Another awesome day out with the club on a coast-to-coast traverse. Our group started at the Viaduct and crossed over to Onehunga, while the other half did the trip in reverse—the benefits of having a club bus and two drivers (big thank-you to both!).
We covered just over 19 kilometres. Conditions were ideal, with cool, overcast and moody dark skies but no rain, bar one exceptionally quick shower on the summit of Mt Eden.
We were taken by the old, re-purposed shipping containers in the centre of town, where they’re being used as protection for pedestrians on construction sites. Ingenious and very practical, and great to see they’re not dumped after their initial purpose.
Our group passed through some detour parks that we’d not been through before. We had driven past but not stopped, which is a pity as some of the informational signs about the history of each park explaining areas around Auckland were very interesting.
We found some new tracks, and of course a tramp wouldn’t be an NSTC tramp without some slippery mud (I’m looking at you, Mt Eden and One Tree Hill!!!).
Exciting to see that there are now five baby pohutukawa, fenced in for safety, at the top of “None Tree Hill”. Hopefully, at least one will thrive.
An enjoyable hike across town, taking in lots of history, points of interest, a variety of terrain and surfaces, and some exceptionally stunning views of Auckland.