Date: 21-24 October 2022.
Trip type: Alp1: MF.
Location: Inland Kaikoura Range.
Author: Jon K.
Trampers: Jon K (leader), Diego, Christie.
Looking across the Cook Strait my eyes habitually fixate on one striking feature – the centerpiece and highest peak of the Kaikoura Ranges, Tapuae-o-uenuku, also affectionately known as ‘Tappy’. A couple years ago I started consolidating the skills and experience to attempt Tappy and enjoy its panoramic and lofty summit at 2885m. Miraculously the stars … Read more
Date: 2-5 June 2017 (Queens Birthday Weekend).
Trip type: Private ALP1 Medium-Fit.
Location: Mt Tapuae-o-Uenuku via Hodder River, Inland Kaikouras.
Author: Nick Horrell.
Trampers: Nick, Elisabet, Tereza.
The 5pm Interislander is packed with familiar faces. We have the company of the WTMC, TTC and NZAC all heading for their long weekend objectives. After an uneventful crossing, we’re off on our own private adventure – to bag the summit of Mt Tapuae-o-Uenuku. Almost two hours after leaving Picton, we cross a suspension bridge … Read more
Date: 30 September-3 October 2010.
Trip type: Alp1 Medium Fit Trip.
Location: Inland Kaikouras.
Author: Steve Austin.
Trampers: Steve Austin, Tim Frank, Harry Smith, Spencer Clubb, Peter Scolley, Stephen Healey.
The journey to Mt. Tappy is one of the highlights of the WTMC winter schedule and this year was no exception. The trip got off to a poor start from a punctuality viewpoint as we arrived into Picton 90 mins late at half past midnight. The ferry staff put on free fish n chips to … Read more