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3 Contents 4 Walk Talk 6 My Favourite walk: East, West - home’s best 8 Books: Day walks in New Zealand, The 50 Best Bird Watching sites 8 Readers View: What is in a name? 10 New Zealand Walk: Walking Stars in Wellington 11 Need to Know: New Zealand postage stamps celebrate Te Araroa Trail 12 Event: Tenth year for popular walking festival 14 Event: Great Forest events going strong XX years on next year 15 My Favourite Walk: 35 years from 3 day tramps to 3 day walks 16 Great Forest events 17 Poem: The saga of Milford Track 18 Walking New Zealand Monthly Photo Contest 20 Australian Walks: Walking at Uluru a land rich in indigenous culture 22 New Zealand Walk: Rata Street Loop Track 23 Need2Know: What have you got planned for Get Outdoors Week? 29 New Zealand Walks: Mahu Whenua Trail net work delights tourists and locals 30 New Zealand Walk: Te Aro Piko a meandering path 32 New Zealand Walk: Maude Track leads to Man- gakotukutuku waterfall 34 Overseas Walks: Walk castle to castle on Czech’s Greenways Trail 41 Overseas Walk: 10 reasons to hike in Austria 42 Overseas Walks and Tours 44 Index of previous 14 issues 45 Coming Events: New Zealand 50 Coming Events: Overseas 52 Directory of Walking Groups 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 59 Green Prescription 60 Walking New Zealand Shop



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Walk talk

Next Mangawhai Walking Weekend planned for 2021

Following the huge success of this year’s 20th Mangawhai Walking Weekend and the sold out Food and Wine Festival, the Mangawhai Walking Weekend Charitable Trust is extremely pleased to distribute the proceeds of the 2019 events back into the Mangawhai community. A grand total of $23,000 has been distributed to Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust, Mangawhai Kaiwaka Scouts, St John’s Mangawhai Cadets, Plastic Free Mangawhai and the Mangawhai Domain. “We wish to thank our community of volunteers, sponsors and attendees for their generous support each year and the continued interest in the growth of future events,” said Walking Weekend Coordinator, Dorothy Freeman. The Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust has been the primary recipient of Walking Weekend grants over the past 15 years and its Chair, Gordon Hosking, applauded the support that has allowed the development of many kilometres of walking tracks in the wider Mangawhai area. “While volunteer Trackies provide the muscle to create the walks - materials for bridges, steps and boardwalks are dependent on such generous funding. Thank you! ” he said. Although the Walking Weekend is now on hold until the summer of 2021, we will be busy looking at fresh ideas for the future and will keep you updated on our website and Face Book page. For more information contact: www.

Skywalking over a giant gorge

The Kalbarri Skywalk in Western Australia will open in early 2020. Two 100-metre high skywalks with a connecting boardwalk between them will jut 25 and 17 metres beyond the rim of the Murchison River Gorge at one of its highest points. The skywalk will become the newest attractions at Kalbarri National Park, taking the total number of individual sites to 15. It will be at the West Loop, opposite the Murchison River bank from the Nature’s Window site. The universally accessible facility will also include an environmentally friendly kiosk

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New shared pathway in Whangarei now open

Stage 3 of the Kamo Shared Pathway in Whangarei built beside a rail line was open to the public in September. The path runs from the city centre to Puna Rere Drive in Otangarei via Manse Street, Kamo Road, Jack Street and several smaller streets . It connects a path between seven schools as well as supermarkets, the CBD, retirement homes and thousands of households. Whangarei Boys alumni Thomas Elliot was one of the first to ride the path at an opening ceremony. Thomas is an urban sustainability PhD researcher normally based in Luxembourg, and says the facility is world class. “I can’t believe this beautiful space was in my back yard and I’ve never seen it! It’s just great that locals can now get in to town without the stress of traffic or finding a carpark. “I’d say this is as good as what could be expected in Europe - spacious, direct, great surface for bike tyres. But New Zealand bike paths are globally distinct - the native planting and dotted mature oak trees encourage native life.” Other users at the opening ceremony included kids on skates, dog walkers, mobility scooters and commuters on their way to work. The next stage of the Kamo Shared Path (Stage 4) will extend it to Fisher Terrace and is expected to open later this year. Above: Whangarei Boys alumni Thomas Elliot was one of the first to ride the path at an opening ceremony.

that will operate on low to nil emissions with an off-the-grid energy/power system.There will also be toilets, shade shelters, and improved road and tourism infrastructure. Kalbarri already sees approximately 450,000 visitors annually to the park; it is hoped this project will encourage more tourists to explore the town and the Coral Coast region’s natural heritage. The inland gorge sites of the park (including the new skywalk, once operating) are open from 6am to 6pm daily, at a cost of A$15 per vehicle (carrying up to 12 passengers). Kalbarri National Park is 570km north of Perth and all coastal sites of the park are free to visit.

Walk talk Hiking in Italy’s Dolomites gaining popularity

Exploring the Dolomites in Northern Italy on foot is gaining strong bookings and rave reviews, according to A Walker’s World. ‘Walkers go to the Dolomites to be amongst the mountain lakes, alpine villages, cuckoo clock like shepherd huts, forests and jagged peaks. The Dolomites is a Natural World Heritage Site made up of three nature parks,’ says managing director Jill Grant. ‘Highlights are the whitestone walls of the Seekofel mirrored in Lake Prags’s crystal clear water; the mountain town of Cortina d’Ampezzo (the Pearl of the Dolomites, gateway to spectacular mountains and summits; then the Cristallo Group of mountain peaks – the Pinnacle on Mount Tofane and the summits around the Fanes Mountains. ‘An excursion to the ‘Drei Zinnen’, also known as ‘Tre Cime’, or in English ‘Three Peaks’ is a must. The hike around the three peaks offers dramatic scenery and vistas of the Sesto Mountain ranges. The hike up to the viewpoint might be steep and tough but the beer on the deck of the mountain ‘rifugio’ facing Tre Cime is most rewarding.’ The Dolomites is easily accessed from Venice so it lends to having a stop there.

Enjoy the best nature has to offer with your family

The Treescape® Northern Coastal Reserves Exploration walk is great for all fitness levels and ages, and is one of three walks lead by Richard Margesson, field team leader for the Environment Control Division on Waiheke Island. Treescape are one of their major Sponsors, and have been working on Waiheke for some time, caring for many of the islands’ reserves and parks. Says Richard, “This coastal walk is really going to showcase the kind of work we do, the passion we bring to it, and the way Treescape® supports community environmental groups, all with the aim of preserving our incredible legacy for our kids, grandkids and great grandkids. “On this walk, you’ll see amazing views as we journey through the diverse environments of Waiheke’s northern beaches, wetlands and coastal cliffs; you’ll hear inspiring stories, and you’ll observe New Zealand’s natural environment and its incredible ecology. At the end of the walk, you’re bound to feel fresh, inspired, and hopeful about the future!” To learn more about the Treescape Northern Coastal Reserves Exploration and other walks at the Waiheke Walking Festival in November, visit

Gisborne I-Site now able to assist with walkers DOC enquiries

The Gisborne i-SITE is now the public front desk for East Coast/Tairawhiti Department of Conservation (DOC) visitor enquiries. i-SITE staff will be able to assist members of the public with most DOC related enquiries, including queries about local walks, campsites, backcountry tramping and hut bookings. To support the i-SITE, DOC Rangers have been out and about with i-SITE staff showing them some of the beautiful conservation spaces around Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast. Trudi Ngawhare, Supervisor Community, is pleased to be officially partnering with the i-SITE. “We’ve been dating for a few years, but now it’s time for a serious commitment,” she jokes. “It’s a natural match with the i-SITE promoting our region to visitors. They are the ‘go-to’ for people seeking more information about our local area and can build a customised package for an awesome experience,” says Ms Ngawhare. i-SITE Manager Hana Edwardson is likewise excited to partner with the Gisborne DOC office. “The Visitor Information team have really enjoyed being shown around the DOC reserves and learning about all the beautiful natural resources in our region. We support the ‘Tiaki Promise,’ which is a commitment to care for New Zealand by acting as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home,” she says. “This partnership ensures our visitors are well informed and are correctly prepared on their journeys.” The Gisborne i-SITE, located at 209 Grey Street, is open seven days a week (excluding Christmas day) during business hours.

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My Favourite Walk

Explore our beautiful botanical world Discover the first-rate walking tracks and spectacular scenery at New Zealand’s national arboretum, a unique park sanctuary for all ages.

home’s best

Eastwoodhill offers over 25km of graded and marked walking tracks set amongst 13,000 exotic and rare trees, shrubs and climbers.


aving tackled multi-day treks cold -- and I’ve got three layers of wooland day walks in various len garments on, before adding a final parts of the world over the layer of woolly hat and parka. Off we go. years – why should the walk We head towards the city along the I’ve just enjoyed near my home be so edge of the road at first. But soon we special? I guess it’s because of the friends drop into the bushy area above Hataitai. you’re walking with and because of the A well-trodden path zigzags through different memories you have of an area trees and comes out just above the you know well. Wellington Velodrome. This is a 333m I live on the side of Mt concrete track – empty this Victoria, Wellington’s ‘mounWednesday. We walk uphill tain’ near the city centre. First again on the Hataitai to City memory of walking here is Walkway to reach Alexandra with children when “how Road once more. much further?” was the freNext we dip down the city quent refrain. Exercising the side, joining the Southern Walkfamily dog meant working way which becomes part of the hard to keep up with the enerCity to Sea Walkway for a while. gy of a big dog. Walking with Later the track narrows and By Judith Doyle my tall husband Tim gives me we’re edging round a ferny cliff. good exercise too, for that matter – his We find a sheltered lunch spot on a legs are longer than mine. much-graffitied shelter on Alexandra Now, in my older years, I amble along Park. We leave on a track overlooking with other older friends who, like me, the old chest hospital – now the SPCA feel lucky to still be able to enjoy a two- Wellington headquarters. Soon we’re hour walk on bushy tracks. back at the cars and calling goodbyes – Our group, the very slowest level of until next time. the Kaumatua Tramping Club, meets at the Newtown end of Alexandra Road Opposite page top and above: Members which runs along the higher reaches of of the Kaumatua Tramping Club on their Mt Victoria. It’s a sunny windy day – walk over the hills of Mt Victoria.


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The 50 Best Bird

watching sites in NZ By Liz Light

With photography by Liz Light, Oscar Thomas and others well-organized love story devoted to our feathered friends which, when one really watches them, their habits, acrobatics and prettily patterned feathers, will brighten the dullest of days. New Zealand’s unique birdlife will not only intrigue armchair naturalists, walkers, and travellers, but will also encourage eco-tourists and birdwatchers to visit New Zealand – and help locals to enjoy their exceptional avifauna as they holiday in different parts of the country. New Zealand has a diverse range of bird species and is especially important for pelagics. Thirteen of the world’s 18 penguin species have been recorded in the New Zealand region (including the Ross Dependency). Nine of these species breed here. Of petrels, 37 of the world’s 114 species breed in the New Zealand region, some on the mainland or nearby islands so they can be seen flying around, but many stick to the Southern Ocean islands. Eleven of the world’s 22 albatross species nest in New Zealand and of

A Day walks in New Zealand By Shaun Barnett


his revised edition of the most comprehensive book on day walks in New Zealand is a must for anyone wanting to set out for the day in our unique landscape. New Zealand has an unparalleled selection of superb day walks, ranging from the easiest short strolls to more strenuous full-day tramps. These encompass all of New Zealand’s landscape diversity, from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island. Day Walks in New Zealand is a guide to the best of them, with short track descriptions, beautiful photography, and high-quality maps from Geographx. First published in 2007, Day Walks in New Zealand has sold over 15,000 copies, and has stayed in print ever since. This edition is completely revised, with a refreshed selection of walks, new text, photography and maps. It is also presented in a larger size, with a high-quality flexibound cover. AUTHOR Shaun Barnett has been photographing and writing about tramping since 1996, and since then has become of one of New Zealand’s foremost tramping authorities. His books have included the best-selling Tramping in New Zealand, and North Island Weekend Tramps. He also coauthored the award-winning Classic Tramping in New Zealand; as well as Shelter from the Storm: The Story of New Zealand’s Backcountry Huts; Tramping: A New Zealand History; and A Bunk for the Night: A Guide to New Zealand’s Best Backcountry Huts.

Readers Views

What is in a name?

On the Eastern slopes of Mt Taranaki, the Enchanted Track is situated, starting not far from the Stratford Plateau. Starting in sub-alpine vegetation it travels quickly down to large bush forest. Named the Enchanted Track because of the spectacular picturesque vegetation and great views. As it travels downhill the scrubs and trees are coated in a wide range of greens and blues mosses and lichens simulating what a goblin forest would be like with some strands of mosses over a meter long. For many years, during the tracks existences this track was where any parents took where children on weekend tramps. Since the Department of Conservation took over control of the Egmont

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those nine do not nest elsewhere. As well as these specific species, the book covers 50 sites on the North and South Islands, Rakiura/Stewart Island and Chatham Islands that are best for birdwatching. Just scroll down to see the maps of New Zealand showing the 50 best birdwatching locations. Author Liz Light is an Aucklandbased travel writer and photographer. She travels extensively but it is New Zealand, her homeland, that holds her heart. She utterly loves its splendid scenery, and its open, new-world attitudes and ambience. Liz has won numerous awards for both her writing and photography. National Park from Land and Survey in 1987, this track as seriously fallen into dis-repair. On many sections the wooden steps have broken way leaving very slippery slopes or very large drops. Sadly not very enchanting at all. During the years of 2002-03 I spent many a long hour clearing vegetation back from both sides of this track from the Stratford Plateau to the Stratford Mountain House. This work has been done in vain as now the track is overgrown again and in several places Bush Lawyer hangs over the track ready to injurer the unaware traveler with it prickly vegetation. Not a good look for Taranaki-like no other. Serious health and safety risk I would have thought, come on DOC! Come on DOC bring this track up to an enchanting experience! Ian McAlpine, Mt Taranaki Guided Tours

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Need 2 Know

New Zealand postage stamps celebrate Te Araroa trail


ix iconic Te Araroa trail locations have been immortalised on postage stamps, with the release of an NZ Post stamp series celebrating some of the stunning locations found along New Zealand’s national walking trail.

The stamps feature photos that will bring back fond memories for anyone who has walked the 3,000 km trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff. The North Island locations shown on the new stamps are Ninety Mile Beach in Northland, Karamu Walkway in Waikato, and Tongariro Alpine Crossing on the Central Plateau. The South Island stamps depict Nelson Lakes in Tasman, Stag Saddle in Canterbury, and Lake Hawea in Otago. Te Araroa Trust chief executive Mark Weatherall said it was “humbling” to see the trail appear on stamps

Reinga to Bluff. The stamps feature some of the beautiful landscapes encountered on this spectacular 3,000 km long journey.” The Te Araroa Trail stamp series was designed by NZ Post’s Hannah

issued by New Zealand’s national postal service. “They say you’ve made it if you’re on a postage stamp, so this is a great honour for Te Araroa trail,” he said. “We were thrilled to be approached about this new series and we’ve enjoyed working with NZ Post to suggest featured locations and provide information about different trail sections.” NZ Post Head of Stamps and Coins Antony Harris said it was a privilege to work with Te Araroa Trust to bring the annual scenic stamp issue Te Araroa Trail to life.

Fortune using photos generously contributed by Te Araroa walkers Amos Chapple, David Lemaire, Jay Conlon, Dylan Moron, Annika Ananias and Helen Olmas. The stamps are available in $1.30, $2.60, $3.30 and $4.00 denominations. In the 2018-2019 season more than 1,100 people walked the length of Te Araroa trail. Tens of thousands more walked individual sections after work, during the weekends, and in their holidays.

