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Colonial Knob – Sunday, 23 July 2017

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Colonial Knob – Sunday, 23 July 2017

  The Colonial Knob walk was attended by 9 walkers.  We met at the car park off Rahia Street in Porirua to begin the walk.  The track was firstly through a Nikau and fern bush along an easy track.  Then we progressed to steps (lots of steps), which got our bodies warmed up on a cooler winter morning.  We came out of the bush onto the top tracks to see the great views awaiting us there.  We took a brief breather beside a sheltered rock, and then progressed up to the look out point (360 views here) for another quick stop.  The wind, even...

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Mackenzie St – Eastbourne – Sunday, 16 July 2017

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Mackenzie St – Eastbourne – Sunday, 16 July 2017

The day started out as a clear crisp winter’s morning in the Valley as 5 members of the club made their way to MacKenzie Street, Eastbourne. On arriving in Eastbourne the wind had picked up. However, the conditions overhead remained fine. We started the walk by entering the track via MacKenzie St. From the onset, the track is an uphill climb for the majority of the way with great views of the harbour to stop and enjoy while catching one’s breath. After all the bad weather we had experienced the previous week, the track was in very good...

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Akatarawa Forest – Sunday, 2 July 2017

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Akatarawa Forest – Sunday, 2 July 2017

The wet, wintry weather predictions didn’t materialise on Sun. July 2 when 7 UHWTC members enjoyed a long and scenic walk in Akatarawa Forest. This is a massive Forest where a map and pre-planning are essential so that you don’t get lost in the myriad of logging roads and tracks therein. Logging and forestry work in this area also means that walks should be restricted to weekends.  Due to the remoteness and density of the bush advisable to ONLY walk in groups. We left cars at Tulsa Park, Totara Park,  being our exit point,  and...

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Onepoto Bay – Sunday, 25 June 2017

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Onepoto Bay – Sunday, 25 June 2017

Today a small group of us did the walk from Onepoto Bike sheds , around to Onepoto Bay and up the biking/walking track from there to the Onepoto Bridge. With a very pleasant stop in the bay it took us about two hours so was an easy walk by our club’s standards. There is a bit of a pull over the style at the beginning of the track which overlooks the local golf course. It was a lovely day despite rain forecasts. We had a coffee at Pataka and noted beautiful cloaks exhibited for...

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Baring Head Lighthouse – Sunday, 11 June 2017

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Baring Head Lighthouse – Sunday, 11 June 2017

Ten of us set out on this walk on what was a brilliant day weather wise. We certainly got our fill if Vitamin D. We did experience some wind, which was rather chilly, however, that did not last long as the sun had some real warmth to it. We commenced our walk at the start of the track with a number of other folks who were planting out on behalf of Wellington Regional Council. It was great seeing family members out doing the planting, of which all us will enjoy sometime in the future. We followed the hill track until we came onto the road to...

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Onepoto Loop Walk – Sunday, 28 May 2017

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Onepoto Loop Walk – Sunday, 28 May 2017

Nine of us set off on the Onepoto Loop Track on Sunday morning at 10. We met at the Onepoto boatsheds in Titahi Bay where there was a very cold wind but fortunately we were all wrapped up well!  As we walked round the curve of the foreshore we were more sheltered from the wind and it was pleasant walking. There were a few muddy puddles after the rain earlier in the week, but generally good underfoot conditions. We stopped at Onehunga Bay for a snack and then carried on up the hill to the cliff tops where we encountered the cold wind again!...

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Speedy’s Reserve – Sunday, 14 May 2017

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Speedy’s Reserve – Sunday, 14 May 2017

Seven of us did this walk. The weather previously had been wet so there were some concerns about the state of the track as it is mostly in bush.  It was slippery in parts and the creeks were a little high but the conditions were better than expected. It is a walk with variations including some impressive giant Punga , great bush, views from a Maori pa site, and finally two gentle walks through the Park Road reserve. It takes about two hours so is not long but it does have some uphill which needs poles or convenient trees to hold on to. It...

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Mt Climie – Sunday, 7 May 2017

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Mt Climie – Sunday, 7 May 2017

On a delightful May Autumn day, ten of us walked the Mt Climie Track which is located in the Tunnel Gulley Recreational Area north of Upper Hutt. There were a number of view/water stops on the way up so some of us could catch our breath and of course take in the views of the valleys below. The weather overhead was ideal for walking the track and before to long we were having to remove some layers of clothing to feel more comfortable. Upon reaching the first radio mast, the weather was changing with the wind coming up and being a little...

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Riverstone Walk – Sunday, 23 April 2017

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Riverstone Walk – Sunday, 23 April 2017

On this beautiful Autumn day five of us walked from Moonshine Bridge up to Whakatiki stream via the river walk. The track is now open and the only minor issue was the second slip where the steps have been covered over. There has been work done on the slip by the wonderful local volunteer but recent rains had washed some of that good work away.  It is passable, but a bit of care is required. We walked down to the Whakatiki stream, back up the bush walk that runs up through the houses and back down to the cars. The walk took us about 2.5 hours...

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Easter at Ohakune – 14-16 April 2017

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Easter at Ohakune – 14-16 April 2017

The night before Cyclone Cook had whipped it’s fury across New Zealand and the wind was fair blowing in Upper Hutt. We were unsure of what the conditions would be like but Friday dawned with increasingly fine weather. Two of our original seven had pulled out due to illness which made our group a very small five. It was a sunny day by the time we arrived at the house and had a bit of fun dealing with the access code. Our home for the weekend ‘Kune Crib’ was huge and extremely comfortable. Four of us did a walk along the river before settling...

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