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COVID-19 LEvEl 1

14 March 2021 -  We run our trips programme, including using the club bus, only when Auckland is at Level 1. 

When trips are being run, and as there is always a risk of COVID-19 in the community:

  • Only come out with us if you are well 
  • Bring warm clothing as we will endeavour to keep the bus well ventilated
  • You are welcome to use your face mask and hand sanitiser on the bus
  • There will be a COVID-19 QR code available for scanning

UpCOMING TRAMPS

You can see the list of upcoming tramps and other events here.

If you're not a member, please phone the organiser listed under each tramp description. They will assess whether the tramp is suitable for your level of fitness and experience, let you know what clothing and gear you need, and answer any questions you have. 

Please arrive 15 minutes before departure for briefing. See here for meeting locations.  Transport is usually provided using the club's vehicle. 

Check this website for updates as trips are subject to change.  Trips are run wet or fine.  

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You can see the list of upcoming trips, member details and trip bookings  using our mobile app.  See here for details.

CLOTHING & GEAR

See here for Information including:

  • Clothing and gear to take
  • Safety guidelines
  • Use of private transport
  • Cancellations
  • Late returns


Upcoming Tramps and Events

    • 9 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • car park at Little Shoal Bay Beach Reserve beside Maritime Terrace

    Come on an urban walk discovering the small reserves and byways in the Birkenhead and Northcote areas.

    Meet at the car park at Little Shoal Bay at 9.00am.

    Walk through Onepoto Basin and into Tuff Crater.  Past the tennis courts at Lake Road.  Up through bush to Turner Reserve, across the Northcote College playing fields (to avoid part of the track affected by Kauri die back) and into Kauri Glen Reserve.  On to Birkenhead War Memorial Park and then through Chatswood to stunning views over Kendall Bay.  Then head for home through Chelsea Reserve, across Hinemoa Street and down through Le Roy Bush back to Little Shoal Bay.

    All groups will tramp 5 hours plus, there will be some steep hills, although nothing over a 100 metre climb, terrain maybe also slippery and will be uneven.  

    Organisers: Roz Sorensen, 027 5783037; Peter Wortman, 021 996 242 (All newbies, please phone an organiser, no texts please)

    Cost: No cost today.  Bus not being used.

    Indulge in gelato for that yummy Mother’s Day treat, whether you are a Mum or not, bring your $$ or eftpos card to purchase.


    • 15 May 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 16 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Como Street, Takapuna
    • 3
    Register

    Come for a Northland mini weekend away and experience the rugged Tangihua Forest situated near Whangarei.

    Duration: 2 days: Saturday 15th May’21  departing  8am and returning Sunday 16th  May’21

                                                                            Tangihua Forest & Lodge

    Details: Drive North from Auckland up State Hwy 1  turning  off  at Mangapai Rd, South of Whangarei
    Then to Tangihua Lions Lodge - Omana Rd (~2 1/2hrs).

    •    Please register by 31 March’21 to secure your place
    •    A deposit of $35 is required to be paid by 31st March’21
    •    Final payment is due by 30th April’21

    Trip Options:
    (i)     Home Party
    Staying at the spacious, well equipped Tangihua Lions Lodge.

    For the Home / Lodge Party there is a variety of activities  available to suit everyone from people wanting to enjoy a leisurely weekend away to

    others who would like to do something more energetic .
    •    The Kauri Grove walk (1 ½ hrs)
    •    The Tumanako loop track (2 hrs)
    •    Nature Walk
    •    Day tramp up to the Horokaha Transmitter tower. (~ 4 1/2 hrs) 
    •    Kauri Dam Walk                                                    

                                                                                   Kauri Grove near Tangihua Lodge

    Tangihua Lodge has four bunk rooms, a central  dining - lounge overlooking extensive decks, (one completely covered ), a large kitchen and storage facilities, his and hers ablution areas with 4 showers and 4 toilets each. There is a disabled bathroom
    The excellent facilities include a sterilizer, ovens and stove top plus
    a large hot plate and fridge – freezer.
    All cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery are provided.  
    Bunk rooms - On each side of the main dining area there is one five and one twenty bed bunk room, sleeping a total of 50 people.  

    (ii)    Fit Party  

    Classic back-country tramp for fit and experienced trampers
    For those trampers wanting a challenging back country tramp this will offer everything.
    Saturday: Arrive ~10.30am:  From the Tangihua Lions Lodge we will
    follow the Te Haua Uru Track to junction of the Tangihua Main ridge
    track and the Northern Tangihua track.
    From the Northern Tangihua track we will continue to Tangihua Hut
    with option to do a side trip to Mt Tangihua.                
    Tangihua Hut 
    Saturday night Tangihua Hut: An 8 bunk, back country Hut.
    Sunday: Return over the Northern Tangihua track to the
    Tangihua Main ridge track then across to the Horokaka Receiver station. (3 1/2 hrs). From there return via the Horokaka Track to Tangihua Lions Lodge (1 1/2hrs)
    You will need to take plenty of water and good warm clothing as the ridges can be   very exposed

    Depart: Saturday: 15th May’21: 8am: Como Street, Takapuna
    and travel north to Tangihua Road end Car Park

    Cost:
    Home Party: $80 (includes Tangihua Lions Lodge Cost).
    Fit Party: $55 (Includes Tangihua Hut cost)

    N.B: Places on this Trip are limited as Tangihua Lodge requires pre- payment booking
    •    We need minimum numbers for the trip to proceed - at least 8 in the home party, and 12 overall. 

    •    Please register by 31 March’21 to secure your place
    •    A deposit of $35 is required to be paid by 31st March’21
    •    Final payment is due by 30th April’21

    Organiser: Kevin Osten  Ph. 0274 577 418
    Driver: Pierre

    Maps:  Tangihua Map-1.pdf

    • 16 May 2021
    • 9:15 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • Long Bay Regional Park

    Long Bay Regional Park Tree planting

    Depart:
    Meet time:   9.15am  (Southern end of the park, first carpark, over the One Lane bridge, first carpark on the right)

    • Long Bay Regional Park, 2000 Beach Rd, Torbay, Auckland
                         (Planting location - different meet point for us, see below)

    Organiser:  Imogen 027 2898440 (all please phone newbies, no texts)

    Driver:   NO BUS TODAY - MEET THERE!!

    Cost:      Free

    Facebook page:     https://www.facebook.com/aucklandparks

    Maps:  https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/parkmaps/map-long-bay-regional-park.pdf

    ** Non-members:  Please phone the organiser to check suitability of the tramp and tree planting. 

    ALL PARTIPANTS BOOK TICKETS ONLINE:
    https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/long-bay-regional-park-planting-day/

    https://www.trybooking.com/nz/events/landing?eid=4436&


    Continuing our give back to the community programme each year, this trip we will be tree planting at Long Bay Regional Park.   Another extremely beautiful park that we always enjoy tramping over and around the peninsula.    The planting days are very well organised as we have found with recent planting trips over the last few years. 

