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COVID-19 Level 1

6 October 2020 - As Auckland as returned to a Level 1, we have resumed our full trips programme, including using the club bus.

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

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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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

    • 6 Dec 2020
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • The Strand, Takapuna or Silverdale Park & Ride
    Register

    NSTC Xmas Party - BBQ - very kid friendly event- WENDERHOLM

    What better way to get into the festive season, with a tramp of a few hours in bush/forest tracks and a bbq after.  The club will provide some sausages etc.

    If you'd like something different please bring your own meat/non-meats and refreshments and maybe bring some salads to share. 

    As the ground should be bone dry, trail shoes or running shoes will be fine.  

    (Please ensure all gear is totally clean, as most tracks have been upgraded due to Kauri Dieback).

    Bring swimming gear for an after lunch swim, or before tramp if you're a keen bean. (Changing rooms, toilets etc at this park). 

    https://safeswim.org.nz/ 

    As it is almost that Christmas Season, let's be festive and enjoy. 

    (Please note, the xmas party does not qualify as a day trip for people applying for membership). 

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

    Depart:            

        9.00 am The Strand, Takapuna 
        9.15 am Silverdale Park & Ride bus stop.

    ***** If you need a pickup from Silverdale, please register via the website, or let the organiser know directly

    Driver:         Colin Symonds

    Cost:            $ free members, $10 non-members, $5 Junior non-members

    As there istillpossibility 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



    • 13 Dec 2020
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • 5 The Strand, Takapuna

    Climb Mt Te Aroha, the highest peak in the Kaimai Ranges and get great views southward towards Mt Ruapehu and Pirongia.

    The tramp starts from the Te Aroha Domain.  Parties to suit all with a good degree of fitness, as this is a 956 metre climb to the summit.
    There may be time for an icecream at the end of the tramp.

    Time: 8.00am at 5 The Strand, Takapuna 

    Organiser: Annika  027 37 47 469 (after 6pm)

    Driver: TBC

    Cost:

    • $25.00 members
    • $30.00 non members
    Maps:

    Please note the 8:00am departure time

    • 26 Dec 2020
    • 12:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • 4 Jan 2021
    • 12:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Nelson
    • 30
    Register

     We have spaces available on ALL Out parties due to cancellations. If you are currently on the Home Party and think you could rise to the challenge of a couple of nights out on the trail please let us know!

    Departure information for all parties. Monday 4 January:  Shuttle/minibus will depart Smith Holiday Park at 9.30am to arrive Nelson Airport approx 11am.

    The trip is limited to 32 NSTC financial Club members.

    Registrations will ONLY be accepted via the website registration option. 

    **Airfares Auckland/Nelson/Auckland are not included.

    ** Hut fees are not included

    Shuttle & local accommodation costs are included.

    PARTY SUMMARIES:

    DISTANCE PARTY will need to fly to Nelson Saturday 26th December, arriving no later than 12.30 pm for the shuttle to the beginning of the 9 day hike at Pelorus Bridge.

    Accommodation at end of tramp for final night of 3rd January.  Accommodation at Smiths Farm Holiday Park.  Shuttle/minibus will depart Smith Holiday Park at 9.30am Monday 4th  to arrive Nelson Airport approx 11am.


    https://smithsfarm.co.nz/ 

    HOME AND 2 SHORT OUT PARTIES A & B:  Meet at Nelson Airport by 2.00pm on Sunday 27 December 2020.

    Accommodation from  27 December whilst not out on the trail is at Home Base - Smiths Farm Holiday Park. Depart to Auckland 4 January

    https://smithsfarm.co.nz/   


    DISTANCE PARTY:

    RICHMOND RANGE NORTH/SOUTH TRAVERSE

    Depart 26th December – note date!  End tramp 3rd January for a reunion with other parties.  Depart Nelson 4 January.

    9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS

    Party Size: 8

    Cost $220

    The Richmond Range is a long wilderness tramp offering height and solitude.  Once above the bushline it’s generally well-marked with cairns or poles although unformed in places.  The track is defined as suitable for fit, well-equipped people with a high degree of excellence and with navigating and river-crossing experience and has many steep and exposed sections.  The track takes in 4 high summits and sidles across the sides of 3 other peaks; all above the bushline.

     

    9 DAYS/

    8 NIGHTS

    26 Dec


    Richmond Ranges Traverse: North/South Traverse 109km

    26th December 2020-3th January 2021

    Airport meet up by 12.30pm.  1pm Shuttle leaves airport for  Pelorus Bridge

    # Bunks

    KMs approx

    Hours approx

    Day 1

    26 Dec

    Drive to Pelorus Bridge.

