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[See Programme for more details.]
2 - 3 December
Anchorage, Abel Tasman Easy


Plan is to catch the last northbound watertaxi from Marahau (13:30) on the Saturday to Anchorage, hop off & then set up camp at Anchorage or TePukatea campsites ($15/adult) before commencing sandcastle construction/marshmallow ingestion.
Next morning make a leisurely return to Marahau, pausing to inspect some of the bays along the way.


2 - 3 December
Balloon Hut via Asbestos Grade TBD

Overnight to Balloon Hut (1 serviced hut ticket) from the Cobb road via Asbestos Cottage - a fantastic and interesting slice of history in that area. Intention is to do a loop this weekend via the Bullock Track and Ridge Track above the Cobb Reservoir to Lake Peel one day, and returning via Salisbury Lodge and Upper & Lower Junctions the other, the order of which to be determined nearer the time depending on weather and ability of the group. Involves walking about 20km a day. 

3 December
Ben Nevis and beyond Fit


Follow the Wairoa Gorge Road into the right branch then up Ben Nevis Road to the start point. The track leads through beech forest and open clearings on Gibbs Spur then steeply to the summit of Ben Nevis at 1619m. On this trip we plan to follow the relatively easy ridgeline over a few bumps and on towards Mt Ellis before returning the same way. Four wheel drives preferred for the road in..

10 December
Cable Bay Xmas tramp+BBQ Grade TBD

Cable Bay Christmas tramp.  Meet at Glenduan carpark at 9am.  BBQ at 1pm at Cable Bay.  Bring a Christmas Hat to wear. 

If you do not want to tramp, just meet us at Cable Bay instead. 

$5 per person for food and shuttle back to the Glen.

Please let me know prior to day if you are coming so that we know for food numbers.  

18 December