    Tree planting is really important, as it provides habitat for the native creatures that rely on the sustenance and cover provided by these trees and also in gullies where there have been slips in the past, to hold the ground together to help prevent further slippage. 

    Come be part of part of something amazing and feel rewarded and satisfied and please let friends and family know too, if they want to join in. 

    From the website:   
    https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/05/long-bay-regional-park-planting-day/


    Planting is usually from 10am to 1pm, and followed by a free BBQ.  Follow signs at the park entrance to planting site.  Dress for the weather, bring warm clothing, raincoat and gaitors are a good idea and wear closed footwear suitable for a muddy slope.  Please watch the weather forecast,  but planting usually goes ahead regardless of the weather (if in doubt check the Auckland Parks facebook page). Gloves and spades are provided but feel free to bring your own clean equipment. 
     

    (PLEASE, bring a change of clean footwear to change into afterwards so you are not possibly transferring any Kauri Dieback.    Please ensure all of your gear is clean, as we are passing through Kauri'd areas).  
    Please ensure all your gear is scrubbed clean, in case we pass any Kauri'd areas and as always ensure you thoroughly clean your gear afterwards.

    Please bring your own hand sanitiser just in case we need to stop somewhere along the way or use boot stations.

    We will go for a short tramp afterwards and if it's a nice day, we may go for a swim for those keen, after.  As we have with previous May planting events. 

    *  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.  

    https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-1/

    (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). 



    • 23 May 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • The Strand, Takapuna

    Departs 8am

    As the club hasn't been to the Nikau Caves for a few years, it must be time again to join us for this very different and really cool, adventurous trip, because who doesn't love Glow Worms!  This is quite a different experience to Waitomo, the drive alone once off the motorway, is really stunning.  

    The cave tour is booked for 10.30am (TBC) and included in your cave tour cost is a safety helmet and torch and we will be split into groups of no more than 10 people to be guided through.    The actual cave tour takes 1.5 hours.  

    For the first 20 metres you crawl into the Limestone cave, through a shallow stream, so you may get a bit damp.  Then the cave opens out to an extremely comfortable standing height even for the very tall.  Once into the cave you will see lots of incredible stalactites and stalagmites and amazing Glow Worms really close all around you!  No touching anything though, as the acids in our skin destroy the creatures and formations. You reach the other end of the cave and come out into a magical other worldly lush type bush setting and return along the track to office.  

    We'll stop for lunch and you can bring your own lunch or order lunch at the cafe.   After lunch we'll go for a walk to the really pretty waterfall which is also on Cave grounds.  

    Please bring a full change of clothes and shoes and bag for your gear (as usual) as you may get wet going through the caves.  

    Please note if there is heavy rainfall the night before or on the day, this trip maybe cancelled, but you will be advised accordingly and run a local tramp instead.    If rain is light, the caving is still safe to proceed (message from the organisers and is still a lot of fun).  

    **  To wet your appetite, their website is:   http://nikaucave.co.nz/

    ****** PLEASE GIVE FINAL CAVE NUMBERS TO THE ORGANISER BY - THURSDAY 20th May 2021, 12PM *****  


    Non financial members must contact the organiser directly please

    Bus Cost:           Member                       $20.00
                                 Non-Member              $25.00
                                 Juniors                            $5.0
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    Cave Tour Cost:    Adults                                 $45.00
                                      Children still at School  $22.50

    EFTPOS IS AVAILABLE, BUT THEY DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS AT NIKAU CAVES. 

    THIS TRIP REQUIRES EVERYONE TO REGISTER WHO IS  PLANNING TO GO INTO THE CAVES.  

    You are welcome to bring your own helmet and torch or headlight, but it makes not difference to the entry cost, as this private cave.

    (If you live out that way, or far south, you may meet us there -
    1770 Waikaretu Valley Road, Waikaretu 2695)

    *  Only come out with us if you are well 
    *  You are welcome to use your face mask and hand sanitiser. 
    *  COVID-19 QR code available for scanning on our bus
    *  If you have arrived from overseas in the last month, please stay away.  

    https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-1/


    Organiser:   Chris P
    eard
    Phone:         
    0212770270   (newbie non-members no texts please)
    Driver:         Craig O'Neill

    • 30 May 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 7 The Strand, Takapuna

    Finally we get to do this track with lockdowns earlier this year etc. 

    The Omanawanui Track has only just re-opened after being extensively resurfaced with a large number of steps and gravel bringing the track to "Kauri standard".   So although this ridgeline track won't be rugged fun anymore, the views will still be extremely impressive across the Manukau Harbour, Awhitu (South Head), the Whatipu Wetlands and the treacherous Manukau Bar and the Tasman Sea. 

    We can only go there and back on this track now, as Kura Track is still closed, as are other tracks in the area (KDB). We will head down and skirt the wetlands to an awesome, very large cave, that back in logging days, was much deeper and had a dance floor.   If the tide is still low enough we'll also go check out Nine Pin Rock and enjoy this area that is also a scientific reserve and steeped in history. 

    We may stop at the Huia Store on the way back for a nice cooling Ice cream. 

    As this track is usually a good workout ,PLEASE ensure you have PLENTY of WATER with you!!!

    Very important, PLEASE ensure all your gear is clean, as Omanawanui is a Kauri'd area and as always ensure you thoroughly clean your gear afterwards.  Bring clean footwear for bus trip back and bag for dirty footwear.

    All groups will tramp 5 hours plus, there will be some steep hills, although nothing over a 200 metre climb, terrain maybe also slippery and will be uneven.  

    *  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.  

    https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-1/



    PLEASE NOTE EARLY DEPARTURE TIME.
    Depart:

        -          8.30am       The Strand, Takapuna

    Organiser:     Imogen 027 289 8440 (ALL newbies please phone, no texts)

    Driver:      TBC

    Cost:   $10 members, $15 non-members, $5 juniors

    Maps:   Online / Printable / GPS

    To access the printable maps, download the zipped file, and either:

    ·         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


    • 4 Jun 2021
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • 7 Jun 2021
    • 7:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Como St, Takapuna
    Register

    Tongariro National Park

    Join us for a unique winter experience in the National Park.
    Limited to 22 trampers.

    A trip planning and preparation night has been arranged for 7-9pm Thursday 6 May. It will be held in the Senior Citizens Hall, bedside the Public Library in Takapuna.

