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Toi Toi Trekkers Tramping Club

FMC affiliated

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Welcome

logo Toi Toi Trekkers (4TC) is a South Auckland based tramping club affiliated to Federated Mountain Clubs New Zealand (FMC). We enjoy many Sunday and weekend tramping trips into Regional and National Parks throughout New Zealand. We welcome you to read the list of Future Activities planned and come join the fun!

History

From early 1971 tramping trips were run about once a month from Aorere College with senior pupils, a teacher, and Frank Potbury our founding President. When Aorere College became one of the first community colleges in New Zealand, one of the night classes was for those interested in starting a local tramping club; this was 1975 and trips by this time were every Sunday, with weekend tramps going further afield. more...

How to Participate

Monthly Club Meetings

Meetings are held at 8.00 pm on the first Thursday of the month (except January) at the St. George Scout Hall, Guide Place, Papatoetoe. New members are always welcome to come along for a chat, coffee, and join the activities. Members a $2.00 coin at the door please. Contact Us...

Tuesday Evening Walks

These popular walks are suitable for all levels of fitness and are a great way to start with the club. Often associated with an evening meal. For further details Contact Us...

Sunday Hikes and Weekend Trips

A varied program of walks throughout the Auckland and surrounding regions, including the Hunua Ranges, Waitakere Ranges, Kaimais, Coromandels and more. For further details Contact Us...

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Recent Trips

In the last few months members have made various trips :-

Leitches Clearing

A 3 day trip into Leitches Clearing inland from Piopio - the 3 hours walk to the Hut was relatively easy but we were glad to deposit our full packs and set off the next day with just a daypack to explore the valley and initially headed for Waipawa but after several hours the track became too difficult as it had not been cleared and there were windfalls to negotiate, lovely bush country- though one would wonder at the sanity of a man who lived in such a remote place alone for so many years. The weather was overcast with a few showers but not cold and the walk out uneventful, we detoured by car a few kilometres up the road to view the Waitanguru Falls which cascade down into a steeply enclosed bowl easily viewed from a wooden lookout at the end of a pretty track.

Lake Waikaremoana

after the long and sometimes bumpy ride we viewed the Mokau falls driving in and then did the Hinerau walk and investigated the series of Aniwaniwa waterfalls and Whatapo bay before staying at Big Bush Holiday Camp in veritable luxury. Early morning we were dropped off at the Hopuruahine Landing swing bridge in calm weather despite the threat of Cyclone Luce. The walk is pleasant and not too difficult (although a few more ridges on the first couple of days than anticipated). We took 4 days - plenty of time to take in the scenery , especially( after stashing our packs) the track up to the Korokoro falls which were just magical in the moss draped forest, (beech, tawa, rimu and kahikatea)- time to just sit and enjoy. The third days hike up to Panekire was a bit more difficult but very rewarding, new tracks were being cut by digger as we climbed further up, not as close to the bluff as the original track but also with none of the roots to negotiate,(we trod the original while it was still available). After reaching the hut rain came down and the views disappeared but by next morning the skies were clearing and the complete Panorama was unveiled- stunning !plenty of breaks to peruse the vegetation and views over the Lake and out to the coast - then we were down again at Onepoto, well pleased with our adventure- the 45km challenge over.

Queen Charlotte Sound Walk

This was almost luxury, flying to Blenheim, visiting the Peter Jackson Aviation Museum at Omaka –(fascinating - well worth the effort)before being driven to Picton and next morning dropped off by boat at Ships Cove, lunches in backpacks and our luggage ferried by boat to our accommodation – is this glamping? Still 71 kilometres to go and the first few almost a straight up climb from Cooks Memorial- whose idea was this? The scenery was not unlike that of Waikaremoana with the steep ridges of ancient river cut valleys and the water was almost a mirror, the vegetation was different with none of the moss, but the autumnal berries were in full display on supplejacks and coprosmas, it was very beautiful as we looked out Kenepuru Sound appearing almost green on one side and the deep teals of Queen Charlotte the other. The water incredibly clear and the interisland ferries dwarfed in the surrounding vistas. Not a terribly difficult walk, you just need the stamina to keep going - marking off the kilometres by post markers along the way just breathe and enjoy. Red toadstool rings in the pine forest and the sound of many birds especially, bellbirds. The kilometres completed we enjoyed the boat ride back to Picton and the next morning walked to Bobs Bay and then out along the Snout track to Queen Charlotte lookout where while enjoying lunch we could look out with satisfaction on the ridges of our previous days walk- very impressive! Picton is a lovely little town well worth delaying the Cook Strait trip to investigate its shorter walks and variety of stores – especially the second hand bookstore.

NZ Metric Topographic Maps are now online Further to our recent club-night on maps and navigation here is a link ... Walking Access Map System
to the New Zealand Walking Access Commission's online public access mapping system, the Walking Access Mapping System (WAMS). WAMS has been designed to assist the public to identify land in New Zealand open to recreational access on foot and to provide other access related information. You can view the metric topo maps and print out the area you need.

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