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
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: 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
Date: 29-31 July 2011.
Trip type: MF Trip.
Location: Neill Forks.
Author: Ian Harrison.
Trampers: Amanda Wells (leader), Kate Cushing, Megan Banks, Sharon Brandford, Paul Christoffel, Ian Harrison.
I grew up happily located between Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks. As a youngster tramping for me was an enviable choice between silver beech in the hills or golden beach on the coast. So naturally, when I first moved to Wellington I looked down my nose at the Tararuas. A fellow Mainlander, John Pascoe, … Read more
Date: 3-5 July 2009.
Trip type: Medium Tramp.
Author: Mika Verheul.
Trampers: Mika (leader), Phil, Sandra, Adrian, Christian, Robert, Gunes.
I dreamed about Daphne, her spur, her ridge and her hut. After a couple of months filled with studies and deskwork it was time to get out and meet Daphne in the Ruahine’s. I choose to be a novice leader on this trip, the 3 -5 of July. It would be great! There were 16, then … Read more