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Mamaku Explorer

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 15 September 2023

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Three walks the Club hasn’t done before – two on the Mamaku plateau and climbing Te Tapui peak. Accommodation at Opal Hot Springs with option to eat out in Matamata on Saturday night.

Saturday drive to the Kaimai Plateau, walk Woods Mill Track, ending at cascading Waiomou Stream. Option for the more adventurous to cross the stream and climb the ridge on the old, now overgrown route towards Hiwiroa, the highest point in the Mamakus. Beautiful mature forest here, but we’ll turn around when we hit the impenetrable supplejack jungle. Return to bus, 3-4 hrs.

Drive through Mamaku Village to the Mokaihaha Ecological Area on South Rd and walk the loop track through superb mature podocarp forest and past a small lake, 2 hrs. Return to base with time to enjoy the hot pools. Both walks rated Easy.

Sunday Medium From access point on Piakonui Rd climb to Te Tapui peak and return. The route is untracked and unmarked, mostly open bush but with occasional bush-crashing. Careful navigation and route finding is needed, so we won't be travelling fast. 4-5 hrs.

Easy Take Te Tapui loop track to Maungakawa summit and return, 3-4 hrs.

Leader: Dennis Brown Ph 021 1955590 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Transport: Club Bus

Driver: Larry Beard

Transport Cost: $61 members, $76 non-members

Accommodation: $80 per person. We have booked a bunk for everyone for the two nights in either a 4 or 6-bunk standard cabin. Mattresses and pillows supplied, bring your own sleeping bag and towel.

Total Cost: $141 members, $156 non-members

Destination: Opal Hot Springs & Holiday Park

DepartureFriday 7.00pm, Club Garage, 31 Sandringham Road


Bookings: Use form below. Trip Leader Approval not required - trip leader code Mamaku. Only members can book until 25 August.



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