“Through NZ Post’s scenic stamp issue Te Araroa Trail we showcase New Zealand’s longest trail that stretches the length of Aotearoa - from Cape

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alking Stars is a night-time walking half need it most. marathon around Wellington streets on SatGo to: to check urday 16 November 2019, bringing people out this epic walk under the stars for a cause that affects 1 in together to raise vital funds in support of 3 New Zealanders. local people living with cancer. The event is non-competitive, super fun, and a great chance to do something different and exciting with your friends and whanau. The focus is on the personal challenge and achievement of completing a half marathon for a great cause. Each participant receives a personalised online fundraising page with which they’re encouraged to raise donations from friends and family members to support their walk. By fundraising for the Cancer Society through Walking Stars, you will help provide free care and support for people with cancer and their families/whānau. Here are some of the vital services you’ll be helping to provide for people in need: -Nurses who are available to provide people affected by cancer and their whānau practical information and support to help them navigate their cancer journey -The Cancer Information Service, which helps patients and their loved ones find out more about all types of cancer, treatments and side effects, and how to cope. This service includes online resources, information booklets, a library and a helpline where you can speak with a cancer nurse. -A free psychology service to help patients and their families/whānau cope with emotions during and after cancer treatment, including individual sessions and group programmes. -Free transport for people who are finding it difficult to get to and from their cancer treatment. -Free accommodation for those who need to travel a long distance from home to get cancer treatment. The Cancer Society receives no government funding to provide these free services. It’s only through the generosity of donors and fundraisers that we can continue to help people with cancer and their families/whānau when they

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. Tenth year for popular walking festival


ovember will be an extra special time for walking enthusiasts and Waiheke residents alike when the annual Waiheke Walking Festival in association with Ray White, kicks off on Friday, 15th November. To celebrate the Festival’s tenth year, the most popular walks from the last decade have been revitalised, along with exciting new walks that are sure to appeal to visitors keen to take part in an eco-friendly exploration of the picturesque island. Over ten days, from Friday, 15th November until Sunday, 24th November 2019, walkers with all fitness abilities and interests are encouraged to dust off their walking shoes. This year there is literally something for everyone with the Waiheke Walking Festival walks covering photography, music, conservation, fitness and mindfulness, and food and wine walks at amazing vineyards. Some venture across private land, some are designed especially for families, and festival goers can choose from walks that encompass million-dollar vistas, explore areas at low tide or examine Above: On the Man O War to Onetangi walk. Middle left: At Waiheke you are never far from the coast. Bottom left: There is a walk for wine lovers.

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the night sky. With half of last year’s festival participants being non-Waiheke residents, organisers expect that the November festival will be bigger and better than ever before drawing crowds from all over New Zealand. “We know walking is one of the best forms of exercise, and new research has found a lack of exercise can lead to depression,” explains Waiheke Walking Festival organiser Anna Reinstein.

come a Friend of the Festival, to ensure you secure the walks you want. “It costs $150 and as well as helping us run this community event, enables you to book a month before it opens to the public, and book ten walks instead of six.” For more information visit www. Above: lef t: Whakanewha and beyond.. Above right: Sir Graham Henry was popular on this walk.







“Sign up for some of our fantastic walks this November and then grab some friends and get walking. There’s no better way to improve your physical and mental health, while enjoying one of New Zealand’s most stunning destinations.” The Waiheke Walking Festival is the perfect getaway for walking groups, families and friends who want to discover Waiheke Island while getting off the beaten track. Reinstein encourages people to be-



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High Achievers

Great Forest Events going 35 years from

strong 24 years on next year to 3 hour walks


lanning is full on for the 24th Great Forest Events, Waitarere, Levin, April 18 th, 2020. The Great Forest Events Incorporated Society was formed in 2007 when the events became to big for the Levin Joggers and Walkers Club to manage. The aim of the society is to promote, fitness and healthy living and to enable families to take part by keeping the entry fees as low as possible. A considerable amount of sponsorship is required to do this and the society is very grateful for the support of the major charitable trusts and the local businesses. The events are unique in that they are held off road in the forest at Waitarere, Levin. All events are catered for. There is a marathon run/walk, a half marathon run/walk and 10km and 5km fun run/ walk. These events are made possible by the support of IFS Growth, the owners of the forest, and the owners of Waitarere Rise, Beach Farm subdivision. Great Forest Events Inc is a non profit organization. The volunteer management committee works together to manage the events each year. A number of local clubs provide volunteers to work with us on the day.

Without them the events could not go ahead. In 2019 approximately one hundred and twenty volunteers from various sporting and service clubs were required to carry out the many tasks vital to the success of the day. For their participation the clubs receive a donation. This year the society paid out $10,000 for that assistance. Given that almost every year over 3000 entrants now take part in the events, electronic timing for all events is a vital management tool. The introduction of the timing chip attached to the bibs has been a great innovation. All timing is on our website by the next day. All entrants receive a medal. The marathon and half marathon entrants also receive a certificate and a photo free of charge. The 5km and 10km entrants receive a certificate which is downloaded from the website The events base on the day is a large marquee on the periphery of the forest. The area is a hive of activity from 5.30am until the last person comes in. Food trucks provide snacks and meals for the participants, families and supporters. Mark April 18, 2020 in your diaries and start training now. For info or email at

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By David Hill

always read Walking New Zealand magazine articles on hills climbed, rivers forded, blizzards endured, with enjoyment and nostalgia. Thirty-plus years ago, my two friends and I did all that. Well, only one blizzard. We were in our 40s then. Make that late 40s in my case. We and our 25 kg packs crossed parts of the Kaimanawas, the Ruahines, the Tararuas. We slept in tramping huts that shook and thrummed in gales. We tramped tracks knee-deep in water, or so steep that you went down them on your backside. We ate dubious things from sodden packets or buckled tins. We enjoyed it all hugely. And we enjoy the annual walks we do now in our 70s, even if they’re....well, a little different. The same three of us go away for three to four days every December. There have been a couple of times when Friend A was recovering from his knee rebuild, or Friend B was overseas at a grandchild’s (grandchild!) wedding, but we’ve kept the tradition going. We don’t carry packs, though. Not 25 kg ones, anyway, and there’s usually a squabble over whose turn it is to carry the 5kg day pack. And we don’t stay in tramping huts any more. These years we go for farmstays or 2-star hotels. We take it in turns to organise the itinerary, and the two non-organisers complain bitterly if that itinerary means more than a couple of hours without a coffee bar. So three years ago we stayed in a ramshackle Palmerston North hotel with faded carpets, faded wallpaper and a faded manager. We walked the Manawatu Gorge Track, with its amazing aluminium sculpture of a Maori deity. We stared down at the twisting river 200m below, and later found a coffee bar at the northern end of the gorge. Two years ago, we were in a different friend’s Taupo timeshare (shameful luxury). We slogged to the summit of Mt Tauhara, grumbling all the way. Gaping also, as a group on some company’s bonding exercise passed us, dressed as Wonder Woman, Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk. We exclaimed at the 360 deg panoramas of lake and mountains from the top, then came back into Taupo for a choice of coffee bars.


My Favourite Walk

3 day tramps And last year, we were in a spectacularly messy King Country farmstay. We did the Mangaokewa Walkway, 3 km south of Te Kuiti, an excellent two hours with river, limestone bluffs, waterfall, light-filled bush. Yes, and just 3 km from a coffee bar. We do other, shorter walks as well. We pause a lot, and stare at kahikatea, granite outcrops, streams sliding over shingle beds. We talk endlessly, except on the uphill bits. We laugh with and at each other. We do a few bike rides, too. We’ve explored tracks and cycleways around and through towns; found places and pleasures we’d never have thought of when we were 30 years more flexible. It’s brought some glorious moments, the sort you need to be over 70 to experience and appreciate. Last year on our bikes, we had to make a right turn onto a side route, with traffic coming up from behind us. That meant we had to turn and look back as we rode. Friend A can’t bend his back easily. Friend B has a hip issue. I’m not allowed to move my neck suddenly. We all swerved onto the verge and slumped there, giggling foolishly, while passing drivers stared. We still shake hands when we finish a three-hour walk, just as we once did when we finished a three-day tramp. We still tell patient partners where we went, and how demanding it was. The distances still get longer and the hills still get steeper in the telling. We have a grand time. Why else would you keep going? In two more decades, we hope someone will have published a Guide to Great NZ Wheelchair Routes. That should extend the grand times a bit further. I know there are 70, 80, even 90-yearolds who do mountain crossings and carry vast packs. Good luck to them, and I’m sure they’re not tireseome about their exploits. But I want to say that when you reach our ages, and know that putting the best bits of you and two friends together might result in one reasonably-working human body, there’s still friendship, achievement, delight on any New Zealand walk. Just remember to check your maps for coffee bars first. Above top: The group in front of the Marokopa Falls in Waikato, with David Hill in the middle. Above: On the top of of Mt Tauhara with David on the left.

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New Zealand Walk

. The Saga of Milford Track

Many years ago Brenda Cunningham of Woodville, wrote a book of poems. In this book is one that was about a group trip on the Milford Track. Dorothy Johnstone was so intriged by the poem she asked Brenda if we could publish it in Walking New Zealand magazine.

We assembled one bright autumn morn at Te Anau All forty-eight people all a’raring to go. Introduced to our guides both Sally and Steve But time dragged on till we’re ready to leave. Our photo call came; then we loaded our pack And coached up the road to the start of the track. First with a launch trip an hour up the lake, Then on to Glade House to the first stop we make. Leave our packs in the Lodge and we’re off for a walk To fill in the hour till beef dinner and talk. Next morning, great breakfast! Then lunch rolls we pack, It’s over the swing bridge and off on the track. Bellbirds serenade us, Pigeons, Fantails and Tits, The small South Island Robins come looking for bits. We stroll by the river and soak up the sun, Take lots of photos, this really is fun.

The option next day to fly out our pack, Leaves us free for the longest of legs on the track. It’s breakfast real early, only carrying out lunch, In spite of a good start, we get passed by the bunch. We’ve been told its all downhill from here to the coast, They forgot all the hills and the tree-slides we cross! The toilets at Dumping are near overflow So it’s on to the Boatshed before we can go. Then down to Gatehead to lunch at the fall, David swam, but Malcom went in boots and all. Real pleasant just sitting to lunch in the sun, Take photos and talk of the things we have done. Time to enjoy the beauty around, The trees and the mosses, the ferns that abound. The bird life so friendly, the people are too. Knowing all so soon this trip will be through.

There’s an old pianola at Pompalona Lodge, There’s Keas, and jigsaws, and Sandflies to dodge. Another great dinner, Honeyed Chicken for tea, Before presentation, a poem by me. Six in a bunkroom, and Beth can snore! Early rising next morning and nobody’s sore. Betty and I are the last one to leave And we’re hunted along up the zigzag by Steve. Two thousand feet up to McKinnon Pass huts, Then down three thousand over tortuous ruts. Arriving at Quintin quite buggered and all, So I don’t do the extra to Sutherland Fall. Instead a hot shower, then its mutton to eat, But Sally’s quite busy attend sore feet. Eva that night, kicked a slat from Jill’s bed It fell on her tummy, just missing her head.

Lunch over, we gather our things one more time, We head down the valley t’ward the end of the line. We’er thirty-two miles by then minutes past two, Bet and I put the hammer down, really we flew To try for the ferry leaving Sandfly at three, By Doughboy we heard it, knew it wasn’t to be. Not that it mattered we were well on our way For that hot cup of coffee ahead at the Bay. Had to walk to the Jetty a half mile or so more To catch the next ferry that sailed out at four. Arriving at Milford triumphant but still, Hot bath, then presentation to give us a lift. The Milford Shuffle wasn’t done by and large, But Catherine was prancing, she’d had a massage! With photo, certificate and badge in hand We’d conquered the Milford! The feeling was Grand.

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Photo Contest

Above below: Four hikers on the North Shore Coastal Walk in winter, with Rangitoto in the background. Photo by Miriam Beatson, North Shore, Auckland.

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Monthly Photo Contest

Photo Contest

Above middle: We hiked to the top of Wairere Falls, Kaimai Ranges in the Waikato. Lovely winter hike to a beautiful spot for morning tea. Photo by Sue Eccles, Te Aroha.. Above right: Walking in the snow from the Desert Road. Photo by Justin Lee, Palmerston Noth. Above lef t: Aussie Perr y walking on the bridge next to Frankston Yacht Club, M o r n i n g t o n Pe n i n s u l a , Victoria, Australia. In the background is the expansive Port Phillip Bay. Photo by Tonia Perry Paraparaumu. Below right: Tranquility. Tony and Lyn from the Mangatoi Walking group, Te Puke, take a rest on a recent walk at McLarens Falls Park, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. Photo by John McDonald, Te Puke.

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My Favourite Walk

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Both groups started off from the Holdsworth Car Park at the same time. Group one of 15 turned off just before the bridge and headed off on a track which took us along the side of the Atiwhakatu River for about 30 minutes where we had to step over numerous tree roots. We then headed up the hill steeply,

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past a slip that is opposite Donnelly Flat. The bush was lush and attractive with many moss, orchids and large rimu, beech and matai trees. The track incline eased off about half an hour before we reached Pinnacle Ridge where we stepped out of the bush at 877 meters. As we looked out towards Jumbo and Powell Huts we had to wait for the cloud to pass, at which point we had glimpses of the impressive new orange roof of Powell Hut and the white of Jumbo Hut. We continued around the ridge until we reached the Atiwhakatu - Donnelly’s Flat turn-off, where we had a leisurely lunch. After lunch we set off down the spur to Donnelly’s Flat, where along the way it was interesting to see the varied state of the bush which went from lush green to barren undergrowth with mainly kamahi trees. We had to scale down ropes to the Atiwhakatu Stream, which was exciting, cross the stream, and climb up the bank on the other side using ropes once again. From here we got to Donnelly’s Flat via the old Atiwhakatu Track, which in turn joined up with the new Atiwhakatu Track which left us a short walk to where it all began. The total distance took us just under six hours to complete. Everyone agreed it was a great day out.

Above: The group stop for a photo opportunity. Below left: Orchids in flower.

My Favourite Walk

Mountain House Loop By Bob Hodgson


In autumn a number of mostly tramp hardened MTSC Wednesday trampers made a 9.20am start from the Holdsworth Car Park to tramp along the Atiwhakatu Track up the River Ridge Track Junction in the Wairarapa. Morning tea was taken before the steep 400m climb up to the Mount Holdsworth Track. It was a coolish day with good light so the climb up in the open forest was rewarding.   On the ascent we were treated to a bell bird and a handsome tomtit (miromiro). Those trampers who were not tramp hardened at the start of the tramp felt that they were so by the time we arrived at the Mountain House shelter for lunch with all arriving by noon.  After a convivial lunch we then launched ourselves down the track via Pig Flat to Rocky Knob. After a radio call between the groups we were able to spot the leading trampers of the other group making their way down towards a river crossing at Donnelly’s Flat. Once the excitement had died away we continued on and down with all safely arriving at the car park by 2-40pm. A satisfying autumn tramp with lovely bush, great views in fine but chilly weather. Distance walked 12.27km,   maximum height gain 463m,    25,398 Steps,  duration - five hours.

Above: Crossing the Atiwhakatu Stream. Below: Climbing up the bank from the stream.

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My Favourite New ZealandWalk Walk

Rata Street Loop Track


he Rata Loop Track at Naenae in the Hutt Valley winds its way up a gentle creek, quickly climbing and opening up beautiful views across the Hutt Valley. It’s great for the kids, and only a little bit rugged being the ideal track to introduce children to tramping and nature – and is known as Lower Hutt’s shortest tramping track. You can either complete the whole loop, or walk up and back from one end of the track. The entire loop should take a little over an hour and a half for a family group. Individuals should be able to walk around the loop in an hour.


Fact file

The Rata Street Loop has two entrances, one at 241 Rata Street and one at the end of Rata Street. The track is classed as an intermediate grade. No bikes are allowed. Above: top: The view from the top looking towards Petone and the harbour. Photo Left: Middle: Boardwalk covers a wet area. Left below: The bridge crosses the creek.

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What have you got planned for Get Outdoors Week?

Get Outdoors Week is coming this November! This is a celebration of New Zealand’s great outdoors and how to safely explore it. Whether you’re a keen tramper, part of a walking group or an organisation that wants to promote the benefits of being outdoors - you can be part of the celebration! The event runs from 16th-24th November and is a great opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to get involved. We are looking to encourage young people and their families to ‘give it a go’ and maybe try something new outdoors. There are numerous helpful organisations, groups and websites aimed to help people get inspired and plan a safe adventure. The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council has loads of useful resources to help you plan your trip, whether it's a short bush walk or a multiday backcountry adventure. These include free online videos as well as online learning and planning tools to help you prepare for your walk. You can find these resources on their website at So, grab your walking buddies or your family and use this week as an excuse to perhaps try a new track, take a new friend out and enjoy the outdoors! You can use our social media channels to share your adventures simply tag #GOWeekNZ @Getoutdoorsweek via Instagram and Facebook. Stay tuned for competitions, organised outdoor events and plenty of photos as we celebrate Get Outdoors Week! If you are looking to host a walk, showcase an event or want promotional material, you can visit the website to find out more about how you can be part of #GoWeekNZ. Be sure to tell us all about it! Find out more:

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Walking at Uluru a land rich in indigenous culture


ooking for something completely different from New Zealand for walking, Australia’s Red Centre offers just that, with its red soil, vast areas and rocky ranges and of course Uluru (Ayers Rock). Uluru is sacred to indigenous Australians and is thought to have started forming around 550 million years ago. It’s within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which also includes the 36 red-rock domes of the Kata Tjuta (colloquially “The Olgas”) formation. Uluru is further from Sydney than Wellington to Sydney as the crow flies. Uluru is 461 kilometres from Alice Springs and the nearest town to the rock is Yulara 20 kilometres away, a resort town of a population of just over a thousand folk, mostly in the tourist or hospitality industry. To enter the park surrounding Uluru you have to pay a fee of $25 that allows you to visit the partk for up to three days. The fee covers road and walking track maintenance, etc There is a Cultural Centre just 2 kilometres from the base of Uluru where one can learn about the Anangu culture and the significance of the walks around

the Park. From here you can begin your walks with a deeper understanding as you follow the footsteps of the ancestral beings that shaped the landscape. Walking through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park will reveal a land rich in Indigenous culture. Along the way, witness stunning landscapes, spectacular geological formations, rare plants and animals, and exceptional natural beauty. The Uluru Base Walk is one of the best ways to soak in the beauty and get up close to Uluru. You can circumnavigate Uluru on the 10.6km track and relax beside tranquil waterholes, take a break under a magnificent Sheoak tree and peer into hidden caves. There are guided tours available where you can hear stories passed down by generations, see incredible rock art sites, learn about the natural flora and fauna of the area, and find out more about the fascinating geology of this area. There are more than 415 species of native plants, 21 species of mammals, 178 species of birds, 73 species of reptiles and Below right: Walkers on the 10.6km circuit around the rock.

