Tararua Tramping Club

Te rōpū hikoi o te pae maunga o Tararua   -   Celebrating 100 years of tramping

Trip Reports 2022-03-02-Turere Valley

Search trip reports

(:template each:)

{=$Name}? {=$Summary}


Photo Tips Drag and drop upload Edit page   Max size 32MB

Turere1.jpg: 718x860, 412k (2022 Apr 14 02:18)
Turere2.jpg: 719x954, 352k (2022 Apr 14 02:18)
Rugged country. Note the cliff
Photo: Colin Cook

This article was first published in the Tararua Tramper Volume 94, no 3, April 2022

Turere Delivers S/F

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Harry Todd Track to Crowther, a well-marked route along the watershed ridge between Skerrets and Scholes Creeks to the McKerrow Track, south to Bump 680. So far, straight forward. The aim was now to cross the Turere Valley by descending the long spur running southeast off .680, climbing up the other side to .586 on the Whakanui Track. And so we did, but not without effort. The descent spur is a tangle of scrub at the top with a tricky little kink in its line; an animal trail was finally found, and we pushed on down. Notable was the complete absence of markers and traps. At the base of the spur, the animal trail, now strong, led up over a bump, along the edge of a quite respectable cliff and then - disappeared. Cliffy drops to the river on all (three) sides. We pushed downstream seeking a halfway do-able dismount – finally achieved by half the party; the other half choosing to circle around the bump, looking for a better way. Reunited, we lunched, then a steep climb out. Heading north on the Whakanui Track we passed over .711 in preference to the highway the Whakanui sidle has now become. Exit the park north down a Nikau valley spur. Lightly marked with frequent windfall and a steep drop at the base; sharp eyes needed.

Party members
Karen Baker, Colin Cook (leader and scribe), David Ogilvie, Christine Whiteford

Page last modified on 2022 Apr 14 02:20

Edit - History - Recent changes - Wiki help - Search     About TTC     Contact us     About the website     Site map     email page as link -> mailto:?Subject=TTC: 2022-03-02-Turere Valley&Body=From the TTC website: 2022-03-02-Turere Valley (https://ttc [period] org [period] nz/pmwiki/pmwiki [period] php/TripReports/2022-03-02-TurereValley) From McKerrow Track across the Turere Valley.