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Northern Kaweka - Easy Medium

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.

Thursday 26 January 2023

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An extended long Auckland Anniversary weekend in marvellous tramping country. Something for everyone, as long as you’re up for climbing the odd hill or two….

Easy Medium

Friday from Makahu Road end walk in to Te Puia Lodge 26 bunks, 3 hrs. In afternoon visit Mangatainoka Hot Springs and return, 90 mins.

Saturday head up the Makino River flats and pick up the track to Makino Hut (6 bunks) 6-7 hrs.

Sunday to Middle Hill Hut (6 bunks, camping) 5.5 hrs. This section crosses 3 major gullies with steep 150-200 metre vertical descents and climbs back out.

Monday out to Makahu Road, 2.5 hrs.

Leader: Martin Woodhead Ph 021 397 734

Transport: Rental vans

Drivers: Various

Transport Cost: $104 members, $130 non-members

Hut Fees: Annual Hut Pass or 1 blue DoC ticket required for all huts except Te Puia Lodge (3 tickets) and Kaweka Flats Biv (free)

Destination: Mangatutu Hot Springs Campsite, Makahu Rd

Departure: Thursday 8am, Club Garage, 31 Sandringham Road


  • Each party limited to 6 including leader
  • Tents to be carried
  • Map: NZTopo50 BJ37 Kuripapango and a tiny bit of BH37 Rangitaiki



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