Above: Crowds of climbers clambering their way to the top of Uluru in August of this year. The climb will close on October 26 this year. Photo BCG


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Above left: The walking trail goes over a bridge. Below left: One of a number of caves as seen from the base walk. Some caves have rock art on the walls and are quite deep. Photo BCG

Walking at Uluru a land rich in cultural land of the Pitjantjatjara and indigenous culture and Yankunytjatjara people (also collectively

thousands more species of ants, spiders and bugs found in the park. Visitors are advised to drink plenty of water, stay cool and walk safely. In hot weather, walk only in the cooler morning hours before 11am. As with all areas of the Park, stay on the marked tracks only. The red colour of Uluru they say is due to the oxidation or the rusting of the iron-bearing minerals within the rock as it has sat there in the desert air for hundreds of thousands of years. The name Ayers Rock was chosen by Giles who named it after the South Australian Premier at the time, Sir Henry Ayers. However, Uluru is the traditional

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known as the Anangu people) They have a duty to safeguard visitors to their land. They feel great sadness if visitors to their land are killed or injured. Since climbing the rock started 35 people have died on the climb mostly from heart attacks. As such, traditional owners would prefer that as guests to their land, visitors will respect Anangu law and culture by not climbing. The climb is physically demanding. Do not attempt if you have high or low blood pressure, heart problems, breathing problems, a fear of heights, or you are not reasonably fit. In November 2017 the land-mark deci-

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Above left: A welll formed track runs around Uluru. Above right: Bikes can be hired for a 15km circuit. sion was made by the Traditional Owners of this land and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board to close the climb for good. Effective 26 October 2019, marking the 34th anniversary of the Uluru handback, the climb will be closed. This decision was made easier as fewer people were climbing the rock as there were more activities around Uluru. There are a number of walking trails at the base of Uluru and most are wheelchair accessible. By choosing to walk around the base instead of climbing, you will be respecting the wishes of the local Aboriginal people.

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4km return, 1.5 hours, dry-weather wheelchair access This walk will take you between the Cultural Centre and the base of Uluru. The track winds through stands of wanari (mulga) and often displays colourful flowers after the rain. Watching the colour of Uluru and Kata Tjuta change is a spectacular and popular activity. The colour changes result from the effects of the Earth’s atmosphere on the sun’s incoming rays. The ash, dust particles and water vapour present in the earth’s atmosphere act as a filter which can remove the bluer light from the incoming rays of the sun, allowing the redder light through at different times of day. Reflections from the rock and clouds in the sky enhance the vivid colours. There are specific parking areas constructed at the best locations to view and photograph the sunrise and sunset at Uluru and Kata Tjuta. This is a good time of the day to reflect on your day’s activities and the living cultural landscape of the park.

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How to get there: Uluru (Ayers Rock) is 461kms from Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. The nearest town is at Ayers Rock Resort at Yulura, is a small resort town with a town centre 20kms from Ayers Rock. Yularu has an airport with flights to domestic centres. Accommodation: There is accommodation from luxury to a camp ground at Yulura. Time to visit: May to September are the best times when the temperature is at its coolest. To enter the park there is $25 fee per person that lasts for up to three days. Uluru is 348m high. What to bring: Plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, and not your best white footwear and perhaps a fly net.

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Mahu Whenua trail network delights tourists and locals By Stephen Day


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fter six years, a network of 18 trails on Coronet Peak and Glencoe Stations is nearly f i n i sh e d.  Th e t r a ck s g i ve walkers and mountain bikers enhanced access to the spectacular Crown Range and Harris Mountains.  Walking Access Commission regional field adviser Ange van der Laan says all the tracks are up and running, except for the new Coronet Loop Track. Stage 1 of building that track along the Coronet face has just finished and work starts on the rest in the spring.  ‘It’s a bit of high country right on our doorstep – available to all New Zealanders and all visitors,” says van der Laan. One of the Commission’s interesting jobs is to look at applications by overseas investors to buy sensitive land. Its role is to consider if there are any access opportunities for New Zealanders that should become part of the conditions of sale. So when the two Central Otago stations were sold in 2011 the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) required the new leaseholder to provide public trails on the land. The owner, Robert Lange, and his land manager Russell Hamilton, supported the trail network, as did the Arrowtown community. In fact Lange and Hamilton have created additional tracks to those the OIO recommended. But even when everyone wanted the same thing there was a lot of negotiation

to make it happen.   The Commission spent several years talking with people and groups to find the best structure to legalise and manage the tracks. The QEII National Trust has taken on the role of controlling authority. The Queenstown Lakes District Council, the Department of Conservation and the Queenstown Trails Trust will all play a part in managing the tracks. Legal questions about type of walkway easement can seem trivial to walkers. But those legal discussions are crucial to making sure the trails endure into the future. The tracks will be secured with registered walkway easements under the Walking Access Act 2009. Now that it is nearly done van der Laan says people are already flocking to the trail network.  “It’s an amazing asset to the country, and especially us very happy locals here in Arrowtown.” Above: A view from one of the tracks. Photo by Rob Wardle, QEII National Trust

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By Judith Doyle

Te Aro Piko


- a Meandering Path

e Aro Piko Pathway meanders round the Pauatahanui Inlet which is an east-west running arm of Porirua Harbour (35kms north of Wellington). The pathway runs along the edge of the Pauatahanui Wildlife Management Reserve. This reserve is the most significant (50 hectares) saltmarsh reserve in the lower North Island. It is mostly Department of Conservation land, but 4ha are owned by Forest and Bird. Designing and building pathways in the reserve began back in 2005 when Plim-

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merton Rotary and Porirua City Council joined forces to get the project going. Volunteers built pathways, installed small bridges with handrails and occasional seats along the way. They also raised plants in nursery areas to establish in the reserve and undertook predator control too. We see stoat traps from Above: Looking across the harbour from Pauatahanui Wildlfe Rerserve. Photo Judith Doyle

Left below: Hundry spoon bills hunt for food. Photo Judith Doyle Below right: The track beside the road. Photo FQG

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time to time. The Wellington Wednesday Walkers enjoyed this wonderful estuarine area on a pleasant winter’s day. We start just north of Pauatahanui Village and walk to beyond Ration Point --about an hour return at our leisurely pace of walking. We pass through a bushy area at first – kanuka, manuka, flax, with occasional glimpses of shining water and tidal mudflats. Then we come to a more open area where fingers of water twist in and out amongst the rushes and reeds, again with extensive stretches of water beyond. Soon we reach a bird-watching hide, its narrow slits framing water, grasses and birds. There are several hides in the reserve. Birds are the special treats on this walk. At the edge of the water we see groups of spoonbills, their heads down, seeking food with their wide splayed beaks. Occasionally there’s a group of black swans as casually elegant as ever. There are some whitefaced herons flying above and I spot a single harrier hawk gliding gracefully up above us. The Pauatahanui Inlet is a staging post for migratory birds. As well as the birds we have seen, some 36 species have been recorded here over time by patient birdwatchers, including the oystercatcher, pied stilt, plover, banded dotterel, godwit, sandpiper and curlew. For a stretch we walk beside the road but soon the pathway curves away and we walk along the peaceful water’s edge again. Then we come to a sign saying

Ration Point. There are two theories to explain the name. One is that this was where boats delivered rations to the men engaged in the military operations of the late 1840s when British soldiers fought Ngati Toa for the land. Eventually their chief Te Rangihaeata retreated and Europeans settled round the harbour. The other theory is that rations were delivered in later years to men engaged locally in road construction. It’s certainly a historic area. Early Polynesians (moa hunters) are believed to have visited this area about 1200 AD. The forest birds and the fish/shellfish would have been attractive to huntergatherers. There are traces of occupied sites at various spots in the reserve, including Ration Point. In the early 1830s Ngati Toa would have been able to trade (pigs, po-


tatoes, flax) with the whalers who were establishing shore stations in the locality. Disputes over the land purchases simmered on between Ngati Toa and surveyors or would-be farmers and timber millers, which is why British troops were stationed in the area and settler militia were formed. We walk a little further beyond Ration Point before turning back. We have to wait for our rations for a while as we return by the same route and lunch at Lighthouse Cinema in Pauatahanui Village. Pauatahanui means big shellfish which seemed as good a choice as any when we lunch. Above: The trail goes over a bridge a stream and a boardwalk goes over the wetlands. Photo FQG Below right: A stream flows into the harbour. Photo FQG

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Maude Track leads to Mangakotukutuku


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n a fine but chilly winter Saturday morning along with my sister we decided to check out the Maude Track that is situated at the base of the Pouakai Ranges on the north side of Egmont National Park. We had heard about the beautiful Mangakotukutuku Waterfall that flowed higher up the track a 2.3 kilometre walk so decided to make that our goal. The walk begins with crossing a large open privately owned large paddock with a splendid view of Mt Taranaki as we reached the top of the hill. There was a blanket of snow covering the top half and some very curious young yearling calves we had to walk through to reach the beginning of the track to the boundary of the national park to where there is a style attached to a wire fence. The Maude Track started off on the flat with a narrow path wending its way through a beautiful collection of ferns all different sizes, with some lining the banks, mostly punga and as we got further along it was like being in jungle of all sorts of different trees, some rotting on the ground where they had fallen. It was a bit muddy in places due to recent rainfall. There are the remnants of fallen logs and trees across the track

Above top: Crossing a paddock to the Maude Track, with Mt Taranaki in the background. Left below: Climbing the spur of The Maude Track.

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u Waterfall in places which meant either bending down low to clamber under, climbing over or finding another way around them by searching for another way out and through bits of bush back onto the narrow track. By this time we had started to climb the spur and it became very steep as we made our way further up. Protruding tree roots formed most of what could be called steps and in parts there were the remains of what had once been wooden steps. Due to the wet ground from the recent rainfall we were glad that we had taken our walking poles with us as we kept slipping down parts of the steep bank and they gave us a better balance as well as helping us over the very uneven ground. We were glad to actually get to the top of the spur which seemed to take ages and onto flat ground where the top of the bank but unfortunately we finally came across the welcome there were trees in the way and has not sign pointing in the direction of the really done the photo justice. waterfall. Advice from others who have visited this beautiful waterfall is not to bother in the summer months when the weather has been dry About the turn to the falls there is for a long period as there is usually small mound of medium moss covered only a trickle. stones which are the remnants of an We picked the correct time of the old Maori umu (oven). DOC advises year to visit when it was in full angry that care must be taken not to disturb flow but were then disappointingly this archaeological feature. confronted with the collapse of much We had been warned by a family of the bank. The sheer high cliff that the that were going back down the track water tumbles from is very high but I just before we reached the sign  at the was unable to find out just how many top that there was a very steep uneven metres it is.  We did the whole walk in path down to the viewing point. three hours. Not to be daunted we carried on In all it is a very interesting walk down the narrow slippery very steep but very challenging for older people. track, and soon heard the roaring of a The climb up the spur is very steep great amount of water which was very and the track from where it starts at the exciting only to be very disappointed beginning is very narrow and it would when we discovered that due to the be very easy to lose sight of where heavy previous day’s rain, the whole it is in places as it weaves and turns bank down to base of the falls had col- most of the way through the foliage so lapsed and it was too steep to take the keep your eyes peeled for the orange risk to clamber any further. triangles signs on the tree trunks most The problem would have been try- important. ing to climb back up. The only suitable The Maud Track is managed by The place to take a photo of these beautiful Department of Conservation and is in falls was where it was safe to stand on a bad state of repair. Because it is not

. Above: The best view of the Mangakotukutuku Falls I was able to get well known and not so popular I can understand why they could not afford to pay expensive attention to it, however I do feel that it would be worth the effort to put a secure wooden staircase down to the base of the falls enabling those who have taken the effort to view this beautiful spectacle. To get to the Maude Track follow Kent Road from State Highway 3 just south of New Plymouth. There is an old tractor museum on the corner of Kent Road and SH 3. Follow Kent Road turn right into Maude Road where you will see the entrance to the paddock where the road ends. There is a DOC signpost by the gate, parking is limited but we had no problem.    

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castle to castle on Czech’s Greenways Trail


The section between Breclav, just he Czech Greenways is 402 kilometres of designated walk- over the Czech border with Austria, ing and cycling tracks that to Cesky Krumlov takes you into the connects the two great capitals rich wine-growing area of Moravia and finishes in mystic Bohemia of which of Vienna and Prague. The route through woodland, pas- Prague is the crown jewel. tures and historic towns The Czech Republic is a crowned with magnificent little-known gem, hidden for 45 years behind the castles, chateaux and invitIron Curtain. Its landing squares, was started scapes have features that in 1990 as an initiative to are no longer common in preserve the natural and Western Europe like fruit cultural heritage of the region and create sustainable trees, planted to provide food for the travelling tourism. public, which line many To walk the whole trail country roads. Hunters’ takes around 17 days howBy Jill Grant hides are commonly seen ever you can walk just the Jill is an Auckland based journalist and photographer at the edge of a forest or best parts in one week with vehicle support. glade or on rolling hills of vast fields. Left: The medieval town of Cesky Czech language is more Russian Krumlov is the final destination of sounding and foreign to more common the walk. French, Italian and German accents Below right: Lednice Chateau you hear in most parts of Europe so showcases a huge variety of Czech it’s reassuring to have an Englishspeaking local contact for the trip plus wines.

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Above: Stunning Prague sits majestically on the Elbe River. Below left and middle: Ornate Scraffiti is a feature of the architecture in Slavonice. Below right Hiking from Landstejn to Nova Bytrice.

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Walk castle to castle on Czech’s Greenways Trail a cell phone provided in case you get into difficulties and can’t explain your way out. The first night of this week long walk is in Valtice, a short drive from Breclav. The attraction here is the National Wine Salon of the Czech Republic which showcases 100 of the best wines from throughout the country in the atmospheric cellar of Baroque Valtice Chateau. Each wine is detailed on a board, the bottle numbered and placed on a rack so tasters can help themselves. Some bottles retail in excess of Euros 100, yet the charge for one and a half hours of unlimited tasting is minimal.

Next day, you set out for the romantic Border Chateau for a picnic lunch in the gardens, then continue walking through field, vineyards and forest. A feature of the Lednice to Valtice landscape is the incredible follies built by the wealthy Liechtenstein family for no other reason than to challenge the wealth and influence of the Hapsburgs. There’s the Three Graces, a classic Greek sculpture of three maidens in a semi circle round a sculpture; a Muslim obelisk by a small lake; and Rendezvous, a small replica of Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. It’s astounding to see such an extensive and very ornate Gothic Re-

vival Chateau of Lednice built by the wealthy Lietchtenstein family also. The rolling Palava Hills require a climb to the highest point at 550 m. The way is interspersed with castle ruins and once over the saddle of Turold Hill, the fabulous hilltop chateau in the town of Mikulov comes into view. The château hosts one of the Czech Republic’s liveliest wine festivals, ‘vinobrani’ at harvest time in September when locals don folk costumes, concerts are scheduled and the wine flows. Mikulov’s history is predominantly Jewish. The hilltop cemetery in the centre of town has 3,500 head stones Above right: Prague’s Astronomical Clock. Below right: The Jewish cemetery is a reminder of the Jewish people who once lived in Mikulov.

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Above: Lednice Chateau showcases a huge variety of Czech wines.