    Pelorus Bridge Road end/Maungatapu Road to Captains Creek Hut

     

    6

     

    8.5

     

    4

    Day 2

    27 Dec

    Captains Creek Hut to Middy Hut

    Middy Hut to Rocks Hut

    6

    6

    5

    5

    2

    3

    Day 3

    28 Dec

    Rocks Hut to Browning Hut

    Browning Hut to Hacket Hut*

    8

     

    11

    9

    4.5

    3.5

    Day 4

    29 Dec

    Hacket Hut to Starveall Hut

    Starveall Hut to Slaty Hut

    6

    6

    6

    5

    4

    3

    Day 5

    30 Dec

    Slaty Hut to *above Old Man Hut

    Above Old Man Hut over Mt Rintoul to Mt Rintoul Hut

    Mt Rintoul is the highest point (1731m) on the Richmond Range.

    5

    6

    10

    4.5

    5

    5-6

    Day 6

    31 Dec

    Mt Rintoul Hut to *Tarn Hut

    Tarn Hut to Mid Wairoa Hut

    5

    6

    8

    6.5

    4.5

    4

    Day 7

    1 Jan

    Mid Wairoa Hut to Top Wairoa Hut

    Top Wairoa Hut to Hunters Hut

    6

    8

    7

    10.5

    4.5

    5

    Day 8

    2 Jan

    Hunters Hut to Porters Creek Hut

    Porters Creek Hut to Red Hills Hut

    6

    6

    9

    10.5

    4

    5

    Day 9

    3 Jan

    Red Hills Hut to SH63.

    SH63 to St Arnauds (if collection point is not SH63)

    Note: there is no water supply between here and St Arnauds

    Back to Home Base; accommodation at Smiths Holiday Park overnight 3 January - departure to Auckland 4 January.  Shuttle/minibus departs 9.30am to arrive at Nelson Airport approx 11am.


     

    7.5

    8

    4.5

    2

    ** Possible exits are:

    (Day 3) At Hacket Junction, trampers have the option of continuing on to Hacket Hut and beyond or finishing their tramp at the Hacket Picnic Area (5.7km from Hacket Junction). 12km road walk down Aniseed Valley Rd to Hope where a bus can be caught into Nelson.  Private transport arrangements are best made in advance if you wish to end your tramp here.

    Old Man Hut (Day 5) There is a sign-posted junction at the summit of Old Man Peak (1514 m), with the left-hand route leading down to Lake Chalice or to the Forks/Top Valley.

    Tarn Hut (Day 6) 10.5km to Wairoa Gorge Road, plus 7.5km to nearest house (least

    DOC Hut tickets required -  8 nights/9 days. As Huts are small and cannot be booked in advance, assume you will need to camp all/most nights and carry your own food for the full traverse**

    **If some of the Home Party are keen to do an overnighter as a food drop for the Full Monty, this would need to be confirmed and arranged in advance.


    TWO SHORT OUT PARTY OPTIONS  Depart Nelson 27th December 

     3 DAY/2 NIGHT  OUT PARTY A

    Party Size 8

    Cost $385 


    3 DAYS/

    2 NIGHTS

    Richmond to Pelorus

    # Bunks

    KMs approx

    Hours approx

    Day 1

    27 Dec

    Hacket Track Car Park via Aniseed Rd from Airport

    Hacket Track to Browning Hut

     

    8

     

    8


     

    3


    Day 2

    28 Dec

    Browning Hut to Totara Saddle to Rocks Hut

    Rocks Hut to Middy Hut

    8

    6

    11

    5

    5

    3






    Day 3

    29 Dec

    Middy Hut to Captains Creek Hut

    Captains Creek Hut to Maungatapu Rd end

    Pick up Rental Van

    Return to Home base for New Year and day tramps as desired.

    Depart to Auckland 4 January. Shuttle/minibus departs 9.30am to arrive at Nelson Airport approx 11am.

     

     

    5

    8.5

    2

    4

    DOC Hut tickets required - 2 nights/3 days.   As Huts are small, and cannot be booked in advance, assume you will need to camp all/most nights.

    Accommodation at Home Base: Smiths Farm Holiday Park for 6 nights:  29 December - 3 January.  Depart to Auckland 4 January.

