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Thu, 28 Mar


Kawakawa Bay

AURAC Easter Trip Kawakawa Bay

Kia ora AURACians! We are excited to announce our annual Easter weekend trip to Kawakawa Bay! K-Bay boasts one of the most impressive climbing crags in the North Island, situated on the northwestern side of Lake Taupo, with breathtaking multi-pitching and the beautiful lake mere meters away!

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AURAC Easter Trip Kawakawa Bay
AURAC Easter Trip Kawakawa Bay

Time & Location

28 Mar 2024, 6:30 pm – 01 Apr 2024, 8:30 pm

Kawakawa Bay, Kawakawa Bay, Waikato, New Zealand

Event Details

You must be an independent (or above) climber to come as there will be no supervision by AURAC instructors. OR have an independent climber agree to climb with you prior to signing up. (I will be checking)

This sign-up is to help facilitate carpooling and gear hire for AURAC members. There will be assigned Carpooling groups and it will be up to those groups to organise what time/day they want to come and go from Kbay. Please note that if you sign up as a driver you are expected to drive down either Thursday afternoon/ Friday morning and leave Monday afternoon/evening as per the Club's plan.

Kawakawa Bay is located on the north side of lake Taupo and is home to one of (if not) the best climbing area in the North Island. It has climbing of all disciplines easy to hard, short to long(100m+!).

It is accessible by a 2 hour track from the long term carpark in Kinloch. You can also rent a water taxi to take you (through an external provider) if you don't want to pack light (or want to stay 5+ days). It is camping, there are toilets and water from the lake. More details can be found on the link above and will be sent out in the confirmation email. Feel free to email me too!

AURAC gear will be at the bay from Friday morning to Monday afternoon. For those that signup, we will be offering to take ropes (possibly more, ie tents, guitars) on the boat with the rest of the club gear.

Easter weekend is a great time to be at the bay and experience a truly beautiful part of New Zealand.

What you need:

Main bare necessities:

  • tent/ tent spot
  • WARM sleeping bag (it can easily get to 3-5 C at night)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Thermals
  • Enough food for 4 days and a means to cook it
  • Good stoke ;)

A gear list will be sent out with the confirmation email. Treat it as a 3+ day hike.


$20 - Member

$30 - non Member

You must pay by Monday the 25th to confirm your place on this trip.

YOU MUST pay your driver gas money.

Any questions email me @ :)

Sign Up ->

Sign Ups close MONDAY 25TH

See you there!!

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