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Mangakino Pack Track - Northern Kaimais


Refer to What you need to bring, Pickup Directions and Maps, Trip Emergency / Delay handling and Cleaning Gear

Newcomers - You are very welcome - always phone the leader to confirm this walk is suitable for you

Remember to bring the advertised fare in cash with you on the walk

Saturday 14 December 2019

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Medium / Long: This involves tramping from Te Aroha to Dickey Flat via the Mangakino Pack Track - a chance to see part of the Kaimai that we seldom get to, even though it is not far away!

Follow the road uphill for around 2kms, then look for the track on the left that heads up to the Tui Saddle. Continue straight down the other side and the track soon reaches the Mangakino Pack Track. Turn left and follow this past the Mangakino Shelter, and past the turnoffs to Daly’s Clearing Hut and Dean Track to reach the Waitawheta River. Note that the crossing is now likely to be before where it is marked on the topo map. Take care to ensure the crossing is safe - link up if necessary.

Once on the other side follow the track alongside the river to Dickey Flat, where the bus will be waiting. Time 5-6 hours.
Leader: Andrew Murdoch  Ph 021 489 206
Medium / Short: From Dickey Flat follow the track upstream alongside the Waitawheta River. Take care to ensure the crossing is safe - link up if necessary.

Once on the other side continue on the Mangakino Pack Track, past the Dean Track junction. At the Daly’s Hut Track junction take the track to the hut. From there continue down the track to the Waitawheta River, then follow the track out to the Franklin Road road end Time 4 - 5 hours. (A shorter option is to go down Dean Track to Franklin Rd)
Leader: TBA
Transport: Club Bus   Drivers: Athol Berry, Keith Ayton
Destination: Te Aroha - a short distance up Tui Rd before it comes to a locked gate
Departure: 8:00 am Club garage, 31 Sandringham Rd, Kingsland
8:15 am Marewa Rd, Greenlane, behind Countdown
Cost: $25 members, $30 non members
Note: Early start and late finish