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Kaimanawa Weekend - 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.

Friday 10 November 2023

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Some classic Kaimanawa trips for all your pre-Christmas hill fitness and river valley relaxation needs. Note the earlier departure time - 1.00pm Friday.


Saturday from the Waikoko campsite follow road to the Umukarikari Track trailhead then over Sharp Cone and south to Urchin. After 5 km descend steeply to the Waipakihi River and camp. 7hrs.

Sunday climb back up the steep track and continue on to Urchin, then downhill to the bus at the Urchin Campsite, 4-5 hrs.

Leader: John Parsons Ph 020 41151414 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Transport: Club Bus

Drivers: Chris Burnett and TBA

Transport Cost: $90 members, $115 non-members

Destination:. Waikoko Campsite, Kaimanawa Road

Departure:.Friday 1.00 pm, Club Garage, 31 Sandringham Road

Brief dinner stop in Taupo or Turangi

Notes: Maps: NZTopo50 BH35 Turangi & BH36 Motutere. Tents must be carried for all parties except Medium 1 (where they’re nonetheless recommended given the year-round popularity of Waipakihi Hut on a Saturday night). Full storm gear essential. Waipakihi is a standard hut (1 hut ticket or annual backcountry hut pass).



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