    Cabins: 1 x double and 3 single

    Shared bathroom, kitchen, laundry facilities in the main building.

     

    4 DAY/ 3 NIGHT OUT PARTY B

    Party Size 8

    Cost $330

    First night of 27 December to be spent at Home base rather than have too long a first tramping day. Early start 28th

    4 DAYS/

    3 NIGHTS

    Mt Rintoul

    # Bunks

    KMs approx

    Hours approx

    Day 1

    28 Dec

    Road end to Lake Chalice Hut to Old Man Hut

    5

    10

    8

    Day 2

    29 Dec

    Old Man Hut to Mt Rintoul 1731m and return to Old Man Hut

    Mt Rintoul is the highest point (1731m) on the Richmond Range.

    5

    9km

    5-6

    Day 3

    30 Dec

    Old Man Hut to Goulter Creek
     to Lake Chalice Hut

    8

    2.5
    6.7

    3
    4

    Day 4

    31 Dec

    Lake Chalice Hut to Rd End

    Return to Home base for New Year and day tramps as desired.

    Depart to Auckland 4 January .Shuttle/minibus departs 9.30am to arrive at Nelson Airport approx 11am.

     

     

    2

    DOC Hut tickets required 3 nights/4 days.  As Huts are small, and cannot be booked in advance, assume you will need to camp all/most nights.

    Accommodation at Home Base: Smiths Farm Holiday Park for  5 nights:  27 December and 31 December - 3 January.  Depart to Auckland 4 January.

    Cabins: 1 x double and 3 single

    Shared bathroom, kitchen, laundry facilities in the main building.


    HOME PARTY

    Party size: 8

    Cost $550  

    Accommodation 8 nights.

    Depart to Auckland 4 January .Shuttle/minibus departs 9.30am to arrive at Nelson Airport approx 11am.

    Self-contained unit (1 x queen & 2 single beds)

    Self-contained unit (1 x queen & 4 beds single)

    Will be based in Richmond.  Mini bus for transport.

    Multiple one day options are available, some suggestions being:


     



    Approx Kms

    Approx Hrs Return

    1

    Mt Royal – 1365m

    9.5

    8

    2

    Lake Chalice Hut and walk around Lake Chalice – gentle

     

    6 gentle

    3

    Mt Sunday/Mt Riley Route

    7

    8

    4

    Top Valley. Riverside walk

    5km

    2.5h

    5

    Waikakaho/Cullen Creek Walkway

     

    5

    6

    Wakamarma Track near Havelock)

     

    7 (could make overnighter)

    7

    Ben Nevis, Gibbs Spur 1619m

     

    6-7

    8

    Red Hills Hut – easy

     

    4.5

    9

    Hackett Track. Aniseed Valley Road. Richmond. Walk to Hasket Hut or Brown Hut

     

    5-6

    10

    Hackett Track/Clover Knob 578m River Road/Aniseed Valley Road circuit

     

    ?

    11

    Matiai Dam at the head of Maitai Valley Road to Dun Mountain 1129m

     

     

    12

    Gordons Knob

     

     

    13

    Beeby’s Knob 1442m

    12

    7-8 hard

    14

    Browning Hut

    16

    6 moderate

    15

    Devil’s Creek Hut

    13

    Moderate

    16

    Queen Charlotte

     

     


    Trip Organiser: Amber Gladwin

    Email:  Gonewalkies66@gmail.com

    Ph:       027-272-0208



    MAPS: 

    Richmond Ranges Traverse: North/South Traverse 108km

    9 days   Sat 26 Dec 20 – Sun 3 Jan 21

    Online / Printable / GPS


    Short Party A. Pelorus to Richmond

    3 days/2 nights    Sun 27 Dec 20 – Tue 29 Dec 20

    Online / Printable / GPS


    Short Party B. Mt Rintoul - Lake Chalice

    4 days/3 nights   Mon 28 Dec 20 – Wed 31 Dec 20

    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 Jan 2021
    • 9:15 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • Army Bay Beach, Whangaparoa

    SHAKESPEAR REGIONAL PARK WITH A TWIST - SUMMER OPEN DAY 2021

    • Sunday 10 Jan 2021
    • 9:30 AM   (SHARP DEPARTURE! )

    • Location

      Army Bay Beach, 1468 Whangaparaoa Road, Army Bay, Auckland 0930 (first carpark on left)

    Whether you are an experienced tramper or a novice newbie looking to join a really friendly, very well established, organised club with a huge variety of ages and tramping events and a club bus we normally use, this is the day for you!  We'll have different group distances to suit various fitness as usual and a reasonable level of fitness and balance is required. 

