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Trip Reports 2022-05-04-Korokoro

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O = Oakleigh Street, D = Dam,
B = Baked Bean Bend, S = Sugarloaf lookout,
G = Galbraith Gully, P = Percy’s reserve
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Peahen on Ridge Track near Baked Bean bend.
Photo: Ann Walker
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At Percy Scenic Reserve. Back row: Rachel, Glynn,
Pete. Front row: Helena, Pip, Mary, Trish, Cathy,
Peter, Ann, Alistair. Photo: Carolyn Jenkins
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At Korokoro Dam. L-R: Trish, Peter, Mary, Cathy, Alistair, Ann,
Glynn, Peter, Rachel, Pip, Helena. Photo: Carolyn Jenkins.

This article was first published in the Tararua Tramper Volume 94, no 5, June 2022

Korokoro tramp with lovely bush and views M

4 May 2022

Twelve club members met at the Percy Scenic Reserve carpark on a beautiful day.

The route took us up and down much of Korokoro, avoiding the main tracks where possible. After going up to Maungaraki Pines and the Kohukohu climb to Acacia Ave, we entered Belmont Regional Park at Oakleigh Street and had morning tea at Korokoro dam. Continuing along the Korokoro Stream Track, with a diversion up the Ridge Track and down past Baked Bean Bend, we clambered up to Puketirotiro lookout and walked along a new track to Titiro Moana Road. After lunch at Sugarloaf Rock with a wonderful view, it was down the Bulldozer track onto Akatea Road, along Singers Road to Huggans Hollow and down into Galbraiths Gully. This involved dropping down from Huggans Hollow to the western side of the stream (at about a halfway point of its length), walking ‘the wet track’ along the stream to the bottom of the Gully, then up the eastern side via quite a climb up ‘the dry track’ to exit Galbraiths Gully at Te Whiti Grove.

Some of us played on the seesaws and swings before we exited Galbraith Gully at Te Whiti Grove and returned to Percy Scenic Reserve via the stream and waterfall.

Total trip time 6 ¼ hours.

[For more on the tracks and history, see KK_trackmap_v7.FH9 (]

Party members
Alistair Beckett, Rachel Fry, Trish Gardiner-Smith, Carolyn Jenkins (leader and scribe), Mary Kane, Peter Morten, Pip Newton, Pete Smith, Ann Walker, Helena Weller-Chew, Glynn Woodbury, Cathy Wylie.

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