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Kaimanawa weekend - Fit

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 Urchin Campsite take the road & Urchin Track, drop to Waipakihi River, 3km upriver at Thunderbolt Creek ascend ridge to Te Hiwiokaituri Ridge, traverse ridge to pick up Waipakihi Middle Ridge route to camp by the Waipakihi River, 9+ hrs.

Sunday return along Umukarikari Track to road end, 6hrs.

Leader: Andrew Murdoch Ph 021 489 206 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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