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COVID-19 LEvEl 1

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

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

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

UpCOMING TRAMPS

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

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

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

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

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

CLOTHING & GEAR

See here for Information including:

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


Upcoming Tramps and Events

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

    Departure:

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

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

    Driver:   TBC

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

    (Please note newbies, this tree planting does not qualify as a full day trip for membership applications, as we're only tramping part of the day).  



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

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

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

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

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

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


    Depart 8.00 am The Strand, Takapuna

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

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

    Driver:     

    Map: OnlinePrintable / GPS

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

    • open the zipped file, then drag the files to a new location OR
    • press and hold (or right-click) the zipped file, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions
    • 11 Jul 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • The Strand, Takapuna or Silverdale Park & Ride

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

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

    We will probably rely on our navigation skills using smartphones.

    Sound like an adventure??

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

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

    Depart: 

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

    Cost:

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

    Driver:  Bernhard

    Maps:


    • 17 Jul 2021
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 18 Jul 2021
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Corner 6 Auburn St & Como St Carpark, Takapuna
    Register

    Mini Weekend tramp. Te Whare Okioki Hut, lower Kaimai Ranges

    17th to 18th July. 12 bunks

    Leaving Como Street, Takapuna 8.00am Saturday 17th July

    Drive time approx. 3 hours


    Saturday. We will be leaving from the Whakamarama road end on the eastern side of the Kaimai’s, and tramp along the lovely rambling Ngamarama stream, and up the Leyland O’Brien tramway track, passing the odd relics from bygone days of hard work and toil. We will arrive at the newish and nicely appointed Te Whare Okioki hut.

    This hut is part of the Kaimai ridgeway project in which our Club in conjunction with several other Clubs have been involved in over the years.  About 10.5 kilometers 3.5 hours of reasonably easy going tramping but you will need to be medium fit, as we want to cover this distance in reasonably good time, expect some stream crossings, possible damp feet as well as some mud.  A good set of boots are recommended.

    Sunday. Return along part of the North South track and down the Ngamarama track to complete a loop to the bus. 10 kilometers about 3.5 hours.

    Options are available for a distance party if we get enough interest.

    Same as the Saturday but branch off to Mangamuka hut (4 bunks) for the night, 4 hours. Need to bring a tent.

    Sunday return Te tuhi track onto the Ngamarama track to the bus. or follow back to the junction and head to Te Whare Okioki hut to return with the short party?

    Note this hut has been booked so if you are not in quick enough, you will be sleeping in your tent?

    Costs: $90.00

    Distance party $75.00

    To be paid in full no later than June 26th

    Organizer Chris Peard 0212770270

     

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

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

    **For pickups at Greenlane, financial members please register via the site or text or non-financial members contact the trip organiser.

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

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

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

    Please if you are unwell, cold or flu type symptoms, please stay away.  
    *  Only come out with us if you are well 
    *  You are welcome to use your face mask and hand sanitiser. 
    *  There will be a COVID-19 QR code available for scanning
    *  If you have arrived from overseas in the last month, please stay away.  

    Maps   Online / Printable / GPS

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

    ·         open the zipped file, then drag the files to a new location OR

    ·         press and hold (or right-click) the zipped file, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions




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

    Hunua Falls & Cosseys Dam loop track.

    Easy to medium difficulty
    Kid friendly

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

    Approximately 9 kilometer loop track

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Maps   Online / Printable / GPS

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

    ·         open the zipped file, then drag the files to a new location OR

    ·         press and hold (or right-click) the zipped file, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions



    • 13 Aug 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Como St, Takapuna
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    Waikato region mini weekend
    Mt Maungataturi, Mt Pukeatua, Sanctuary Southern Enclosure, Te Tapui Loop track.

    Come join us for a mini weekend with tracks to suit your fitness and comfortable winter chalet accommodation in the Waikato. Climb up to three mountain peaks, enjoy spectacular vistas, and check out the vibrant pest-free ancient forest.

