Sunday, 12 February 2023 at 10:00 AM to Monday, 13 February 2023 at 5:00 PM
Organiser: Justin Atkinson
The Orongorongos have a lot to offer, so thought I'd combine several great parts into one trip. The two main tracks along the river are really nice. There are many huts/ lodges within 2-3 hours walk from the roadend, all along the river. There are 6 or 7 potential huts we could visit, therefore this is a great opportunity for some easy hut bagging. There is also a nice swimming hole 2 hours in at end of the Orongorongo track.
I'm not sure on the exact dates for this trip, as different huts have different availability. I want to do this sometime in Jan or Feb, unfortunately Saturdays are fully booked out. I'm thinking for this to be an overnighter, so it would either be Sun-Mon or two weekdays. Sorry if ur interested but work prevents you from doing these times. Let me know below what you'd prefer.
All huts are serviced. My preferred hut is Haurangi hut (a 3hr walk), this is along the Orongorongo (2hr, easy fitness) and Big bend (1hr or so, intm fitness) tracks. However I am flexible to staying elsewhere.
Depending on the specific hut they sleep 8, 9 or 10 people. There is a flat fee to book them, ranging from $85 to $105 (we'd all split this, you can't use hut tickets/ backcountry passes). For the huts we'd have them to ourselves, the lodges have specific bunk rooms/ shared common areas.
Feel free to email me if you have any qns or suggestions :)
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