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Labour Weekend Trip

Broken Hill, Coromandel

26 to 28 Oct 2019

Details here

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.  

ON THE TRACK

Depending on numbers, we will have parties for shorter, medium and longer distances. 

Expect to be out for a full day, and to tramp on a variety of uneven terrains, which may be wet, slippery or steep. 


The Mountain Safety Council offer a fabulous series of short videos about how to enjoy & survive the great outdoors. Topics include:

  • Know your limits
  • First aid kit
  • Lost?

You can watch them here.


CLOTHING & GEAR

See here for Information including:

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

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Mobile App

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


Upcoming Tramps and Events

    • 25 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • The Strand, Takapuna or Silverdale Park & Ride
    Register
    We’ll do this section of the Te Araroa Walkway from the top of the Ahuroa hill, along Dunns Bush Track to Remiger Road and  then along the ridge top to the lookout above Puhoi village. It’s a nice mixture of farmland, bush and pine. We’ll finish up with a stop at the cafe.

    Depart:
    • 9.00 am, The Strand, Takapuna

    Organiser:   Eileen Wintle  021 022 10381

    Driver:  Bernhard Klar 027 278 3778

    Registration is not required if leaving from Takapuna, or meeting the bus in the park.

    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

    Maps:

    • 1 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • The Strand, Takapuna

    The Coast to Coast Walk is a 16km hike across Auckland from one coast to the other, from the Waitemata to the Manukau.

    It takes you through landscapes shaped by 600 years of Maori occupation, and through some of our finest natural and built heritage areas offering panoramic views along the way from the top of the volcanic cones that we will The walkway is part of Te Araroa – the Long Pathway, a continuous 3,000km walking track from Cape Reinga to Bluff.
    Hopefully we will have a cross over driver. Drop group at Auckland portside and take bus to Onehunga. With some walking from there in other direction and if one driver only, they back track.

    Depart: 9am, The Strand Takapuna

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

    Organiser: Imogen 0272898440 (no texts please newbies)

    Driver: TBC
    Maps:    https://at.govt.nz/media/316317/Map-Coast-To-Coast-Walkway.jpg

    • 8 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • The Strand, Takapuna

    It’s about 4 years since we last walked the Te Atatu Peninsula tracks, so ensure you bring your camera for this very scenic area where the  track that roves around the foreshore track of the peninsula, with many many sea birds  

    As low tide is around 8.30am, we should have time to do one part along the sand. 

    ***   PLEASE NOTE EARLY DEPARTURE TIME.

    Depart:        8am, The Strand Takapuna
    Organiser:   Chris Bilham  0226573837

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

    Driver: 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




    • 15 Sep 2019
    • 9:15 AM
    • Ferry Terminals
    Register

    Join us for a very special trip to Rangitoto. Our annual club anniversary trip to this pohutukawa-forested volcanic island this year marks the club’s 51st anniversary and will repeat the first trip the club made all those years ago, back in 1968.

    There are options to tramp through to McKenzie Bay, and around the back of the Island to Islington Bay and back to Rangitoto wharf (about 20 km). Another option is to enjoy the views at the NSTC seat on the way up to the summit and see the amazing lava caves. There’s also another track the club doesn’t usually do, which was very popular in previous years.  Or another Long party can head out to the back of the island through the old lava flow to Wreck (Boulder) Bay where in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, where ships were run aground once they were past their useful life.  The ship skeletons are very visible at low tide, with a useful informal sign about each ship’s history.  

    Also not to be missed the Kidney Fern Grove and the Kowhai Grove that should be in full glorious bloom with Tui’s feasting on the nectar.  
    The island has a big increase in native bird life the last 5 years, maybe due to the success of other neighbouring islands.  

    Bring your camera/phone for awesome photos, and a torch if you’d like to go to the lava caves and maybe swim wear/towel as it's usually about 4 degrees warmer on the island due to the volcanic scoria.  
    Depart:
    Depart    9.15 am Downtown ferry terminal, pier 4
    Depart    9.25 am Devonport ferry terminal
    Ferry return times are 2.30pm (just goes into town) and 4pm for both Devonport and town.  

