Date: 1st-3rd April 2022.
Trip type: Tramp: Medium.
Location: Ruahines Forest Park.
Trampers: Emily (leader, author), Jamie, Anne, Delia, Tom, Jon, Amy-Lou, Sarah.
This trip started life as a short weekend trip to the Seaward Kaikoura range to do a Kowhai circuit but early on in the planning it was clear the ferry times were not going to accommodate our needs. Everyone who had already signed up was automatically transferred to my chosen alternative which was based around … Read more
Date: 3-5 May 2019.
Trip type: Easy-Medium.
Location: Sunrise, Top Maropea & Waipawa Forks Huts, Ruahine Ranges.
Trampers: Sarah (leader), Amy, Michelle, Karen & Craig.
On Friday we stayed at Triplex Hut before our group had a very relaxed start, while the medium group took off by 7am. The climb up to Sunrise Hut was interspersed with interesting little info signs about the surrounding bush (such as mistletoe) and bird life. At Sunrise Hut we left our overnight gear behind, … Read more
Date: 22-24 September 2017.
Trip type: Easy-Medium Tramping.
Location: Top Maropea Hut, Ruahine Forest Park.
Trampers: Mike (Leader), Bram, Bart, Rosanne, Natasha.
We set off from the railway station on Friday afternoon together with the Easy group and drove the 4.5hrs to the trailhead (I highly recommend our kebab stop at Istanbul in Carterton along the way). The road to the trail head has probably seen better days, so the last few kilometres were a bit bumpy … Read more
Date: 18-20 May 2012.
Trip type: Easy Medium Tramp.
Location: Ruahines .
Author: Alayne Wright.
Trampers: Gareth Morton (leader), Debbie Buck, Alayne Wright, Kaleb Smith, Rachel Laurie, Alaina Jury and Sam Segal.
It was with some trepidation that I joined a group of fellow trampers at the Wellington railway station on Friday evening. I had signed up to tramp into the Ruahines over the weekend. This was my first major tramp into one of New Zealand’s mountain ranges, near winter. I know it’s been said before but … Read more