Mt McKerrow

This day trip showed me just how accessible the bush is from Wellington city.  Our very organized trip leader (Clinton) gave us all the details we needed to get to the start of the Whakanui track using only public transport. In short you can take the 8.35am train on a Saturday morning from Wellington Railway … Read more

Turere Falls adventure

  More photos from Tony Route Saturday 9.25 hours – Carpark to Mt McKerrow via Clay Ridge track, about 1km north of Mt McKerrow go down the first SE tending ridge and drop into Turere stream about 200m above the sidestream coming off pt 586 on the Whakanui track. Walk downstream about 150m until you … Read more

Madness and Bananagrams on Mt Matthews

See more pictures from Sarah.  Andrei’s report of Saturday: An important takeaway was quickly realised – my venerable Mazda Millenia sedan, which was the surrogate club van for the weekend, can only hold four backpacks.  Three in the boot and one in the middle of the back seat.  Just as well we had a late … Read more

A trifle easy (medium) weekend (Paua Hut via Mt McKerrow)

We met at Platform 9¾ bright and early on the 10th November and headed off, via a crucial pit stop at Maccie Ds, to the road end of the Whakanui Track. Once there, we kitted up and headed up what felt like a near-vertical climb to meet the McKerrow Track.  We enjoyed a gentle tramp … Read more