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Walk castle to castle on Czech’s Greenways Trail

inscribed in Hebrew that date back to 1605. There are no Jews living there now but the Jewish cemetery has been ‘cleaned’ up since its’ decline during World War ll. Next day after a short transfer, the trail starts in the village of Cizov, where you can see the last remnants of the Iron Curtain. From here you straddle the Austrian border to the village of Hardegg and follow the trail in the unspoiled Thayatal National Park, above the deeply etched canyon of the Dyje River. Reach the magnificently sited Baroque chateau in Vranov, high on a cliff above the Dyje River which is the grand climax of the day’s walking. Each day there are stunning attractions to enjoy. You always feel like Below: The imposing castle of Cesky Krumlov.

you are walking to somewhere for a purpose. The feature of the next day is the UNESCO World Heritage town of Telc with its unaltered Renaissance Square of creamy coloured gabled buildings and pretty arched arcades. There is also a magnificent castle that overlooks the town. Close to Telc, and in its shadow, is the untouched Renaissance town of Slavonice, today a hub for artists. Scrafitti is common on the facades of its buildings and there are some wacky galleries and cafes that set it apart from the ordinary Czech town. Next day’s destination is the castle of Landstein. In the quiet countryside of woods and meadows there’s a museum of military bunkers built along the Czech border in the 1930s. Once you reach Nova Bystrice you

can rest your feet and take a quaint 100-year-old narrow gauge railway through the remote forested region of Czech Canada to the overnight stop, Jundrichuv Hradec. This translates as Henry’s Castle and of course there is a classic Renaissance chateau representative of the name. Walk the Bohemian Lake District, a mosaic of ponds, woods and meadows with typical rural villages. The capital of this area is the walled medieval city of Trebon, known for its’ 600-year-old brewery. The Czechs are a nation of beer drinkers and boast the highest consumption of beer in the world per head of population. They even eclipse the Germans and Belgians. After a visit to sample the beer, with some reluctance we walked on to Svet, a man-made lake created in the 16th century and an engineering wonder. At the end of the walk a car was waiting at the last village of Kojakovice to take us to the incredibly restored medieval town of Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Walk castle to castle on Czech’s Greenways Trail The town is mostly a pedestrian walkway so it’s easy to explore the winding cobbled alleyways and streets. The castle complex is the second largest in the Czech Republic and contains one of only two fully functional European Baroque theatres. Views from the towering castle across the rooftops are stunning. Restoration work only began some 30 years ago. There are still some parts not restored so you get to see the ‘before and after’.

Being in the Lake District, fresh water fish is a speciality and the trout is mouth-watering and considerably cheap. It’s worth every minute to spend two nights here in Cesky Krumlov. During the day there is a circuit walk past the monastery at Zlata Koruna, that takes you up to the Klet lookout tower. At 1804m it is the highest point in the Blansky Forest, and has excellent views of South Bohemia. From Cesky Krumlov you can take a bus to Prague to finish off the walk. Prague was lucky to have avoided any destruction during the last war. The historical centre and sprawling metropolis are a unique architectural blend of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque to Art Nouveau. The Old Town’s Astronomical Clock at over 600 years old is the centrepiece and you need to go very early in the morning to get an unobstructed photo. The crowds that gather there can be quite overwhelming. Above the Old Town and across the

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river is Prague Castle set in 45 hectares and a monumental complex right in the heart of the city. Although Prague Castle is astounding in its proportions it’s hard to say which castle or chateau on the weeklong walk was the most impressive, you’re so spoilt for choice.

Above: Views of the rooftops of Cesky Krumlov as seen from the castle. Below left: Sunset over the Jewish cemetery at Mikulov. Below right: Start the walk off with a wine tasting in the Wine Salon at Valtice Chateau.

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10 reasons to hike in Austria

1. The beauty and variety of the landscape within a small scope From rolling hills to gentle pastures, rugged mountain peaks and glaciers. Despite being small in size, Austria offers a broad range of landscapes, many of them unique. There are waterfalls such as the Krimmler Waterfalls, numerous rivers and lakes, glaciers such as the Kitzsteinhorn in Zell am See-Kaprun, lakes with water so pure it can be used as drinking water and ice caves you can visit like the Eisriesenwelt Werfen - the biggest in the world. 2. Broad network of signed hiking trails that allow self-guided hiking tours The signage of hiking trails in the Austrian Alps is clear and uniform across all regions. There are red-white-red marks usually painted on trees or rocks, and sign posts at crossing points showing directions, duration and sometimes even the level of difficulty of the trail. This broad network means even beginners can undertake self-guided walks on secure paths. Of course it is still recommended to prepare any hiking tour into the mountains with due caution, respecting external factors such as the weather, but also the endurance and experience of all participants. Maps and advice can always be obtained from the local tourist offices. 3. The comfortable and sophisticated mountain refuges On almost all sign-posted hiking trails in Austria you will sooner or later come across one of the countless mountain huts which offer authentic cuisine and often also basic (some even sophisti-

cated) accommodation facilities for those who attempt a long-distance hiking trail. Family-owned mountain restaurants and cozy mountain inns invite you to linger. Our culinary guide to Tirol as well as Salzburg introduce you to traditional authentic cuisine.

protect unique species of fauna and flora, cultural landscapes and traditional ways of living. Various regions in Austria have also started to implement a scheme for sustainable tourism. Measures include car-free vacations and electro mobility or use of local sources of food or energy. The Austria’s National Parks also offer 4. Culinary delights In the mountain inns you are usually special educational programs. treated to home-made Austrian delights, 8. Hiking in Austria has a long regional specialties and sometimes even tradition and is part of the local produce right from the Alpine pastures culture in front of the hut. Cold plates are popuHiking has a long tradition in Austria lar (such as the famous Austrian “Bret- and is the country’s unofficial national tljause”) and breads with all types of pastime. There are many villages in the spread, but also traditional warm dishes Austrian Alps that really dedicate themsuch as Wiener Schnitzel, Schweins- selves to hiking or mountaineering. Ausbraten, Käsespätzle or Kaiserschmarren. tria’s Hiking Villages are a perfect base for a hiking vacation with easy to difficult 5. Modern summer cable cars and day hikes. These villages offer special chairlifts Most regions offer summer cable cars services for your hiking vacation, such or chairlifts to get up the mountains and as free material to plan your hiking tour to enable all hikers access to the most or free guided hikes by partner hotels. panoramic trails and to visit the most 9. Combination of nature and culture There are several cities in Austria scenic summit platforms without hours where culture and hiking breaks are of strenuous ascent on foot. not a contradiction. The best example is 6. Family-friendly There are plenty of hiking trails in probably Innsbruck - the Capital of the Austria which make walking an ad- Alps. Salzburg, the City of Music, is also venture for the entire family. There are a perfect base for a hiking holiday in the adventure hiking trails with interactive surrounding mountains.

stations, educational trails or hiking trails 10. Hiking is more than just hiking Austria offers a huge variety of difwhich can be accomplished even with a ferent hiking options and themed walks. stroller. Climbing up one of the countless moun7. Protected natural landscapes About 27% of the Austrian surface tain peaks, hiking from pasture to pasis under natural protection. 6 national ture, following a long distance hiking parks, 50 nature parks, 7 biosphere trail or just enjoying a leisurely day hike reserves and many more local nature - all of this is part of the Austrian hiking protection areas have been set up to experience!

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CONTENTS for previous 15 issues OCTOBER 261 2019

3 Contents 4 Walk Talk 6 My Favourite walk: Nugget Point short walk is a classic 9 Subscription page 10 New Zealand Walks: Five great day walks from Christchurch 12 My FavouriteWalk: Emily’s visit to Emily Falls 12 New Zealand Walks Two walks in Peel Forest 14 Overseas Walk: Walk Ireland’s poignant National Famine Way 16 New Zealand Walk: Mt Cargill for magnificent views of Dunedin 18 Walking New Zealand Monthly Photo Contest 20 New Zealand Walks: One Tree Hill a jewel in Auckland’s Cornwall Park 26 New Zealand Walks: Walking to the ‘Centre of New Zealand’ 29 Need2Know: Take me to the river 30 Overseas Walks: South Africa’s Bushmen, Bergs, Battlefields and Big Five 36 Event: Toi’s Challenge is a lovely hard run or walk 38 New Zealand Walks: On the trails in the Bay of Islands 42 Overseas Walks and Tours 44 Index of previous 14 issues 45 Coming Events: New Zealand 50 Coming Events: Overseas 52 Directory of Walking Groups 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 59 Green Prescription 60 Walking New Zealand Shop

SEPTEMBER 260 2019

3 Contents 4 Walk Talk 6 My Favourite walk: Lush native forest and stunning views a feature of North Egmont walks 12 New Zealand Walk: Tunnel Beach’s sculptured coastline 15 Te Araroa Trail: Numbers walking on trail increasing 16 New Zealand Walk: Atiwhatu Hut walk popular in Tararuas 16 Mt Favourite Walk: Atiwhakatu Hut Walk attracts many types of walkers 18 Walking New Zealand Monthly Photo Contest 20 New Zealand Walks: Legs eleven with Warkworth Walks 2019l 22 New Zealand Walk: Bay of Islands best kept secret 26 New Zealand Great Walk: Humpridge Track to be a NZ Great Walk 28 Need2Know: New track database has over 300 walking trails 28 Overseas Walk: Caloundra Coastal Walk a leisurely scenic walk 31 Overseas Walk: Eight days to Everest Base Camp 39 Quick facts on Trekking Everest Base Camp 40 Need2Know: Consider these 5 things before tackling a winter tramp 42 Overseas Walks and Tours 44 Index of previous 14 issues 45 Coming Events: New Zealand 50 Coming Events: Overseas 52 Directory of Walking Groups 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 59 Green Prescription 60 Taupo Marathon events

AUGUST 259 2019

3 Contents 4 Walk Talk 6 My Favourite walk: Kaimai Ranges offer many walking attractions in a diverse forest of caves and birdlife 12 New Zealand Walk: Stewart Island with the lovliest public road in the country 14 Shared Pathway: New bridge links city to Massey and Linton 18 Walking New Zealand Monthly Photo Contest 20 Shared Parthway: Cycling the Karangahake Gorge section of the Hauraki Rail Trail 24 My Favourite Walk: Ratapihipihi Scenic Reserve - a sub tropicial rail forest 28 New Zealand Walk : Belmont magazine walk with relics of World War 11

30 New Zealand Walk: Belmont Regional Park a walkers paradise 33 New Zealand Walk: Kapiti Island 34 High Achiever: Perth to Melbourne in 80 days 36 New Zealand Walk: Three generations in Waiohine Gorge tramp 38 New Zealand Walks: Vineyard walks a feature of Bay of Island Walking Weekend 39 New Zealand Walks Two walks in Peel Forest 40 Need2Know: Top 10 things to pack for a day walk or hike 42 Overseas Walks and Tours 44 Index of previous 14 issues 45 Coming Events: New Zealand 50 Coming Events: Overseas 52 Directory of Walking Groups 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 59 Green Prescription 60 Taupo Marathon events

JULY 258 2019

3 Contents 4 Walk Talk 6 My Favourite walk: An estuary walk in our Deep South 8 New Zealand Walk: Beveridge to Arataki Path 10 Great New Zealand Trek: Great NZ Trek ends at Bluff after 14 years 12 High Achiever: Four day trek ends with a Duke o f Edinburgh Gold Award 16 Overseas Walk: Machu Picchu - a treasure to cherish 18 Walking New Zealand Monthly Photo Contest 20 My Favourite Walk: Waitahinga Dam trails revisted 22 My Favourite Walk: Walking the Crossey-Massey Loop, Hunau Regional Park 26 Event: The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend where the walking is wonderful and the welcome is warm! 28 Te Araroa Trail: Over 1000 walkers this season completed the trail 29 Event: Striders events 30 Overseas Walk: Table Mountain - one of the ten wonders of the world 34 Overseas adventure: Rail trails cycling in the Clare Valley 39 my Favourite Walk: Coastal views highlight of new cleared trail 40 My Favourite Walk : Tawatawa Reserve walking tracks 42 Overseas Walks and Tours 44 Index of previous 14 issues 45 Coming Events: New Zealand 50 Coming Events: Overseas 52 Directory of Walking Groups 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 59 Green Prescription 60 Taupo Marathon events

JUNE 257 2019

3 Contents 4 Walk Talk 6 Te Araroa Trail: Lessons from walking the Te Araroa Trail 12 Need2know: DOC’s top five wildlife photography tips 14 New Zealand Walk: Wellington City to Sea Walkway 16 Need 2 know: Great Harbour Way to be funded 18 Walking New Zealand Monthly Photo Contest 20 My Favourite Walk: Barrett Domain walkls have bush, wetlands with a rural outlook 24 Northland Experience: Hiking Cape to Cove: Cape Brett to Whangaroa Harbour to mag-nificent kauri 30 Overseas Walk: Walking Cornwall’s South West Coast Path 35 Need2know: Shared path planned across Tararua Ranges 35 Need2know: Funding boost for Hawkes Bay trails 36 Overseas Adventure: Vietnam - for adventure, history and culture 40 Overseas Walks: Ten top spring gardens to visit in Cornwall 42 Overseas Walks and Tours 44 Index of previous 14 issues 45 Coming Events: New Zealand 50 Coming Events: Overseas 52 Directory of Walking Groups 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 59 Green Prescription 60 Pak-A-Roo Jackets

MAY 256 2019

3 Contents 4 Walk Talk 6 My Favourite Walk: Lake Rotomanu Walkway 10 New Zealand Walks: Many tracks lead up Mount Parihaka, Whangarei 14 New Zealand Walk: Bush Chapel Walk 15 Need 2 know: Mokihinui River catchment land to be added to Kahurangi National Park 16 NZ Shared Pathway: Waiuku Trail milestone reached with first sodturning event 17 NZ Shared Pathway: Waiuku advocate wins outdoor access champion award 18 Walking New Zealand Monthly Photo Contest 20 Overseas Walks: A glimpse of Patagonia 24 Northland Experience: Magical experiences on the Cook to Kupe tour 31 Australian Walks: Decidedly deciduous: Colourful bush walks in Victoria 32 Event: Festival’s interesting walks attracted many 34 New Zealand Walk: Cape Kidnappers Track 39 New Zealand Walk:Matiatia to Owhanake Bay walk 40 Event: Back to the future at Christchurch’s Marathon 42 Overseas Walks and Tours 44 Index of previous 14 issues 45 Coming Events: New Zealand 50 Coming Events: Overseas 52 Directory of Walking Groups 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 59 Green Prescription 60 Pak-A-Roo Jackets

around Kaikoura Peninsula 23 News: Wainuiomata shared pathway a mile-stone 24 New Zealand Walks: Beautiful countryside and views on Walkworth walks 29 Event: New walks in 5th Manawatu Festival 30 Overseas Walk: Mrs Tiggy Winkle Walk 35 New Zealand Walks: Escape! Revive! and Reconnect! on the Abel Tasman walks 40 New Zealand Walk: A winter tramp up to Pinnacle Ridge 42 Auckland Short Walks: New future for Short Walks in Auckland 44 Overseas Walks and Tours 45 Index of previous 14 issues 46 Coming Events: New Zealand 50 Coming Events: Overseas 52 Directory of Walking Groups 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 60 Manawatu Walking Festival

FEBRUARY 253 2019

3 Contents 4 Walk Talk 6 My Favourite Walk: Hillary Trail - a scenic four or five day walk 11 New Zealand Walk: Ready for adventure and entertainment 12 New Zealand Walks: 9 New Zealand tracks to explore this summer 15 Need 2 Know: Kiwis conquer Everest from home 18 Walking New Zealand Monthly Photo Contest 20 NewZealand Walk: Pakira, a farm walk in the Whanganui hills 26 Overseas Walks: Reflecting back on walking in Bavaria, Germany 35 Index of previous 14 issues 36 Overseas Walks: 5 Hinterland hikes to take your breath away 38 New Zealand Walk: Pink Beach - Whats so special about Pink Beach? 40 Te Araroa Trail: Young walkers on track for Te Araroa record 42 Overseas Walks and Tours 44 New Zealand Tour: Nature walking APRIL 255 2019 in the South Island 3 Contents 46 Coming Events: New Zealand 4 Walk Talk 6 New Zealand Walks: Catchpool Val- 50 Coming Events: Overseas ley has walks for all types of fitness 52 Directory of Walking Groups 6 New Zealand Walks: Catchpool Val- 56 New Zealand Country Breaks ley walking, tramping and cycling 60 Manawatu Walking Festival 10 New Zealand Walks: ECHO WalkJANUARY 252 2019 ing Festival 12 New Zealand Walk: Kaurilands 4 Walk Talk 6 New Zealand Walk: Upgrade to Domain, Titirangi popular Cam-borne Walkway 14 My Favourite Walk: Sand, sand and 11 Health: 6,000 steps a day keeps OA more sand limitations away 18 Walking New Zealand Monthly 12 New Zealand Walk: A spring trip to Photo Contest Te Puia Hot Springs 20 My Favourite Walk: Two ways to hike 16 New Zealand Walk: Two trails at Te to Herepai Hut Puia Hot Springs 21 New Zealand Walk: Mt Herepai Hut 18 Walking New Zealand Monthly climb has a mixed track Photo Contest 22 My Favourite Walk: One path to rule them all on the Tongariro 20 Auckland Short Walk: Glen Eden bush and stream walk Alpine Crossing 28 Overseas Walk: Walk in Singapore, 22 New Zealand Walk: The Tarawera Trail - one of the best in the Bay a city in a garden 30 New Zealand Walk: Popular Wai- 26 New Zealand Walks: Mangawhai Walking Weekend to celebrate heke Island walk start from wharf 20th anniversary 32 New Zealand Walk: Kahikatea Walk 30 Overseas Walk: Adventure on the - a nature walk Murray in comfort 34 Overseas Walk: Soaking up the views in WA - Cape Naturaliste 34 Murray River Walk risng with Riverland tourism Lighthouse to Yallingup 37 New Zealand Walk: Sculpture Walk 36 Overseas Walk: Nepal hike helps forgotten shepas in Botanic Gardens 40 Overseas Walk: China - a land of 40 New Zealand Walk: Te Henui Loop walking track long history, ancient cultures and 44 Overseas Walks: Why go hiking diverse landscapes in Austria? 42 Overseas Walks and Tours 46 Coming Events: New Zealand 44 Index of previous 14 issues 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 45 Coming Events: New Zealand 60 Manawatu Walking Festival 50 Coming Events: Overseas 52 Directory of Walking Groups 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 60 Pak-A-Roo Jackets

