TRIP PROGRAMME – January to March 2018:


Changes to tramps will be notified on the club website and the club secretary will email these if advised in time. The trip coordinator should also be advised of proposed changes or additions to the programme or if a tramp doesn’t happen because of bad weather, poor numbers etc. Tramp descriptions, maps and downloadable GPS data for most tramps, but not all, are located on the club website.


Start times for tramps are 7.30 am on Wednesday and 8.00 am on Thursday, unless noted otherwise under the particular tramp. The van will leave promptly at the appointed time. The letter in brackets, for example. (A), relates to the van recovery rate.


Fitness/Trip Grading                                                                                                 Easy: A tramp on fairly level formed tracks, duration 4+ hours, and where there is usually the  option of returning by the same track.                                                 Moderate: A tramp of 4 – 6 hours, often on less well formed tracks or on off-track routes, can involve river crossings or short sections of steep terrain.                     

Fit: Can be over 6 hours duration, tramping on either formed tracks or off track routes, river crossings, steep terrain, snow conditions or high altitudes.



January 2018


Wed 10                                                                                                                     Whakapapaiti Headwaters Tongariro NP BJ34 Fit (A)                                           Organised by Doug Papps and Lynne King. Bookings to Lynne 027 526 7289 (text okay)


Thu 11

Tauranga Taupo fishing tracks

Annette Acres 378 2612


Wed 17

Pukekaikiore to Chateau via Tama Lakes

Dave Wilding 378 0650


Thu 18

Surprise tramp

Jan Smith 378 6267


Wed 24

Mount Pirongia

Depart 7 am Jenny Verschaffelt 376 9011


Thu 25

Tukino Ski Village to Round the Mountain track

Dick Fraser 377 4516


Wed 31

Crater Lake

Bernie Hammersley 377 4081





Thu 1

Kawakawa Bay Kinloch

Pauline Quinn 027 478 1150


Tue 6 – Fri 9

Waihau Bay

See details page four. A wonderful few days away on the coast offered by Christine Elmiger.

Bookings to Jenny Verschaffelt 376 9011


Wed 7

Rainbow Mountain Rotorua BF37 Mod

Own cars.

Kay Feather is the co-ordinator. Phone 378 5202


Thu 8

W2K Headland Loop Kinloch BG36 Mod (Easy option)

Own cars.

Shirley Rountree 377 1177


Sat 10 – Sun 11

Waipakihi Hut Kaimanawa FP BH35 Mod+ (A) $5 hut fee or annual pass.

Jenny Verschaffelt 376 9011


Wed 14

Moerangi Helipad Whirinaki FP BG38 (A)

Austin & Isabel Hutcheon 376 9319


Thu 15

Three Sisters to Tree Trunk Gorge Kaimanawa FP BH36 Mod (A)

Carroll Robertson 377 0471


Wed 21

Tukino Radio Mast to Desert Rd via Waihohonu Tongariro NP BJ34 & BJ35 Mod (A)

Van mover please

Sandy Fletcher 377 4081


Thu 22

Mount Te Aroha or Tui Mine Te Aroha BC35 Mod to Mod+ (B)

Sarah Bloomer 377 0896


Wed 28

Ngapuketurua Kaimanawa FP BH36 Mod/Fit (A)

Permission required

John Marshall 378 8760





Thu 1

Ohope Adventure

Early start 7.30am.  (Take togs).

Jan Mclellan 377 1227


Wed 7

The Bullring Pureora  BG35 Mod  (A)

Interesting history in this area. Permission required.

Richmond Orr  378 7722


Thu 8

Te lringa Kaimanawa FP BH37 Mod (A)

Celia Bockett 377 8589


Wed 14

Napier mystery walk

Easy walking. Ocean views, guaranteed café stop.

Lynne King 027 526 7289 (text okay).


Thu 15

Scoria Flat to Whakapapa Village Tongariro NP BJ34 Mod (A)

Van mover please

Hayden Baker 378 8958


Sun 18

Trip Planning 23 Kereru Street. 7.00 pm

All  Welcome.


Wed 21

Mt Edgecumbe (Putauaki) Edgecumbe BE39 Mod (A)

Permission required

Dave Wilding 378 0650


Thu 22 – Sun 25

Tiritirimatangi Island

See details page five.

Bookings to Gill Tate, 027 443 0531 phone or text.


Thu 22

To be advised. Van away


Wed 28

Makatote Waterfalls Tongariro NP BJ34 Mod+ (A)

Starts at Iwikau Village, ends Scoria Flat.

Van mover please

Organised by Doug Papps and Lynne King.

Bookings to Lynne 027 526 7289 (text okay)


Thu 29

Whakapapa  to Desert Road Tongariro NP BH34, BJ34 &BJ35 Mod (A)

Van mover please

Jonette Taylor 376 7510





Wed 4

Bell Rock   Napier/Taupo  BH38 & BH39 Mod (B)

Bernie Hammersley 377 4081


Thu 5

Lake Okareka and Blue Lake Rotorua BE37 Mod (A)

Geraldine Whitton 378 2445


Sun 8

Rangipo Hut Tongariro NP BJ34/BJ35  Mod (A)

Jenny Verschaffelt  376 9011



Away Trips


Tiritirimatangi Island  22-25 March 2018

Travel Auckland; two nights in DoC bunk house on Tiritirimatangi.

Cost approx $230 pp.                                                                                               Contact Gill Tate 027443053 (phone or text), or email gillandpeter@xtra.co.nz


Van Recovery Rates:


A Trips: Up to 300km round-trip – minimum rate is equivalent of seven persons @ $10/per person ($70), with same cost for Turangi and Taupo members no matter where pick-up might be.


B Trips: Between 300 - 375km round-trip – minimum rate is equivalent of seven persons @ $15 ($105) with the same cost for Turangi and Taupo members no matter where pick-up might be.


C Trips: Over 375km round-trip – no minimum number of passengers and at $0.70 per km. Trip leader calculates cost as total km X $0.70 and divides total cost by number of participants to get individual contributions.







Taupo Tramping Club       PO Box 650 Taupo 3351