North Shore Tramping Club
This trip is cancelled until Auckland reaches Covid Level 1.
Tentative date 27 September
Join us for a very special trip to Rangitoto. Our annual club anniversary trip to this Pohutukawa-forested volcanic island this year marks the club’s 52nd anniversary and will repeat the first trip the club made all those years ago, back in 1968 to this incredible treasure island. We always encourage young people to come out tramping with the club, but this event is even more special, as we'd love for you to bring your kids, younger relatives and teenagers tramping (minors must be accompanied by an adult).
We will have different distance options to suit all ages, from young to young at heart and there are earlier ferries back if needed.
There are options to tramp through to McKenzie Bay, and around the back of the Island to Islington Bay and back to Rangitoto wharf (about 20 km). Another option is to enjoy the views at the NSTC seat on the way up to the summit and see the amazing lava caves. There’s also another track the club doesn’t usually do, which was very popular in previous years. Or another Long party can head out to the back of the island through the old lava flow to Wreck (Boulder) Bay where in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, where ships were run aground once they were past their useful life. The ship skeletons are very visible at low tide, with a useful informal sign about each ship’s history.
Also not to be missed the Kidney Fern Grove and the Kowhai Grove that should be in full glorious bloom with Tui feasting on the nectar.
The island has a big increase in native bird life the last 5 years, maybe due to the success of other neighbouring islands.
Bring your camera/phone for awesome photos, and a torch if you’d like to go to the lava caves and maybe swim wear/towel as it's usually about 4 degrees warmer on the island due to the volcanic scoria.
Please ensure ALL your gear is completely clean, please read the Treasure Island Bio-security here: https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/auckland/places/rangitoto-island/
We look forward to meeting everyone, all welcome.
Depart: 9.15 am Downtown ferry terminal, pier 4
Depart: 9.25 am Devonport ferry terminal
Ferry return times are: 12.25pm (Devonport and town)
2.30pm (just goes into town)
4pm for both Devonport and town (all back).
**** PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://www.fullers.co.nz/buy-tickets/
$39 adults - SUGGEST PRE-BOOKING YOUR TICKET/S
$19.50 children (5-15 years old) - under 5's are free, but must register for them for safety purposes.
Organiser: Imogen 0272898440
(no texts please newbies - phone organiser to register)
Maps Online / Printable / GPS
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· open the zipped file, then drag the files to a new location OR· press and hold (or right-click) the zipped file, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions