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Southern Kaweka Medium Group - Anzac weekend 2024

by Terri-Ann Scorer The Medium Group was the biggest party of the Anzac Day weekend at 7 trampers. Leader Margaret Law was joined by regulars Chris Pooley, Suresh Nanu, Teresa Janssen and Grace Yong. Natasha Grondin joined for her first multiday trip with ATC and Terri-Ann Scorer her first for a long while. After a photo in front of the Lakes car park DOC sign, the Medium Group headed out into the forest and over the feeder stream which runs down into the Tutaekurī River. We were well into the…
Southern Kaweka Medium Group - Anzac weekend 2024
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Southern Kaweka Easy Group – Anzac weekend 2024

by Christine Major THURSDAY A dry but very cool wind saw us grinding 500m up Kuripapango from the Lakes Carpark to gain the ridgeline. Too many pine trees had taken hold in the native vegetation for much of the way but finally we walked through beech forest with alpine vegetation gracing the two high points above 1300m. Ruapehu and the East Coast were seen where there were gaps in the bush but the view down to the Ngaruroro River was scurried past as ferocious wind buffeted us across an exposed…
Southern Kaweka Easy Group – Anzac weekend 2024
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Taranaki Easter 2024 Medium Trip

by Grace Yong Pre-tramp emailsInfo availedWeather updatesGear list relayed Chorus:First time leadingAre you kiddingWhat…
Taranaki Easter 2024 Medium Trip
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Mist, Must Do’s and Maybe Don’ts

by Darnielle Silver Easter 2024 Left 8am, dead on time, from the garage and ‘flew’ down to the Naki in a mere 7 hours,…
Mist, Must Do’s and Maybe Don’ts
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Karioi and Pipiwharauroa – March 2024

by Tony Walton Our first day walk weekend of the year was a variation on our usual Mt Pirongia – Raglan – Mt Karioi…
Karioi and Pipiwharauroa – March 2024
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South Island Safari March 2024

Wednesday 6 by Carolyn After a comfortable night at Pohara Top 10 Camping Ground 12 of us ventured out for the first…
South Island Safari March 2024
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Northland Cycle Tour – March

by Christine Major Sunday The rain let up as we left the Goose Bakery in Matakana for our journey to first Point Wells…
Northland Cycle Tour – March
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Canterbury High Country Cycle Tour 2024

This report of a Canterbury High Country Cycle Tour by 3 ATC members in February 2024 makes for some fascinating reading
Canterbury High Country Cycle Tour 2024
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Lake Adelaide – February 2024

by Christine Major Thursday Only the day before did the gods bestow a benign weather window for our planned tramp into…
Lake Adelaide – February 2024
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Mt Titiroa – February 2024

by Tony Walton Many months back I scheduled 3 back-to-back trips in Fiordland – George Sound, Mt Titiroa, and Lake…
Mt Titiroa – February 2024
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Extended Northern Tararuas - January 2024

by Alex Sancho We managed to do most of the planned itinerary, 10 days of great backcountry tramping, staying mostly in…
Extended Northern Tararuas - January 2024