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Northern Kaweka - 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….


Friday from Makahu Road end walk in to Te Puia Lodge then head up the Makino River to camp, 6 hrs. Optionally visit Mangatainoka Hot Springs on the way, 90 mins return.

Saturday  take track to Mangaturutu Hut (750m vertical climb) then continue around to Tira Lodge (Venison Tops) 12 bunks, 7 hrs.

Sunday take the track to Whetu and head down Camp Spur to Middle Hill Hut (6 bunks, camping) 6.5 hrs.

Monday out to Makahu Road, 2.5 hrs.

Leader: Chris Burnett Ph 021 143 0676 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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