COME ON AN ADVENTURE! JOIN US TO EXPLORE AN OFF THE BEATEN TRACK, TRAMP TO MT TIHIA.
The Project Tongariro forest restoration project has been running at Lake Rotopounamu for over 20 years and the improvement to birdlife is remarkable! The trapping network actually extends over the road onto the lower flanks of Mt Tihia - the peak opposite Mt Pihanga. This lesser known tramp is well worth the hill climb, crossing trapping lines and old surveyor tracks through beautiful native bush. And the views over Tūrangi and the southern end of Lake Taupō are worth the effort! Join local conservationist Shirley Potter to be expertly guided and entertained!
Trip length: 5-6 hours
Minimum Age: 10 years
Max Participants: 20
Meeting Place: Lake Rotopounamu Carpark, Te Ponanga Saddle Road
Cost: Free. Koha to Project Tongariro is greatly appreciated.
Grade: 3 Intermediate tramping track
PARTICIPANTS ARE ASKED TO BRING:
- Waterproof and warm clothing / gloves / warm hat
- Windproof jacket
- Tramping boots or solid walking shoes
- Sunglasses / sunscreen / sun hat
- Packed lunch / snacks and water / thermos drink
- Personal first aid kit
- Personal medication
- Camera (optional)
- Walking poles (optional but ideal for the downhill)
- Gaiters or wear long pants
Please note: the trip leader reserves the right to refuse anyone who is insufficiently equipped.
Cancellations dependent on weather. Trip leader will text cell phones before trip proceeds.