April 17, 2014 @ 8:30 pm – April 21, 2014 @ 6:00 am
Mt Ruapehu
$45 hut fees +$45 shuttle + fare $75
Christine Major

Easter Option 1 – Backpacking

A chance to complete the section of track between Whakapapa village and the Ohakune Road that we missed out doing when the club went round the mountain in 2006. This is a great tramp with spectacular scenery.

Friday              Drive to Whakapapa, tramp to Whakapapaiti Hut     3-4 hours

Saturday          Whakapapaiti to Mangaturuturu Hut                          5-6 hours

Sunday            Mangaturuturu to Mangaehuehu Hut                         5 hours

Monday           Mangaehuehu Hut back to Ohakune Rd, drive home            1.5 hours

The last day is a “fill in” – if the weather forecast is bad we can drop it and either start a day later or finish a day earlier.

As it is Easter and Mangaturuturu Hut in particular is small we will need to take tents. Individual or group cooking as participants decide.

Costs:  3 nights in serviced huts $45 (or Annual Hut Pass) + share of petrol

Easter Option 2 –non-backpacking Ruapehu with Mike Denyer ph 817 5811

Mike is going to lead a lighter option based at National Park at a backpackers or similar depending on numbers and costs. We will be doing day trips around Ruapehu and Tongariro, depending on weather conditions.

Mike needs numbers asap and if you have any walks that you would like to do in this area we can incorporate into the trip.

Fare: $75