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Accommodation

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Makuri

Makuri

Accommodation
Shearers quarters: Kitchen dining room with large table easily seating twelve, but short on chairs; Sleeps 10 in four bedrooms (three with two single beds and mattresses, one with 4 single beds), room on floor for a few more; Washroom with double tub, faulty wringer washing machine, hand basin and good double shower; Toilet outside under water tank, electric light; Fridge, two stoves, toaster, electric jug; limited crockery, cutlery, utensils, and cooking gear. Washing line and good camping space outside. Can drive to door in dry weather, otherwise park on road 50m away.
Bring
Soap; toilet paper; washing and cleaning material; spare light bulb; all cooking equipment; pillows, sleeping bags, mattress covers, fan heater.
Cost
$10 each for adults and children (Jan 2014) for both quarters and camping - check cost when booking. (PT17 $10 per adult, $10 per child (Jan 2014)- check cost when booking)
Transport
Wellington to Pahiatua: 2.5 hours, 160km. Pahiatua to Makuri: 45 minutes, 45km. Pahiatua to PT17: 50km.

Okupata

Accommodation
Camp just down road from cave, Tongariro Holiday Park, Whakapapa Motor Camp, Tramping Club Ski Hut; or Oasis Motel, Turangi.
Transport
Wellington to National Park: 5 hours, 330km. National Park to Okupata: 40 minutes: 25km

Mahoenui

Accommodation
TCC old farm house: wood burner heating, wood available; hot shower; electric stove;
Cost
$5 per head per night
Bring
Sleeping bags, pillow cases, towels, toilet paper, soap
Transport
Wellington to Mahoenui (via Ohakune, Taumaranui): 6.5 hours, 450 km. Wellington to Piopio (via Stratford): 7 hours, 460 km.

Piopio

Accommodation
Rauroa Farm House and Farm Bach
Bring
Sleeping bags, pillow cases, towels
Transport
Nearby
Rauroa Bush
Location
Rauroa Farm is 3km along the Taumatamarie road (it is named on the NZMS 260 R17 map). House is behind trimmed hedge on left, after house there is a driveway which goes around the back of the house to a carparking area[1]

See also

Puketiti

Accommodation
Shearers quarters
Bring
Sleeping bags, pillow cases, towels, soap
Transport
Piopio to Puketiti: ? hours, ? km.
Waitoru

Waitoru

Accommodation
Woolshed: stove and oven; fridge; toilet; hot water and shower; barbecue;
Bring
sleeping bags, mats, and clean tarpaulin for floor; toilet paper; cutlery; crockery; cooking utensils; heater; gas bottle
Transport
10km west of Piopio, #914.[2]

Waitomo

Accommodation
HTG Hut [3]
ASG Hut
ASG Hut
or
ASG Hut (Awatiro) Awatiro.pdf Protocol.pdf [4]
Bring
Sleeping bags, pillow cases, towels, soap
Transport
Wellington to Waitomo: 7.5 hours (via Ohakune, Taumaranui), 500 km.
  • $7/night for NZSS members
  • $10/night for non-NZSS (2013)
NSG hut
NSG hut

Takaka

Accommodation
NSG Hut
Bring
Sleeping bags, pillow cases, towels, toilet paper, soap, torch
Transport
Picton to Nelson: 2 hours, 140 km. Picton to NSG Hut: 3:15 hours, 210 km. :Lights: 12 volt Battery / Solar cells
Water
Rainwater from roof
Cooking
LPG gas
Toilet
Long drop located behind hut up hill 50m
Heating
Wood burner stove. Fire wood is provided and located under the hut.

The area is under a QE2 Conservation Trust Covenant. Please respect this covenant by not collecting firewood or removing native plants. Remove all rubbish when you leave.

Whakapunake

Whakapunake

Accommodation
Shearers quarters, 4 rooms, sleep approx 14
Facilities
stove, fridge, showers
Bring
all utensils, light bulbs, cleaning gear, nearest shop 30kms Wairoa, sleeping bags, pillow cases, towels, soap
Transport
Wellington to ?: ? hours, ? km. ? to Whakapunake: ? hours, ? km.

Charleston

Accommodation
?
Transport
Picton to ?: ? hours, ? km. ? Charleston: ? hours, ? km.

Nettlebed

Accommodation
Campsite at Pearse River Resurgence.
Bring
Possum trap; insect repellent; communal fly; gas cooking.
Transport
Picton to Motueka: ? hours, ? km. Motueka to Road end: ? hours, ? km. Walk in: 2.5 to 3 hours with full pack. Helicopter in.

Bulmer

Accommodation
Campsite by Bulmer tarn.
Bring
Possum trap; Communal Fly; Gas Cooking
Transport
Picton to Owen River: ? hours, ? km. Walk in 5 hours with full pack. Helicopter in.
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Paturau

Accommodation
Camping beside creek.
Bring everything
nearest shop is back at Collingwood; water containers; gas cooking; communal fly.
Transport
Picton to Collingwood: ? hours, ? km. Collingwood to campsite: ? hours, ? km.