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The Wellington Tramping Group Message Board › New Meetup: Smiths Creek - Dobson daytrip, Tararuas

New Meetup: Smiths Creek - Dobson daytrip, Tararuas

Andrew K.
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Wellington, NZ
Announcing a new Meetup for The Wellington Tramping Group!

What: Smiths Creek - Dobson daytrip, Tararuas

When: Sunday, February 27, 2011 9:00 AM

Where: Railway Station
Upper Hutt
Upper Hutt

This is a 5-6hr daytrip circuit in the Tararuas from Kaitoke roadend, Marchant Rd, Upper Hutt.

The idea is to metup at Upper Hutt Railway station at 9.00am, then share cars to Kaitoke (I can provide 3 places). Then tramp up a well formed track over a saddle and down through native bush to Smiths Creek shelter and the Tauherenikau River for an early lunch / snack. Following this there is a short sharp climb through bush again then out into the open on the edge of Marchant ridge to the old Dobson Hut site, for another break and snack. From this point its all down hill, where there'll be further views of the Hutt Valley and Wellington. We should return to vehicles my about mid afternoon.

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