Our delightful bunch of 8 bubbly people departed from Platform 9 on Thursday night and made our way to the Makahu road end carpark. A stop was made to scoff burgers in Sanson. All this seemed promising until our headlights beamed on 4 other cars at the road end and realised we’ll have to set … Read more
Date: 4 - 7 June 2021.
Trip type: Easy Medium Tramp.
Location: Te Puia Track, Kaweka Ranges.
Trampers: David (leader), Gina, Inky, Jacqui, Jane, Julie, Marco, Monique, Sally.
Looking through past trip reports it seems the club has a tradition of organising Te Puia tramps over Queen’s birthday weekend. And it’s a great tradition; what’s better than soaking in hot pools on a winter tramp. So the 2021 tramp was organised to live up to the tradition and make the most of the … Read more
Date: 26-31 October 2019.
Trip type: Medium-Fit .
Location: Kaimanawa Forest Park and Kaweka Forest Park.
Trampers: Sarah and Marie (co-leaders), Aimee, Emily, Megan B, Ian, Craig and Illona.
Are we on the right track? Our journey began with a traffic jam at Kaimanawa Road end. Being Labour Weekend, every man and his dog (literally – we were joined by a gorgeous kelpie) was out tramping. After a skillful 100 point turn, our shuttle driver deposited us at the beginning of the Umukarikari track. … Read more
Date: 1-4 June 2018 (Queen's Birthday Weekend).
Trip type: Easy Tramping.
Location: Te Puia Lodge, Kaweka Forest Park.
Trampers: Juan (leader), Cindy, Aoife, and Mauro.
The Te Puia Lodge is an Easy-ish tramp located in the Kaweka Ranges. It was my first tramp as a team leader, and it was a pain in the ass, literally, but I will get to that later on. This guide is structured as follows. Chapter 1 describes the first day and our long drive … Read more
Date: 19-22 Feb 2018 (Wellington Anniversary weekend).
Trip type: Medium-Fit Tramping.
Location: Kaweka Forest Park.
Trampers: Kevin (leader), Matt, Uta and Jessie.
On the Wednesday before our Wellington Anniversary long weekend trip up to the Kawekas, Megan gave a talk about a trip she did with Tony, Fons and Rohan at Labour Weekend last year, where they were able to visit seven huts over the three days. Not that we were into anything like competitive hut-bagging but … Read more
Date: 19-22 January 2017 (Wellington Anniversary Weekend).
Trip type: Medium and Medium-Fit Tramping.
Location: Ballard Hut, Kaweka Forest Park.
Trampers: Medium: Maarten (leader), Emily and Aimee; Medium-Fit: Kevin (leader), Matt, Jessie and Uta..
It was hot hot hot in the Kawekas on Wellington Anniversary Weekend! The Medium group commenced their trip into the Kawekas from Makahu Saddle. Ahead of us was the climb up Kaweka J. Minutes into the trip I was sweaty enough to pick up a fine dry coat of Kaweka dust all over my legs. … Read more
Date: 20-23 October 2017.
Trip type: Medium Tramping.
Location: Kaweka Forest Park.
Trampers: Tony (Leader), Fons, Megan and Rohan.
Labour weekend was a good chance to venture further afield so four of us set off from Wellington for the Kawekas on the Friday evening. Kuripapango campsite, on the Napier-Taihape road, is a long-way from Wellington and with holiday weekend traffic and a pizza stop in Carterton we didn’t arrive until 11.45 pm. Kuripapango campsite … Read more