The trip will be a 3 day journey from Whakahoro to Pipiriki.
We will drive up in Mae's car, meet at the railway station in Wellington 5.30pm and go from there. We will not stop for food on the way, so eat before or bring something to eat in the car.
Accomodation on arrival on Friday night is at the YHA (http://www.yha.co.nz/hostels/north-island-hostels/yha-national-park/) in National Park Village. We will be picked up by the canoe company Adrift from there on saturday morning and they will drive us to the start of the journey.
On the trip it's either in lodges or camping at:
1) John Coull Hut (Sat 19th)
2) Bridge to Nowhere (Ramanui) (Sun 20th)
Prices (per person):
YHA: $26 (shared 8-person dorm mix/female)
John Caull: $14 (camp) or $32 (hut)
Ramanui: around $14 (camp) or $25 (6-person cabin)
Petrol plus parking: $50
We need to pre-book the canoes and accomodation as soon as possible and before we go up on the journey. Mae will do the booking for canoes and the accomodation so you will need to transfer the necessary money to her before that. The deadline to transfer the money is by Monday 14th 6pm. The account number will be sent out by mail. After you have made your payment, you need to email Mae and tell her what accommodation and canoe option you want to go with and include proof of the payment. Failing to meet the deadline means that you will forfeit your place on the trip. Once booked, there will not be any refunds if cancelling.
You can alternatively call Mae, and give the money to her in person.
You will need to bring your own food for the trip and remember to bring enough for an extra day in case of emergencies. Also remember to bring and check your camping gear. We will send out a list out with mandatory gear and other things you should have with you.
We will need four people to be able to book the canoes/kayaks and due to the limitations of the camp grounds we can't take more than four.