Inland Pack Track Paparoa National Park 16,17,18 September
Grade: Easy to Medium
An overnight tramp on the west coast just north of Punakaiki. We will travel over on the Friday, stay at a camping ground. Saturday morn set off on the track and camp at the Ballroom overhang, so tents are needed. The track is 25km. Sunday is a short walk out, then the drive home.
Leader: Louise Wynn Phone: 03 685 8272
Oteake Conservation Area 24, 25, 26th September
Otematapaio Hut 20km Map CA15
Starting from near sailors cutting we will start walking up Otematapaio river bed for the first 8 km then along a marked track to the newish hut. It is a steady gradual uphill walk to the hut and will take about 6-
Contact: Catherine Phone: 6866857
Mt Nimrod 11th September
This is an easy day trip to Mt Nimrod Reserve.
Contact: Barry Ph: 688 5320
South Temple Hut 8th – 9th October
This is a weekend walk into the South Temple hut.
Trip Leader: Barry Phone: 6885320
Thar Lodge Mt Cook 28th -
Friday night leave Timaru. Travel to Thar Lodge. According to Mr Goggle, Mt Cook village is 185km away and takes 2hrs 10 min to get there??? Thar lodge sleeps 14, so hopefully I can get at least 10 keen trampers to accompany me on a nostalgic trip to my past. 10 people = $20 ahead/night, plus mileage, split food Saturday night (The Hermitage is dearer).
Friday night leave about 5.45/6pm. Have your tea before leaving town, graze on the way or a late tea at about 9pm. Your choice.
In theory you will wake to a glorious morning and to Mt Cook and its majestic scenery just up the valley. This is where YOU decide what you want to do. I’m not your caregiver. I’m just arranging the accommodation and Saturday’ nights tucker. The only thing I ask is you do things in pairs, fill in an intention sheet I will have back at Thar lodge. There is Muller Hut, Sealy tarns, the Hooker Valley, Mt Wakefield which was in one of the latest Wildest Magazine articles. The worlds your oyster. Don’t know how far I can get up Wakefield, a good attempt is good enough for me. Or you can sit at the hut and just take in the majestic’s of the mountains that people travel half way around the world to see, weather permitting.
Sunday, could be a wander around the village, coffee, The DOC centre. We will have to clean up our accommodation after lunch, then head for home. Sound alright? Then come and join me and others for a weekend away at Mt Cook National Park.
Trip Leader:John Phone: 688 8536
Arthurs Pass – Edwards to Hawdon 24th – 26th October
This classic three day trip normally done in the opposite direction. First night at Edwards Hut, then a steep climb to Tarn Col, down to Walker Pass and thence to the Hawdon Hut.
Leader: Robert Phone: 684 6845
Lindis Peak 5th November
Update on 5th November tramp.
We have to change the location for our tramp as the Lindis Peak is closed for lambing. So I have sorted a closer tramp.
Wether Range track, which is on the left-
Phone Louise 03 685 8272 if you have any questions.
Paradise Valley – Hopkins River 10th/11th December
This is a very attractive secluded hanging valley just to the north of the Huxley River. Some steep climbing, but not too long. A camping trip.
Leader: Robert Phone: 684 6845
Flagpole Hill Whitecliffs Sunday 20th November
Flagpole being 910 m above sea level is in the Malvern Hills area at Whitecliffs just where the Selwyn river flows from the hills.
There will be a early start as we will have about two hours travel.
For those of you that have read Station Life in NZ by Lady Barker Flagpole was on their property.
Leader David Mason Ph 03 686 3550
Three sections of the Te Araroa 17th – 25th November
Cass to Lake Coleridge 1 night/2 days
Rakaia to Lake Heron 2 nights/3 days
Mesopotamia to Roundhill 2 nights/3 days
There will be a lot of messing around with transport between sections on this trip. Expressions of interest as soon as possible would be appreciated.
Contact: Robert Phone: 684 6845
Christmas Diner Monday 12th December
This is in place of our monthly club meeting. This year we will dine at the Grosvenor Hotel
Contact: David Ph: 6863550
Kayaking Day 17th December
An introduction to sea kayaking
what to bring. shorts, sandals,light windbreaker, sunhat, NO COTTON CLOTHING,sunscreen, lip screen, sunglasses, lunch, full drink bottle or 2, nibbles, towel, full change of clothes.
numbers will be limited by the number of sea kayaks I can beg or borrow.
Contact: Colin & Judy Ph: 686 0995
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