    We'll start very promptly at 9.30am to catch the low 2.7 metre low tide about 11.13am and we'll head along the stunning foreshore, with all the sea birds and amazing rock formations and then up and over the headland tracks and returning via Waterfall Gully.  Bring your camera or camera phone for the views.


    Upon returning to Army Bay we'll have a relaxed bbq and cooling swim and socialising.   Please BYO your favourite bbq items and refreshments and the club will provide some sausages, sauces and bread.  

    Please note the foreshore will be slippery and uneven.    Expect to walk approximately 4.5 - 5 hours on uneven terrain.  
    Please bring:  swimming gear, ample food and cold water and day pack.  

    Comfortable trail shoes or running shoes you don't mind getting dirty or that are washable will be ideal.   

    If joining us for this event, as with all tramps, please ensure that all your gear, especially footwear is scrupulously clean before and cleaned after.  Please bring a clean change of footwear for after to get into good regular after tramping habits.  

    Departure / Meeting point:
    -    9.15am to get everyone registered, we will depart at 9.30am sharp!!!

    -    Army Bay Beach, 1468 Whangaparaoa Road, Army Bay, Auckland 0930 (first carpark on the left)   

    posibility of COVID-19 in the community:

    • 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


    Departure / Meeting point:
    -    9.15am to get everyone registered, we will depart at 9.30am sharp!!!

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

    Cost: FREE. No Bus Today!!!



    • 13 Feb 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • 14 Feb 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Como St, Takapuna
    Register

    Waitawheta Hut via Waiorongomai Valley Pylon Track

    Duration: 2 days: Saturday 13th to Sunday -14th February 2021
    Access: Waiorongomai Road end, southeast of Te Aroha township
    Grade: Medium
    Times:  Waiorongomai car park to Waitawheta Hut via Pylon Track, ~6 hrs
    Waitawheta Hut to Waiorongomai car park via Waipapa Track, 5hr
    Total Ascent 2111m
    Accommodation: Requires Pre-booking:  Waitawheta Hut, 26 bunks. Limited tents sites outside Hut: ~4
    Map: BC35

    Description
    Waitawheta Hut is a popular overnight stop in the Kaimais. It provides a feeling of seclusion with views to the surrounding forested hills.
    The Pylon Track is a trail carved by members of Auckland and Howick Tramping Club replacing the old Kauri Grove track.
    From the car park, the track briefly follows the Low Level Drive Track for two minutes before veering right along a track down to Waiorongomai River.  After a river crossing, the trail goes up the bank and past a derelict campsite, after which regular orange markers lead you on.
    Along the way some remains can be seen of the old power pylons, which took power from a hydro dam near Lake Karapiro to the Victoria Battery near Waikino.
    The track steadily climbs to reach a spur. Shortly after, it’s a steeper ascent to the range crest, at which there’s a clearing with several knolls offering grand views of Mt Te Aroha and the Hauraki plains.
    The track turns left along the Kaimai Ridgeway Track (formerly the North- South Track) and follows the narrow ridge offering more views west and some towards Waihi Beach and Coromandel.
    After reaching the Waipapa Track, head right along a well graded track gliding all the way down to Waitawheta Hut, a further two hours away.
    Sunday Day 2: Waitawheta Hut via High Level Track down Butlers Incline to Waiorongomai Carpark: ~5 hrs
    From the hut head straight back up Waipapa Track, and continue north past Pukekohatu and on to Waiorongomai Saddle. Head down the steep and sometimes slippery Te Aroha Link Track. Take the High Level track. ~2 ½ hrs to carpark. Go right and view Hardy’s hut before continuing along the track through the tunnel . You will come out at the Winding Gear site near the top of Butler’s incline. The track then descends down until you reach the car park.
     
    Depart: Saturday 13th February’21: 8am: Como Street, Takapuna

     N.B: Waihwheta Hut is a very popular and limited spaces are available. To secure your place on this Trip please Register on-line by 30th September’20.
    •    Limited tent sites are available adjacent to the hut.
    •    Hut space requires pre-booking. Hut booking is subject to confirmation once you've secured a booking.
    •    The Club will prepay Hut Fees.
    •    If members want to use a Back Country Pass please choose the Self Book option  when you register.   Under the new DOC booking requirements people wanting to use their  Back Country Pass for Huts requiring a pre-booking will need to register and book individually on–line:
    https://bookings.doc.govt.nz/Web/

    Cost:

    Hut: $40 Base Charge (16 Bunks available) .

