North Shore Tramping Club
Ferry: RED BOATS (not Fullers this time)
* Ferry departs Pier Z at 9.00am Auckland City (Only) * Return from Motuihe Island during the winter 4.00 pm.
Organiser: Imogen - PLEASE ALL MEMBERS & NEWBIES, please me to let me know you'd like to attend, so I can add you to my contact list for numbers, for anymore last minute changes!!
Phone: 027 289 8440 (ALL newbies please phone, no text please)
Date: Sunday 19th September
Time: 9.00am sharp departure (NO BUS THIS WEEK!!)
Helping Motuihe Island catch up on lost planting over the last two years whilst their wharf has been out of commission for boat docking and the very dry, short season last year, we're planting here this year to help them catch up.
(PLEASE PRE-BOOK AS, THEY NEED TO KNOW IF THEY HAVE A MINIMUM OF 30 FOR THE BOATS TO SAIL, WITH A MAXIMUM OF 55. First in first served).
Continuing our Club's annual give back to the environment of Motuihe Island over the Winter months, we're back again for 2021 & for those that have been many times a chance to see how well our baby trees from previous plantings are doing.
It's very well organised, so there is choice of planting, or working in the nursery and then after the yummy bbq sausages and tea and coffee that the organisers provide at lunchtime, we usually head off to one of the tracks to spot many native birds and if really lucky sunbathing Tuatara's before heading back down to catch the ferry home!
(Cancellations: Subject to weather - please ring Red Boats after 7 am on the day to check for cancellations. Important over winter months, if the weather is really inclement. We've often still gone to the island on a wild day and had an amazing time). Bring your camera/phone as the sea views all around you on this little island are gorgeous!
** Non-members we will try to gather at Westhaven before getting on board, otherwise gather on the island when they do their island welcome & bio-security talk.
Very importantly, read the below link for Island Bio-Security to protect this treasure island).
Finding Z Pier (see map below)If driving, there is a pay and display carpark at Z pier. Park inside the white lines. On Sunday mornings there is often free parking in the surrounding streets, particularly Westhaven Drive. If coming by bus, there are bus stops a short walk from Z pier on Fanshawe Street near Victoria Park. Bio Security
Remember to bring your gear in a zipped up/closed up bag and check that the soles of your shoes are clean. Motuihe is a Treasure Island and we must be careful not to bring any seeds, insects etc with us.
(Please note newbies, this tree planting does not qualify as a full day trip for membership applications, as we're only tramping part of the day).
* Only come out with us if you are well
* You are welcome to use your face mask and hand sanitiser.
* There will be a COVID-19 QR code available for scanning* If you have arrived from overseas in the last month, please stay away.