MARCH 254 2019

3 Contents 4 Walk Talk 6 Te Araroa Trail: Te Araroa Trail: NZ’S own pilgrimage trail 8 New Zealand Walk: Lake Rototoa a jewel in Hamilton city 12 Auckland Walks: Walks for every Auckland landscape 14 My Favourite Walk : Climbing Otanewainuku - the first walk of the year 18 Walking New Zealand Monthly Photo Contest 20 NewZealand Walk: A wildlife walk

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DECEMBER 251 2018

3 Contents 4 Walk Talk 6 $390 million to be invested in more walking andcycling path initiatives 8 New Zealand Walk: An experience on the Old Ghost Trail? 15 New Zealand Walk: Powell Hut - A wairarapa icon 16 High Achiever: The biggest challenge of my life - Gordon Innes 17 Need to know: Seven safety tips for magpie swooping 18 Walking New Zealand Monthly Photo Contest 20 Event: Finding more than just the finishing line 22 New Zealand Walk: Puketi For-

est Kauri Challenge the best day walk ever 25 Books: How to set up a sccessful Glaming Business. 25 Books: The French Way 26 NZ Adventure Walk: Step back in time in this ancient forest: 28 New Zealand Walks: Ever explored the many Tarawera walking trails 30 Overseas Walk: Hiking in the Longsheng rice terraces in snow and ice 34 Event: Sunset Coast Walks 35 Subscription Form 36 Overseas Cycle Tours: Ireland- Cycling in Wicklow’s wilderness 41 Oxfam Trailwalker 42 Overseas Walks and Tours 45 Index of previous 14 issues 46 Coming Events: New Zealand 49 Ashhurst to Esplanade event 52 Directory of Walking Groups 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 59 Queen Charlotte Track 60 Manawatu Walking Festival

NOVEMBER 250 2018

3 Contents 4 Walk Talk 6 New Zealand Walk: Tackling the Awatere Tussock Track 10 New Zealand Walks: Take a walk on the wild side 11 My Favourite Walk: Walk at Lake Okataina to Koutu Pa 12 My Favourite Walk: Mt Auckland walk at Atuanui Scenic Reserve 15 Need to Know: Track closues in Kaipatiki reserves area 16 Walking New Zealand Monthly Photo Contest 18 Auckland Short Walk: Faboulous views in St Heliers to Glover Park walk 22 New Zealand Walk: Track walk where James Burtton spent a solitary life 22 New Zealand Walk: Dunn’s Bush walk a loop track 24 Australian Walks: Go chasing waterfalls in Victoria, Australia 26 New Zealand Walks: Three waterfall walks in Bay of Plenty 30 Overseas Walk: Hike in Swiss Alps brings back childhood memories 34 Event: Festival guide a well know personality 38 My Favourite Walk: Maungatapu Track walk with spectacular views 40 Shared Pathway: First link in Quarr yman’s Trail opened in Christchurch 41 Oxfam Trailwalker 42 Overseas Walks and Tours 49 Ashhurst to Esplanade event 50 Coming Events: Overseas 52 Directory of Walking Groups 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 59 Waiheke Island Walking Festival 60 Manawatu Walking Festival

OCTOBER 249 201

4 Walk Talk 6 The Queen Charlotte Track chasing great 11 Subscription Form 12 New Zealand Walk: Matia/Somes Island has a long history 14 Event: Neon Night Walk/Run 4 Good magical bush walk for Charity 16 Walking New Zealand Monthly Photo Contest 18 Overseas Adventure: Kiwi trekkers follow in Sir E d m u n d H i l l a r y ’s footsteps 22 My favourite Walk: Magnificent views from Waihi Trig Walk 25 New ZealandGreat Walks: Which one will be the next Great Walk? 26 My favourite Walk: A walk up the Rapaki Track before sunrise 29 Overseas Walk: Take time to breath and be in the stunning surroundings of Arlberg 30 Overseas Walk: Thornton-le-Dale Walks - a walk through a quaint English village 34 NZ Shared pathway: Wesport to Charleston Trail Trust get help from Walking Access Commission 36 New Zealand Walk: River diversion lead to a country park 38 High Achiever: Michael Houia now walks every day 39 Overseas Walk: Walking through the history of Cairns 44 New Zealand walk: Triumphant return to the Barra Track

46 Coming Events: New Zealand 52 Directory of Walking Groups 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 59 Waiheke Island Walking Festival 60 Manawatu Walking Festival

SEPTEMBER 248 2018

4 Walk Talk 6 Event: Which two will be the next Great Walks? 8 New Zealand Walk: If you go down to the woods Kohitere Forest capers 10 Event: Top ten with Warkworth Walks to celebrate milestone 12 New Zealand Walk: On the Penguin Shipwreck Walk 14 Auckland Short Walk: Highbrook Park - South Auckland 15 NZ Shared Pathway: Second stage of city to Sumner cycleway open 16 Walking New Zealand Monthly Photo Contest 18 News: Variety at this year’s Golden Foot awards 19 News: Government to share footpath maintenance 20 New Zealand Guided Walk: Quirky and beautiful Waiheke island 1-5 days of walking in paradise 22 Overseas Walk: Roseberry Topping 25 Overseas Walks: Hong Kong invites visitors to go green 26 New Zealand Walks: Bay of Islands Walking Weekend - Walk, wine and dine 29 Need to Know: Kauri to be protected by track closures 30 Overseas Walk: Alta Via 1 an exhilirating trail in the Italian Dolomites 35 NZ Shared pathway: $11,000 grant to help construct Pauanui - Tairua Trail 36 NZ Walk/Cycle: Roxburgh Gorge Cycle and Walking Trail 40 Event: Mangawhai Walking Weekend ticked all the boxes 44 High Achiever: Cassandra Carter makes a life style change 46 Coming Events: New Zealand 50 Coming Events: Overseas 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 60 Waiheke Walking Festival

AUGUST 247 2018

4 Walk Talk 6 Event: BOI Walking Weekend: Walking the islands made accessible and affordable 10 My Favourite Walk: Surat Bay and sea lions 11 New Zealand Walks: Where to chase waterfalls in Auckland 12 New Zealand Walk: Sand hill walk at Bell Block 14 New Zealand Walk: Kirwhakapapa Capers; a tramp of three halves 16 Walking New Zealand Monthly Photo Contest 18 Australian Walk: Tamborine Rainforest Walk 20 New Zealand Short Walk: Walking with an eye out for birds 21 News: WHO aims to get more people active 22 New Zealand Walks: Taupo area - a wealth of walks 25 Event: Hamilton Marathon Clinic plans celebration 26 My Favourite Walk: World famous geology around Army Bay 28 Need to Know: 10 creatures you might spot on a walk in NZ 30 Overseas Walk: A welcome Oasis; Anza Borrego Desert State Park 34 New Zealand Walk: Ara Harakeke - a shared pathway between Pukerua Bay and Paramata 36 Need 2 Know: Seals need rest not rescuing 37 News: Support for Timber Trail as the next Great Walk 38 New Zealand Walks: Waiheke Walking Festival has over 50 guided walks 42 Overseas Walks and Tours 44 Event: Manawatu Striders events 46 Coming Events: New Zealand 56 New Zealand Country Breaks 60 Waiheke Walking Festival

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2 The Rat Race in Milford, Auckland 5 Great Barrier Island Wharf to Wharf, Great Barrier Island 5 Aoraki Mt Cook Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K, Mt Cook 5 Christchurch 10km Night Series: Road, Sunmer, Christchurch 5 LED Lenser Run Beneath the Stars, Tauranga 5 Neon Night Walk Run 4 Good, Porirua 5 Parkrun in New Zealand 5 Rakiura Challenge Trail Run, Stewart Island 6 Mangonui Lions Fun Run and Walk, Mangonui to Coopers Beach 7 Rolleston Road Runners Monday Night Run, Rolleston 8 Lincoln Road Runners Tuesday Night Run and Walk, Lincoln 8 Malvern Road Runners Tuesday Night Run and Walk, Darfield 8 O’Hagan’s 5K Series at the Viaduct

Harbour, Auckland 12 Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run, Clifton, Hawkes Bay 12 Omataroa 8K Fun Run, Near Whakatane 12 Rotorua Ekiden - Team Marathon Relay, Rotorua 12 Taupo Ultramarathon, Whakaipo Bay, Taupo 12 Sprig & Fern 10K, Mapua, Nelson 13 Crater Rim Ultra Events, Christchurch 13 Wairarapa Country Marathon, Masterton 13 Wild Auckland: Te Ārai, Auckland 13 Pink Star Walk: Queenstown 13 Southland Festival of Running, Reefton to Invercargill 14 Rolleston Road Runners Monday Night Run, Rolleston 15 Lincoln Road Runners Tuesday Night Run and Walk, Lincoln 15 Malvern Road Runners Tuesday Night Run and Walk, Darfield 15 O’Hagan’s 5K Series at the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

19 Marina 2 Marina, Picton 19 Parkrun in New Zealand 19 Pink Star Walk: Christchurch 20 Run the City ASB Auckland Marathon, Auckland 18-20 Bay of Islands Walking Weekend, Russell 20 Run the City Auckland Marathon, Auckland 20 Andy McNeill Memorial Fun Run and Walk, Highbury, Wellington 20 Boulder Bay Classic Trail Run, Taylors Mistake Beach, Canterbury 20 Morrinsville College Fun Run/ Walk, Morrinsville 20 Omokoroa Coastal Challenge, Omokorao Beach, Bay of Plenty 20 Shoe Clinic Hill Free Half Marathon, Outram near Dunedin 20 The Honest 10 Fun Run, Wellington 21 Rolleston Road Runners Monday Night Run, Rolleston 22 Lincoln Road Runners Tuesday Night Run and Walk, Lincoln 22 Malvern Road Runners Tuesday Night Run and Walk, Darfield

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1 Devil’s Dash, Bottle Lake Forest, Christchurch 1-3 Aorangi 100, Eastbourne to Aorangi Range, Wairarapa 1-2 Taranaki Steelformers Around the

6 Corporate Challenge 5K: Christchurch 9 Lochmara Lodge Half Marathon, Marlborough Sounds 9 Pink Star Walk: Wellington, Wellington 9 Rimutaka Rail Trail Fun Run and Walk, Kaitoke Kart Track, Upper Hutt 9 Valley Ultra, Castle Hill Village, Canterbury 9 Tairua Trail & Tides Run & Walk, Tairua 9 Woodbury Hill Country Challenge, Woodbury, South Canterbury 10 Sri Chinmoy Pegasus Bay Classic, Bottle Lake Forest, Christchurch 13 Corporate Challenge 5K: Wellington 15-24 Waiheke Walking Festival, Waiheke Island 16 Pink Star Walk: Auckland 16 Pohangina Downhill Walk, Pohangina, Manawatu 16 The Molesworth Run, Molesworth Cob Cottage, Molesworth 16 Walking Stars Half Marathon: Wellington







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16 Air NZ Queenstown International Marathon, Queenstown 17 Manawatu Striders Ashhurst 2 Esplanade, Manawatu 17 Foxton Beach Fun Run, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km, Foxton Beach 17 Round the Bridges, Hamilton 23 ASB Kerikeri Half Marathon, Kerikeri 23 Port Waikato Challenge, Port Waikato 23 Queen Charlotte Ultramarathon, Queen Charlotte Sounds 23 Waitetuna Wind Farm Trail Run, Raglan 23 Walking Stars Half Marathon: Auckland 24 Julians Berry Farm and Cafe Toi’s Challenge, Whakatane 24 Longbeach Coastal Challenge, Longbeach Estate, Mid Canterbury 24 Peak Trail Blazer, Havelock North 24 Pelorus Trust Fun Run and Walk, Petone 24 Rotorua Running Festival, Rotorua

Auckland 1 Sri Chinmoy Christmas Dash, Christchurch 3 Eastside Riverpath Run/Walk, Hamilton 3 Lincoln Road Runners Tuesday Night Run and Walk, Lincoln 3 Malvern Road Runners Tuesday Night Run and Walk, Darfield 3 O’Hagan’s 5K Series at the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland 4 Ellesmere Road Runners Wednesday Night Run and Walk, Leeston 4 Smith & McKenzie Fun Run & Walk, Chatwell, Hamilton

1 Omaha Half Marathon, Omaha,

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4 The Rat Race in Milford, Auckland 5 Hatea Loop Challenge, Whangarei 5 Rolleston Road Runners Thursday Night Run, Rolleston 5 YMCA Auckland Domain 10K Series, Auckland 3 Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series, Takapuna Beach, Auckland 7 Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon, Hanmer 7 The Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt, Lake Te Anau 7 Parkrun in New Zealand 7 The Goat Adventure Run, Tongariro National Park




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BAY OF ISLANDS RUNNERS & WALKERS: Saturday (AM), Bert Vanasche 09-404-0147, or Gea Hadderingh 09- 405-7773 DARGAVILLE

DARGAVILLE TRAMPING GROUP: Last Sunday of month (AM), Carole Thornton 027-485-6366,, or Lynley Thompson 021-102-3974, WHANGAREI

KIWI SENIORS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Lee Taylor 09-4303470 CARDIAC CARE WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM or PM), Jo or Hugh Knight 09-438-7976 KIWI SENIORS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Kensington Reception, 09-437-4404 GREEN PRESCRIPTION WALKING GROUPS: 0800-228-483 HARRIERS WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), Wednesday (PM), Thursday (AM), Val Babe 09-437-1657 HIKURANGI WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (PM) KAMO 60’s UP: Monday, Thursday (AM), Yvonne 09-435-1101 TIKIPUNGA WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), Barbara Derrick 09435-0746 WAIPU WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM) WHANGAREI TRAMPING CLUB: Sue Guyatt 09-436-1441 GREAT BARRIER ISLAND

BARRIER TRAMPING& BEER LOVERS CLUB: Sunday, John Brock 09-429-0211


OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES CLUB: midweek, weekends (BIA), walks, tramps, Val Todd 09-579-8250, AUCKLAND NATURAL HISTORY CLUB: Every second Sunday, (AM), (IA),Elane Hayes 09-576 4293, ALPINE SPORTS CLUB: Tramps, walks, cycling, Sunday, Saturday, Marianne Rienhard 09-575-2429 ALPINE SPORTS CLUB: Sunday, Saturday & weekdays, tramps, walks , Beryl Borthwick 09-444-9667 or Sue Fitzpatrick 09-576-1069 THUMBS UP ADVENTURE GROUP (TUAC): Alan Grigg 027-493-6850, Libby 021-137-1488, Leonie 021-222-8982, WOMENS OUTDOOR PURSUITS INC: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, Donna Sheppard,, 09-535-8239, AUCKLAND CENTRAL

