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Kiritehere Coast

You MUST obtain approval from the leader before booking this trip. They'll give you the trip code - without the correct code your booking will be rejected.

Be sure you know everything you need to know before booking this trip - the booking process, the gear you need, departure point, emergencies, tramp grading description. See the Multiday Tramp info page.

Only ATC members can book a trip up to 3 weeks before a trip commences. After that time, non-member bookings may be accepted.

Friday 12 May 2023

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2 day walks based from Waitomo. 

Friday head to Waitomo and Friday night accommodation – Hamilton Tomo Group Hut, Waitomo. Bunk rooms, kitchen, etc – sleeping bag, pillows required.

Saturday drive to Soundy Road, Kiritehere Beach. Take track down to the beach and spend an hour or so searching for fossils. Then ascend a farmland ridge to fabulous views at Pehimatea, a prominent volcanic plug. Return via valley route. Approx 5-6 hours. On the way back to Waitomo, if time, visit Piripiri Caves and Mangapohue Natural Bridge.

Sunday a few alternatives / combinations depending on what was achieved on the Saturday.

  • Back down to Kiritehere to explore the beach.
  • Piripiri Caves, Mangapohue Natural Bridge, Marokopa Falls.
  • Appletree Road and Tawarau Falls Loop Track
  • Ruakuri Caves – Waitomo
  • Te Araroa – Waitomo to Te Kuiti via Pehitawa Kahikatea Reserve

Leader: Martin Woodhead Ph 021 397 734

Transport: Club bus
Driver: Suresh Nanu
Transport Cost: $73 members, $92 non-members
Accommodation Cost: Hamilton Tomo Club $15 per night for 2 nights - $30 total. Add your hut fees to the Transport Cost when booking.
Total Cost: $103 members, $122 non-members
Destination: Friday night – Hamilton Tomo Club, Waitomo
Departure: Friday 7.00 pm, Club Garage, 31 Sandringham Road, Kingsland 

Location Kiritehere Coast


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