    ****  PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE:   https://www.fullers.co.nz/
    Cost:

    $36    adults    - SUGGEST PRE-BOOKING YOUR TICKET/S
    $18    children

    Organiser: Imogen 0272898440 (no texts please newbies)

    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


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    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • The Strand, Takapuna
    Join us for a coastal walk along this spectacular coastline. We’ll start at Beachlands and work our way through to Maraetai, and then continue south.

    The shorter distance group will return to the bus at Beachlands, while the long distance party will continue to Duder Coastal Reserve and the bus will pick them up here. 

    Tramp is up to 20 km on the flat, but expect slippery rocks and uneven surfaces. Bring a camera to capture this gorgeous area of Auckland, plus a little cash for an ice cream at the Maraetei.

    Depart: 9.00 am The Strand, Takapuna   

    Cost:

    • $15 members
    • $20 non-members
    Organiser: Mark, phone 0210 223 9281

    Driver: Arletta

    Maps: Online / Printable short walk / Printable long walk / GPS


    • 29 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • The Strand, Takapuna
    Full details to be confirmed.

    ***   PLEASE NOTE EARLY DEPARTURE TIME.


    Depart: 8am, The Strand Takapuna
    Organiser: Rod Newbold  021 541 986
    Driver: Colin
    Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members, $5 Juniors
    Maps: TBC

    • 6 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • The Strand, Takapuna
    Join us tramping a particularly spectacular gorge that runs between Coromandel and the Kaimai Ranges.  This is a favourite area for the Club.  You will see a huge amount of gold-mining history, including the historic old machinery now rusting away.  We will have di at Karangahake Gorge. Options for shorter, medium and fast groups, including for some groups going up and over 544 metre Mt Karangahake, with extensive views back down to the gorge.

    Please ensure you bring a headlight or good torch as you will need one walking through the one kilometer tunnel.  There are Glow Worms through some of the tunnels as well.  

    There may be time for hot drinks at the end of the tramp at the café across from the car park.

    (Bring a towel and swimwear as we should have time for a refreshing swim in one of the stunning rivers for an early spring swim in the beautiful river). 

    ***   PLEASE NOTE EARLY DEPARTURE TIME
    Depart: 
    8am, The Strand Takapuna
    Organiser: Peter Wortman 021996242  
    Driver: Arletta
    Cost: $25 members, $30 non-members, $5 Juniors
    Maps: TBC 

    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • 13 Oct 2019
    • Corner 6 Auburn St & Como St carpark, Takapuna
    Register

    The North Shore Tramping Club has undertaken to clear one of the many tracks in the Kaimai Ranges, which is administered by the Kaimai Ridgeway Trust. The track we are clearing is easy going and meanders for some time along a river through groves of trees and some open areas. As you climb up to the track along a well trodden pathway you can observe the water fall from an observation point (approximately half way up), along with expansive rural views. At the top and start of the track you are able to walk a short distance to the edge of the falls and take in the magnificent rural views to the west.

    Several previous trips undertaken by members have enabled nearly half of the track to be cleared. The track runs north from the top of the Wairere Falls to a junction near Aongatete.

    Are you able to help on the next trip?  The work is not difficult.  All you need is some good garden gloves and hedge cutters.  It will be an ideal time because the rain has softened the ground,  and enable grasses and plants can be pulled out with ease, as we have previously experienced.

    As there is no cabins, tents are required (available for loan from the club if required).  There is an abundance of clean water available in the streams.

    Is there someone who can loan a GPS to enable a particular site to be located along the track?  We have the co-ordinates.

    When: We will travel down to the carpark at the bottom on Wairere Falls early Saturday morning and return Sunday afternoon

    Depart:  7:30am, Saturday morning
                      Corner 6 Auburn Street & Como Street carpark, Takapuna

    Return: Sunday afternoon

    Cost:  Free

    Organiser:  For more information, contact Ralph Martin on 022 600 5730 / 09 420 3494, or email Ralph here.

    Driver:  Pierre

    Bookings:  Register via the website, or contact Karen at 0274 106 001  or  bookings@nstc.org.nz 

    More information:   See http://www.kaimairidgeway.nz/
    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 28 Oct 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Como Street, Takapuna
    • 18
    Labour Weekend, Saturday 26 to Monday 28 October

    Saturday:    

    Both, long and short parties driving through to Broken Hill Campground (where we stay overnight) which lies in a picturesque setting in the Coromandel beside Tairua River and below spectacular cliffs. 

