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Departure:9:00am, Platform 9, Wellington Railway Station
Cost:$10 (for carpool and parking fees)
Destination:Tauherenikau Valley, from the Kaitoke road end of the Tararua Forest Park (we will park at Camp Kaitoke, 184 Marchant Rd, Kaitoke, Upper Hutt)
Returning:Leaving from the Camp Kaitoke at about 4:00pm

Topics to be covered this weekend:

Clothing and equipment

  • refer to the gear list. Please note : long pants are no good for river crossings
  • your instructor will provide a primus and fuel
  • pack your gear in plastic bags (your pack will get wet during the river crossings)
  • billies, tents, and club first aid kits should be collected from the Gear Room after the Lecture. You should have your own personal first aid kit for clay to day use
  • please note: it is the responsibility of course participants to return club gear to the Gear Room on the Tuesday after the Bush 2 Weekend (billies clean and tents dry, report any damage etc, to the gear room custodian)


  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, snacks (scroggin, chocolate, biscuits), tea, coffee, etc, and don't forget your drink bottle
  • your group is to share in organisation of (the communal) dinner for Saturday night including enough for your instructor (donít forget dessert)
  • vegetarians discuss this with your group (they may want to enjoy a meatless meal)


  • if you have any medical problem (eg. allergies, asthma, diabetes etc,) please tell the organisers before the weekend. This information will be treated as confidential
  • for an average weekend tramping trip, your pack should weigh about 12 to 15 kilos

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