Based in Auckland, New Zealand, the North Shore Tramping Club is a friendly club offering a wide range of trips, mostly in the northern half of the North Island.
We run tramps every weekend, either on Sunday, or for the weekend.
We welcome individuals and family groups, and you don't need to be a member, or live on the North Shore to tramp with us.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long are the tramps? Sunday tramps range from 4 to 6 hours' walking time. We also run multi-day tramps up to 10 days. Depending on numbers, we will have parties covering shorter, medium and longer distances.
Where do you go? Sunday tramps usually go to the Hunua ranges, north as far as the Kaipara Harbour and Mangawhai, the northern Waikato, or the islands of the Hauraki Gulf. Multi-day tramps are run throughout New Zealand. You can see the full list of scheduled tramps here, and reports on past tramps here.
How can I join a tramp? If you're not a member, please phone the organiser. They will confirm whether the tramp will be suitable for your level of fitness and experience, advise you on clothing and gear, and answer any questions you have.
How do I get to the tramp? For Sunday tramps, we usually meet at The Strand in Takapuna, near the public library. Please be there 15 minutes before departure time. Meeting times and places can vary and you will find specific information alongside each trip description. See here for maps of meeting locations. We have a purpose-built outdoor activities vehicle for transport to and from the tramps.
Do you go to the Waitakeres? Te Kawerau ā Maki, who are the mana whenua of Waitākere, have implemented a rāhui prohibiting public access to the Waitakere Ranges heritage area until a credible plan is in place to protect trees from Kauri Dieback. The club is not running trips to the Waitakere Ranges but is continuing to visit other forests that may have Kauri. To help stop the disease spreading, please follow the cleaning guidelines outlined here.