    Out Party –Maximum 4
    Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk:
    •    Friday night: travel to Tongariro National Park, overnight in a lodge at Whakapapa Village
    •    Saturday: walk from Whakapapa Village to Waihohonu Hut, 28 bunks (5 hours).  Optional side trip to Upper Tama Lakes (1.5 hours)
    •    Sunday: combining two walks going to Oturere Hut (3 hours), and carrying on to Mangatepopo Hut for the night, 20 bunks (5 hours)
    •    Monday: walk back to Whakapapa Village (3 hours), and return to Auckland

    As this is very weather-dependent trip we will work closely with the Whakapapa DOC Information Centre and confirm the condition of the track prior to the day of departure.

    If the Northern Circuit is closed, or we don’t have the required numbers of trampers the Out Party will stay at Whakapapa Village and join the Home Party for day walks. Minimum of 4 trampers required.



    Home Party comprising Easy and Medium Options – Maximum of 18
    •    Friday night: travel to Tongariro National Park and stay in lodge accommodation at Whakapapa Village
    •    Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning: there are several long and short walks to choose from such as:

    •    Tongariro Crossing (6-7 hours)
    •    Tama Lakes (5-6 hours)
    •    Ohakune Old Coach Road (5 hours)
    •    Taranaki Falls (2 hours)
    •    Silica Rapids (2.5 hours)
    •    Tawhai Falls (20 minutes)
    •    Whakapapanui Walking Track (2 hours)
    •    Whakapapaaiti Valley Track ( 4-5 hours )
    •    Monday afternoon: return to Auckland


    Whakapapa Accommodation:

    https://whakapapa.net.nz/about-2/more-info/

    The Whakapapa Holiday Park in the heart of Whakapapa Village and is within walking distance of the Visitor Information Centre, eating places, cafe and local tavern.  They offer free hot showers, laundry facilities and cooking and dining facilities. Bedding and linen are available for hire, and cooking and eating utensils are available for loan on request.  Otherwise bring your own.  
    We have booked “The Lodge” at the Holiday Park which has a fully equipped kitchen, large dining room and lounge area with wood burner and TV.  

    Gear:
    The Northern Circuit Huts are not bookable for this time of the year as it's outside of the Great Walk season, and places are on first-come, first-serve basis.
    We will check with DOC Information Centre about current demand on cabins given more New Zealanders are staying local. You might want to carry a tent just in case.  

    If the winter comes early and there is snow and ice on the track, crampons and ice axes are required. You can hire these at the mountain.
    The location is ideal for sharpening your map reading and compass skills.

    Depart:  Friday, 4 June at 7pm from the carpark, cnr Auburn & Como Streets, Takapuna
    Return:   Monday evening, 7 June

    Cost:
    •    Out Party -$200 per person Includes accommodation at Whakapapa Village for all three nights in case the Northern Circuit is closed.

    PLUS: You will need DOC hut tickets ($15- each) or a DOC Back Country Pass for the two hut nights. Shuttle is $20 one way. Crampons and ice axe hire is $40. Local guide if required cost  $412.50 per person (to be confirmed - based on party of 6 ).

    •    Home Party $200 per person Includes accommodation at Whakapapa Village.  If you choose to do the Tongariro Crossing or Tama Lakes, the shuttle is $40 return. Crampons and ice axe hire is $40. Local guide if required is $185 per person.
    A $75 deposit is needed to confirm your booking.  Final payment is due Thursday, 6th May 2021.

    Guideshttps://www.alltrails.com/explore/map/map-apr-30-05-44-am-124461d
     If suitably skilled and experienced NSTC party leaders for home party and out party are not identified, we will need to hire guides at an additional cost per person. This will be communicated to members as soon as practicable.


    Member Bookings:
    Waitlist registrations will be accepted
    Any queries to Karen at bookings@nstc.org.nz.
    Organiser:
    Roz- phone 0275783037 or email roz.sorensen@xtra.co.nz

    Drivers: Arletta and Craig


    Winter tramping

    We have arranged a social evening at Bivouac Albany to provide advice on preparing for winter tramping, on Wednesday 31 March commencing at 7pm. Standard discount for NSTC members for any items purchased.

    Additionally a planning evening will be arranged in May for those registered  for out party and home party.

    Maps:
    •    Tongariro Northern Circuit - Online / Printable / GPS
    •    Tongariro Crossing (6-7 hours) 19.4km one way - Online / Printable - Part A, Part B/ GPS
    •    Tama Lakes Loop (5-6 hours) 21km return - Online / Printable / GPS
    •    Tupapakurua Falls Track (4-5 hours) 11km return - Online / Printable / GPS
    •    Whakapapaiti Valley Track (4-5 hours) 11km plus 5 km return on Bruce Road - Online / Printable (corrected) / GPS
    •    Taranaki Falls Loop (2 hours) 6km - Online / Printable / GPS
    •    Silica Rapids (2.5 hours) 9 km plus 2.5 km return by road - Online / Printable / GPS
    •    Whakapapanui Walk (2 hours) 6 km (excludes return by road or track) - Online / Printable / GPS

    •    Ohakune Old Coach Road (5 hours) 12km (map also extends to 16kms total to include the river walk to Ohakune)

    Online / Printable / GPS

    To access the zipped maps, download the zipped file, and either:
    •    open the zipped file, then drag the files to a new location
    •    press and hold (or right-click) the zipped file, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions.

    • 6 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Pier Z, Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland City - NO BUS THIS WEEK
    • 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)

      (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).  

      Cost:    

      • The ferry return fares are:
      • Adults $38
      • Children (up to 16 years) $18
      • Gold card $30
      • Family pass $90 (2 adults, 2 children)
      • Volunteers $33 (PLEASE REGISTER WITH NSTC ORGANISER FIRST)
      • FERRY CROSSING TIME IS APPROXIMATELY 1.15 HOURS. 
      • Website:   https://www.theredboats.co.nz/
      • TICKET BOOKINGS HERE:  
      • theredboats.co.nz/cruises/Motuihe-island-ferry/
      • You need a credit card to make the on line booking.
        • VOLUNTEERS DISCOUNT to get the reduced fare of $33 because you are a volunteer, when you get to the pay page on The Red boat’s booking site, enter MOTVOL into the Promo code/voucher box.
        • The Red Boats will send you a booking confirmation via email. Take this with you to the ferry on the day of your trip.
      • Wear a mask on a public ferry, as currently required by law.  
    • 09 834 7337  & 0800 REDBOATS
                  

    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. 

    • What do I bring?
    • Wear old clothes suitable for gardening and CLEAN strong, flat shoes. Bring CLEAN gardening gloves if you have them.  They have some available and we have gumboots to lend out. Bring your lunch and water, we provide tea, coffee, Milo. Rain protection or sun protection depending on the day. Everything you bring must be in a zipped up bag.  Your shoes must be clean.