    Limited to 20 current financial trampers (minimum of 12) at $135 per person. Confirm your booking now with a deposit of $35.

    Itinerary:
    •    Friday 13 August : Depart Como Street, Takapuna at 6.30pm in club bus travelling approximately 2hrs 6 mins to Mighty River Domain, Lake Karapiro chalets for two nights of comfortable winter accommodation.

    •    Saturday: Depart for the day 8.30am and arrive at Manu Tioriori visitor centre at approximately 9am.

    Party A: Climb Mt Pukeatua and Mt Maungataturi (6-8 hours return). A higher level of fitness required with steep muddy climbs and descents.

    Party B: Climb Mt Pukeatua (3 hours return). A medium level of fitness required. Spectacular views from rocky vantage points. Additionally, Southern enclosure (Te Tūī a Tāne) option also available.

    Party C: Enjoy 5 kms of walking trails at your leisure exploring an ancient vibrant pest-free forest alive with rare birds, insects and fish in the Southern enclosure (Te Tūī a Tāne).  

    All groups return to chalets for a relaxed social evening.

    Sunday: depart at 9am in club bus and drive 46 mins to commence Te Tapui loop track through bush and to the summit with a look out tower and views to Kaimai Ranges and Firth of Thames (4 kms, 3–4-hour medium tramping). Slower pace option for 2-3 hours tramping will be available. All enjoy a late lunch before leaving at 3pm for approximately 2 hrs 26 mins travel to Auckland. Arrive in Como Street,Takapuna before 6pm.

    Southern enclosure entrance fee an optional extra $25 per adult, $20 per senior is payable on entry.


    Final trip fee payment required by 23 July.
    For more information about the routes, go to the Sanctuary Mountain website and Department of Conservation re Te Tapui Loop Track.
    We have been advised to check the weather, particularly in August.

    Member Bookings:

    Waitlist registrations will be accepted

    Any queries to Karen at bookings@nstc.org.nz.

    Organiser:
    Roz- phone 0275783037 or email roz.sorensen@xtra.co.nz

    Drivers: tbc
    Maps:


    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • Cnr Cornerstone Dr & Oteha Valley Rd, Albany

    * Please note Red Boats have changed their schedule at 18th May, so this is the replacement tramp for Motuihe Tree Planting. 

    Ever thought there's not much bush walking around Albany?!   Join us to find out how many bush and forest tracks there are!   You'll be surprised! 

    This tramp today is a 20km tramp, that maybe slippery  or uneven and does have some hill climbs and will take approximately 5 hours at a good walking speed.   (There will be options to shorten tramp if absolutely needed, but the aim is to have everyone complete the tramp).

    We'll spend most of our day walking beside very pretty streams and under the cover of mighty, towering Kahikatea, Tanekaha, Totara, Rimu, Kowhai and more.  With gentle light filtering through the canopy and native orchids, mosses making for magical photos along the stream and the intricate network of tracks. 

    For those that did one of the new tracks with us last year, there are a few changes and more tracks completed again for 2021.   The aim of the tramp being, let's see if everyone walks over a track they've not done before!

    Please ensure you have plenty food & water, as we won't be near cafes except for the start.


    Trail runners, grippy running shoes or boots will be fine.

    PLEASE ENSURE YOUR GEAR IS CLEAN BEFORE (footwear, poles, bags, anything that might come into contact with the ground) TO PROTECT THE KAURI AND OTHER SPECIES AND HAVE CLEAN FOOTWEAR FOR AFTER THE TRAMP AND THOROUGHLY CLEAN YOUR GEAR WHEN YOU GET HOME!!! AND A CHANGE OF CLEAN FOOTWEAR FOR AFTER PLEASE!

