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Dec 13 2017

Harwood – End of year picnic

37 km.

6. 13/12/2017. All. Picnic lunch. E. Leaders: Alex and Liz

Route map, courtesy Ian. (Ian pic and caption.)

Having just emerged from ‘gorse forest’ track onto golf course. (Ian pic and caption.)

The leaders for the day. (Judy pic.)

Pot luck Christmas lunch.(Helen pic and caption.)

5. 27/9/2017. Hikers. Portobello to Harwood. E. Leaders: Chris and Dot.

Map of route, courtesy Ian.

The track from Portobello to the aquarium being made difficult with slips and mud, the leaders decided on a new hike for the day.  20 keen members left the cars at the Portobello show-grounds and headed the short distance up the hill to the cemetery for morning tea.

Coming away from morning tea.(Ian pic and caption.)

It was a glorious morning, calm and mild, and there were many comments on the fact that cemetery sites always seem to have the best views…. this one right across Portobello and the tranquil, beautiful harbour.

The thought of walking all the way to Harwood seemed a bit daunting to some, but in fact was very pleasant, following the cycle track all the way so that traffic was never a problem.  The predicted north-east breeze never arrived and jackets were gradually shed along the way.  Round Lower Portobello Bay several slips were commented upon, and we reached the picnic grounds for a leisurely lunch by mid-day.

Lunch at the Harwood Picnic Grounds. (Ian pic and caption.)

After the young-at-heart had a play on the swings…

Stop gazing round. Swing!.(Ian pic and caption.)

…and slides not to mention the hammock,

Help! Someone get me out. (Ian pic and caption.)

we made our way back to the cars by the same route, and so to Macandrew Bay for coffee etc.

A hike not done before, so thanks to Chris and Dot for some thick quinking (thanks Jay!) in finding a great alternative for the day. – Judy.

4. 17/12/2012. All. Harwood. End of year picnic. Leaders: Chris and Dorothy.
3. 15/12/2004. All. Christmas finger food lunch at Harwood. Leader: Chris.
Pause at sign.

Pause at sign.

Lunch in Harwood Hall. Dorothy, Wendy, Carmel.

Lunch in Harwood Hall. Dorothy, Wendy, Carmel.


Lunch in the Harwood Hall. Wendy, Carmel.

2. 17/12/2003. All. End of year Tramp. Share finger food. Leaders: Jean, Chris.
Setting off.

Setting off.

1. 19/12/1998. Xmas Lunch, Harington Point. Leader: Chris.

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Mar 23 2016

Allans Beach

27 km from car-park.

4. 23/3/2016. Hikers. Allans Beach. E. Leaders: Bruce, Marjorie.

Mar 23 Allans Beach route. (Bruce pic and caption)

Mar 23 Allans Beach route. (Bruce pic and caption)

Allans Beach tramp report 23 March 2016

Twenty-two hikers set off from the car park at the end of Allans Beach road at 9.40 am. Low tide at Dunedin was 11 am and at Allans Beach (between Taiaroa Head and St Clair) approximately 10.30 am. We went over the stile and down the track to the beach before turning left and proceeding to the end of the beach …

At eastern end of Allans Beach (Bruce pic and caption)

At eastern end of Allans Beach (Bruce pic and caption)

… where we observed a couple of sea lions

Sea lion eastern end of beach (Bruce pic and caption)

Sea lion eastern end of beach (Bruce pic and caption)

before returning a little to have morning tea at the base of the rocky cliff, where a sign indicated that no dogs were allowed.

Morning tea break. (Bruce pic and caption)

Morning tea break. (Bruce pic and caption)

After morning tea we went to the other end of the beach and looked at the channel with the outgoing tide running quite swiftly.

We then went up the left bank of Hoopers Inlet walking on quite firm sand and seeing a few more sea lions.

Sea lion left bank of inlet (Bruce pic and caption)

Sea lion left bank of inlet (Bruce pic and caption)

We stopped at the fence which stretched to within a metre of the water’s edge and then returned to have lunch in the shelter of the lupins.

Lunch break (Bruce pic and caption)

Lunch break (Bruce pic and caption)

After lunch we returned to the beach and took a track into the sand dunes about 150 m from the end of the beach. The track came out on the farm of Sam and Christine Neill and we went across the farm, past the house, through two gates on the road leading to the house, and back along the paddock to the stile by the carpark, reaching this at 1.30 pm. Distance covered approximately 8.5 km. Morning tea was designated for the Portobello Café but we ended up at the Penguin Café, Portobello.

It would have been difficult to walk along the edge of the inlet on the sand unless the tide was reasonably low.

–  Bruce and Marjorie

3. 11/1/2012. All. Allans Beach. Leader: Fred.

GPS of Allans Beach Walk, courtesy Ken.

View of the fog that was around all day. (Ken pic and caption)

Lunch. (Ken pic and caption)

Lunch 2. (Ken pic and caption) (Lex at left, sitting)

Diamond Wedding.

Rocks at nth end of beach. (Ken pic and caption)

Displeased boss of the beach. (Ken pic and caption)

Busy as main street. (Ken pic and caption)

2. 20/4/2011. Hikers. Allans Beach. Leaders: Molly, Graham.
1. 29/9/1999. Allans Beach. Leaders: Les W, Mary M, Peggy M.

