Category Archives: 2016

Packhorse Track Bank Peninsula July 23rd-24th 2016

Packhorse Track Bank Peninsula July 23rd-24th 2016 At 7.30am five keen trampers left Timaru on route to our weekend tramp. After parking the car at the Kaituna Valley Rd car park and in fine but windy weather we proceeded to … Continue reading

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Inland Pack Track Paparoa National Park – 16th – 18th September 2016

Inland Pack Track Paparoa National Park 16th – 18th September 2016 What a cracker of a weekend. Well, became a long weekend. The weather forecast for the week was (sh..). Not good for a tramper to be crossing rivers, on … Continue reading

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Flagpole Whitecliffs 20th November 2016

Flagpole Whitecliffs 20th November 2016 After worrying about the weather Sunday morning turned out to be a great day for a climb up a hill, seven o’clock we all meet up at the Morgan’s Road car park jump in four … Continue reading

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Scott’s Saddle 29th July 2016

Scott’s Saddle 29th July 2016 Beginning with pick up at 8am on a cold but clear morning, with myself and three others we headed out of town through Geraldine we picked up another willing trampers which gave us a grand … Continue reading

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Oteake Conservation Area 24-26 September

Oteake Conservation Area 24-26 September Oteake is a nice area and less than 2 hours from Timaru. This trip we headed into the area from the Otamatapaio River opposite Sailors Cutting. We parked at the car park, 15m from the … Continue reading

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Day Tramp in the Nimrod Scenic Reserve 11 September 2016

Day Tramp in the Nimrod Scenic Reserve 11 September 2016 An early Sunday morning start eight of us headed out west to the Nimrod reserve below Mt Nimrod. By around 8.30am we were all ready to make a start of … Continue reading

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Te Araroa Trail – Glenariffe Station to Castleridge Station

Te Araroa Trail – Glenariffe Station to Castleridge Station Sunday 20th November – Tuesday 22nd November 2016 Northbound Party: Rob Birks, Leo Garmonsway. Southbound Party: Jim Pearce, John Hyland, Stephen Keach. Starting out from our comfortable backpackers in Methven on … Continue reading

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Benmore Hut 21st – 22nd August

Benmore Hut 21st – 22nd August This hut is situated in the Big Ben Range, which in turn is on the south side of Porters Pass on the West Coast Road. Ten km past Springfield one turns left onto Ben … Continue reading

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Te Araroa Trail – Mount Gerald – Two Thumb Range Circuit

Te Araroa Trail – Mount Gerald – Two Thumb Range Circuit Wednesday 23rd November – Friday 25th November 2016 Circuit Party: Rob Birks, Leo Garmonsway, John Hyland, Kar Keong Ng, Stephen Keach. Report By: Leo. Life is all about how … Continue reading

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Te Araroa Trail – Glenthorne Station to Cass Village

Te Araroa Trail – Glenthorne Station to Cass Village Friday 18th November – Saturday 19th November 2016 Northbound Party: Jim Pearce, Stephen Keach. Southbound Party: Rob Birks, Leo Garmonsway, John Hyland. Report By: Stephen. Jim knows all the good spots … Continue reading

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