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This is a do it yourself trip and therefore does not have a organiser.
Meet at Wellington Train Station infornt of the platform the Kapiti train is departing from at 10am, catch the Kapiti Train to Paekakariki Station. Please sign up so everyone can see who to meet.
Going southbond from Paekakariki to Pukerua Bay should given nice views of the South Island if the weather is fine.
Should take 3-4 hrs.
Catch the train back to Wellington from Pukerua Bay train station.
Bring warm layers, rain jacket - it can be exposed to the cold wind up there. Lunch, Snacks and water.
For more detailed list of gear checkout the "Basic" from https://new.vuwtc.org.nz/gear-list
Fitness wise this would be an E going up to a ME if we go both ways, https://new.vuwtc.org.nz/fitness
For more information on the track visit https://www.wellingtonregionaltrails.com/trails/escarpment-track/
Cost is the train ticket each way: $20 ($10.50+$9.50)
10 people attending this trip.
Franzi von Stetten
Highlight colours: Red = From Fraser Street, Blue = From Waiwhetu Station, Purple = Bus from Waterloo Station to Fraser St.
An alternative instead of catching the 170 bus to Wainuiomata is to get off the train at Waiwhetu Station, and walk the shared pathway up Wainuiomata Hill, and then along the Main ridge track to Eastbourne (see blue highlight in maps above). It's easier than it looks, plus you get some nice views of town on the way up.
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Froggat Edge is a climbing crag at Wharepapa South. Its about a 6ish+ hour drive so be prepared. This trip is not for those who who do not already know how to climb/belay. No teaching happening here sorry so you will already need lead climbing experience. The plan is leave wellington on friday and drive until we get sick of driving then probably camp somewhere. Accomodation once we are up there will either be camping or probably something inside because it's winter and we are soft. There is still a couple of spots in my car so if ya keen grab ya belay buddy and holla at me. Currently the idea is to come back to welly on wednesday afternoon. Of course this whole trip is subject to the weather forcaste, no climbing in the rain for us.
1 people attending this trip.