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

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

    As there is still a possibility of COVID-19 in the community
    Departure / Meeting point:
    -    8.45am to get everyone registered, we will depart at 9am sharp!!!
    -    The corner of Cornerstone Dr & Oteha Valley Rd, Albany

    Organiser: Imogen 027 289 8440 (Please phone no text newbies)

    Cost: FREE. No Bus Today!!!

    Maps: Online / Printable / GPS

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

    Tamaki Makarau -Coast to Coast

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

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

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

    Good trail or running shoes are fine.

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

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

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

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

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

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


    Maps 
     Online / Printable / GPS

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

    ·         open the zipped file, then drag the files to a new location OR

    ·         press and hold (or right-click) the zipped file, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions


    • 19 Sep 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • Pier Z, Westhaven Drive, Westhaven Marina, Auckland City - NO BUS THIS WEEK
    • Ferry:     RED BOATS (not Fullers this time)
      * Ferry departs Pier Z at 9.00am Auckland City (Only)  * Return from Motuihe Island during the winter 4.00 pm.


      Organiser:   Imogen - PLEASE ALL MEMBERS & NEWBIES, please me to let me know you'd like to attend, so I can add you to my contact list for numbers, for anymore last minute changes!!

      Phone: 027 289 8440 (ALL newbies please phone, no text please)
      Date:  Sunday 19th September
      Time:   9.00am sharp departure   (NO BUS THIS WEEK!!)


      Helping Motuihe Island catch up on lost planting over the last two years whilst their wharf has been out of commission for boat docking and the very dry, short season last year, we're planting here this year to help them catch up.

      (PLEASE PRE-BOOK AS, THEY NEED TO KNOW IF THEY HAVE A MINIMUM OF 30 FOR THE BOATS TO SAIL, WITH A MAXIMUM OF 55.  First in first served).  

      Cost:    

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

    Continuing our Club's annual give back to the environment of Motuihe Island over the Winter months, we're back again for 2021 & for those that have been many times a chance to see how well our baby trees from previous plantings are doing. 

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

    It's very well organised, so there is choice of planting, or working in the nursery and then after the yummy bbq sausages and tea and coffee that the organisers provide at lunchtime, we usually head off to one of the tracks to spot many native birds and if really lucky sunbathing Tuatara's before heading back down to catch the ferry home! 

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

    (Cancellations:  Subject to weather - please ring Red Boats after 7 am on the day to check for cancellations.  Important over winter months, if the weather is really inclement.  We've often still gone to the island on a wild day and had an amazing time).  

    Bring your camera/phone as the sea views all around you on this little island are gorgeous! 

    **  Non-members we will try to gather at Westhaven before getting on board, otherwise gather on the island when they do their island welcome & bio-security talk.  

    Very importantly, read the below link for Island Bio-Security to protect this treasure island). 

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


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

    Finding Z Pier (see map below)
    If driving, there is a pay and display carpark at Z pier. Park inside the white lines. On Sunday mornings there is often free parking in the surrounding streets, particularly Westhaven Drive. If coming by bus, there are bus stops a short walk from Z pier on Fanshawe Street near Victoria Park.
    Bio Security
    Remember to bring your gear in a zipped up/closed up bag and check that the soles of your shoes are clean. Motuihe is a Treasure Island and we must be careful not to bring any seeds, insects etc with us.

    (Please note newbies, this tree planting does not qualify as a full day trip for membership applications, as we're only tramping part of the day).


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

    https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/alert-level-1/
    • 5 Nov 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • 7 Nov 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Como St, Takapuna

    Details to be finalised.  Bookings not open.

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

    Distance Party:

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

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

    Shorter Party:

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

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


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

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

    Driver: TBC

    Cost:   $TBC

    Maps   Online / Printable / GPS

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

    ·         open the zipped file, then drag the files to a new location OR

    ·         press and hold (or right-click) the zipped file, select Extract All, and then follow the instructions

    • 7 Nov 2021
    • 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • The Strand, Takapuna
    Join waitlist

    Completing a one-day river crossing course is a great way to up skill and ensure your safety before you head off on your next big tramping adventure.