    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! 

    • What does the work involve?
    • After walking from the wharf to the nursery (approx.10 mins) you will be divided into groups of 6 or 8 people with a leader. The plants may have to be prepared for planting with roots untangled. The plants will be loaded on to the trailer and you will walk out to the planting site. (How far will vary but nowhere on Motuihe is steep or very far away).  Volunteers will work in pairs, one digging the hole and the other placing the plant in the hole with the fertilizer tab. The earth will then be returned and firmed down. It is critically important that we only plant in designated sites, your leader will show you where and how to plant. We will keep working for approx. 2 to 2.1/2 hours before walking back to the nursery for lunch. After lunch you will have time to explore the island.  Very easy, rewarding work. 

    (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). 

    https://www.motuihe.org.nz/


    • Cancellations
    • If the trip is cancelled due to lack of passengers or because of the weather The Red Boats will contact you via a text and an email. They will offer you a credit for another ferry date or a refund back to your credit card.  

    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.


    *  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.  

    https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-1/
    • 13 Jun 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • 5 The Strand, Takapuna

    Kariotahi Beach to Port Waikato

    Online - Registration for financial members only, non-member please phone organiser:

    • Pick up from Greenlane
    • Pick up from The Strand
    Organiser: Stefan 021 359609 (please all newbies must phone to register, no texts, phone after 5pm. )
    Driver:      TBC
    Cost:          $25 members, $30 non-members, $5 juniors

    Maps:
             TBC

    Tramping along this spectacular beach and coastline exposed to the wilds of the Tasman Sea.  You'll spot all sorts of things during our tramp, sea birds, wrecked car bodies, interesting geological sandstone cliffs, a small waterfall with the soothing sounds of the waves crashing onto the sand and maybe some lounging seals and much more.   We'll head south to the Port Waikato entrance and return, approximately 20kms, 5 hours approximately. 

    Running shoes or Trail running shoes would be most suitable for this tramp. 

    Don't forget your camera, camera phone and swimming gear and a light weight towel (not a heavy full sized bath towel) if you are game for a June swim. 

    ** For pickups for financial members from Greenlane pickup point please register via the site or contact the organiser.  Newbies/non-members must phone the organiser please.

    ** Please bring plenty of water as there is no potable water along the way.
    ***  Please ensure your gear is fully scrubbed and cleaned ready for the day and bring a change of footwear and bag for afterwards on the bus trip back, to help protect and prevent Kauri Dieback.

        *   Only come out with us if you are well.
        *   You are welcome to use your face mask and hand sanitiser and sanitiser is available as you enter our bus.
        *    There are COVID-19 QR Codes available for scanning on the bus.
        *    Please stay away if you have arrived into NZ in the last month.

    Maps   Online / Printable / GPS

    • 20 Jun 2021
    • 8:15 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • The Strand, Takapuna or Silverdale Park & Ride

    Departure:

    • -          8.30am The Strand, Takapuna
    • -          8.45am Silverdale

    Organiser: Imogen 027 289 8440 (all newbies please phone, no texts)

    Driver:   TBC

    Cost:      $10 members, $15 non-members, $5 juniors

    BOOK YOUR SPOT TO PLANT VIA THE COUNCIL WEBSITE:     https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2021/06/shakespear-regional-park-planting-day/

    Maps:  https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/parkmaps/map-shakespear-regional-park.pdf


    Continuing our give back to the community programme each year, this trip we will be tree planting at Shakespear Regional Park.   Another extremely beautiful park that we always enjoy tramping over and around the peninsula.    The Shakespear Regional Park planting days are very well organised as we have found with recent planting trips over the last few years. 

    Tree planting is really important, as it provides vital habitat for the native creatures that rely on the sustenance and cover provided by these trees and also in gullies where there have been slips in the past, to hold the ground together to help prevent further slippage. 

    Come be part of part of something amazing and feel rewarded and satisfied and please let friends and family know too, if they want to join in. 

    From the SOSSI website: 
    Public planting days at Shakespear for 2021 are 20 June, 18 July (all Sundays). 

    Planting is from 10am to 1pm, and followed by a free BBQ.  Follow signs at the park entrance to planting site.  Dress for the weather, bring warm clothing, raincoat and gaitors are a good idea and wear closed footwear suitable for a muddy slope.  Please watch the weather forecast,  but planting usually goes ahead regardless of the weather (if in doubt check their SOSSI facebook page). Gloves and spades are provided but feel free to bring your own clean equipment. 

    We will go for a walk around this beautiful park after lunch and planting.   (There have also been Hihi & a few other natives species of birds released in the park in the last year that we hope to spot along the way).  

    Please ensure all your gear is scrubbed clean, in case we pass any Kauri'd areas and as always ensure you thoroughly clean your gear afterwards. 

    (PLEASE, bring a change of clean footwear to change into afterwards so you are not possibly transferring any Kauri Dieback & a bag to put dirty footwear and gear in.    Please ensure all of your gear is clean, as we are passing through Kauri'd areas).  

    Please bring your own hand sanitiser just in case we need to stop somewhere along the way or use boot stations.  


    *  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


    ** Non-members:  Please phone the organiser to check suitability of the tramp

    ** For pickups from Silverdale pickup point please register via the organiser.

    (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).  



    • 27 Jun 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • The Strand, Takapuna

    A tramp in the heart of the Hunuas, with parties to suit all speeds … and ages.

    We begin at Mangatawhiri Dam and skirt the western side of the reservoir before crossing the Mangatawhiri River (there is a bridge), then a steady climb up to a fine viewpoint on a grassy knoll at 497 metres.

    Some parties will descend directly on the Lilburne Track, while others will divert along the Rata Ridge Track back to the bus.

    All groups will tramp 5-6 hour approximately and there will be some steep hills, up to approximately 500 metres, terrain maybe also slippery and will be uneven.  

    *  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.


    Depart 8.00 am The Strand, Takapuna

    Cost:   $15 members
                 $20 Non members 
                 $5   juniors

    Organiser:   Chris P
    Phone:         0212770270 (ALL newbies, please phone, no texts) 

    Driver:     

    Map: OnlinePrintable / GPS

    To access the printable maps, download the zipped file, and either:

    • 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
    • 11 Jul 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • The Strand, Takapuna or Silverdale Park & Ride

    Due to continued logging in the Riverhead Forest the tracks change from one year to the next.

    Hopefully we'll string together a few hours of tramping anyway.

    We will probably rely on our navigation skills using smartphones.

    Sound like an adventure??

