At a loose end over the New Year? Then join AW on a camping and hiking adventure in the Rimataka ranges!
Starting outside the Wellington railway station at 8:00am we will catch the Wairarapa train 8:25am to Maymorn arriving at 9:05am. We will then walk from Maymorn station to the Kaitoke kart track.(www.gw.govt.nz/tunnel-gully) From Kaitoke kart track we will follow the Rimutaka rail trail to the summit (www.gw.govt.nz/rimutata-rail-tril).
At the summit we will camp for a night of New Year merriment and festivities. The next day we will walk to cross creek and on to Featherston. From Featherston we will catch the train from the railway station at 5:26pm, back to Wellington railway station.
Maymorn to Kaitoke 2hrs
Kaitoke to Summit 2.5hrs
Summit to Cross Creek 2hrs
Cross Creek to featherston 2.5hrs
We are walking on an old railway line so its flat walking and there will be lots of stops along the way to take in the history as we ago.
$24.00 for the train tickets, to be purchased at the respective train stations.
What to Bring:
A tent, sleeping blanket, appropriate footwear, wet weather gear and warm clothing, cooking utensils, food and water.
Event is dependent on weather. Will be cancelled if weather is poor.