This event is now full and closed to RSVPs
Is flying in a helicopter on your bucket-list? Come take in views of the beautiful Kapiti Coast from the air and land. This event combines a helicopter flight with Helipro and a guided walk with Greater Wellington Regional Council through one of Wellington's stunning regional parks.
What we are doing:
A lucky 8 AW members will join GWRC as part of their summer events program on a guided Heli-tramp up Mt Wainui. We meet up with the Park Ranger and some other members of the public to fly with Helipro from Queen Elizabeth Park to the landing point on the Battle Hill side of Mt Wainui. From here we will be guided into the Native bush of Mt Wainui, part of the Akatarawa Forest stretching from Upper Hutt to Paraparumu. Our guide takes us to Mt Wainui trig at 722m where we have lunch while taking in fantastic views over the Kapiti Coast. We descend down the mountain and via Whareroa Farm back to our starting point.
More information regarding Helipro can be found here http://www.helipro.co.nz/
and about GWRC from here http://www.gw.govt.nz/
Difficulty: 7/10 - Good level of fitness required. Some steep, unsteady and boggy sections. GWRC have recommended this walk for participants sure on their feet with a good level of fitness.
Length: approx 7 hours..
Time: meet at 8.45am
Cost: $113 per person.
How to reserve your place:
1) RSVP for the waiting list
2) Pay the required $113 into the following bank account prior to 1st March 2013.
Account Name: Adventure Wellington Trust
Account #: 38-9012-0322630-00
Reference: 102391422 / Your name / helitramp
Please note that refunds become non-refundable after 1st March 2013
3) Email the organiser to confirm payment ([masked])
As soon as payment is confirmed (this can take a couple of days) you'll be moved over to the attendee list (you'll receive an automated email). If there are no spots available anymore, you'll be refunded. Please note there are only 8 places on this event.
If the event is cancelled or postponed, or you change your RSVP to "no" before the date that payments are no longer refundable, then you are entitled to a refund. Due to problems with tracking payments we cannot transfer your payment to future events. To obtain a refund please email bank account details to the event host. If you fail to do this, one reminder will be emailed to you, through the meetup.com site. This requires that you have supplied an email address for meetup.com which you regularly check. If after 2 weeks you have not supplied bank account details to the event host, then the money will be unavailable for refund and will instead be deposited in the AW Spare Funds account, for use which benefit the AW membership.
Where: Meet outside the Ranger's office in Queen Elizabeth Park. Take the MacKays crossing entrance into the park and the Ranger's office is located on Whareroa road.
What to bring: Make sure you are equipped with warm clothes, wind/water proof jacket, water, snacks and something for lunch, and good sturdy walking shoes - the condition of the ground could be boggy depending on weather before the day.
How to get there: Queen Elizabeth Park is located on SH1 between Paekakariki and Raumati on the Kapiti Coast.
Public transport: There are train stations located at Paekakariki (1.5km away from the southern entrance to the park) and at Paraparaumu. From the latter Bus no. 250 can take you to Raumati South. I really would recommend trying to rideshare with someone by posting a comment below.
Whilst every possible assistance will be offered, Adventure Wellington Trust, the Trustees, Event Organisers/hosts and members cannot be held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to, during, or after an event.
NO SHOW POLICY
If you no show or cancel after 7pm the night before this event you will have a 'no show' recorded against your name. No shows can lead to you having to leave the group. Please read our Group Rules here http://www.adventurewellington.co.nz/pages/No_Show_Link_for_Members/
This event is out of town. It's your own responsibility to sort out transportation. If you need a lift you can post a comment below this event page to see if other attendees have free spots in their car. If you can offer lifts please also post a comment.