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Haurangi Hut via Whakanui Track (Newbie to Tramper - $13)
Haurangi Hut is the little brother to Turere Lodge - it's new and has gas and pots/pans and plates/cutlery, but it sleeps just 10 people. We'll take the hard but doable Whakanui track to get there - 7 hours+ with steep bits so you need to be fit. What’s the plan? ---------------------- Saturday 9am we'll meet at Sunny Grove, Wainuiomata. We'll walk in via either the Whakanui Track - around 7 hours with steep bits - or the East Whakanui route - longer, steeper and less formed. We'll stay the night at Haurangi Hut and share a group meal. Sunday, we'll come back the way we came or maybe via Mt McKerrow. Out by around 5pm. What you need to do ----------------------------- Please RSVP if you can commit to coming, since people on the waitlist will miss out if you RSVP ‘yes’ and then don’t come. I’ll need to no-show you if you are RSVP’ed ‘yes’ when RSVPs close, and you don’t make it. If you want to come on this trip, you need to pay the trip costs and come to the pre-tramp meeting, see details below. Cost and how to pay ----------------------------- $13 per person for the hut fees. I'm trying EventBrite for this as an experiment so sign up and pay your money there: First in first paid. No refunds offered, sorry, but you are welcome to contact someone on the waitlist or exchange your place with a friend if you cannot come. Pre-Tramp Meeting -------------------------- NEW DATE TO AVOID CLASH WITH BIVOUAC NIGHT. We will meet at Henry Pollens pub (formerly the GP) on WEDNESDAY 21 March at 6pm to plan the trip. A trip like this will need good planning so you must attend the pre-trip meeting, if you do not then it will be assumed you are not coming and someone on the wait list will take your place. Getting there and away -------------------------------- You will need to organise your own ride or carpool in the comments - please state if you have a car and can bring some people along. As it is about a 40 minute drive each way, please give your driver a koha of at least $5 for petrol. If we don't get enough cars, there are train/bus options to the road-end instead. What to bring ------------------- Group food and group gear – I’ll allocate these out nearer the time. Food - Bring your own breakfast and lunch for 2 days, plus snacks & water, and your assigned ingredients for Saturday night dinner. We will organise a group dinner on Saturday and assign out ingredients for participants to bring. If you have a stove that you can bring, please let me know. If you're not sure what personal gear and food you should bring, here's a good gear list on the TrampingNZ website: If you are still not sure what you should take, please contact me. Cancellations ------------------- The trip will run rain, hail or shine, though we may go to a plan B to avoid the tops and the rivers if the weather is bad. I’ll be in touch direct if plans change.

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This group is all about hiking and tramping and exploring Wellington Region and further afield. We cover everything from a few hours over day and weekend tramps and welcome experienced trampers to organise and guide. Sometimes we even go for a Sunday afternoon Stroll along the coast - but that's the exception.

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