    We will be exploring a network of tracks, old goldmining sites, water races and tunnels.

    Sunday:       

    Short Party will walk up to HiHi Trig and back to the bus  or tent for a second night.

    Long Party will walk past HiHi Trig and onwards to Billy Goat Basin Campground for the night

    Monday:       

    Short Party will drive around to Kauareanga Valley Rd. Park bus at Catleys Campsite and walk up Tarawaere Dam Track.

    Long Party will walk out from Billy Goat Campground via Tarawaere Dam Track and finish at Catleys campsite.

    Parties will meet on the track and walk out together.

    Back in Auckland early afternoon.

    Long Party Cost - $80
    Short Party Cost - $90

    Organiser:   Bernhard 027 2783778
    Driver:     Pierre

    More info: http://www.uniquelynz.com/nzgold-p2.htm

    • 24 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 5 The Strand Takapuna, Silverdale Bus Station, or 190 Ngarewa Drive, Mahurangi West
    Register

    Whether you're a novice tramper or an experienced tramper wishing to join all the benefits of being part of a well established club, we'll have something for everyone, with different group speeds to suit all and an experienced club member to lead your group.

    There will be a few hills and with low tide around 11.42am, there will be the opportunity to walk around Pudding Island and crossing the Te Muri Estuary to new tracks at Te Muri Beach heading towards Wenderholm. Gorgeous sea views surrounding you, so bring your phone or camera.

    Please ensure to bring plenty of food and water, swimwear (if keen for a Spring swim) and a day pack to carry things in, and as with all tramps a change of clothes and footwear for afterwards. 
    As it's November the ground should be fairly dry so you should get away with running shoes or trail shoes, if you don't have tramping boots. 
    (Please ensure all gear and footwear is absolutely clean to protect our precious Kauri and other large trees).  

    Expect to walk for approximately 4.5 - 5 hours on mixed, possibly slippery surface on the foreshore.  

    PLEASE NOTE EARLY DEPARTURE TIME.  

    Transport Options:

    • 8:00am - Catch the Big Yellow club bus from 5 The Strand, Takapuna
    • 8:15am sharp - Catch the club bus from the Silverdale bus station
    • 8.45am approx - Meet club bus when we arrive at Sullivan's Bay carpark - 190 Ngarewa Drive, Mahurangi West (map)

    Registration:

    • If you are not a member, PLEASE PHONE the organiser to register your interest before registering on the website
    • Register on this page so we can keep tabs on numbers 

    Organiser:  Imogen 027 289 8440 (Newbies, please no texts!)

    Cost: 

    • Travel by club bus - $10.00 for all adults - special price
                                           $5.00 juniors
    • Make your own way to Mahurangi West - free for this trip
    Useful Info:  https://www.nstc.org.nz/useful-info

    Park Maps: http://regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/mahurangi

    We look forward to meeting you!

    • 27 Dec 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • 5 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Invercargill
    Register

    Please note:  We now only have capacity on the Home Party. 

    Christmas - New Year Trip: Stewart Island plus the Catlins for the Home Party

    For our Xmas - New Year 2019 trip,  we are exploring Stewart Island, the southernmost and smallest of our three main islands.

    A perfect retreat for those seeking peace and quiet and a haven for native bird life. And, of course, an exciting destination for hikers.


    Start:    Fri 27 Dec 2019

    End:      Sun 5 Jan 2019

                  10 days / 9 nights

    Location: Invercargill Airport


    Home Party - $720, Catlins 3 nights / Oban 6 nights,  details here

    Rakiura Great Walk - $660, Huts 5 nights / Oban 4 nights SOLD OUT


    Northwest Circuit- 2 parties clockwise/anticlockwise – $530, SOLD OUT


    BOOKINGS  Home Party spaces still available.


    The organisers reserve the right to assess fitness levels and the need for group leaders against party group bookings.


    Registration is via the website only and will NOT be accepted by phone or email.



    More information here.

Past Tramps

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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