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March 2018

Mt Tarawera (Combined with Forest and Bird and Rotorua Botanical Society)

March 24

Trip is to run Sat 24th (with a backup day in case of wet weather 25th March) Meet : DOC Rotorua Office, 99 Sala St, Rotorua, go in Scion (Forest Research) north entrance and turn left before the locked gates 8:30am or DOC Ashpit Road campground, Lake Rerewhakaaitu at 9:15am. Grade :Medium-Hard and in particular confident walking on steep mobile scoria slopes and along high and sharp ridges. Registration: Minimum age 14 years old. Maximum of 25 people on trip on a…

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May 2018

Western Bays track – Waihaha River section to Western Bay, Lake Taupo (Combined with Rotorua Botanical Society)

May 13

Leader :  Chris Bycroft 07 345 3840  chris.bycroft@wildlands.co.nz (email preferred) Meet : The carpark Rotorua 8 am or the Waihaha Carpark at 9:30 am. Grade : Easy track condition, medium distance covered We will meet either in Rotorua or at the Waihaha Track carpark on State Highway 35 (times may be adjusted closer to the time).  We will head towards the Western Bay of Lake Taupo along the cycle trail.  This is a very scenic part of the Lake Taupo Cycle trail with…

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September 2018

Maungatautari (combined with Rotorua Botanical Society)

September 9

Leader : To be confirmed Meet : The carpark Rotorua at 8:00am  or at the Hicks Rd parking area (northern side of Maungatautari  mountain) 9:30am Grade : Medium We will walk up towards the summit of the mountain along the Wairere Traverse which is a gravelled track, so hopefully not too muddy.  The track will be quite steep in places but punters should be rewarded with a good altitudinal vegetation sequence and views of the surrounding area (don't get too excited it is…

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December 2018

McLaren Falls Park – Bits and pieces (with Rotorua Botanical Society)

December 2

Leaders: Graeme Jane & Gael Donaghy 07 5703123 gtjane@kinect.co.nz. Meet : The carpark Rotorua at 8.30am or McLaren Falls at 9:30am Grade : Easy to moderate. All routes well formed or across pasture with steeper bits stepped. Four forest remnants, each with a different flavour. The first is a small area of forest containing swamp maire (easy); the second a gully walk through remnant lowland podocarp forest (easy to moderate); the third another gully walk through some beech forest to a site containing…

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