Trips

Day Trips:

Depart from and return to a convenient point on the side of town near to the destination. See maps. Non-members are asked to phone the trip leader in advance. If you doubt your suitability for a day-trip, or if the weather is turning bad, contact the trip leader beforehand. A phone inquiry does not oblige you to go on the trip.

Weekend Trips:

May leave on a Friday night (usually for base camps) or Saturday morning. Please book with the trip leader by the closing date. Be certain you want to go on the trip when booking, as it is not fair on the leader to withdraw after the closing date (good excuses excepted). Numbers on some weekend trips are limited, so book promptly.

Bike Trips:

For up-to-date details of any biking trips highlighted below please contact Chris Leaver 03 322 6445, or newptc75@gmail.com.

Trip details

Note - clicking on a trip destination will show the location on a map.

10-14 Apr

Easter

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Wilkin—Siberia--Crucible--Young

Raymond Ford 022 318 0872 or fordrm@snap.net.nz

Popular moderate circuit over Gillespie Pass with a bonus side trip to Crucible Lake. We may use local jet-boat transport get us to and from the track.

List closes 29 Mar.

10-14 Apr

Easter

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Golden Bay Base Camp

Kevin & Heather Hughes 332 6281

A host of things to do in this beautiful area.

List closes 29 Mar

10-13 Apr

Easter

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Punakaiki, Inland Pack track, Mt Bovis

Awaiting leader. Please contact Kerry Moore 359 5069 if you are willing to lead it.

An easy-moderate fine weather walk to the Ballroom overhang and beyond.

List closes 29 Mar

12 Apr

Sunday

Pompeys Pillar—Red Bay

Bruce Cameron 022 188 5905

An easy-moderate Banks Peninsula walk to seldom visited bays. We will pass through a covenanted patch of bush.

8am Princess Margaret Hospital, NE carpark off Cashmere Rd. Approx Cost $14

18-19 Apr

Sat- Sun

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Casey Saddle-Poulter River-Binser Saddle

Gary Huish 332 7020

A straightforward Arthurs Pass National Park circuit with no rivers to cross and tracked all the way. Look for orange fronted parakeets and Mohua along the Poulter River.

List closes 12 April.

18 Apr

Saturday

Pines

Kerry Moore 359 5069

A satisfying day in Castle Hill Basin cutting and pulling wildings to stem the westward march of pines.

List closes 6pm Friday 17 April

19 Apr

Sunday

Baywatch II

Bruce Cameron 022 188 5905

Another exploration of the many bays of our Banks Peninsula. Easy-moderate.

8am Princess Margaret Hospital, NE carpark off Cashmere Rd. Approx cost $14

25-28 Apr

Sat-Tue

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Harper Pass, Te Araroa Section

Names to Kerry Moore 359 5069

A moderate crossing of the main divide from Aickens, up the Taramakau River, over the 960m pass, to Lake Sumner Forest Park, down the Hurunui and Hope valleys, to Windy Point on the Lewis Pass Highway. Good huts and an opportunity for a dip in the Hurunui Hot pool on-route.

List closes 19 April

26 Apr

Sun

Takamatua--Ellangowan Reserve

Awaiting leader

An easy-moderate tramp from near highway 75 to Ellangowan Reserve on the Old Le Bons Track.

8am Princess Margaret Hospital, NE carpark off Cashmere Rd Approx cost $13

To see planned trips further ahead, click here for the annual Trip List 2020-2021 (PDF)