    All groups will tramp 5 hours plus, there will be some steep hills, although nothing over a 100 metre climb, terrain maybe also slippery, muddy and will be uneven. 

    *  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.

    Depart: 

    • 9.00 am The Strand, Takapuna  
    • 9:20 am Silverdale Park & Ride bus stop. If you need a pickup from Silverdale, please register via the website, or let the organiser know directly

    Cost:

    • $10 members
    • $15 non-members
    • $5   juniors
    Organiser:  Bernhard Klar, Phone 09 483 7889  / 027 278 3778

    Driver:  Bernhard

    Maps:


    • 25 Jul 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • The Strand, Takapuna

    Botanic Gardens/Totara Park – South Auckland
    When: 25th July
    Depart:
    •   9am The Strand, Takapuna
    •   9.15 Marewa Road, Greenlane. On road, by where it says NZ Tertiary College - by the pinky tree - opposite McDonalds exit.

    **For pickups at Greenlane, please register via the site or contact the trip organiser.

    Join us exploring 64 hectares of beautiful gardens including 10 hectares of native forest and more than 10,000 plants from around the world.  With gently trickling streams, gorgeous large old Totara trees which give the park its name and the odd hill, there should be something for everyone.  
    Good trail or running shoes are fine.  
    Organiser:  Amber Gladwin 027-838-9483. 

    ** Non-members:  Please phone the organiser to check suitability of the tramp.  

    Cost:   $10 members, $15 non-members, $5 juniors

    Please if you are unwell, cold or flu type symptoms, please stay away.  
    *  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.  

    Maps   Online / Printable / GPS

    To access the printable maps, download the zipped file, and either:

    ·         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




    • 1 Aug 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • The Strand, Takapuna

    Hunua Falls & Cosseys Dam loop track.

    Easy to medium difficulty
    Kid friendly

    New/non-members please contact the organiser directly to assess suitability.

    Approximately 9 kilometer loop track

    We will begin our tramp at the Falls Road carpark following the Massey track up on to the Wairoa ridge and down to the Cossey reservoir.

    There we will be able to have lunch and check for ourselves just how dire Auckland’s water storage is.

    The Massey track is an easy well-maintained track. From there we will return to Falls Road via the shorter Cosseys Gorge track. This track can be muddy and we will have a small stream crossing very near the end (you may get damp feet).

    On our return we will visit the spectacular Hunua Falls, a must see before returning to Takapuna.

    All groups will tramp 5 hours plus, there will be some steep hills, and terrain maybe also slippery, muddy and will be uneven. 

    *  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.

    Costs:    Members $15.00, Non-members $20.00, Juniors $5.00. Organiser:  Kevin Osten  Ph: 0274 577 418
    Driver: TBA

    Maps   Online / Printable / GPS

    To access the printable maps, download the zipped file, and either:

    ·         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



    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Pier Z, Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland City - NO BUS THIS WEEK
    • 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)


      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, twice this year.

      (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).  

      Cost:    

      • The ferry return fares are:
      • Adults $38
      • Children (up to 16 years) $18
      • Gold card $30
      • Family pass $90 (2 adults, 2 children)
      • Volunteers $33 (PLEASE REGISTER WITH NSTC ORGANISER FIRST)
      • FERRY CROSSING TIME IS APPROXIMATELY 1.15 HOURS. 
      • Website:   https://www.theredboats.co.nz/
      • TICKET BOOKINGS HERE:  
      • theredboats.co.nz/cruises/Motuihe-island-ferry/
      • You need a credit card to make the on line booking.
        • VOLUNTEERS DISCOUNT to get the reduced fare of $33 because you are a volunteer, when you get to the pay page on The Red boat’s booking site, enter MOTVOL into the Promo code/voucher box.
        • The Red Boats will send you a booking confirmation via email. Take this with you to the ferry on the day of your trip.
      • Wear a mask on a public ferry, as currently required by law.  
    • 09 834 7337  & 0800 REDBOATS
                  

    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. 

    • What do I bring?
    • Wear old clothes suitable for gardening and CLEAN strong, flat shoes. Bring CLEAN gardening gloves if you have them.  They have some available and we have gumboots to lend out. Bring your lunch and water, we provide tea, coffee, Milo. Rain protection or sun protection depending on the day. Everything you bring must be in a zipped up bag.  Your shoes must be clean.

    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! 

    • What does the work involve?
    • After walking from the wharf to the nursery (approx.10 mins) you will be divided into groups of 6 or 8 people with a leader. The plants may have to be prepared for planting with roots untangled. The plants will be loaded on to the trailer and you will walk out to the planting site. (How far will vary but nowhere on Motuihe is steep or very far away).  Volunteers will work in pairs, one digging the hole and the other placing the plant in the hole with the fertilizer tab. The earth will then be returned and firmed down. It is critically important that we only plant in designated sites, your leader will show you where and how to plant. We will keep working for approx. 2 to 2.1/2 hours before walking back to the nursery for lunch. After lunch you will have time to explore the island.  Very easy, rewarding work. 

    (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). 

    https://www.motuihe.org.nz/


    • Cancellations
    • If the trip is cancelled due to lack of passengers or because of the weather The Red Boats will contact you via a text and an email. They will offer you a credit for another ferry date or a refund back to your credit card.  

    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.


    *  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.  

    https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-1/
    • 12 Sep 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 7 The Strand, Takapuna

    Tamaki Makarau -Coast to Coast

    The Coast to Coast is a 20km urban hike across Auckland from the Manukau to Waitemata.  It takes you through landscapes shaped by 600 years of Maori occupation and volcanic history and through some of our finest natural and built heritage areas offering panoramic views from the tops of volcanic cones.  The walk is part of Te Araroa – the Long Pathway and takes in One Tree Hill, Mt Eden and the Auckland Domain.

    If we have a two drivers we will have two parties;
    Party 1 dropped off under the Harbour Bridge and walking to Onehunga.  
    Party 2.  Stay on the bus and start walking from Onehunga winding.
    If we have only one driver, we’ll all start at Onehunga with the driver doubling back half way.

    There’s time for an ice-cream stop along the way so bring your pocket money.

    Good trail or running shoes are fine.

    As there are Kauri trees in the area, please ensure your gear is fully scrubbed and cleaned ready for the day and bring a change of footwear and bag for afterwards on the bus trip back, to help protect and prevent Kauri Dieback.

    All groups will tramp 5-6 hours approximately, there will be some steep hills, although nothing over a 100 metre climb, terrain maybe also slippery, muddy and will be uneven. 

