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Labour Weekend - Paihia
Saturday Paihia - Opua - Okiato - Russell Loop Walk – Paihia • Fitness required: Moderate to high • Gradient: Steep in places • Time: about 8-hour Hike including ferry’s and snack/lunch stop We will need to leave Auckland Friday night and stay in Paihia. Starting our day at 8am Saturday morning from Centabay back packers we can crack into our adventure. We stay in Paihia Saturday night as well and we can stop in and do the Waipu Cove track on our way back to Auckland. There are multiple options at the below back packers so check it out and book what’s going to suit you best. Please let Centabay know you are coming up to do the hike with Tracey and there will be a 20% discount on yr accomodation https://www.centabay.co.nz/ Paihia to Opua (3 hours) Starting from Paihia's quaint town centre, this easy walk takes you along the main beach onto a well-established coastal track. Take in the views across the channel to the Russell Peninsula before finishing in Opua, where there is a general store beside the car/passenger ferry. Okiato to Russell (3.5 hours) Board the ferry to Okiato, where you can join a well-formed track that crosses wetland flats, forest and a waterfront boardwalk before joining the roadside. End at historic Russell, where you can catch the passenger ferry back to Paihia. https://boiwalkways.weebly.com/paihia---opua---russell-full-circle-walk.html Sunday - Waipu Coves Track on our way back to Auckland (Optional) https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/northland/places/waipu-area/things-to-do/waipu-caves-track/ In regards to carpooling the costs are $30.00 per person (please bring cash). If you are wanting to car pool or are happy to use your car to car pool for others please put in the comments. I’m happy to help co-ordinate but it is up to you guys to get yourselves to the start point. Carpooling does require some etiquette.... bringing spare shoes to wear on the way home, a plastic bag to store mucky shoes and wet clothes, maybe a towel to dry yourself off or dust-off sand, spare clothes if you think you might get wet. It’s not fair to create a mess in someone’s car giving them extra work afterwards. Be prepared Ensure you take: • drinking water • snacks/food and money for the ferry • a water/windproof jacket, hat, sunscreen and wear warm, layered clothing • hiking boots • mobile phone • small first aid kit Please note as with any meetup you are attending the event at your own risk. Your safety is your responsibility. Please no jeans. Please only sign up if you are committed to coming along and if your circumstances change please take your name off the list as soon as possible as it is unfair on people who are on the waiting list to get themselves organised at the last minute

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