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Trip Costs

Trip transport costs are shared among participants.  Some trips involve additional accommodation and activity costs.

Trip Grading

E        Up to 4 hours walking on tracks
M      Up to 8 hours walking, reasonable fitness needed.
F        Over 8 hours walking, usually rough terrain, a higher level of fitness and alpine equipment often needed.

Clubnights

Clubnight is at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month except December and January.  Meetings are held in the North Otago Search and Rescue headquarters, 1 Severn Street.  Entrance is the first on the left from the bottom of Severn Street. Potential members are welcome.

Nov
26
Sun
Macraes Mountain Bike Ride (TBC)
Nov 26 @ 8:30 am

A ride of 2 to 3 hours over undulating 4wd tracks from Macraes to the Redbank Skink Enclosure and return via Nenthorn. Longer options may be available.

 Contact: Jane  (021 758 589)                                                                                                                          Depart Medway car park 8.30 am

E-M                                                                                                                                                       or 10 am at Stanleys Hotel, Macraes.

Dec
3
Sun
Chinamans Cave
Dec 3 all-day

Starting from Trotters Gorge Reserve following Trotters Creek then a short climb under Trig L sidling out to pt366 where we will descend to Chinamans Cave. Returning to the 4wd track and continuing on to Christmas Creek where the track leads through native bush to Pigeon Creek and return to car park.
Contact: Neville {4372531 ]

Depart Medway car park 8am.
M

Dec
10
Sun
Club Barbeque
Dec 10 @ 4:30 pm

A BYO food & drink BBQ will be held at Robbies, Goblin Woods Breakneck Road Waianakarua . Come and enjoy the end of year get together without the burden of that heavy pack.
Contact Robbie [4346353]

Time: From 4.30pm.

Jan
12
Fri
Potts Hut – Hakatere Conservation Park
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm

Day 1: Start from the Potts River bridge on the Hakatere – Potts Road (600 m); follow mostly 4wd tracks to Mystery Lake and Dogs Range (1500 m); descend to Potts Hut (900 m, 10 bunks), passing an unnamed lake.
Day 2: Option 1 – Follow Potts River down with some crossings, then climb out on to the Potts Range (1100 m) and return to the Potts Bridge on an unmarked route. Option 2 – Return via Day 1 track.
Distance 27 km; Time 7-8 hours per day.

Contact: Maurice (434 6166) Depart 6pm, Fri 12th .
M/F

Names to Maurice by Mon 8th Jan.

Jan
28
Sun
Mts. Alexander (1357m) and Nobbler (1550m)
Jan 28 @ 8:00 am

These two peaks are at the northen end of the Kakanui Mountains.They wil be accessed from the top of the Danseys Pass [935m] with a walk of around 8km each way along the top ridge of the range.
Contact: John {4395598]

Depart Medway car park 8am.
M

Jan
29
Mon
Trip Planning
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm

At NOSAR rooms, 1 Severn Street.
All ideas for autumn and winter activities enthusiastically received.

Feb
2
Fri
Hinewai Reserve
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm

Hinewai Reserve is one of Banks Peninsulas best kept secrets – over 1200ha of regenerating native forest and remnantsof old growth forest,privately owned and managed. The reserve is the brain child of legendary botanist Hugh Wilson who has managed it since it was first bought in 1987. The plan is to do day walks from a base at Hinewai Lodge.
Contact: Robbie [4346353] Depart Medway car park 6pm, Fri 2nd
E/M

Names to Robbie by Mon 29th please  ( numbers limited )

Feb
11
Sun
West Maerewhenua
Feb 11 @ 8:00 am

A gradual climb through easy tussock to overlook the Otekaieke River. Round trip of 5-6hrs.
Contact: Bill [4370368]

Depart Medway carpark 8am.

E

Feb
12
Mon
Club Night: Adventures in Fiordland
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm

Lewis Hore will talk about his adventures in Sutherland Sound including kayaking ,looking for signs and sound of the planet’s rarest bird, the South Island Kokako including some video footage.
Contact : Bess [ 4349953 ]

Feb
17
Sat
Ahuriri / Canyon Creek
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm

Overnight in Base Hut or camping beside vehicles near road end. Saturday walk to the saddle to look into the Dingle Valley. Sunday walk up to the Canyon Creek cirque and return.
Contact: Bill [ 4370368 ]

Depart Medway carpark 8am Saturday
M/F

Names to Bill by Mon 12th please.

Feb
25
Sun
Bike Ride
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am

Meet at Purtons Cafe car park, Maheno for a choice of bike rides. All will ride Island Stream Road to Wairoa Road, down Herbert Road to Herbert, Ross Road and Tulliemet Road to One Tree Hill Road (22kms). Then options: Continue up to Stalker (10km each way) Take the shortest route back to Maheno (34kms in total) Or through Kuriheka to Serpentine Road and back to Maheno (40kms) Or for those who wish to do more than 60kms they can continue on to Kauru Hill. Refreshments at Purtons. Bring plenty of suntan lotion and liquid.
Contact Jane (027 4335795)

Depart Purtons Bar and Cafe, Maheno 9.30am Sunday
E/M 

Mar
3
Sat
The Glens Reserve
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Glens Reserve is being cleared of flowering currant and broom and replanted in native trees. This project was initiated by David Wigley with the help of other volunteers to turn this overgrown area into an attractive reserve. Come along on Sat morning for an hour or three and help with this worth while project

Mar
10
Sat
Alexandra Wanderings
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm

Smell the thyme on local short walks between those gorgeous rock formations .
Contact Karyl (4395518)

Depart Medway carpark: 8am Sat
E

Names to Karyl by Mon 26th please

Mar
12
Mon
Club Night – Biking in South America, Patagonia
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm

Ian Sutherland will tell us about his latest overseas biking adventures in South America
Contact Jane (027 433 5795 )

Mar
18
Sun
Lindis Peak (1226m)
Mar 18 @ 7:30 am

The track start is by Old Faithfull Road, near the old Lindis Pass Hotel off SH8. The track to the summit has great panoramic views of the surrounding area, from the impressive St Bathans Range in the east, to the Southern Alps and Mount Aspiring/Tititea in the west. A tramp of 16kms/ 5-6 hours.
Contact Jac (4345278)

Depart Medway carpark: 7.30am Sunday
M

Mar
24
Sat
Otago Anniversary Weekend: Ahuriri to Lake Hawea via the Te Araroa Trail
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm

Two parties are necessary for this trip with one starting at Lake Hawea (3 days tramping) and the other starting from the Ahuriri Road carpark ( 2days tramping). Three huts en route but tents are optional. Early intentions to Uwe as numbers are limited.
Contact Uwe (4349066)

Depart Medway carpark 8am Saturday

M/F

Names to Uwe by Mon 12th please