    Depart:       8am, The Strand Takapuna
    Cost:           $10 members, $15 non-members, $5 juniors
    Organiser:  Amber 027-838-9483   (Newbies must phone to register please, no texts)
    Driver/s:     TBC

    Maps: https://at.govt.nz/media/316317/Map-Coast-To-Coast-Walkway.jpg
    Note we will be starting/ending under the Harbour Bridge which is not shown on the map. Just a little hop, skip and a bit further along the waterfront.

    *  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.  

    https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-1/


    Maps 
     Online / Printable / GPS

    To access the printable maps, download the zipped file, and either:

    ·         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


    • 5 Nov 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • 7 Nov 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Como St, Takapuna

    Details to be finalised.  Bookings not open.

    Friday : Travel to Waihaha Valley Camp Site: Kaimanawa Road, 15 km south of Turangi off SH1

    Distance Party:

    Saturday: Waihaha Valley Road end over Umukarikari Track to Waipakihi Hut (12 Bunk): ~7 hrs, 14 km. Alternatively Umukarikari track then doing some of the Urchin loop track and dropping down to meet the other party at Waipakihi River.

    Sunday: Waipakihi Hut out to Urchin Campsite Road End: 7 hrs

    Shorter Party:

    Saturday:  Drive bus to Urchin Road end Campsite.
    Tramp to junction of  Urchin Track and Waipakihi River Valley track Junction. Drop down to Camp site at the Waipakihi River: ~ 4 hrs : 7km

    Sunday: -Waipakihi Stream track back up to Umukarikari Track then head back to Urchin Campsite Road end


    As there is still a possibility of COVID-19 in the community:

    • Only come out with us if you are well 
    • Bring warm clothing as we will endeavour to keep the bus well ventilated
    • You are welcome to use your face mask and hand sanitiser on the bus
    • There will be a COVID-19 QR code available for scanning

    Driver: TBC

    Cost:   $TBC

    Maps   Online / Printable / GPS

    To access the printable maps, download the zipped file, and either:

    ·         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

    • 27 Dec 2021
    • 12:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • 4 Jan 2022
    • 12:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Arthurs Pass
    • 28

    Christmas Trip - Heads-up

    The 2021 Christmas trip will be held in the Arthurs Pass area. It will follow the same pattern as previous years, with three out parties of about six people each. There will also be a home party of about 10 based in a motel in Arthurs Pass village. They will have a programme of day walks and overnight tramps.

    The trip will start on Monday 27 December, all participants should be at Christchurch Airport by noon that day. It will finish on Tuesday 4 January (when booking flights home, allow for at least three hours' travel time back to Christchurch). It would be prudent not to book your flights until you have a confirmed place on the trip. 

    Some of the trips will include river crossings. A river crossing course will be held later in the year, participants are strongly urged to take part.

    The club is now putting more emphasis on safety and health than before. All trip leaders will have to be satisfied that members of their party have the required fitness and experience. All intending participants, particularly new members of the club or those who rarely join our activities, are recommended to take part in our Sunday walks and long-weekend trips so that we will be in a position to assess their fitness and experience.

    Booking for the Christmas trip will open soon. The date will be advertised on this website at least one week in advance - watch this space!