    Rivers are one of the greatest hazards in New Zealand’s backcountry and claim lives every year! They are dynamic and pose a serious risk to the untrained.
    The Club is organizing with Outdoor Training NZ (OTNZ) to run a 1 day River Crossing Course.
    This course is designed for trampers - to help plan for trips that may involve rivers and bodies of water, develop river safety skills including hazard assessment and river crossing techniques.
    I would recommend this Course to all Club members wanting to develop confidence in crossing rivers encountered in some of our day and multi-day trips.  

    This Course will also provide important preparation for members planning to register for our Arthurs Pass Xmas Trip-Out Party Trips.

    The River Crossing Course is $60 with the Club bus to Karangahake Gorge a further $30 giving a total cost of $90. The Club fully supports this course to upskill members and is pleased to subsidize 50% of the River Crossing Course, reducing the total cost from $90 to $60!

    We will travel down early on the Sunday morning and meet at:  Karangahake Gorge Car Park to start the Course by 9.30am concluding around 4:00pm (depending upon weather and number of participants).  Note the bus will leave from our normal Sunday trip departure point : 5 The Strand, Takapuna.

    We'll be doing theory (staying dry) in the morning and practice (in the river) after lunch – you will get very wet, including your pack and boots.
    Gear List
    ·       towel
    ·       spare set of warm clothing (kept dry)
    ·       lunch, snacks, hot drink
    ·       tramping pack with gear inside it that you don't mind getting wet
    ·       pack liner (a plastic bag inside you pack where your gear goes)
    ·       boots/stout walking shoes
    ·       personal first aid kit
    ·       PFD (flotation device/life jacket) if not confident in water
    ·       pen, note book
    ·       sun hat
    ·       sun block/cream
    ·       warm hat
    ·       raincoat
    Depart:  Sunday 7th November’21 at 6.30am from: The STRAND , Takapuna
    Registration and Payment: Course numbers are limited to 15. Please register and pay in full: $60 by: 31st July’21.
    Return: Sunday evening ~7pm
    Organizer: Kevin Osten  Ph: 0274 577418
    Driver: Keith Malcolm

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

    NSTC CHRISTMAS TRIP 2021

    27 December 2021 – 4 January 2022

    Please note:  You MUST be a paid up member to register. 

    The Christmas Tramp this year will be held in Arthurs Pass. This is an alpine region in the central part of the Southern Alps; the main road from Christchurch to the West Coast  and the Trans-Alpine Train  both cross the area. There are several large rivers, the Out Parties will have to ford some of these.

    COSTS:
    Home Party: $640

    Out Parties:
    A: $420

    B: $375

    C: $420

    A deposit of $100 is due by 30 June, the balance by 31 October.

    The exact Out Party compositions may be subject to  change depending on who registers for each trip,  the finalisation of trip leaders and assessment for suitability against experience / equipment / fitness  by those leaders and the Club Safety Officer. 

    This process may require some flexibility in preferred Out Party option and the moving from one Out party to another.  Persons considered unsuitable will not be permitted to take part.  Please do not book flights until your registration to participate is confirmed.  

    There are three Out Parties of 6 people, each will have two different routes:

    Party A: (M/F):Harpers Pass (5 days) and

    Avalanche Peak/Crow Hut(2 days) Cost: $420

    Party B: (M/F):

    Edwards-Hawdon Valley (3 days)  and

    Avalanche Peak - Carrington Hut  (5 days) Cost:  $375

    Party C:  (M/F):

    Mingha - Deception Valleys (3 days) and

    Cass-Lagoon Saddle (4 days)  Cost:  $420

    Home Party: (M): Cost $640

    The Home Party of 12 people will be based in Arthurs Pass Village and have a variety of one day tramps, with the option of an overnight tramp. Base camp is the  Arthurs Pass Alpine Motel; the Home Party will stay here, the Out Parties will also stay here for two or three nights.

