12th August 2018 – Booms Flat + Whangaiterenga Track Loop, within the Kauaeranga Valley.
Starting from Booms Flat Car park, we walked up the Booms Flat Track till we got to the junction with Whangaiterenga Track. After a short refreshment stop, we continued towards Orange Peel Corner (Intersection with Wainora Tramping track) where we had Lunch. There’s a hill climb then a decline before a more (relatively) gradually incline up towards Orange Peel Corner.
We then headed back down towards the Junction with Whangaiterenga Track, turned right at the junction to walk down Whangaiterenga Track which descended very steeply at first before gradually leveling out to our first steam crossing. After the stream crossing, trekkers are greeted with a short but sharp incline (about 80m vertical elevation gain) and then slowly descending back down to our second stream crossing. From the second crossing, the track is flat, with s short distance to Whangaiterenga Camp site. Walked road to get back to the car.