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: 3rd June - 6th June 2016.
Trip type: Easy-Medium.
Location: Kaweka Forest Park.
Trampers: Marieke (leader), Tony, Bram, Karen, Kevin, Leanne, Stuart, .
4th June – Mangatutu Hot Springs to Te Puia Lodge and Mangatinoka Hot Springs Total Walking Time – 2.5hours Total Hot Pool Time – 2.5hours After a long drive our group arrived at the Mangatutu Hot Springs camping ground at around 1:30am on a very cold evening. Our road weariness and the cold, hard ground … Read more
Date: 3-6 June 2016 (Queen’s Birthday Weekend).
Trip type: Easy Tramp.
Location: Te Puia Track – Kaweka Ranges.
Trampers: Richard (Leader), Andrea, Barbara, Grant, Katie, Kay, Lisa, Nicola, Rachael, Tessa.
The Te Puia Lodge area in the Kaweka Ranges is well known for more than just its stunning scenery; it is one of the few tracks in New Zealand where trampers can relax in spring-fed hot pools at the end of each day. With the winter chill beginning to set in and fine weather predicted, … Read more
Date: Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2015 .
Trip type: Medium tramp.
Location: Kaweka Range.
Author: Marie Smith.
Trampers: Euan (leader), Elaine, Holger, Matt, MarieS, Michael.
The last long weekend for a while meant quite a few people headed to the Kawkeas for three days of excellent tramping. The medium’s plan was to camp out all three nights, which meant lugging our tents up hill and down dale. No huts for us, even though there were a few on the route. … Read more