TRIP PROGRAMME – July-September  2017:  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.















Wed 2:  Franks Bivvy, Kaimanawa FP. Mod+/Fit. New trail and mostly off  track.

Nick Green 378 8721


Thu 3:   Kaikawaka Villa  Raurimu   Mod

Gill Tate 378 2626


 Wed 9: Te Iringa  Kaimanawa FP   Mod/Easy option available.

Alwyn Chinn 377 6592

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thu 10: Mangatautari   Putaruru  Mod  North South track.

Sarah Bloomer 377 0896


Sat 12/Sun 13: Whangaehu Valley Road Scenic Tour –  Adventure with Bernie.

 Bernie Hammersley 377 4081 or 027 486 6783


Wed 16:Option (1): Tongariro Alpine Crossing (weather permitting). Crampons required. Mod+

Option (2): Te Tuhi Track to Wairere Falls  Kaimai FP  Mod+

Decision on which trip will run will be made Mon 14 August at 7 pm.

Bookings to Denys Gayton 027 430 9514 (txt okay).


Thu 17: Three Sisters to Tree Trunk Gorge  Kaimanawa FP  Mod

Carroll Robertson 377 0471


Sun 20: Bike Waikato River Trails  Karapiro Section at Arapuni 22 km return.

 Bernie Hammersley 377 4081 or 027 486 6783


Wed 23: Lake Opouahi

Bernie Hammersley 377 4081 or 027 486 6783


Thu 24:  Mt Pureora from Link Road  Pureora FP  Mod

Val Wilkinsn 072 160 470


Wed 30: Old Coach Road Tongariro NP Mod

Lynne King  027 526 7289 (txt okay).


Thu 31:  Rainbow Mountain  Rotorua   Mod

Jonette Taylor 376 7510




Sun 3:  Trip Planning Meeting  23 Kereru Street, Taupo 7.00 pm.

 All welcome with your ideas for tramps in the third quarter October to

December 2017.

Jenny Verschaffelt 376 9011



Wed  6:  Red Shed and Beyond  Pureora  Mod plus $5 trailer fee.

Combined bike or walk.

John Marshall  378 8760


Thu 7:    Verns Clearing   Whirinaki FP  Easy/Mod

Hayden Baker 378 8958


Wed 13: Piropiro Flats and Beyond  Pureora FP  Mod

 Dave Wilding 378 0650


Thu 14:   Mt Urchin Kaimanawa FP Mod

 Celia Bockett 377 8589


Wed 20:  Mt Urchin/Waipakihi River  Kaimanawa FP  Mod

Denys Gayton  027 430 9514 (txt okay).


Thu 21:   Hinemaiaia River: Lake to the Dam  Taupo  Mod

Helen Tapp    377 2029


Wed 27:  Waipapa to Pureora Lodge  Pureora FP  Mod+

 Austin Hutcheon 376 9319


Thu 28:   Wairere Stream and Ridge Track Tongariro NP

Leader Hugh McKeesick. Bookings to Shirley Rountree 377 1177




Wed 4:   Waihohonu Springs   Tongariro NP BH35  Mod

Jenny Verschaffelt  376 9011


Thu 5:   Silica Springs and Whakapapanui Tracks Tongariro NP  Mod

Geraldine Whitton 378 2445



Taupo Tramping Club       PO Box 650 Taupo 3351