AUCKLAND YMCA MARATHON CLUB, (Walkers Section), Sunday (AM), Helen Meyer 09-815-1444 AUCKLAND CATHOLIC TRAMPING CLUB: Sarah Hart 09-625-7891, actc. AUCKLAND WALKERS & JOGGERS CLUB: Tuesday, Thursday (PM), Sunday (AM), (BIA),, AUCKLAND PRESBYTERIAN HARRIER & WALKING CLUB: Michael Vickers, 09-579-5355 AUCKLAND BAPTIST TRAMPING CLUB: Sunday Monthly (PM), (BIA), John McCarthy 09-630-4073 RACEWALKING AUCKLAND: Sunday (AM), Grant 09-299-5634, www. AUCKLAND TRAMPING CLUB: Tony Walton 09-630-2591 www. AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY TRAMPING CLUB: Michelle Lee 09-358-1296 BLOCKHOUSE BAY WALKING CLUB: Ces Gussey 09-837-5441 ELLERSLIE Y’S WALKING CLUB: Olive Andrews 09-634-4148 EAST AND BAYS RUNNERS & WALKERS: Glendowie, Saturday, Sally 09-522-5321 EPSOM Y’s COMMUNITY CENTRE WALKERS: Tuesday/Thursday (AM), Don Hay 09-636-9730 LYNFIELD Y’S WALKING CLUB: Mt Roskill, Sunday (AM), Marlene 09827-2737, Danny 09-627-9993 MT ALBERT Y’s WALKING GROUP: Tuesday Friday, (AM), 09-846-0788 MT ROSKILL COMMUNITY HOUSE: Theresa McDonald, 09-624-3281 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES CLUB AUCKLAND: Marshall Piecy 09-445-3808, ST HELIERS HIKERS: First/Third Wednesdays (all day), Glenn 09528-9726 STEP OUT WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Olivia 09-555-5164 WOMENS OUTDOOR PURSUITS INC: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, Donna Sheppard,, 09-535-8239, WEST AUCKLAND

BLUE TOP WALKERS: Henderson, Tuesday, Thursday (AM), Terry Wilson


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09-814-9523 or 021-266-1071,, www. FIA OLA WOMEN’S DEVELOPMEMT WALK GROUP: Monday to Saturday, Anne, 09-813-0021 FIT4LIFE: Glenfield, Monday (PM), Friday (AM), Sarah 021 534 649 FOOTSTEPS: Saturday (AM), John 09-410-2995 GLEN EDEN WALKERS: Oratia Bowling Club, Tuesday (AM), Ethel Denscombe 09-818-3561 GLEN EDEN ATHLETIC CLUB WALKERS: Glen Eden, Wednesday (PM) and Saturday (AM), Neil Turner 09-817-6230 GREEN BAY MUMS BUSH WALKERS: Every second Monday, Anne 09-827-7810 or 09-817-5867 HENDERSON SENIORS WALKING GROUP: Henderson, Friday (AM), Alene Couchman 09-818-2580 KELSTON MORNING WALKERS: Kelston C.C. Tues (AM), Joy Martin 09-838-6553 KELSTON TWILIGHT WALKERS: Kelston, Tuesday (PM), Joy Martin 09-818-6084 KUMEU WALK GROUP: Kumeu, Friday (AM), Mary Davies 09-412-2262 LYNNMALL SHOPPING CENTRE KIWIFIT CLUB: Monday, Wednesday (AM), (BIA), 09-826-2333 LYNFIELD WALKING CLUB: Mt Roskill, Sunday (AM), Marlene 09-8272737, Danny 09-627-993 LYNNDALE AMATEUR ATHLETIC & HARRIER CLUB: Wednesday and Sunday (AM), Mic Baker 09-626-3232 MASSEY ATHLETIC CLUB: Sunday (AM), Shena McGregor 09-412-8076 MASSEY JOGGERS & WALKERS: Sunday (AM), Kerry Watt 09-838-6665 or 021-517-049 NEW LYNN ACTIVE 35+ WALKING GROUP: New Lynn, Wednesday, Lorraine, 09-827-8663 RANUI MORNING WALK GROUP: Monday to Friday (AM), Judith 09-832-5692 RANUI TWILIGHT WALK GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Glenys 09832-4069 RIVERHEAD WALK GROUP: Wednesday (AM), Dane Brown 09-4129952 SUMMERLAND WALKERS: Henderson, Tuesday, Thursday (AM), Lyn Mountier 09-838-1599 TE ATAU PENINSULA WALKERS: Monday, Friday (AM), Wednesday (PM), Mary Jones 09-834-6989 TE ATATU SOUTH ACTIVE 35+ WALKING GROUP: Te Atatu South, Wednesday, Edna, 09-834-1401 THE HAPPY WANDERERS WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM), Brian Ashmore 09-817-4562 or 027-471-3038 TITIRANGI TWILIGHT WALKERS: Tuesdays, Thursday, (PM) Titirangi Library, Wednesday (PM) Glovers Real Estate Green Bay, Louise 021437-547, TITIRANGI WALKERS: Sundays (AM), John Harris 09-627-0099, Y’s WALKING HENDERSON: Tuesdays, Thursday, Sarah, 09-836-8031 Y’s Walkers, Mt Roskill, Sunday (AM), Dan Gofin 09-627-9993 WAIATARUA WALKERS:Oratia, Saturday (AM), 09-814-9945 WANDERWOMEN ADVENTURES: 09-360-7330 WALKING WAITAKERE WEDNESDAY WALKS: Wednesday, (AM), May to October, Kay Lindley 09-837-8820 WOMENS OUTDOOR PURSUITS INC: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, Donna Sheppard,, 09-535-8239, WEST AUCKLAND TRAMPING CLUB: Sunday (AM),


10,000 STEPS HARBOUR CLUB: Harbour Sport 09-415-4610 60’s UP TORBAY/BROWNS BAY: Wed (AM), Jan Elliott 09-473-3811, Josette Westcott 09-479-8159 ABERDEEN ROAD WALKERS: Campbells Bay, Saturday (PM), Patsy Hulse 09-410-9353 BUSH WALK & TALK: Margi Keys, 09-443-6919 or 0274-481-581 BIRKENHEAD PROBUS CLUB: Albany, Tuesday (AM), Tracy Watson 09-414-5351 BROWNS BAY/TORBAY 60’s UP MOVEMENT: Wednesday (AM), Roy Urlic 09-473-8777 CALLIOPE ATHLETICS WALKERS & HARRIERS: Northcote, Wednesday (PM), Gaye Green 09-444-7946 DEVONPORT WALKERS: Devonport, Tuesday, Thursday Sunday (AM), Pat & Jim McKay 09-445-2743 DEVONPORT FRIDAY WALKING GROUP: Devonport, Friday (AM), Naomi Gardyne 09-445-4303 EAST COAST BAYS WALKERS: Browns Bay, Tuesday, Friday (AM), Pam Mattson 09-302-4882 or 021-268-4154, GREENHITHE WALKING GROUP: Greenhithe, Tuesday (AM), Marjorie Andrew 09-413-9065 HIGHBURY COMMUNITY HOUSE: Highbury, Thursday, Friday (AM), Judy Mayn 09-480-5279 MAIRANGI WALKING NETWORK: Mairangi Bay, Everyday (AM), Paula Cole 09-444-6435 MEADOWOOD WALKING & TALKERS: Albany, Tuesday (AM), Carol Buckner 09-479-7804 MILFORD MALL WALKERS: Greenhithe, Tuesday, Thursday, (AM), Carol Mosedale 09-443-2054 MILFORD MENS PROBUS: Ian Hall 09-479-4259

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NORTH SHORE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: Every second Sunday (AM), Dave or Panny 09-476-7447 NORTH SHORE TRAMPING CLUB: Falk Werner, NORTHCOTE WALKING GROUP: Northcote, alternative Tuesdays, Brucilla Wright 09-480-0150, TORBAY WALKERS: Torbay, Wednesday (AM), Lorna Stewart, 09473-8731 WALKERS & TALKERS: Campbells Bay, Wednesday (AM), Brenda Gray 09-410-4019, Dorothy Ensor 09-478-6702 WOMENS OUTDOOR PURSUITS INC: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, Donna Sheppard,, 09-535-8239,


Acacia Cove Nordic Walking Group: Sunday (AM) Jenny Wills 09267-5416 Bridge the Gap Nordic Walkers: Sunday (AM ), Sheila Milbourn/ Margaretha Cooper 027-537-0944/021-141-3801 Cornwall Park Nordic Walking Group: Saturday (AM), June Stevenson 09-361-6636 or 0274-383-923 Cornwall Park Nordic Gold (Senior Group) Monday (AM), June Stevenson 09-361-6636 or 0274-383-923 North Shore Nordic Walkers Sunday (AM), Marie McLisky 09-475-5247 or Judy Hawkins (after 6pm) 027-572-2474 Pakuranga Nordic Walkers: Thursday (AM) Deidre Nielsen 09-271-3324 YMCA Nordic Walkers Thursday (AM) June Stevenson 09-361-6636 or 0274-383-923 RODNEY

ABERDEEN ROAD WALKERS: Campbells Bay, Saturdays (PM), 09482-1172 10,000 STEPS HARBOUR CLUB: Harbour Sport 09-415-4610 ARIKI WALKERS: Snells Beach, Mondays (AM), Ivan Melville 09425-4999 HIBISCUS COAST TRAMPING CLUB: Evert second Sunday, Lynley Dill, 0274-258-281, HEALTH IN ACTION: (BIA), Susie George 09-426-1269 HELENSVILLE WALKERS: Helensville, Tuesday (AM), Janet Heron 09-420-8773 HIBISCUS COAST Y’S WALKERS: Sunday (AM), Wednesday (AM,PM), Kevin Tiller, 09-426-6461 LEISURE WALKERS: Whangaparaoa, Thursday (AM), Pam Jordan 021136-6129, MONDAY WALKERS: Monday (AM), Snells Beach, 09-Lyne Melville 09-425-4999 SCOTTS LANDING WALKING GROUP: RD2, Warkworth, Sunday (AM), Angela McIntyre 09-425-5854 SNELLS BEACH WALKING GROUP: Warkworth, Wednesay (AM), Jenny Burton 09-425-5583 WELLSFORD ROAD RUNNERS & JOGGERS: Second Sunday (AM), Thursday (AM), Robert Scott 09-425-8089 or Heather Rankin 09-431-4692 WOMENS OUTDOOR PURSUITS INC: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, Anne 09-480-5424, WAIHEKE ISLAND


HOWICK TRAMPING CLUB: Sunday (AM), (BIA), Gayle Sephton 027-635-4063 PUKEKOHE JOGGERS & WALKERS GROUP: Tuesday Thursday, Sunday (AM), 021-042-1325 WAIUKU WALKING GROUP: Information Centre, Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), ONEWHERO KIWISENIORS WALKING GROUP: Merlene, Walker, 09-232-8844 PAKURANGA ATHLETIC CLUB: Tuesday, Thursday 9am (BIA), Linda Mitchell, 09-532-8442 PAKURANGA KIWISENIORS WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday (AM), 09-576-9739 MANUKAU TRAMPING CLUB: Judith Walker, 09-296-6977 MANGERE BRIDGE WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday (AM). Meet at Village Square MANUREWA Y’S WALKERS: Recreation Centre, MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY (AM), 09-267-4646 MANUREWA Y’S WALKING GROUP: Clendon Recreation Centre, Tuesday, Thursday (AM), 09-266-1100 HOWICK PICTON CENTRE WALKERS: Howick Picton Centre, Monday, Thursday (AM), 09-534-2712 HOWICK Y’S WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), 09-534-5153 PUKEKOHE TRAMPING CLUB: Mark Leys 09-294-8927, mleys@ TOI TOI TREKKERS TRAMPING CLUB: Noel Newsome 09-278-4962


FRANKTON ATHLETIC & HARRIER CLUB: Wednesday, Saturday, (PM), (BIA), Heather Purdie-Raill, 07-847-5639 NAWTON WALKING GROUP: Rene Smyth, 07846-3245 CENTRAL LAKE WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday Friday (AM), Nella Barron 07-846-3103 CHARTWELL WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Carrie Haak

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4281 DINSDALE WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Val Russell 07-847-6539 ENDERLEY WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), Leonie Smith 07-855-2224 HAMILTON TRAMPING CLUB: Alan Bigham 07-856-4646 NAWTON WALKING GROUP: Monday Tuesday (AM), Roslynn Billman 07-847-4873 SILVERDALE WALKING GROUP: Sister Anne Marie Jones 07-856-8980 FLAGSTAFF WALKING GROUP: Monday Wednesday Friday (AM), Gillian Bartram 07-854-0069 WESTFIELD MALL WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM) Westfield Mall Chartwell HAMILTON MARATHON CLINIC:Tuesday (PM), Sunday (AM), Ross Murphy 027-474-1213 or Michael Robinson 027-322-5335 TOD SQUAD: Friday (AM), Julie 07-829-4579 Y’s WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM) MONDAY BUSHTRAMPERS: Monday, Marian 07-828-9029 BREAKAWAYS BUSH WALKING & TRAMPING CLUB: Diana Ammann 07-823-6147 WAIKATO TRAMPING CLUB: or Stu Kneebone 07-827-3097 WANDERERS TRAMPING CLUB: Colin 07-855-1335 CAMBRIDGE

CAMBRIDGE WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday (AM), Sharon Woodings, 07-827-6033 LEAMINGTON WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM), Sharon Woodings, 07-827-6033 KAIHERE/PATETONGA

KAIHERE/PATETONGA WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (PM), Julie Stephenson 07-867-7011 MATAMATA

MATAMATA WALKERS: Tuesday, Friday (AM), Corry Crabb 07-888-8412 MATAMATA TRAMPING & WALKING GROUP: Shirley Hickson 07-8821355, MORRINSVILLE

MORRINSVILLE WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Ruth Stanley 07880-9088 OTOROHANGA


PAEROA WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday (AM), Elaine Lally 07-862-8409 PAEROA LUNCH WALKERS: Monday Wednesday Friday, Julie Stephenson 07-867-7011 PUTARURU


SILVERADOS EXERCISE GROUP: Wednesday (PM), June O’Donoghue, 07-877-8492 RAGLAN

RAGLAN RAMBLERS: Wednesday (AM), John Lawson, johnragla@ TAIRUA

TAIRUA WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday, Mike Lord, 07-868-6025 THAMES

THAMES WALKING GROUP: Monday, Friday (AM), Mike Lord, 07868-6025 TAUPO

TAUPO HARRIER CLUB WALKING SECTION: Saturday (PM), Wednesday (AM), 027 758 3410 TAUPO TRAMPING CLUB: Wednesday (AM), Thursday (AM), Weekends (AM or PM), Isabel Hutcheon 07-376-9319 MONDAY WALKERS: Monday (AM), (BIA), 027-592-2994 WEDNESDAY WALKERS: Wednesday (PM), (I), info@sportwaikato. TE AROHA

TE AROHA WALKERS: Thursday (AM), Ruth Stanley 07-880-9088 TE AROHA TRAMPING CLUB: Every second Sunday, Judy Forsman 07-884-8841 TE AROHA TREKKERS: Wednesday (AM), Frances Harrison 07-862-8184 TE AWAMUTU

TE AWAMUTU TUESDAY TRAMPERS: Tuesday, Lesley 07-870-1973 or Kathy 07-870-2006 TE AWAMUTU WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), Jan Jefferies 07-889-7032 TE AWAMUTU MARATHON CLINIC: Sunday (AM), (BIA), Hillary Thomas 07-871-5022 TE KUITI

TWILIGHT WALKING GROUP: Monday, (PM), (BIA), Dede Downs, 07-878-7867 TOKOROA

TOKOROA ALPINE CLUB:Midweek, Christine 07-886-7294



COROMANDEL TOWN WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday (AM) 07-8667101or 07-866-8560



KATIKATI TRAMPING CLUB: fortnightly weekends (AM), Maddy Pyle 07-552-0215 KAWERAU

KAWERAU WALKERS: Kawerau, Thursday (AM), (B), Sport Bay of Plenty, 07-308-8304 HARRIERS WALKERS: Kawerau Thursday (PM), (A), Sport Bay of Plenty, 07-308-8304 ROTORUA

CROSS COUNTRY WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday, (AM), (A), 07 348-2538 LAKE CITY ATHLETIC CLUB WALKERS GROUP: Tueday, Thursday (PM), Sunday (AM), Rob Colledge 07-348-7768,, www. GREEN PRESCRIPTION WALKING GROUP: TMonday and Thursday (AM), (B), Melissa Gordon 07-348-4125 HEART SUPPORT WALK GROUP: Tueday (AM), Wally Walford 07347-6173 MOKOIA COMMUNITY CENTRE WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), (B), Melissa Gordon 07 348 4125 SPRINGFIELD STROLLERS: Wednesday (AM), (BIA), Glenys Searancke 07-348-4243 ROTORUA TRAMPING & SKI CLUB: Sundays (AM), Trevor Cochrane 07-345-6362 ST BARNABAS WALKING GROUP: Friday (AM), (BIA), Joy Gordon 07-357-5744 THE THURSDAY STROLLERS: Thursday (AM), (B), Myrtle Raxworthy 07-346-3772 U3A WALKING GROUP: 2nd and 4th Fridays (AM), Ann Sullivan 07348-1991 WALKING WITH JOY: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Elaine Wood 07-349-4228 TAURANGA/MT MAUNGANUI

