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Moir hill to Puhoi
Greetings Everyone, On Monday we are going to complete a one way walk from Moir Hill to Puhoi. The walk will be on a variety of terrain and will conclude at the Puhoi pub. Along the way we will pass through pockets of mature native bush and will also include some lovely views of the countryside. Duration: Around 5 hours hiking including stops. Distance: Around 13 km. Difficulty: 2.5 on our 1-5 scale for day hikes Cost: $10 for car pooling Toilets: There is only one toilet at the end of the traill. After Hike: Puhoi Pub Important Notes: Please be aware that we will be travelling along and crossing one or two roads - Care MUST be taken at all times. Health and Safety Information: Each person who participates accepts responsibility for making their own determinations and for their own safety, conduct and well being; recognising that there are hazards in attending group and outdoor activities and agrees to participate solely at their own risk. Please: No animals or uninvited guests Preparation is the key to having a good day: - Check the weather - do you have the correct clothing and shoes? - Do you know where the meeting places are? - Have vehicle fuelled and ready to go (if you might be driving); - Prepare everything you need to bring (arrive early if you need anything from the supermarket). Meeting Places: - Victoria Park New World is our initial meeting place for carpooling. (If you haven't met us there before you can read more details here (http://www.meetup.com/auckland-hiking/pages/Meeting_at_Victoria_Park_New_World).). Direct drivers go to the carpark in Puhoi where carpooling to the end of Moir Hill Road will be arranged. Carpooling: - Carpooling will be arranged for everyone meeting at New World after everyone arrives there (transport permitting; you can read more details here (http://www.meetup.com/auckland-hiking/pages/Transport_and_Carpooling)). - If you need a ride from New World there's no need to arrange this in advance - just answer the RSVP question on this. - If you want a ride or can offer rides from another location, you can mention this in Conversation below and contact each other to arrange. - Most people who need a ride tend to meet at New World. Good if most drivers can meet there first. - Each carpool passenger from New World is asked to give $10 to driver. Time Guideline: -9.00 - Good time to arrive at New World, meet & greet - 9.15 - Latest time to arrive at New World, arrange carpooling - 10:10 - Arrive at 550 Moir Hill Road (just past top of Moir Hill), start hike - 15.30 - Finish hike at Puhoi - 15.40 - Puhoi Pub Direct Drivers - 9.30 - Good time to arrive at Carpark in Puhoi (carpark on right side of Puhoi River, opposite from Puhoi pub) - 9.40 - Latest time to arrive at Carpark in Puhoi - 10:00 - Arrive at 550 Moir Hill Road, just past the top of Moir hill Maps and More Information: - New World to 550 Moir Hill (http://bit.ly/AucklandTo550MoirHill (http://bit.ly/AucklandTo550MoirHill)) - Puhoi carpark to 550 Moir Hill ( http://bit.ly/PuhoiTo550MoirHill ) - Map of trail ( https://www.meetup.com/auckland-hiking/photos/327672/475539577/ ) Hike Description & Directions: From Moir Hill we will begin with a short return walk through the bush that leads to a lookout. We will then wander down the road to join Barker Road trail. This trail will descend down to Tolhopf road which we will wander along until we reach Valley track. This track will take us to Reminger Road which we will take until we reach Puhoi track. The final track will follow a ridge line, and eventually descend down to Puhoi township. Bring: - lunch and drink - clothing suitable for Winter - comfortable footwear suitable for walking 13 km or so. - sun and emergency rain protection - plastic bags for muddy footwear - additional clean clothing/footwear to change into after hike - first-aid items - cash ($10 if a carpool passenger; plus optional extra for refreshments afterwards) Other Information: - To help avoid dirtying someone else's car (if you are a carpool passenger; please bring a plastic bag and extra footwear for after the hike). Notes: (1) We aim to leave New World and start the hike exactly on time, and we will NOT wait for late people. (2) It is safer and generally more fun to hike together as a group. We aim to do this with stops at all track junctions for group to regather. However, there's no guarantee this will happen so prepare well for this hike in case you become separated from group. (3) We'll walk at a moderate pace that is comfortable for average hikers with stops at places of interest along the way, and at least one lunch stop. RSVP: - RSVP online by 7:15pm Sunday night; - Answer the ONE RSVP question when you RSVP; otherwise your attendance will be cancelled. - "Change" your RSVP later if you decide not to attend or any of your RSVP answers are no longer accurate; See you on Monday - Chris

Victoria Park New World

Scotland Street Freemans Bay · Auckland

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Hi, we are a social hiking group with an emphasis on meeting people and talking as well as walking, exploring, appreciating scenic nature, and adventure.

The majority of our meetups are day hikes in forests, parks, streams, and along coastlines in the Auckland region. We also venture further afield on weekend camping trips, especially in summer, and sometimes we have multi-day hikes. We also have city walks.

Our hikes vary in difficulty. Some don't require any previous hiking experience, some are more challenging. We usually walk at a moderate pace that is comfortable for average hikers and we stop at places of interest along the way.

We carpool to most hike locations from Victoria Park New World (http://www.meetup.com/auckland-hiking/pages/Meeting_at_Victoria_Park_New_World).

We began in 2003 as a group of friends who like to hike and meet people from near and far, and we have been on Meetup since 2006. Membership is free and our meetups are free to attend.

If you have any questions, you can contact us (http://www.meetup.com/auckland-hiking/suggestion/) :-)

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