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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.  


As the nation has gone into the "Level 4" lockdown, we have of course suspended our trips programme.  We'll be back running as soon as we can.  For more about:

- Keeping you safe
- Christmas trip
- Social Meetings

See here for more details.


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  • Safety guidelines
  • Use of private transport
  • Cancellations
  • Late returns


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Upcoming Tramps and Events

    • 5 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • The Strand, Takapuna


    Omanawanui Track has only just re-opened after being extensively resurfaced with 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. 

    As 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.   With low tide around about 1.20pm 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 it's still warm and bound to be a hot day, 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.

    ** Please note early departure time

    ** Please note, Daylight Savings ends today.  

    Daylight saving

    Daylight saving ends when clocks go back by 1 hour at 3am on 5 April 2020.

    Arrow curving in anticlockwise direction to indicate clocks go back.


        -          8am       The Strand, Takapuna

    Organiser:     Imogen 027 289 8440 (no text please newbies)


    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

    • 10 Apr 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 13 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Pier 21, Westhaven Marina

    10 -13 April

    This trip is cancelled. 

    • 19 Apr 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • The Strand, Takapuna


    Pukekohe Club set this track up last year, along with the official opening at the end of 2019.  This circuit covers 5 summits in the Pukekohe area, starting and finishing at the train station.  Each summit has very interesting history and lovely views and a few have some really nice heavily tree'd tracks.    We will pass through many parks and a few tracks along the way.  

    There will be only one group today, and the circuit is about 20.5kms that our large group completed on the open day com in just over 5 hours.  

    It could still be a hot day, so PLEASE ensure you have plenty of WATER with you!!!   And plenty of sunblock or covered sleeves etc as we'll be in the open most of the day.

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

     ***  Please bring plenty of water as it's bound to be hot!!!!

    **Please note early departure time

    ** For pickups from Greenlane pickup point please register via the site or contact the organiser


    • -          8am The Strand, Takapuna
    • -          8.15 Marewa Road, Greenlane. On road, by where it says NZ Tertiary College - by the pinky tree - opposite the McDonalds exit. 

    Organiser: Imogen 027 289 8440 (no text please newbies)

    Driver: TBC

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


    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • 27 Apr 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Como St, Takapuna

    Due to Covid-19 this trip is cancelled.

    • 3 May 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • The Strand, Takapuna
    The Kitekite Track has been upgraded and reopened to Kauri Dieback track standards a year ago.

    We will start from the main Piha beach and walk to the Tasman Lookout track, via Lion Rock (tide/wave dependent) and the distance party will do the Northern end of Piha, Te Waha Point. Then all groups will head up Glen Esk Valley to the extremely scenic Kitekite Track to the waterfall. Finally down to the beach and back to the bus.

    We may stop at the Piha Store on the way back or during the tramp for a yummy Ice cream etc. 

    Very important, PLEASE ensure all your gear is VERY clean, as Kitekite Falls and Piha are Kauri'd areas, so as always ensure you thoroughly clean your gear afterwards as there is Dieback in this area!!   And please ensure you have a spare footwear on the bus for after, so no dirt is transferred!!!   No freshly tramped shoes permitted back on the bus!!!!   

    **Please note early departure time


        -          8.30 AM       The Strand, Takapuna

    Organiser:     Imogen 027 289 8440 (no text please newbies, please phone in first instance)


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

    Maps: TBC

    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 21 Jun 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Como Street, Takapuna

     This trip is cancelled

    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • The Strand, Takapuna or Silverdale Park & Ride

    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 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 2020 are 21 June, 19 & 26 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. 

    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. 

    ** Members:  For pickups from Silverdale pickup point please register via the site or contact the organiser.

    ** Non-members:  Please phone the organiser


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

    Organiser: Imogen 027 289 8440 (please phone non-members, no texts)

    Driver:   TBC

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

    Maps:  Not required

    • 20 Nov 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • 22 Nov 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • Como St, Takapuna

    Details to be finalised

    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

    Driver: TBC

    Cost:   $TBC

    Maps: TBC

Past Tramps

29 Mar 2020 Botanic Gardens/Totara Park - South Auckland - CANCELLED
25 Mar 2020 March Social Evening - CANCELLED
22 Mar 2020 Broken Hills - Coromandel - Day Trip
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
12 Jan 2020 Albany Bush & Forest Tramp
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
12 Oct 2019 Kaimai Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
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 Back up - Takapuna to Hillcrest parks
28 Apr 2019 Nikau Caves - Glow Worms - Waikaretu. Auckland/Waikato Border
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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