                Extra Options:  Club Booked Bunk  $15

                                                Self Booked Bunk Back County Pass $0

    Tent only site: $45 ( 4 sites available). Club Booked

    Organiser: Kevin Osten  Ph. 0274 577418
    Drivers: TBA
    Maps:

    • 6 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • 7 Mar 2021
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Como Street, Takapuna
    Register
    •     Some of the best  coastal forest in the North Island.
    •     Magnificent coastal panorama views.
    •     Ruins of a WWII radar station.

    Experience magnificent views from the Te Whara track at the Bream Head summit, towards the Ocean Beach end of Cape Brett  in the north to Cape Rodney in the south, as well as the Poor Knights Islands, Taranga and Marotere Islands in the Hen and Chickens Islands group, with Little Barrier and Great Barrier Island in the far east. This track climbs through coastal forest before revealing a spectacular 360-degree panorama.

    Details:

     Short Party:

    Sat: Leave from Ocean Beach Rd Carpark and take Te Whara Track to Peach Cove Hut. 3 1/2 hrs: Peach Cove Hut: 8 Bunks:

    The track runs up one side of Bream Head Ridge and drops down the other side into Peach Cove, a lovely sandy beach. You'll pass through attractive coastal broadleaf forest, and stay the night at the Peach Cove hut.

    Limited to 8 People maximum due to Peach Cove Hut only having 8 bunks.

    As the Hut has been prebooked please Register and pay a deposit of  $20 by 20th October’20 to secure your place on this trip!

    Sun: Peach Cove Hut to Urquharts Bay car park via Mt Lion: 3 hrs

    Distance Party:

    Sat:  Depart Urquharts Bay car park to Smuggler Bay by Loop track then over Mt Lion to Peach Cove Track then to Ocean Beach Road end via Te Whara Track. ~ 5 1/2 hrs

    Bus will be parked for overnight accommodation at the Ocean Beach Carpark which has toilet facilities. Recommend bring extra water

    Sun: Ocean Beach Carpark to Peach Cove Track then back over Mt Lion to Urquharts Bay car park: 3 ½ hrs

    Both parties meet bus back at Urquharts Bay.

    Early Sunday afternoon for those keen : Mount Manaia Track.

    • Mount Manaia is one of a cluster of majestic, jagged, bush-covered hills, the remnants of volcanic action, that overlook the entrance to Whangarei harbour. There are impressive views over Bream Bay from the summit, 403 metres above sea-level. Spectacular views from the Bluff lookout to Bream Head, Hen and Chicken islands and the entrance to the Whangarei Harbour.

    2 hrs return (4km). Easy.

    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



    Depart: Saturday: 6th March’21: 8am: Como Street, Takapuna
    Cost:

    Distance Party $55

    Short Party $75 with $20 deposit to be paid by 20th October’20.

    Organiser: Kevin Osten  0274 577418

    Driver: TBC

    • 2 Apr 2021
    • 8:30 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • 5 Apr 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Pier 21, Westhaven Marina
    • 18
    Register

    EASTER 2021

    Join us for a trip to Great Barrier Island with lots of birds, native bush and marine wildlife!

    Home party

      • Stay in accommodation in shared bunk rooms (4 bunks) on Medlands Beach. This party will have two rental vans to get around the island, and to pick up/drop off the out party.

    Out/Distance party - Tent required

      • Day 1 - transport Tryphena to Okupu. Walk from Okupu to Whangaparapara (1 - 1.5 hour). Camp at the DOC Green campsite.   There is an option to walk up the road to the hot pools.

      • Day 2: Whangaparapara to Port Fitzroy/Kaiaraara Hut (4–4.5 hours).

      • Day 3: Port Fitzroy/Kaiaraara Hut to Mt Heale Hut (4 hours). Lots of side tracks if anyone gets bored.

      • Day 4: Back out to Whangaparapara (3–3.5 hours). Pick up to Tryphena.

    Depart

    Pier 21, Westhaven Marina. Meet at 8.30am, Hauraki Express boat departs at 9.00am, arrives Tryphena approx. 11.30 am.

    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • 25 Apr 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • 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


    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




Past Tramps

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
11 Oct 2020 CHANGED TRAMP!! Karekare, Waitakere Ranges
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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