Drive to Opepe Reserve, walk formed track past old redoubt site down old Napier-Taupo Road (1870's to 1961/62) and on unformed trapping tracks with various relics and forest successions. Then cross Highway 5 into main part old-growth podocarp forest finishing at graveyard of soldiers killed in NZ Wars in 1869.
Trip Length: 4 hours including travel
Minimum Age: 8 with accompanying adult
Maximum Participants: 30. Minimum of 5 participants for the trip to take place.
Meeting Place: Z Tauhara Service Station, Napier Taupo Highway, near the intersection with Taupo Bypass Highway
Transport: Own to meeting place, then can arrange carpools
Cost: Koha to Project Tongariro
Trip may be postponed/cancelled due to weather. Other conditions for cancellation/postponement include covid alert level changes.
Participants are asked to bring the following:
- Waterproof and warm clothing
- Tramping boots or track shoes
- Snacks and Drinks
- Personal first aid kit
- Personal medication
- Camera (optional)
Please note: the Trip leader reserves the right to refuse anyone who is insufficiently equipped.