Date: 12th to 14th April, 2019.
Trip type: Medium fit tramp.
Location: Tararua Forest Park.
Author: Henry Fisher.
Trampers: Tereza Bublikova, Shauna McAuley, Julian Dunster, Emily Fifield, Gareth Robinson, Henry Fisher (leader).
INTRODUCTION This route is one of the few opportunities to make a weekend loop from Holdsworth that gets you onto the stunning middle range of the Tararua Ranges. It does, however, require quite a bit of effort to make it work, with multiple steep climbs and descents, and with Powell Hut currently out of commission … Read more
Date: 15-17 June 2018.
Trip type: Medium Tramping.
Location: High Ridge, Tararua Forest Park.
Author: Tony S.
Trampers: Matt (co-leader), Maj-Britt (co-leader), Tony S and Yenfei.
I had last visited Mid Waiohine hut many years ago and I’ve been keen to go back there for a while. So I signed up for Matt and Maj-Britt’s trip there. We met at Wellington station on the Friday evening and departed for the Wairarapa. As we were driving we were already discussing other options … 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: 13-15 Feburary 2-15.
Trip type: Medium Tramp.
Author: Maarten Ruiter.
Trampers: Craig McGregor, Sarah Fisher, Dan P, Bernie, Dan W, Maarten Ruiter (author).
It had been a beautiful week of weather. Of course the forecast for this, the following week is also primo! However, in-between, we would be tramping in horizontal rain with a southerly bringing a wind chill and a not-so-balmy minus 5 degrees. Most of us had what we needed and other put a little more … Read more
The idea Following the thrill and tranquillity of water-focussed South Island tramps at Christmas, I was keen for aquatic adventures closer to home. Spencer floated the appealing idea of a weekend pack float along the Waiohine river from Mid-Waiohine hut to Totara Flats. It sounded fun and challenging. The planning Meticulous research and preparation happened … Read more