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Dec 15 2010

Berwick Forest Tracks

No. 35 on old hardcopy list of 113 club tramps. “Berwick Forest. G Such. Wenita. Nov-April. Year round”

Location: Old Wool Shed: 30 km.
Location: Lodge: 33  km.
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15/12/2010. All. End of year. Lodge, Farm Rd, East Boundary, Old Wool Shed, Lodge. Pot luck meal at Berwick Lodge. Leaders: Peter and Wendy.
For some of us, accustomed to entering Berwick Forest along Terrace Range Rd by the Old Woolshed at the old HQ site, it was a new experience to travel further along the Berwick Road to enter the forest by the sign-posted Webbs Rd and then down Farm Rd, turning left onto Boundary Creek Road to arrive at the Lodge.
The walk took us back up Farm Road.We stopped for tea break at its crest where it crossed East Boundary Rd and continues to Webbs Road.

GPS of route courtesy Ken

From here we had a good view across to Waipori Lake.

View of Lake Waipori

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Dec 17 2008

Waiora Scout Camp

17/12/2008 Waiora Scout Camp. Leaders: Bruce and Marjorie.
Marjorie and Bruce led us on a well-thought-out trip around the Waiora property into corners we had never suspected existed. There were paths/routes to follow everywhere.
Waiora Swimming Hole

Waiora Swimming Hole. Bruce Evelyn Elaine

The swimming hole was large for such a small stream.

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Dec 05 2001

End of Year: At J. Tee

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5/12/2001. Christmas Function at J. Tee. Happy Hour – 11.30 a.m.; Buffet Lunch – 12.30 p.m. Leaders: Tramp: Dot T, Betty; Golf: Nelson, Les W.

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Dec 03 1999

End of Year: Outram Hotel

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3/12/1999. Christmas Social Dinner, Outram Hotel.

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Dec 04 1998

End of Year: North Taieri Tavern

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4/12/1998. Xmas Social, North Taieri Tavern.

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Dec 15 1997

Tenth Anniversary Dinner, Moeraki. People pics

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Sylvia Williams, Win Gibson, Audrey Heenan, Les Smith, Nancy Strang, Margaret Deuchrass, Margaret Smith, Who? Mary Maxwell, Les Wiffin, Peg Chisholm, Les Winefield, Mavis Winefield, Bev McIntosh, Barbara McCCabe, Don McCabe?


Eric Bennett, Bev Harvey, Joan Hobbs, Elizabeth Haggie, Dot Bennett, George Haggie

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Dec 12 1997

End of Year: Moeraki Boulders

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12/12/1997. Christmas Do – Moeraki Boulders. Bus from Mosgiel. Names to Colleen.

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Dec 10 1997

End of Year: Waipori DOC Picnic Ground

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10/12/1997. Christmas lunch, finger food, BYO. DOC Picnic grounds, Waipori Gorge. Leaders: Colleen, Peg C.

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Dec 06 1996

End of Year: Palisander Lounge

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6/12/1996 Christmas Social. Frews Palisander Lounge. Organisers: Dot and Les.
26/11/1994, Frews Palisander Lounge. Christmas Social. Organisers: Wendy, Les.
26/11/1993, Frews Palisander Lounge. Christmas Social.
A large turnout of members and partners of the Taieri Recreational Tramping Club enjoyed a very successful end of year Christmas social in the Palisander Lounge recently.
The club is very strong numerically at present with membership having to be closed temporarily. Activities during the year include a ten day South Island bus trip, and weekend camps at Pounawea and Mavora Lakes. The weekly tramps are still attracting good numbers.
All members will be looking forward to the 1994 season which begins with a picnic at Brighton Domain on January 12 1994. – Taieri Herald article.
27/11/1992. Christmas Function at Palisander. Organisers: Mary McG, Jack R, Eric.
13/12/1988 Party Night. Palisander Lounge. Gather at 6.30 p.m. for 7.00 p.m. Dinner

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Dec 13 1995

End of Year: Picnic, Chalkies

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13/12/1995. Chalkies. Park cars at Judy’s – Bring a plate – lunch on lawn at Judy’s.

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Jan 12 1994

Beginning of Year: Picnic Day: Livingstonia Park

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31.5 km from car park
12/1/1994. Picnic. Livingstonia Park. Bring children and grandchildren.
24/1/1990. Taieri Mouth Picnic Day. Bring the grandchildren. All meet at Livingstonia Park.

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Dec 10 1991

End of Year: Mosgiel R.S.A.

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10/12/1991 Christmas Social. Wednesday evening Mosgiel R.S.A. Organisers: Molly, Mervyn, Margaret S.
6.30 p.m. Drinks. 7.00 p.m. Meal.
10/12/1990. Mosgiel R.S.A. Organisers: June W, Molly, Margaret S, Ria L

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Dec 03 1989

End of Year: Bridge Club Hall

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12/1989. 63 people attended a bring and share dinner and Quiz Night in the Bridge Club Hall. A lovely evening enjoyed by everyone. A good Club effort. Mr Paul A and his wife did a good job conducting the Quiz Show. Our thanks to them.

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