Archive for November, 2017

Nov 29 2017

Chingford Park, Quarry

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Distance from car-park: 20 km. 5. 29/11/2017. Hikers. Quarry, Chingford Park. Easy. Leaders: Jan Y and Jan B. We had a good turnout of hikers and 3 trampers – 23 in all.  Parked in Selwyn Street and meandered along the Lindsay Creek track, then up through a bush track till we reached the lookout on […]

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Nov 29 2017

Orbells Cave & Fiddlers Hut; ABC Cave & The Gap

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No. 10 on old hardcopy list of 113 club tramps. “Lamb Hill to 3 o’clock creek. Farm. Lambing.” Farm walk. Lamb Hill Station, Hindon Road, Hindon. Seek permission. Check at house before you do any tramping. Lamb Hill: 43 km from car-park. Bendoran: 75 km from car-park. 8. 29/11/2017. Trampers. Bendoran over-night, Orbells Cave. H. Leader: Art. […]

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Nov 22 2017

Allans Beach, Cape Saunders, Puddingstone Rock, Mt Charles

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No. 99 on old hardcopy list of 113 club tramps. “Mt Charles Mr Neil Farm” 27 km from car-park. Click here to read about Cape Saunders Lighthouse and the two graves 9. 22/11/2017. Trampers. Mount Charles. M. Leader: Phil. Mt Charles – 22 November 2017 – Leader: Phil. Following a quick rendezvous of 4 vehicles […]

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Nov 22 2017

Port Chalmers and environs

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Click Dunedin’s Hills’ History for background Information. 30 km from car park. 20. 22/11/2017. Port Chalmers. Leaders: E. Judy and Elaine. 22nd November saw two members celebrating the same birth date (Dave Mellish and the writer).  Are there any other shared birthdays in the Club? Anyway, after some rather off-key singing, 18 hikers set off for Port […]

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Nov 16 2017

The stone-wall ruins on the McKessar Track

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The stone-walled house was burnt out by a bushfire in 1914 after the McKessar family had left the district and the farm had been taken over by a neighbour. George and Emma (Driver) McKessar had lived and farmed there. George was born in 1836 and Emma in 1853 and they had six children. Emma was […]

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Nov 15 2017

Walrus Bridge. Nardoo Scientific Reserve. Little Peak.

Published by under Trampers

Distance from Bush Road Car-park: 50 Km. 8. 15/11/2017. Trampers. Nardoo Reserve Walrus Bridge. Leader: Art. 3 vehicles conveyed 9 Trampers out past Lake Mahinerangi to the Nardoo Reserve, for a day in the tussock. It was an hour’s journey. On the last few kilometres up the farm road on Waipori Station we were able […]

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Nov 15 2017

McKessar Track

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37 km from car park to Mopanui Road end. 2. 15/11/2017. Hikers. Purakaunui Station. McKessar Track, Mopanui Road. E. Leaders: Jim and Betty. Starting off from the site of the old Purakanui railway station, a party of twenty hikers made the short road walk down hill to the Purakaunui inlet for an then returned, for […]

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Nov 08 2017

Flagstaff forest walks.

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No. 37 on old hardcopy list of 113 club tramps. “DCC Forest. Three Mile Hill. W Bathgate. Permit DCC. Year Round” Location: 10 km. Click Flagstaff Creek Walking Track for background information. Park at Three Mile Hill lookout, or Bullring or Pottery, Whare Flat. Permit from City Forest, Dunedin 455 5512. click to enlarge 21. […]

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Nov 08 2017

Rollinsons, Swampy, Swine Spur

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Location: 15 km. Click Swampy ridge track for background information. 6. 8/11/2017. Trampers. Swine Spur. M. Leader: Dave. Last Wednesday’s tramp could have been called a number of names and probably was!! (a) Swine spur – was it the pig rooting or the steepness of the trail in a gale? (b) A walk on snow in […]

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Nov 01 2017

Pyramids, Victory Beach

No. 48 on old hardcopy list of 113 club tramps. “Pyramids & Beach Area. (Victory Beach) Beach Walk only. Year Round” Location: 38 km from car park. 25. 1/11/2070. Both. Papanui Inlet, Victory Beach and Pyramids. E. Leaders:  Bruce and Liz. Report 1 November 2017. Pyramids and Victory Beach. Thirty-five hikers and trampers set off […]

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