Percy Scenic Reserve and the hills of Korokoro M
19 May 2021
This tramp has lovely bush, views, and crossings of streams which were not as high as I had expected, after all the heavy rain.
16 members. A beautiful day. We met at the Percy Reserve carpark.
The route took us up and down much of Korokoro, avoiding the main tracks where possible.
Starting by going along the Rata and Waterfall Tracks to the waterfall and Peter Jagger seat, we followed the stream then went up the Kohukohu climb to Acacia Ave. After entering Belmont Regional Park at Oakleigh Street, we bypassed the abandoned kayaks and went to the Korokoro dam for morning tea. Continuing along the Korokoro Stream Track, we clambered up to Puketirotiro lookout (with a diversion along a new track to Titiro Moana Road), then crossed over Maungaraki Road to Sugarloaf Rock, where there is a wonderful view, and had lunch. We came down the Bulldozer track and onto Akatea Road, then walked along Singers Road to Huggans Hollow and down into Galbraith Gully, where we went along the wet foot track and back up the dry foot track.
We exited Galbraith Gully at Te Whiti Grove. Some of us played on the seesaws, and then we returned to Percy Reserve via Maungaraki Pines.
Total trip time 6½ hours.
- Party members
- Susan Guscott, Justin Kerr, Cheryl McDonald, Penny Salmond, David Ogilvie, Christine Whiteford, Ann Walker, Pete Smith, Trish Gardiner Smith, John Allard, Mary Perkins, Helena Weller-Chew, Marilyn Richards, Carolyn Jenkins (leader and scribe), Jane-Pyar Mautner, Mike Crozier