Past Tramps

2 May 2021 Te Henga Walkway & Lake Wainamu Tracks, Northern Waitakere's - fit kid & teen friendly
26 Apr 2021 Extra - Karekare, Waitakere Ranges
24 Apr 2021 The Coromandel Walkway Anzac Long Weekend Away
18 Apr 2021 EXTRA TRAMP - Huia, Karamatura Track, Waitakere Ranges
17 Apr 2021 EXTRA TRAMP - Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf - very fit kid & teen friendly tramp
16 Apr 2021 Kaimai Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
11 Apr 2021 The charm of Mangawhai: bush, forest and waterfalls
2 Apr 2021 Great Barrier Island - Easter
31 Mar 2021 March Social/Technical Evening - Please Register - Gear Prizes on the night
21 Mar 2021 Southern North Shore Forest Escarpment Adventure
14 Mar 2021 Karangahake Gorge, Coromandel / Kaimai - fit kid & teen friendly tramp
6 Mar 2021 CANCELLED - LEVEL 3 - Whangarei Heads: Bream Head- Peach Cove Trip
28 Feb 2021 Kitekite Falls, Piha - Waitakere - kid friendly
28 Feb 2021 CANCELLED LEVEL 3 - Karaka Track and Waiotahi Circuit, Thames, Coromandel
21 Feb 2021 Karaka Track and Waiotahi Circuit - Cancelled due to Covid uncertainty
13 Feb 2021 South Piha - Waitakere Ranges - fit teen friendly - CANCELLED
13 Feb 2021 Kaimais - Mini Weekend
7 Feb 2021 Maraetai - Beachlands - South Auckland
31 Jan 2021 Auckland Anniversary Weekend -Tawharanui Regional Park, North Auckland - kid & teen friendly
27 Jan 2021 January Social Evening
24 Jan 2021 Piha Valley - Waitakere Ranges - fit kid & teen friendly (event changed 19 Jan)
17 Jan 2021 Waihi Beach – Orokawa Bay - very fit kid & teen friendly
10 Jan 2021 2021 SUMMER OPEN DAY - SHAKESPEAR REGIONAL PARK
26 Dec 2020 Richmond Ranges, Marlborough - Xmas/New Year 2020
20 Dec 2020 Takapuna, Hauraki & Devonport 20km loop - DAWN TRAMP
13 Dec 2020 Mt Te Aroha, Kaimai Ranges
6 Dec 2020 NSTC Xmas Party - Wenderholm
27 Nov 2020 Kaimai Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
25 Nov 2020 November Social Evening
22 Nov 2020 2020 NSTC SPRING OPEN DAY- WAIAKE TO CAMPBELL'S BAY
15 Nov 2020 Broken Hills - Coromandel - Day Trip
8 Nov 2020 Huia, Karamatura Track, Waitakere Ranges
5 Nov 2020 Cancelled - Whirinaki Forest
1 Nov 2020 Albany Bush & Forest Tramp
24 Oct 2020 Takapuna, Hauraki & Devonport 20km loop - This Saturday
22 Oct 2020 Eastern Tararuas Trip: Extended Labour Weekend
18 Oct 2020 Pukekohe – 5 Summits Circuit
4 Oct 2020 CANCELLED Beachlands to Maraetai, South Auckland
26 Sep 2020 Clubs 52nd Birthday Trip, Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Maritime Park - kid & teen friendly
26 Sep 2020 CANCELLED - Whareorino Forest Mini Weekend Tramp
6 Sep 2020 Whatipu - Omanawanui Track - Waitakere Ranges - fit kid & teen friendly tramp - CANCELLED BEING RESCHEDULED
9 Aug 2020 Hunua Falls & Cosseys Dam loop track - very fit kid & teen friendly tramp
2 Aug 2020 8 North Shore Reserves in 1 day!
30 Jul 2020 September Social Evening - Cancelled
26 Jul 2020 Birkenhead War Memorial tree planting - very kid & teen friendly
19 Jul 2020 Shakespear Regional Park - tree planting - kid & teen friendly tramp
12 Jul 2020 Riverhead Forest, North Shore - fit kid & teen friendly tramp
5 Jul 2020 Karekare, Waitakere Ranges - fit kid & teen friendly tramp
28 Jun 2020 Waiuku Forest, Auckand Waikato border
21 Jun 2020 Kitekite Falls, Piha - Waitakere - kid friendly
14 Jun 2020 Ambury Farm, Mangere Bridge & Mountain - Seabirds!
7 Jun 2020 Greenhithe Hobsonville tramp
30 May 2020 Yay out of lockdown bush/forest escarpment/urban tramp!
27 May 2020 May Social Meeting & AGM - ONLINE
3 May 2020 Kitekite Falls, Piha - Waitakere - CANCELLED AT THIS POINT
19 Apr 2020 Pukekohe – 5 Summits Circuit - CANCELLED
5 Apr 2020 Omanawanui Track, Whatipu – CANCELLED
29 Mar 2020 Botanic Gardens/Totara Park - South Auckland - CANCELLED
25 Mar 2020 March Social Evening - CANCELLED
15 Mar 2020 Kaipara Heads & Te Rau Puriri Regional Park, South Head
8 Mar 2020 Ti Point - Goat Island - Leigh - capable kid friendly tramp
1 Mar 2020 Karaka to Waiotahi Circuit
23 Feb 2020 Karangahake Gorge - kid friendly tramp
16 Feb 2020 Rotoroa Island - very kid friendly tramp
8 Feb 2020 Additional Albany Bush & Forest Tramp - variation
6 Feb 2020 Waitangi Weekend - Pureora Forest
2 Feb 2020 Te Henga Goldies
25 Jan 2020 Kaimai's Mini Weekend, Kaimai Ranges
19 Jan 2020 Dome Valley Traverse
5 Jan 2020 Hauraki/Devonport Loop - Summer Open Day
28 Dec 2019 Additional - Okura Walkway - Ara Weiti entrance
27 Dec 2019 Stewart Island - Xmas/New Year 2019
22 Dec 2019 Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf - very kid friendly tramp
15 Dec 2019 Titirangi to Arataki
7 Dec 2019 Extra - Northcote / Birkenhead Urban Walk, North Shore
6 Dec 2019 Hauturu Weekend Trip
4 Dec 2019 December Additional Social Evening - Nutritional evening
1 Dec 2019 Xmas Party - BBQ - very kid friendly event - Wenderholm
27 Nov 2019 November Social Evening
24 Nov 2019 Coastal Browns Bay to Devonport
18 Nov 2019 Ti Point, Goat Island, Leigh
17 Nov 2019 Hapuakohe Northern End, Northern Waikato
9 Nov 2019 Pirongia Weekend Tramp - King Country
3 Nov 2019 Brynderwyns and Mangawhai Tramp
28 Oct 2019 Extra Albany tramp - forested
26 Oct 2019 Broken Hill Labour Weekend Trip
20 Oct 2019 Tawharanui, North Auckland - kid friendly
13 Oct 2019 Long & Torbay additional tramp - kid friendly tramp
6 Oct 2019 Karangahake Gorge, Northern Kaimai Ranges
29 Sep 2019 Mangemangeroa Shelly Park Beach Path
25 Sep 2019 September Social Evening
22 Sep 2019 Beachlands to Maraetai, South Auckland
15 Sep 2019 Clubs 51st Anniversary Trip & Young People Tramp, Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Maritime Park
8 Sep 2019 Te Atatu Peninsula
1 Sep 2019 Coast to Coast - Fathers Day tramp
25 Aug 2019 Ahuroa, Puhoi, North Auckland
18 Aug 2019 East Auckland Urban Tramp
11 Aug 2019 Manukau Harbour, Grahams Beach to Wattle Bay
2 Aug 2019 Mt Te Aroha and Waiorongomai
31 Jul 2019 July Social Evening
28 Jul 2019 Waiuku Forest, Waikato
21 Jul 2019 Riverhead Forest, North Shore
14 Jul 2019 Shakespear Regional Park, Whangaparaoa - tramp & planting
7 Jul 2019 Northcote / Birkenhead Urban Walk, North Shore
30 Jun 2019 The Pinnacles, Coromandel
28 Jun 2019 Hauturu Weekend Trip - Cancelled
23 Jun 2019 Hakarimata, Waikato
16 Jun 2019 Te Araroa Trail - Northern Waikato River Trail
9 Jun 2019 Tapapakanga Regional Park, South Auckland