AGE CONCERN: Tauranga, Wednesday (AM), 07-578-2631 CITY ON ITS FEET: (COIF) (BIA) For days and time phone Sport Bay of Plenty 07-578-0016 STEPPING OUT JOGGING CLUB: Monday, Wednesday, (AM), (IA), 07-544-0316 FOREST & BIRD SOCIETY: Secretary, Tauranga. branch @forestandbird., Tauranga HEALTHY HEART CLUB: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), (B), YMCA, 07-578-5891 KAIMAI RAMBLERS TRAMPING GROUP: Wednesday, Roger 07544-1622 Y’s WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), YMCA, 07-578-5891 MOUNT RUNNERS & WALKERS: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday, , ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION: MONDAY (AM) 07-576-2469 NORDIC WALKING AT THE MOUNT: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Steffi 07-574-7527 NORDIC WALKING IN TAURANGA: Monday, Wednesday, Mary 07577-0711 MT MAUNGANUI RSA WALKING CLUB: Tuesday, Thursday, Sundays (AM), (BIA), Kieran Jensen 07-572-0626 50 FORWARD WALKING GROUPS: Sport Bay of Plenty 07-578-0016 TAURANGA MID-WEEK TRAMPING GROUP: Pat 07-544-0670 TAURANGA ROAD RUNNERS: Sunday (AM), Ross 07-576-4852 TAURANGA RAMBLERS: Malcolm 07-544-2369 or Rod Taylor 07576-4207 TAURANGA TRAMPERS NETWORK: Natalie Bird 07-576-0016 TAURANGA TRAMPING CLUB: Christine Rawnsley 07-578-9984 PAK N BOOTS: Eveie 027-434-7877 and Julie Fox , 021-215-8516 TE PUKE

TE PUKE WALKERS: Tuesday (AM), 07-573-8306 WAIHI STRIDERS: Wednesday (AM), Julie Stephenson 07-867-7011 WAIHI STROLLERS: Friday (AM), Julie Stephenson 07-867-7011 WAIHI MONDAY TRAMPING: Monday (AM), Marie 07-863-4633 or Barry 07-863-4597 WHAKATANE

SUNSHINE WALKING GROUP: Whakatane, Tuesday (AM), (I), Graham Thomas, 07-307-9800 HARRIERS WALKERS WHAKATANE: Saturday, (PM), (I), Noel Jones, 07-308-7101 NGA-TAPUWAE O-TANEATUA TRAMPING CLUB: Whakatane, Ohope, Opitiki, Kawerau; John Keene, WHITIANGA WALKING GROUP: Monday, Thursday (AM), Sandy Shultz 07-869-5338 WHANGAMATA

WHANGAMATA RAMBLERS: Ron Le Noel, 07-865-9475 WALK WHANGAMATA: Everyday (AM), from Surf club WHANGAMATA WALKERS: Tuesday (AM), 07-865-8182 WHAGAMATA TRAMPING CLUB: 07-865-9110


WAIROA WALKING GROUP: Sara Rangi, or Denice Gasson 06-838-3071


FLAXMERE WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), (BI), Maisy 06-879-7077 HASTINGS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), (I), Eddy 06-876-3371 HASTINGS WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (PM), (BI), Templey 06-873-0971 HAVELOCK NORTH WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Jeanette 06877-2114 HAVELOCK NORTH WALKING GROUP: Monday, Thursday (AM), (BI) Janet 06-878-4317 KIWI SENIORS: Eana Young 06-845-9333 x 708 RUN WALK HAWKES BAY: Wed (PM), Sunday (AM), Bernie Bowden 06-876-9701, NAPIER

AHURIRI WALKING GROUP: Friday (AM), (I), Diane Turner 06-844-4114 NAPIER WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), (I), Lyn 06-835-7704 NAPIER SOUTH WALKING GROUP: Friday (AM), (B), Maria Rogers 06-843-1225 RUN WALK HAWKES BAY: Wed (PM), Sunday (AM), Mike Sheely 06843-7804, Ys WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday, Napier, Kay Hacche 06-844-4891 or Dot Single 06-844-6885 TARADALE/GREEN MEADOWS

TARADALE/GREEN MEADOWS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), (IA), Diane Turner 06-844-4114 TARADALE/SPORT HAWKES BAY WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Nga Gifford-Kara 06-845-9333 WAIPUKURAU

WAIPUKURAU WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Eleanor Green 06-857-8612


INDEPENDENT WALKERS TARANAKI: Saturday (PM). North: Ray/Mary 06-756-7798. Central: Wallace/Nancye 06-762-2861. South: Alan/ Jean 06-278-6846 NEW PLYMOUTH

CARRINGTON WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Catherine McKee 06-753-3254 TIME FOR ME WALKS FOR WOMEN: Friday (AM), (I), Glenice 06758-3974 FRONT RUNNER GROUP: Monday (PM), (BIA), Kelvin & Michelle Giddy FITZROY WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), (IA), Marlene 06-758-8749 or Marilyn 06-757-2022 WESTOWN WALKING GROUP FOR WOMEN: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), (IA), Karen 06-751-1361 WEDNESDAY WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Karen 06-751-1361 WALKERS IN THE PARK: Monday, (AM), (B), Dawn 06-758-6429 or Dorothy Humphries 06-751-0431 SPOTSWOOD WALKING GROUP: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), (BI), Allie Fitzgibbon 06-751-2304 NEW PLYMOUTH JOGGERS & WALKERS CLUB: Sunday (AM), Wednesday (PM), EGMONT ATHLETICS: Karen Green, 06-758-1569 WAITARA

WAITARA WEEKLY HIKOI: Monday (PM), Waitara Netball Courts, Trevor Todd 06 754 8508 INGLEWOOD

INGLEWOOD WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), (I), Maureen 06756-7255 STRATFORD



GISBORNE CANOE & TRAMPING CLUB: Gillian Ward 06-867-4591 GISBORNE RUNNERS & WALKERS: Norma Miller 06-868-7477

STRATFORD RUNNERS & WALKERS CLUB: Saturday (PM), (BIA), 06-765-8549 STRATFORD WEDNESDAY WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Carol Digby 06-765-7482 HAWERA

HAWERA WALKING GROUPO: Friday (AM), Nancy Riddick 06-278-5784 ELTHAM

KIWI SENIORS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), (BIA), Maria Erkes 06-764-8984


BUSHWALK & TALK WHANGANUI: Margi Keys, 06-344-1250 or 027448-1581 CASTLECLIFF WALK GROUP: Monday (AM), Ethel Fackney 06-344-4375 RONA & GLAD’S WALK GROUP: Tuesday (AM), Rona Wright 06-


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344-5434 WANGANUI HARRIER CLUB: Wednesdays, Saturday (PM), Secretary, P O Box 702, Wanganui, Perry Newburn 06-343-6484 SPORT WANGANUI CLUB GOLD: Tuesday, Thursday, (AM), Karen Buckholt 06-349-2315 WANGANUI MILLENNIUM WALKERS CLUB: Sunday (AM), Darol Pointon 06-345-3137 WAVERLEY

SPORT WANGANUI CLUB GOLD: (AM), (BIA), Betty Morrison 06346-5613 OHAKUNE

SPORT WANGANUI CLUB GOLD: Mondays (AM), Kerry Young 06385-4055 MARTON

SPORT WANGANUI CLUB GOLD Wednesday (AM), Deane James 06-327-7607



HOKOWHITU KIWI WALKERS: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), (I), Dorne Jarvis 06-357-2444 KELVIN GROVE WALKERS: Tuesday (PM), (I), Marjory Edmonds, 06-354-3342 HOT-Whitu CHICKS Saturday, (AM), (BIA), hot-whitu-chicks MANAWATU STRIDERS: Tuesday, Thursday, (PM); Hockey Manawatu Pavillion, Manawaroa Street, (BIA), Bob 027-208-3719 or Kate 027-567-3896 MANAWATU STRIDERS: Sunday (AM); Manawatu Striders Clubrooms, Manawaroa Park, (behind the Esplanade Cafe), (BIA), Bob 027-2083719 or Kate 027-567-3896 PALMERSTON NORTH JOGGERS & WALKERS: Esplanade,Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (AM), (BI), Robyn McKey 06-354-9952. CLUB PED: Monday, Wednesday, (PM), (IA), Ongley Park; Saturday, (AM), Esplanade, (IA), David Young 06-356-7179 HEARTY STRIDERS: Thursday (PM), (BI), Esplanade, Adrienne Kennedy 06-350-8617 MASSEY WALKERS: Monday, Thursday, noon, Massey Recreation Centre, (BIA) Chin Diew Lai 06-350-5799 ext 2471 MANAWATU WALKWAYS PROMOTION SOCIETY’S MONTHLY WALKERS: Sunday (AM), (IA) Kenyon Moore 06-354-9317, METHODIST AGAPE FELLOWSHIP WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), (B), Lorna Goodwin, 06-358-2860 U3A Exploring Walkways: Thursday (PM), (B), Lynley Watson 06356-4384 WOMEN’S AFTER 5.30 WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday (PM), (I), Liz MacNeill 06-357-8216



WALK FOR HEALTH: Tuesday (AM), Saturday (AM), Sunday (AM), (BIA), Joan 04 5697 188 or 022 5697 188, POSITIVELY SLIM “Health for Life Walkers: Sunday (AM) Wednesday (PM) (BIA), Jim or Barbara Mobbs 04-566-2603 HUTT VALLEY WALKERS: Saturday (PM), Carol 04-586-7784 WALKING FOR PLEASURE: 60’s Plus, Melling, Molly Shephers, 04567-5727 WOMENS WALKING GROUP: Wainuiomata, every second Wednesday (PM), 04-564-6019 HUTT VALLEY TRAMPING CLUB: Weekend (AM), Dennis Page 04970-6901 KAUMATUA TRAMPING CLUB: TAKE HEART WALK GROUP: Monday (AM), (BI), Lorraine Penny 04-566-3826 LEISURE WALKERS: seniors, Tuesday (AM), Judy, 04-528-4445 HUTT VALLEY MARATHON CLINIC: Mark Potter, WALK WAINUI: Monday (AM), (BIA), Shirley 04-564-6179 ALICETOWN WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Karen 04-589-2646 KIWI MASTERS WALKERS: Wednesday Saturday, Sunday (PM), Richard Davies 04-566-1335 or 027-566-1335 OLDER ADULTS – LEISURE WALKING GROUP: Judy 04-528-4445 NORDIC WALKING: Sunday (AM), Silva 04-562-7671 or 021-175-4081, PETONE COMMUNITY HOUSE WALKING GROUP: 1st and 3rd Thursday (AM), Michelle PORIRUA MANA JOHNSONVILLE

FRIDAY WALKERS: Brian Grinstrup or Bruce Sheppard 04-237-6374 TAWA LINDEN HIKERS: 04-232-8705 CHURTON PARK COMMUNITY WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Thursday SENIOR WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), (BI), Gail Byrnes (PM), Churton Park shops, 06-323-5470 WEA RAMBLERS: Muriel Thompson, Tawa FOXTON TAWA/LINDEN WALKERS: Maurice 04-232-4407 or Claire 04-232-8764 FOXPEDS: Monday (PM), Foxton, Foxton Beach, (BIA), Dave Blackett, WHITBY SUNDAY WALKERS: Sunday (AM), Don Quirk 04-234-7700 or 06-363-5743, Michelle Duffy, 06-363-7987 Christine Coshan 04-971-2141 FEILDING


LEVIN HARRIER & WALKING CLUB: Saturday (PM), (BIA), Karen Humpage 021-757-871,, WEDNESDAY LEISURE WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), (BIA), Lila McCall, 06-367-9070 LEVIN JOGGERS & WALKERS CLUB: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday, (BIA), Colleen Francis 06-368-8624


WALKING GROUP RECREATIONAL: Edna Patrick, 06-377-4338 ORIENTEERING GROUP: 06-377-7961 or 379-5124 CARTERTON 40+ STRIDERS: Ada Lyster, 06-379-8746 RUAMAHANGA RAMBLERS: Winter Saturday, Summer Tuesday (PM), (BIA), Ray Wallis 06-377-0703


AURORA HARRIER CLUB: Peter Wrigley, TUESDAY TRIPPERS: Bill Wallace, 04-528-6201,bradburn@globe. FANTAIL HIKERS: Marg Eagles, Upper Hutt TRENTHAM UNITED HARRIER CLUB: Jon Roskvist, 021-460-877 or 04-526-6906 UPPER HUTT WALKING & TRAMPING CLUB: Judith O’Leary 021508-020 KAPITI

KAPITI CARDIAC CLUB: Tuesday, Thursday, Graham Priest 04-293-7872 KAPITI WEDNESDAY WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Muriel Hill 04293-5121 KAPITI THURSDAY WALKERS: Thursday, email kapitithursdaywalkers@, MARTINBOROUGH KAPITI JOGGERS & WALKERS: Sunday (AM), Pam Childs 04-902-1754 MARTINBOROUGH WALKING GROUP: Barbara Behrent 06-306-9226 KAPITI WANDERERS: Tuesday (alt), email: kapitiwanderers@gmail. com,  WELLINGTON KAPITI WEEKDAY WALKERS: Monday, Wendy Stratford 04-905-7520 WELLINGTON, or Julian Harris 04-905-3733 junjo@clear. BROOKLYN WALKERS: Edith, 04-384-6799 BUGGY WALKING GROUP: First Thursday of month (AM), www. SPORT KAPITI THURSDAY WALKERS: Thursday (AM), 04-296-9022 CANCER SOCIETY, WELLINGTON DIVISION: Monday (AM), 04 389 8421, MARLBOROUGH FOREST & BIRD: 04-567-7271 ORIENTAL BAY WEDNESDAY WALKERS: Christine Blakely 04-383-6276 LEGEND MT VICTORIA WALKING GROUP: Euan Harris 04-384-4770 Fitness levels: “B” beginner, ”I” intermediate, “A” advanced. (AM) WALK WAINUI: Monday (AM), (BIA), Shirley 04-564-6179 denotes morning walk, (PM) denotes an afternoon or evening walk. ISLAND BAY WALKING GROUP: Community Resource Centre, Island Group co-ordinators are asked to please advise us of any updates by fax 06-358-6864 or email Bay, 04-383-7464


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50 PLUS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), 03-579-3101 PICTON WALK GROUP: Monday (AM), Claire 03-573-7991


MOTUEKA FIFTY PLUS WALKERS: Motueka, Thursday,, or Shirley 03-528-9434 MOTUEKA TRAMPING CLUB: Day and multi day trips available, NELSON

NELSON STRIDERS: Tuesday, Thursday, (PM), (BI), Averil West, 03548-3655 NELSON KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), 03-548-1126 WAKEFIELD WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Lou Manson, 03541-8414 TAHUNA KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), 03-548-1126 NELSON 50+ WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday (AM), Roger Haynes, 03-539-6402 WAIMEA HARRIER WALKERS: Saturday (PM), Sunday (AM) (BIA), Heather McNabb, 03-547-8490 WEDNESDAY WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Visitor Information Centre WAIMEA TRAMPING CLUB: Sunday (AM) (PM), wtc.richmond@gmail. com, TAKAKA

GOLDEN BAY ALPINE AND TRAMPING CLUB: Regular day and overnight tramps, Gaylene Wilkinson, Club President , WEDNESDAY WALKERS GROUP: Weekly day walks, Richard English 03-525-6179


