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Miranda Shorebird Centre

Be sure you know everything you need to know before booking this trip - the booking process, the gear you need, departure point, emergncies, etc. See the Day Walk Weekend information page.

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

Wednesday 27 September 2023

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Daylight saving has started and the godwits are flying in from Alaska – an ideal time to overnight at the Miranda Shorebird Centre / Pukorokoro!

Wednesday 27th September

Depart the club garage at 9.15am and drive to Waitawa Regional Park. From carpark hike to Mataitai bay and onto the wharf. Continue around the coast to Waitawa Bay for lunch (swim a distinct possibility) then climb up to Pawhetau Pa and along the ridgeline across the farm park to return to the bus. Approx 10km.

Drive along the coast to the Shorebird centre. Accommodation for 15 people is spread over 3 bunkrooms – bring sleeping bag. Shared bathrooms, kitchen, lounge ( . Bring food for 2 lunches, 1 breakfast and 1 dinner (keep it simple).

From the centre a trail leads along the shell banks to bird hides providing a great opportunity to view birds, especially around high tide (evening and morning). A visit to the hot pools at Miranda village highly likely after we arrive.

High Tide ~ 6pm / 6am

Thursday 28th

Pack up by 9am and drive a short distance to Waharau Regional Park. Tramp the Waharau Ridge Line Track – medium, approx. 14km with 400m altitude gain / loss. (Note if track is closed then we will hike the trails at Tapapakanga Regional Park instead).

Return to the garage by late afternoon.

Leaders: Anna Ph 021 134 7408 and Ian Roberts Ph 021 026 75675

Transport: Club Bus

Driver: Keith Ayton

Bus Cost: $30 (members) and $35 (non-members) 

Accomodation Cost: $35

Total Cost: $65 (members) and $70 (non-members), payable on booking 

Departure: Wednesday 9.15 am, Club Garage, 31 Sandringham Road

Bookings: Now Open



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