Forest and Bird New Find Mine Trip/ BotSoc trip

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Sunday 12 August
Forest and Bird Trip to New Find Mine on Mt Te Aroha

8.00 leave Hamilton to drive to Te Aroha
Turn right at clock tower and drive past domain.
Take 2nd road out of town (sealed road to Waiorongomai)
8:50 meet at carpark at end of this road
Bring torches

High on the slopes of Te Aroha, this goldmine was discovered in October 1881.

We’ll walk up the upper track, have lunch on the site of Carr’s store at the vanished mining settlement of Quartzville, and then leave the track to scramble uphill to the mine which has the most impressive stope to the surface of any New Zealand mine. Other points of interest are the tramway with its three inclines and the remains of Hardy’s hut.

This walk is suitable for older children and adventurers of all ages.
Leader: Philip Hart ph. 07 856 7992

8.00 leave Hamilton to drive to Te Aroha
Turn right at clock tower and drive past domain.
Take 2nd road out of town (sealed road to Waiorongomai)
8:50 meet at carpark at end of this road 
Bring torches
High on the slopes of Te Aroha, this goldmine was discovered in October 1881.
We’ll walk up the upper track, have lunch on the site of Carr’s store at the vanished mining settlement of Quartzville, and then leave the track to scramble uphill to the mine which has the most impressive stope to the surface of any New Zealand mine. Other points of interest are the tramway with its three inclines and the remains of Hardy’s hut.
This walk is suitable for older children and adventurers of all ages.
Leader: Philip Hart ph. 07 856 79

8.00 leave Hamilton to drive to Te Aroha

Turn right at clock tower and drive past domain.

Take 2nd road out of town (sealed road to Waiorongomai)

8:50 meet at carpark at end of this road

Bring torches

 

High on the slopes of Te Aroha, this goldmine was discovered in October 1881.

We’ll walk up the upper track, have lunch on the site of Carr’s store at the vanished mining settlement of Quartzville, and then leave the track to scramble uphill to the mine which has the most impressive stope to the surface of any New Zealand mine. Other points of interest are the tramway with its three inclines and the remains of Hardy’s hut.

 

This walk is suitable for older children and adventurers of all ages.

 

Leader: Philip Hart ph. 07 856 7992

 

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Sunday 19 August

Waikato Botanical Society
Waireinga/Bridal Veil Falls Field Trip
9 am

(Bad weather alternative date : 9th September)
Botanical enjoyment and a survey of some of the special orchids that grow at this site.

Meet: 9 am Countdown Super Market, Whatawhata Road, Dinsdale to car pool, or at 9:40 am at Te Mata School.
Return: Hamilton by 3pm

Grade: Easy / Medium

Bring: Lunch, drink and warm and waterproof clothing

If coming and for cancellation notification contact Cynthia Roberts: croberts@doc.govt.nz, work 07 8581034, mobile 021 123 1060, or home 07 849 4935.



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