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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.  


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. 


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Upcoming Tramps and Events

    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • The Strand, Takapuna or Silverdale Park & Ride

    Since we’re running out of native forests for our Sunday tramps, we need to look elsewhere. Riverhead Forest provides a network of gravel roads criss -crossing a large area. It even has a trig offering views over more forest and the city. These paths are shared by dog walkers, cyclists, horse riders and the odd mushroom picker.There are options to add extra loops for faster walkers.

    The opportunity for everyone who has a smart phone to practice their GPS tracking skills.

    Alltrails can be used without the need of downloading, it just uses up some battery and data.

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

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


    • 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


    • $10 members
    • $15 non-members
    • $5   juniors
    Organiser:  Bernhard Klar, Phone 09 483 788 / 027 278 3778

    Driver:  Bernhard

    Maps: Same map showing two variations (one with road names and one showing cycle tracks through the forest)

    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

    • 28 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • The Strand, Takapuna

    From the carpark we walk up through some mature pines to the edge of the iron sand mine at Waikato North Head, with views of Waikato River entrance and Port Waikato. We then drop down a very steep sand dune to the Waikato River mouth. After following the beach for a kilometre, we re-enter the forest and are soon faced with a stiff climb to the northern high point, then an easy grade through mature bush and back to the bus.
    A varied and interesting group walk, suitable for trampers of moderate fitness.

    Depart: 9.00am The Strand

    Fare: $20 members
               $25 non members
                $5   juniors

    Organiser: Rod Newbold

    Driver: Arletta

    Phone: 021 541 986

    Maps   Online / Printable / GPS

    • 31 Jul 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Senior Citizens Hall, 7 The Strand, Takapuna

    The July Social Meeting will feature:

    • Amber and Jo talking to us and showing us amazing photos of  their very recent trip walking the incredible Camino Way, in Spain.  
    As usual, there will be tea & coffee & a few nibbles afterwards.

    Time: 7.30pm, all welcome.

    Location:  The Senior Citizens Hall, The Strand, Takapuna,  (left door, behind the spiral staircase behind Massimo Cafe.

    See here for how to find the hall.

    Cost: Free

    A NZ movie about the Camino has just been was released -

    • 2 Aug 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 4 Aug 2019
    • Como Street, Takapuna
    • 11

    Leaving Takapuna Friday 2 August 7.00pm.  Spend the night in Te Aroha Holiday Park sleeping in Bus or tent  ($90 Party option) or if people want to book a cabin, they can do so ($60 Party option) (

    Saturday morning climbing Mt Te Aroha from Domain. Return via Tui Saddle and Tui Domain Track to Holiday Park.

    Soak in Hotpool (public pools open till 7.00pm) or Holidays Park own pool (small, only 6 people but open till 8.30pm)

    Options of dining in town, if people wish to do so (plus a couple of cold ones)!!!

    Spend the night again in Te Aroha Holiday Park as per previous night arrangements.

    Sunday morning drive to Waiorongomai, walk Kauri Grove Route or one of the many other tracks and back to Auckland.

    Depart:        7pm, The Strand Takapuna
                           or 7.10pm - Greenlane - exact pick-up to be confirmed.
    Organiser:   Bernhard 0272783778
    Drivers:          Bernhard / Colin
    Cost:            Two party options available:

                           Bus/Tent Accommodation  $90.00

                          Book Own Accommodation $60.00

    • 11 Aug 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • The Strand, Takapuna

    A return coastal walk between Grahams Beach and Wattle Bay at the northern end of the Awhitu Peninsula.

    It is planned to be a return trip, but if there are two drivers then a crossover is an option, with a visit to the nearby Awhitu Regional Park afterwards. 

    The coast can be muddy and slippery in places, so bring suitable footwear.

    Depart: 8am, The Strand Takapuna
    Organiser: Anthony Hayes, 021 0234 3976
    Driver: TBC

    Cost: $20 members, $25 non-members


    • 18 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • The Strand, Takapuna

    Starting in Parnell, with a variation on the past time we've run this trip, some new areas have been added in and we'll work our way through lots of bushy parks around central East Auckland, that you probably didn't know were there and taking in some tracks around lakes too!  Will be some hills to wake up muscles.  
    Low tide is approximately 3.08pm, we'll make the most of it on our way back.  

    Along the way we'll stop in The Domain at the Wintergarden to check out some of the amazing things in there. A couple of years ago when we did this last, that big stinky flower was in bloom.  Quite incredible for most of us  They may not be in flower, but there are always some stunning exotic plants to look at.  

    Bring your camera/phone, as there is usually something worth taking photos of.

    Will organise some different options for groups.  

    Depart: 9am, The Strand Takapuna

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

    Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members

    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

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 28 Oct 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Como Street, Takapuna
    • 18

    Labour Weekend Saturday 26 - Monday 28 October


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

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


    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


    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:      Bernhard

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

    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.  


    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)


    • 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!)


    • 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:

    Park Maps:

    We look forward to meeting you!

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

    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

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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