Porou. Cost of local guide not yet known. Walk up to hut and settle in. 30 mins.
Saturday pm or Sunday am: Climb Hikurangi. 3 hours return to hut.
Sunday pm: descend to carpark and return to Gisborne/Auckland.
Note: Hut is already booked with Ngati Porou Trust. $15 per person for Saturday night. Sleeps 10. NO CAMPING
Leader: TBA
Transport to Gisborne: Option 1: Fly Auckland to Gisborne return. (Approx. $400 return). Flight to arrive Gisborne by 4.30pm Friday. Return flight after 5pm Sunday.
Option 2: Private car. Drive to Gisborne airport. Arrive by 4.30pm Friday. Return leaving Gisborne after 5pm Sunday. Longterm parking at airport $10 for 12 - 24 hours per car.
Transport Gisborne to Mt. Hikurangi: By mini van ( $180 per day x 2 days + diesel. Hire cost divided by 10 people)
Note: Depending on final number of people flying and or driving transport arrangements subject to change.
Note: This document will be updated as more information comes to hand so watch this space.