Beagle Walk – October 2012 – Special Beagle Walk Adventure!

Come and join us on our next beagle walk – it should be very exciting – beagles go bush!

When: Saturday 6th October
Where: Karangahake Gorge

All existing and prospective club members are welcome to attend any of our beagle walks.  Please always bring doggy doo bags and leads.

Bring a torch (for the tunnels), comfortable walking shoes for off road, food, water, and poo bags (for your dog)

This is a very exciting walk in the Karangahake Gorge on the south side of Paeroa.  Just down the road is the historic goldmine town of Waihi and beautiful Waihi beach.

The walk will involve a selection of 1½ to 2½ hour walks alongside the Karangahake Gorge, Ohinemuri River or the Waitawheta River that runs into the Gorge River. Members will be able choose on the day from the two selections, that will be explained to them.

There are two walks on offer, so on the day we will be assisted by Terry and his sister who will each guide a group (both are experienced trampers).

  • Date: Saturday 6th October 2012 @ 10.30am
  • Meeting Place: Karangahake Reserve Car Park
  • Route: Find your way to Paeroa Township.  At the southern end of the town the State highway 2 enters the Gorge Road.  Approximately 3 minutes into the Gorge Road there is the Karangahake Reserve on your right – turn into the Reserve where there is a large car park, picnic area, and well maintained public toilets.

Walk Details:
There are two walks on offer, both walks follow rivers through the Gorge, the walk that follows State highway 2 is a flat level walk, the other has gradual to steep slopes in short sections, we will be entering old goldmine tunnels and suspension bridges on both walks, and therefore you will require a torch, we will be passing through beautiful native bush and large swimming pools, please make sure you are carrying water and snack food for yourself. You do not need to carry water for your Beagles.

You should allow at least one hour to driver from the Bombay Hills to Paeroa Township.

Please advise Terry Humphries (0212749145 or 09-5365847) or Karen Staniland (09 8109516) the day prior to the event or simply turn up on time on the day.

Note: It is advisable not to leave any valuables in vehicles, and to wear appropriate clothing and footwear for poor weather conditions and off road walking.  Remember to bring poo bags for your dogs.

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