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Double Hut – 14-15 April 2020

On Saturday morning we headed to Hakatere Lake Heron, where we started tramping to Double Hut. The weather was a hot and we enjoyed lunch at the river side . When at hut we were able to climb further up … Continue reading

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A2O Bike Trip – 20 – 22 March 2020

Getting away from Timaru on Friday night took longer than normal. Seven bikes had to be loaded onto vehicle bike racks, which in practice was quite a slow process. Then a drive to Twizel and Alpine Energy’s cottage where we … Continue reading

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Edwards Valley – Tarn Col – Hawdon Valley, 22 – 24 October 2016

Edwards Valley – Tarn Col – Hawdon Valley,  22 – 24 October 2016 Five of us set out on this trip with an unusual addition – a push bike. Driving up to Arthurs Pass we stopped off at the Hawdon … Continue reading

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Huxley Gorge 30 November – 1 December 2019

Huxley Forks Hut,  30 November – 1 December 2019 After an early start from Timaru, we reached the head of Lake Ohau at around 9.30 am. With John’s trusty 4WD vehicle we were able to drive past the Ram Hill … Continue reading

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Glenorchy 16 – 20 November 2019

Glenorchy area,  16 – 20 November 2019 The main aim of this trip was to spend time visiting old huts in the Whaakari Conservation Area just south of Glenorchy to learn more about the history of scheelite mining in the … Continue reading

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Mt Nimrod 3 March 2018

Mt Nimrod 3 March 2018 It is a long, long way to the summit of Mt Nimrod! A group of ten of us began at the Reserve carpark at 8 am, initially following the Scenic Reserve track. Before descending to … Continue reading

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Taipo Easter 30 March – 2 April 2018

Taipo Easter 30 March – 2 April 2018 Five members, Wayne, Wayne, Christine, Catherine and Ralph set out after work on Thursday 29th departure from Timaru at 5.30pm driving to Rata Lodge Backpackers at Otira. We took 2 cars which … Continue reading

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Otamatakou Scenic Reserve Saturday 19 May

Otamatakou Scenic Reserve Saturday 19 May Departing at 7am from Timaru, Christine, Catherine, Christine, Lindsay, Neville and Barry set out for a day’s walk. We arrived at the start which is on SH 83 next to the Glenburn Camping Ground … Continue reading

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Waiau Hut 1 – 4 June

Waiau Hut 1 – 4 June This Queens Birthday Weekend trip was made possible solely because of the most generous donation by our club member, Robert Birks, for the building of a new DOC hut in the upper Waiau Valley. … Continue reading

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Mt Edwards Saturday 24th February

Mt Edwards Saturday 24th February It was an early start leaving town at 7am with around and hour drive. Wayne had arranged with the land owners that we drive through to a spot in between the two ridges that lead … Continue reading

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