Date: 29 January 2023.
Trip type: Day(M).
Location: Tararua Forest Park.
Author: Megan M.
Trampers: Megan M (leader) Tereza, Jack and Daniel .
Due to poor weather, the plan for this trip ended up changing quite a bit. Originally, this was meant to be a Howletts Hut overnight trip in the Ruahine Ranges, but due to this walk having a decent portion of ridge travel and river crossings, we decided to do a loop walk a little closer … Read more
Date: 15 December 2018.
Trip type: Medium Day Nav.
Location: Tutuwai Hut, Tararua Forest Park.
Trampers: Caryl, Marie, Heather, Jamie, Pete and Aimee.
This trip was a wobble around South-eastern area of Tararua Forest Park. We started at Waiohine Gorge Road end, taking the Mt Reeves Track to Tutuwai Hut. We then walked about 45 minutes down the Tauherenikau track, finishing with a small scramble up to the unmarked Joe Gibbs Hut. We back-tracked to Tutuwai Hut, went along … Read more
Date: 17-19 August 2018.
Trip type: Medium Tramping.
Location: Holdsworth to Waiohine, Tararua Forest Park.
Trampers: Uta (leader), Juan, Sarah, Andy, Ken and Aimee.
Despite the miserable forecast for Saturday, I was looking forward to Uta’s Medium ‘Holdsworth to Waiohine’ trip in the Tararuas. Not only is Uta a most excellent leader, but the company promised to be top-notch. In particular, I was looking forward to being reunited with my snowcraft buddy Juan who (when I wasn’t clinging to … Read more
Date: 2-4 March 2018.
Trip type: Medium-Fit Tramp.
Location: Tararua Forest Park.
Trampers: Emily (Leader), Simon (Photos), Fons.
We headed into Cone Hut from the Waiohine roadend on Friday night (after getting Chinese takeaways in Greytown – recommended!), and got to Cone at 9.45 that night. Cone is a great little hut and is renowned in arachnologist circles for having some of the hugest spiders in the Tararuas. We crashed almost as soon … Read more
llona lead a group of us up to Cone Hut in the Tararuas in search of some cool flora and fauna. I was a new member to the club so was excited to see what the Tararuas had in store. We made out way down the Waiohine river gorge (via a small detour) and started … Read more
We set of from Waiohine Gorge road end on Friday night for Cone hut. Our original plan was to navigate to Jak Flats biv North of Mid-Waiohine hut but the heavy rain and wind forecast for Sunday wasn’t conducive to tops travel so we reshuffled it to Neill Forks via some navigation up from the … Read more
Date: May 1959.
Trip type: Historical!.
Author: Graham McCready.
Trampers: Norm, Graham and unknown others!.
In May 1959 as a 14-year old teenage after an unsuccessful attempt to join the Tararua Tramping Club, I was invited by Norn Whiteside a fellow Wellington Technical College student to join him on what he described as “a Friday night stroll from Kaitoke to Walls Whare”. I asked him where Walls Whare was and … Read more
Date: 16-18 May 2014.
Trip type: Easy Medium tramp.
Author: Claire D.
Trampers: Richard (leader), Claire, Sarah.
See more of RIchard’s Photos. A great walk and a great hut! Not without its steep climbs as is to be expected in the Tararuas – but this time we were lucky to dodge the bad weather that has become associated with the ranges. After a cosy van ride on friday night to the Waiohine road end, … Read more
Date: 14-15 September 2013.
Trip type: EM.
Author: Tim Bruce.
Trampers: Tracey Black, Tim Bruce, Rose Graham, Megan Sety (leader).
The sun shone strong on our transit as we wound along the highway north oh Featherston. The unseasonably warm and almost cloudless sky illuminated the countryside’s early spring greens. So marvelously distracting was the prospect of a golden weekend, that navigator couldn’t be blamed for the missing the first turn off, but perhaps he should … Read more
Date: 28-29 September 2013.
Trip type: M.
Author: Debbie Buck.
Trampers: Debbie Buck (leader), Spencer Clubb (leader, trip photographer), Elizabeth Claridge (leader).
After Ngauruhoe high camp was cancelled, I decided I needed a weekend of tramping to keep my fitness for Tappy in a few weeks. For family reasons, Spencer was about to enter a period of tramping abstinence and wanted a good solid tramp. As well as keeping tramping fit, Elizabeth needed an excuse to avoid … Read more