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Mangahao Flats Hut overnight
Mangahao Flats is a standard 16 bunk hut located next to the river. The track follows the river and should be mostly flat the whole way. I have not been to this hut before but I expect there will be plenty of mud and small creek crossings. DOC website says 5-6 hours. More info here: https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/wellington-kapiti/places/tararua-forest-park/things-to-do/huts/mangahao-flats-hut/ We will walk in and out the same way. To come on this trip you should have been on at least a couple of overnight tramping trips in the past year. Saturday 23 June - 7.30am: meet at platform 9, Wellington train station. Drive to Mangahao Dam road end (approx. 2 hours) - 10am: walk to hut Sunday 24 June - 8am: leave hut, walk back to car park Transport: - looking for at least one other driver to bring their car. There is a longish section of gravel road at the end which might take approx 40mins to drive. Petrol will be approx. $15-20 per passenger Gear: - packing list can be found here https://wtmc.org.nz/sites/default/files/checklist-what-to-take-on-a-trip.pdf Food: - you will need 1 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, snacks and drinks. Feel free to bring alcohol if you wish. - we will do a shared meal ($5 contribution) Hut ticket: - you will need to buy 1 x standard hut ticket ($5) or have a backcountry hut pass Sign ups will open on Saturday 9th June (if I can get the website to work properly). PLEASE ANSWER THE RSVP QUESTION. If you do not answer the question I will move you off the trip for someone who has answered. Any questions? Post below.

Wellington Station, Platform 9

Bunny Street · Wellington

Respond by: 6/20/2018
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