3 Jun 2019 Extra tramp - Karekare, Waitakere Ranges
2 Jun 2019 Wenderholm and Waiwera
29 May 2019 May Social Evening & AGM
26 May 2019 Mangawhai, North Auckland
21 May 2019 Ahuroa, Puhoi, North Auckland
19 May 2019 Waitakeres: Piha Beach - Esk Valley- Kitekite Waterfall
11 May 2019 Kaimai Ridge Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
5 May 2019 Motuihe Island Tree Planting, Hauraki Gulf
28 Apr 2019 Nikau Caves - Glow Worms - Waikaretu. Auckland/Waikato Border
28 Apr 2019 Back up - Takapuna to Hillcrest parks
20 Apr 2019 Unsworth to Albany
19 Apr 2019 Sunny East Coast Bays Bush and Foreshore
18 Apr 2019 Easter 2019, Whakatane River Walk, Te Urewera
14 Apr 2019 Goldies Bush, Te Henga Walkway and Mokoroa Stream
7 Apr 2019 Huntly to Rangiriri
31 Mar 2019 Local Albany tramp - altered 30th Mar
27 Mar 2019 March Social Evening
24 Mar 2019 Wairoa River Walk
15 Mar 2019 Cape Brett, Bay of Islands - Weekend
10 Mar 2019 Karangahake Gorge
3 Mar 2019 Hapuakohe Southern Section, Northern Waikato
23 Feb 2019 Waitomo - King Country
17 Feb 2019 Waiuku Forest, Waikato
10 Feb 2019 Waiheke Island - Park Point
3 Feb 2019 West Harbour Tramp
30 Jan 2019 January Social Evening
27 Jan 2019 Tracks around Arataki & important Kauri Dieback seminar
25 Jan 2019 Mt Hikurangi, East Cape, Anniversary Weekend 2019
20 Jan 2019 Atiu Creek, Kaipara Harbour
13 Jan 2019 Waiake, Torbay - OPEN DAY 2019
6 Jan 2019 Greenhithe - Hobsonville Tracks
27 Dec 2018 Christmas Trip: Manapouri and Southland; Mavora Lakes / Takitimu Mountains / Mt Titiroa
23 Dec 2018 East Coast Bays Bush and Foreshore
16 Dec 2018 Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf
9 Dec 2018 Ernies Track, Central Hunua Ranges
2 Dec 2018 Mataia Farm Kaipara Harbour - Sunday
30 Nov 2018 Mataia Farm Kaipara Harbour - Weekend
28 Nov 2018 November Social Evening
25 Nov 2018 Mt Tamahunga, North Auckland
18 Nov 2018 Scandrett Regional Park Mahurangi, North Auckland
10 Nov 2018 Kaimai Ridge Line Working Bee, Kaimai Ranges
4 Nov 2018 Musick Point, Bucklands Beach - Low Tide
28 Oct 2018 Kaitarakihi, Coromandel Range
20 Oct 2018 Labour Weekend - Lake Tarawera, Rotorua
14 Oct 2018 Meremere, Waikato
7 Oct 2018 Waitawheta Walkway, Kaimai Ranges
30 Sep 2018 Ahuroa, Puhoi, North Auckland
26 Sep 2018 September Social Evening -South America
23 Sep 2018 Clubs 50th Anniversary Party!!
16 Sep 2018 Clubs 50th Anniversary Trip, Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Maritime Park
9 Sep 2018 Tapapakanga Regional Park, South Auckland
2 Sep 2018 Awhitu Regional Park, South Auckland
26 Aug 2018 Dome Valley, Warkworth
18 Aug 2018 Crosbies Hut, Coromandel Forest Park Mini Weekend
12 Aug 2018 Riverhead Forest, North Shore
5 Aug 2018 Manukau Coast Path, South Auckland
29 Jul 2018 Puhinui Creek Wander, South Auckland
25 Jul 2018 July Social Evening - Little Barrier Island
22 Jul 2018 Beachlands to Maraetai, South Auckland
15 Jul 2018 Ernies Track, Central Hunuas
8 Jul 2018 Mangawhai Estuary South and Beach, North Auckland
1 Jul 2018 Devonport / Bayswater / Hauraki, North Shore
24 Jun 2018 Te Henga Walkway, Waitakeres
17 Jun 2018 Takapuna to Devonport Return, North Shore
10 Jun 2018 Kimpton’s Track Brookby, South Auckland
1 Jun 2018 Queens Birthday Weekend, Tongariro National Park
30 May 2018 May Social Evening and AGM
27 May 2018 East Auckland Urban Walk
20 May 2018 Northcote/Birkenhead Urban Walk, North Shore
13 May 2018 Mt Te Aroha, Kaimai Ranges
6 May 2018 Club Planting Day, Motuihe Island, Hauraki Gulf
29 Apr 2018 South Kaipara Peninsula, North Auckland
20 Apr 2018 Extended ANZAC Weekend - Coastal Walk: Kapiwairua – Te Paki Stream, Far North
15 Apr 2018 Shakespear Regional Park, Whangaparaoa Peninsula, North Auckland
8 Apr 2018 Cosseys Dam/Wairoa Dam Hunuas, South Auckland
30 Mar 2018 Great Barrier Island - Easter
28 Mar 2018 March Social Evening - Trip Photos from China and Tibet
25 Mar 2018 Waitawa Regional Park, South East Auckland
19 Mar 2018 Kaimai Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
18 Mar 2018 Rotoroa Island, Hauraki Gulf
11 Mar 2018 Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway, North Auckland
4 Mar 2018 Karangahake Gorge, Waikato
25 Feb 2018 Wairoa River, Hunua Ranges
25 Feb 2018 Mercer Bay, Waitakeres (cancelled)
18 Feb 2018 Little Shoal Bay - Le Roys Bush - Kauri Point/Centennial Park - Kauri Glen, North Shore
11 Feb 2018 Oneroa Peninsula, Waiheke Island
4 Feb 2018 Atiu Creek, Kaipara Harbour
31 Jan 2018 January Social Evening
27 Jan 2018 Anniversary Weekend: Hunuas, South Auckland
21 Jan 2018 Tawharanui, North Auckland
14 Jan 2018 Summer Open Day - Mahurangi West Regional Park, North Auckland
7 Jan 2018 Long Bay to Okura, North Shore
27 Dec 2017 Christmas Trip: Kahurangi and Golden Bay
17 Dec 2017 Puhoi, North Auckland
10 Dec 2017 Waharau Regional Park, Hunua Ranges
3 Dec 2017 Tiritiri Matangi, Gulf
29 Nov 2017 November Social Evening
26 Nov 2017 Hakarimata, Waikato
19 Nov 2017 Ernies Track, Hunua Ranges
12 Nov 2017 Motuora Island, Gulf
9 Nov 2017 November Committee Meeting
5 Nov 2017 Karekare, Waitakeres
29 Oct 2017 Kaipatiki Coastal Reserves, North Shore
20 Oct 2017 Te Urewera National Park, Labour weekend
15 Oct 2017 Hapuakohe Walkway (northern end), Waikato
11 Oct 2017 October Committee Meeting
8 Oct 2017 Waitakeres - Twin Peaks, Huia
1 Oct 2017 Hunuas - Workman Track
27 Sep 2017 September Social Evening
24 Sep 2017 Modest Mid-Waitakere Traverse
23 Sep 2017 Cancelled - Trip Leader Training Weekend - Pukenui Forest, Whangarei
17 Sep 2017 Public Open Day - Whangaparaoa Peninsula Low Tide
10 Sep 2017 Albany Tracks - Extra Tramp
9 Sep 2017 Kaimai Ranges - Cancelled / Replaced with Albany Sunday Trip
3 Sep 2017 Rangitoto Island - 49th Anniversary Trip
27 Aug 2017 Waitakeres - Lower Nihotupu Reservoir
20 Aug 2017 Waitakeres - Cornwallis to Parau
13 Aug 2017 Waitakeres - Lone Kauri Loop/Karekare
6 Aug 2017 Te Araroa Walkway - Takapuna to Long Bay
30 Jul 2017 Goldie Bush / Mokoroa Stream/Te Henga
26 Jul 2017 July Social Evening
23 Jul 2017 Mataia / Kaipara Harbour - Day Trip
21 Jul 2017 Mataia Farm Kaipara Harbour - Weekend
16 Jul 2017 Shakespear Regional Park - Volunteer Day
9 Jul 2017 Okura Walkway to Stillwater return - WINTER OPEN DAY!!
2 Jul 2017 Auckland City Coast to Coast Walk
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