ACTIVE CHRISTCHURCH SUNDAY WALK: Sunday (AM) (BI), 03-9418999 AVON LOOP/CITY KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), (B), Sport Canterbury 03-373-5060 AVONSIDE KIWI SENIORS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Jan 03-389-2755 AVONHEAD KIWISENIORS: Friday (AM), (BI), Bess 03-342-7647 AFTER WORK WALKING CLUBS: around Christchurch, (BI), for all ages and fitness levels, recreation clerk, CCC 03-371-1778. ARAI-WALKERS: Wednesday, Wainoni/Aranui, Natalie Hoani, 03388-2593 ARTHRITIC AMBLERS: Wednesday, (B) suitable for people with physical disabilities, Trevor Randall 03-385-7446 BEXLEY KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Kath 03388-6161 BARRINGTON KIWISENIORS: Friday (AM), (BI), Nita 03-337-1493 BECKENHAM WALK ‘n’ TALK: Thursday (PM), Di 03-385-3452 BISHOPDALE RAMBLERS: Wednesday (AM) (I), Bishopdale, Paul Muir 03-359-7971 BISHOPDALE TRAMPING CLUB: Wednesday (AM),(IA), BURNSIDE JOGGERS & WALKERS CLUB: Sunday (AM) Burnside, Anne Uys 03-342-6337 BRIGHTON RAMBLERS WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), New Brighton (I), Marlene Crocker 03-388-1115 CANTERBURY RACE WALKERS ASSOCIATION: Monday, Wednesday, (BIA), coordinates all Canterbury race walkers and friendly race walking, Ann Henderson 03-387-0387 CANTERBURY UNIVERSITY TRAMPING CLUB: Wednesday (PM), Darryn Welham 03-960-3808 CARDIAC COMPANIONS: Sunday fortnight, (PM) Neville Wootton 03-942-5453 CARDIAC CARE GROUP, Marg Allison 03-366-2112 CCC EASTENDERS: Monday (AM), (IA), or Bruce 03-388-7295 CCC GARDEN CITY WALKERS: Saturday (AM) (IA), Helen 03-382-2302 CCC GLOW WORM EVENING WALKERS: Wednesday (PM) (IA), Norm Wells 03-981-5487 CCC HALSWELL: Saturday (AM) (PM), (IA), Pauline 03-322-8057: Sunday, Terrence 03-322-8092 CCC SUNSHINE WALKERS: Tuesday (PM (IA), Jim 03-389-1982 or Hope 03-389-7997 CCC SHIRLEY RECREATIONAL WALKERS: Monday, Thursday (AM), (IA), 03-941-5409 CCC SOCKBURN: Tuesday (AM) (IA), Estelle 03-342-7841:Friday (AM) (IA), Jo 03-349-7146 CCC WEEKEND WANDERS: Sunday (PM) (IA), Marilyn 03-338-3826 CHRISTCHURCH PERSONAL GUIDING SERVICE: Daily (AM) (BIA), Cathedral Square, C Tonge 03-981-6350 CHRISTCHURCH MARATHON CLINIC: Saturday (AM), E:, CHRISTCHURCH METHODIST HARRIER CLUB: Saturday (PM) (BIA), Mrs Lindsay Evans 03-355-4356 CRUSADERS WALKERS: Tuesday (BI), (50’s and above age group), Pauline 03-385-9947 DARLINGTON KIWISENIORS: Wednesday (AM), Bill 03-385-1925 DIAMOND HARBOUR RAMBLERS: Tuesday, Hunters Road, (BI), John Willis 03-329-4243 EASTENDERS: Monday (AM), Bruce 03-981-5329 ELLESMERE TRAMPING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Trish Vessey

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329-1865 HERITAGE WALKS: Thursday, (AM), Graeme Stanley 03-980-1553 HOON HAY KIWISENIORS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Barbara 03-338-8306 KAIAPOI WALKERS GROUP: Tuesday, Wednesday (AM), Don Lyon 03-327-9064 KAIAPOI NORDIC WALKERS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Trudy Blakey 03-327-4457 KIWISENIORS WALKING GROUPS: for the over 50’s, 23 surburban groups plus rural locations, Sport Canterbury 0800-228-483 LAMBDA DAY TRAMPERS: every second Sunday, (BI), social group for gays and lesbians of all ages, Helen Davies 03-337-6103 LINWOOD AVENUE WALKING GROUP: Wednesday, Thursday (AM) (B), 03-389-5303 LINWOOD KIWISENIORS: Thursday (AM), Phyl 03-389-6130 LYTTELTON WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Lyttlelton, (BI), Ada Goodwin 03-328-7235 MAIREHAU LADIES PROBUS, Tuesday, Leah 03-385-6310 MARYVILLE KIWISENIORS:: Monday (AM), Valmai 03-377-8742 MERIVALE KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), (BI), June 03-355-8703 MT PLEASANT KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Pauline 03-384-4794 NEW BRIGHTON KIWISENIORS: Wednesday, (AM), (BI), (both walkers and strollers), Joy 03-383-4494 NEW BRIGHTON WORKING MENS CLUB WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (I), Jenny Wilson 03-332-8818 NEW BRIGHTON OLYMPIC ATHLETIC CLUB: Saturday (PM), Margaret Flanagan 03-355-4902 NEW BRIGHTON HILL WALKERS: Wedneday (AM), Royce henery 03-388-7335 NEW BRIGHTON WALK ‘n’ TALK: Monday (AM), 03-941-8999 NEW BRIGHTON STROLLERS: Wednesday (AM), Tess Hall 03-388-3237 NEW BRIGHTON WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Larry Jones 03-382-0201 NO HILL WALKERS: Thursday (AM) (B), Hazel Matthews 03-385-5338 NEW BRIGHTON NORDIC WALKERS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Kerstin Fahrenschone 03-388-0000 NZ VIVENDI SOCIETY: Sunday, Janet 03-389-1609 PAPANUI WALK ‘n’ TALK: Wednesday (AM), 03-941-6840 OPAWA KIWISENIORS: Monday, Tuesday (AM), (BI), Carol 03-332-5638 PAPANUI KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Elaine 03-352-7519 PAPANUI WALK ‘n’TALK: Wednesday (AM), 03-941-8999 PARKLANDS KIWISENIORS: Thursday (AM), (BI), Bernard Marriott 03-383-2665 PARKLANDS WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), BIA), Bernard Marriott 03-383-2665 PENINSULA TRAMPING CLUB: (Family Strollers Group), Sunday, Gloucester Street, (BIA), Merv Meredith info@peninsulatrampingclub., PIONEER STROLLERS: Thursday, (BIA), Shirley Hitchcock, 03-322-7220 PIONEER TRAMPERS:Thursday (AM) (IA),4-5 hour tramps in Banks Peninsula and the hills and lower mountains from Mt Hutt to Mt Grey, PLEASURE WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday (AM) (I), Colleen Cook 03-389-8607 PORT HILLS NORDIC WALKERS: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Chiaki Jagau 03-981-1433 PORT HILLS ATHLETIC WALKING GROUP: Wednesday, Friday (AM), Glen Watts 03-332-1964.Saturday (PM), Peter King 03-341-1154 Q.E. PARK STROLLERS: Tuesday, John Plumridge 03-385-9710 RETIREES CLUB KIWISENIORS: Wednesday, (AM), (BI), (both walkers and stroller groups), Sport Canterbury 03-373-5060 RETIREES SOCIAL CLUB: Thursday (PM) (BI), 50 + age group, Ira Williams 03-342-8172 or Carol Roscoe 03-337-5901 RICCARTON KIWISENIORS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Enid 03-348-9351 ROWLEY WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Lee Tuki 03-373-8150 ROVER HARRIER CLUB: Saturday (PM) (BI), Steve Mitchell 03-348-8195 SALLY STROLLERS: Saturday, fortnight, general Christchurch, (B), leisurely pace, Margaret Bennetts, 03-322-9187 SHIRLEY RECREATIONAL WALKERS: Monday, Thursday (AM), 03941-5409 “ A SLICE OF HERITAGE WALKS” with Walktologist Graeme Stanley, Tues (PM) Thurs (AM ), Graeme Stanley 03- 980-1553 SOMERFIELD KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Marie 03-337-1436 SOUTH CHRISTCHURCH/SYDENHAM WALKERS: Sunday (AM) (IA), Ray 03-332-0555 ST PETERS WALKING GROUP: Monday (PM), Thursday (PM) (BIA), Audrey 03-348-9157 SUNSHINE WALKERS: Tuesday (PM), 03-389-1982 MY WALKING GROUP: For singles 45+, Saturday, Sunday, (BI), Llolyd 03-323-6232, TUESDAY TREKKERS CLUB: Tuesday, (AM), Necia Sullivan 03-338-9035 TOWER TRAMPING & WALKING CLUB: Tuesday, (IA), Denise Mason 03-942-6735, Sunday, Yvonne van Eerden 03-339-0751 WAINONI/AVONSIDE COMMUNITY SERVICES: Thursday (AM), 03389-2285 WALKIE TALKIES WALKING GROUP: Thursday, (B), members mainly

Directory from Burwood United and St Kentigerns Parish, John 03-981-9994 XY’s WALKERS: Thursday (AM), Maureen Ryder 03-383-1226 or Alison Jarvis 03-338-2678 “Y’s WALKERS” (YMCA): Tuesday, Thursday, (BIA), City YMCA, 03-3660689, Bishopdale Community Centre, 03-359-8330 “Y’s TREKKERS”: Monday, Port Hills, (IA), City YMCA, 03-366-0689 YMCA WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (AM), Jill O’Connor 03-366-0689 WAYFARERS WALKING GROUP:Thursday (AM) (BI), 50 + age group, Lilly Chamberlain 03-981-9545, 021-399-546, WEEKEND WANDERERS: Sunday (PM), Marilyn Dean 03-338-3826 30 MINUTE WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Greame Stanley 30 MINUTE WALKING GROUP:Tuesday (AM), (B), Risingholme, Christchurch City Council 03-941-8999 30 MINUTE WALKING GROUP:Monday, Wednesday, Friday (AM), (BIA), Bishopdale, Christchurch City Council 03-941-8999 30 MINUTE WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM) (PM), (BIA), 03-94128999

SENIOR CITIZENS WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM), Nancy Bell 03-434-5061 OAMARU FRIDAY WALKERS: Every 2nd Friday (AM), Barbara McGann 03-434-9178 WEDNESDAY WALKERS TRAMPING GROUP: Jane Naish 03-434-6363 NORTH OTAGO TRAMPING & MOUNTAINEERING CLUB: Margie Carrington 03-434-8484 DUNEDIN


ACTIVE WALKERS: Monday (PM), Bill Brockie 03-467-9114 ARIKI DUNEDIN WALKING GROUP: Wednesday, Saturday (PM), Nola Crewe 03-481-1158 CIVIL SERVICE: Saturday, (PM), Peter Smith 03-471-7127 CAVERSHAM HARRIERS WALKING GROUP: Saturday (PM), Keiran Columb 03-489-4027 DUNEDIN CITY RAMBLERS: Wednesday,(AM) Alison St John 03476-2344 GREEN HUT TRACK GROUP DUNEDIN: walking track maintainers, Wednesday (AM), Graeme Elliot 03-454-3350, HALFWAY BUSH WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), (I), Pat Garth, 03-476-2579 HILL CITY WALKING GROUP: Saturday (PM), Alex McEwan 03-455-4851 KOPUTAI WALKING GROUP: 2nd Tuesday, (AM), Noeline Forgie, 03-472-8302 LEITH WALKERS: Saturday (PM), Kevin Blair 03-476-3289 MORNINGTON MONDAY WALKERS: Monday (AM), (B), Shirley 03-4536398 or 021-294-2218 MULTI-PEAK FITNESS WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Marelda Gallaher 03-477-6057 or 027-222-3863 MOSGIEL 50’s FORWARD WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Roberta Telfer 03-488-3175 OTAGO TRAMPING/MOUNTAINEERING CLUB: Sunday (AM), Ian Sime 03-453-6185 OVER 30’s TRAMPING CLUB: Sunday (AM), Janice Hodges 03-489-4071 PHOENIX CLUB WALKING GROUP: Wednesday (AM), Nina Davidson 03-471-0114 PINEHILL WALKING GROUP: Thursday (AM), Norman Vare 03-473-8683 ST KILDA COMMUNITY CLUB WALKING GROUP: Tuesday, (AM), Ngaire McIndoe 03-456-4478 TAIERI RECREATIONAL TRAMPING CLUB: Wednesday (AM), Ian Fleming 03-489-8964 TRIXIE TRAMPERS: Thursday (AM), Alison Jones 03-489-8372 WEA OVER 50’s TRAMPING CLUB: 2nd & 4th Tuesday, (A), Chris James 03-488-2228 WAIHOLA WALKERS: Wednesday (AM), Elizabeth Jones 03-489-8064 XY TRAMPING CLUB: 1st & 3d (& 5th) Tuesday, (AM), Prue Turnbull 03-454-3991 Y’S WALKING GROUP: Sunday (AM), Bev Buchanan, 03 455 5260 60 PLUS WALKING GROUP: Monday (AM), Jimsie Smith 03-466-7374 60’s PLUS RAMBLERS: 1st & 3rd Tuesday, Brian Ralph 03-476-6514 60’s PLUS TRAMPING CLUB: 2nd & 4th Thursday, (A), >4 hours, Karen Byers 03-456-2595 60 PLUS HIKERS: 2nd & 4th Tuesday, (AM), Jasmone Chin 03-453-6526


ALEXANDRA HARRIER & WALKERS CLUB: Saturday (PM), April tOctober, John Thompson 03-448-7244,


CHEVIOT KIWISENIORS: Tuesday (AM), (BI), Sport Canterbury 03373-5060 ELLESMERE TRAMPING GROUP: Thursday (AM) (IA), Trish Vessy 03-329-1865 LEESTON KIWISENIORS: Friday (AM), (BI), Sport Canterbury 03373-5060 LINCOLN KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), (BI), Sport Canterbury 03373-5060 RANGIORA KIWISENIORS: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Sport Canterbury 03-373-5060 SOUTHBRIDGE KIWISENIORS: Friday (AM), (BI), Sport Canterbury 03-373-5060 ASHBURTON

ASHBURTON HARRIER CLUB: Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday, Merv & Jackie Gilbert 03-308-5894 KIWISENIORS WALKING GROUPS: for the over 50’s, Wednesday (AM), (BI), two groups, Janice Cochrane, Sport Mid-Canterbury, 03-307-0475 ASHBURTON STROLLERS CLUB: 1st Sunday and 2nd Wednesday of month, (AM), Diane Milne 03- 303-6250 METHERN & DISTRICT TRAMPING CLUB: Helen 03-308-7011 MT SOMERS TRACKS: Warren Jowett 03-303-0880, MT SOMERS WALKWAY: Marilyn & Bruce Gray 03-303-0809 PACIFIC ISLAND WALKING GROUP: Ashburton Domain, Torika Patterson 03-308-5868 ST DAVIDS WALKING GROUP: Barbara Lischner 03-308-5174, www. WALKING GROUP: Eileen Ward 03-307-0475 WALKING GROUP: Ethel Powell 03-308-9662

STH CANTERBURY PLEASANT POINT WALK GROUP: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Esther, 03-614-7524 TIMARU HARRIER CLUB: Saturday (PM), March to October, Alister 03-686-1010 GLENITI WALK GROUP: Wednesday (AM), (BI), Edna 03-688-0779 HIGHFIELD WALK GROUP: Thursday (AM), (BI), Joy, 03-688-9888 KIWISENIORS WALKING GROUPS: for the over 50’s, Verna Parker, Sport Canterbury, 03-686-0751 MARCHWIEL WALK GROUP: Monday (AM), Colleen, 03-688-6231 SOUTHEND WALK GROUP: Monday (AM), (BI), Bev, 03-688-8381 WANDERERS WALK GROUP: Thursday (AM), (BI), Brian Illingworth 03-684-9355


GREYMOUTH CATHOLIC WOMENS LEAGUE WALKING GROUP: Nora Sheard, 03-768-6479 GREYMOUTH OVER 50’S: Graham Schaef, 03-768-7437 GREYMOUTH DAUDLERS: Yvonne Davison 03-768-6664 KIWISENIORS WALKING GROUPS: for the over 50’s, Don Monk SWC 03-768-0775 RUNANGA WALKING GROUP: Pat Butler 03-762-7665 BLACKBALL WALKING GROUP: Charlie Quibell 03-732-4887 HOKITIKA

HOKITIKA KIWISENIORS: Monday (AM), (BI), Pavel Bare SWC, 03756-9037 HARI HARI KIWISENIORS: Historic walks (BI), Pavel Bare SWC, 03756-9037 HOKI HIKERS: Tuesday (AM), Margaret Stevens 03-755-6466




WANAKA WALKERS: Monday (February - Mid-December (AM), (BI), Ruth Harrison 021-474-904,,


60’S UP WALK GROUP: Monday (AM), Olive Swain 03-214-4802 YMCA WOMEN’S WALKING GROUP: Tuesday (AM), Joan Tuffery, 03-216-7377 ACTIVE WALKERS KIWI SENIORS: Thursday, Sport Southland 03-2112150,, wwwsportsouthland. GORE

GORE DISTRICT WALKERS: Tuesday (AM), NgaireEvans 03-208-4744 or Maureen Jones 03-208-7322, HOKONUI TRAMPING CLUB: Margaret Hughes 03-208-7053 NORTHERN SOUTHLAND

NORTHERN SOUTHLAND WALKERS: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, Mossburn.: Jo Muir, 03-248-6474, Balfour: Christine MacLean 03-201-6390, Riversdale: Margaret McLennan, 03-202-5868


CLYDE OFF-ROAD WALKERS: Monday, Wednesday, Judy Blanch, 03449-2580, Eleanor Edgar 03-448-6767 OAMARU


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From 3 day tramps to 3 day walks - Te Aro Piko a meandering path - East, West, Homes best! - New Zealand postage stamps celebrate Te Araroa...

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From 3 day tramps to 3 day walks - Te Aro Piko a meandering path - East, West, Homes best! - New Zealand postage stamps celebrate Te Araroa...