    All Out Party huts are on a “first come, first served” basis and cannot be booked.  Tents will need to be carried.  Members of the Out Parties will be responsible for meeting the cost of hut accommodation themselves, either with DOC Hut tickets or a Back Country Hut Pass. (Tickets and passes are both available from Bivouac Outdoor store.) Note that we will be using different types of huts: basic (free), standard Blue ticket ($5 per night) and serviced Green ticket ($15). Out Party B will also have the option of staying at one of the huts owned by the Canterbury Mountain Club; these cost $10 per person per night, payment to CMC.

    The three out parties will be walking for between four and nine hours each day in rugged country, some of it above the bushline. Members of these parties should be physically fit and well-equipped. Heavy rain would make the rivers impassible and would definitely affect our plans, in this situation a degree of flexibility would be required. Group leaders should have a plan ‘B’ and even a plan ‘C.’

    To help prepare members for the Out Party Trips the Club is running a River Crossing Course through Outdoor Training NZ on the 7th November 2021. (See Website for details to Register).
    This course is designed for trampers - to help develop river safety skills including hazard assessment and river crossing techniques.

    27 December 2021 (Monday)

    12:00 noon  Depart from Christchurch Airport.

    We will have three hired vehicles. The Out Parties will be dropped off at the departure points for their tramps, the Home Party will check in to the motel and then have a short walk.

    27 December – 3 January
    Program for each group as described below.

    3 January 2022

    All parties return to Arthurs Pass Village.
    6 pm  Farewell dinner at
    the Bealey Hotel

    4 January (Tuesday)
    9 am:
    Return to Christchurch Airport in our hired vans, to arrive before noon.

    OUT PARTY A
    Harpers Pass
    route; we plan to walk this route from west to east. The major river crossings are on the first day; if there has been heavy rain just before we start, the group should start at the eastern end instead.
    Maps; Moana BU20, Haupiri BU21, Lake Sumner BU22, Boyle BU23

    27 December

    The vehicle will drop them off at  Aickens carpark on SH73, 5 km west of Otira township. There is a walk of 3-4 hours mostly over grassy flats to Kiwi Hut (8 bunks, standard Blue ticket). This walk includes crossing the Otira, Otehake and Taramakau rivers.

    28 December

    Kiwi Hut – Locke Stream Hut – Hurunui No. 3 Hut (8 – 10 hours)
    From Kiwi Hut to Locke Stream Hut takes 2-3 hours following the river (this could be done on the 27th if time permits). Locke Stream Hut has 18 bunks (standard Blue ticket ). From Locke Stream Hut walk upstream for 3 km, the track then becomes steeper and rises to Harper Pass (962m). The track then drops steeply to Harper Pass bivvy, then becomes easier as it enters beech forest. Pass Camerons Hut (4 bunks, “showing its age”) and continue to Hurunui No. 3 Hut (16 bunks, standard Blue ticket).

    29 December
    Hurunui No. 3 to Hurunui Hut (4 hours)
    Follow grassy flats along the valley floor, over the flats or in the forest. There is a short side track to some hot springs. The Hurunui Hut has 15 bunks, standard Blue ticket.

    30 December
    Hurunui Hut to Hope Kiwi Lodge (6 hours)
    From the hut the track descends to a swing bridge across the Hurunui River. Cross the Matagouri Flats and turn right (eastwards) to follow the track just to the north of Lake Sumner, over Kiwi Saddle and down to the swampy grasslands and Hope Kiwi Lodge (20 bunks, serviced Green ticket).

    31 December
    Hope Kiwi Lodge – Lewis Pass Highway (5-6 hours)
    Walk through grassy river flats and beech forest on the north bank of the Kiwi River and reach the Lewis Pass Road (SH7) at Windy Point, a few Kilometers south of Boyle village.

    In mid-afternoon a vehicle should collect the group and bring them to Arthurs Pass Village.

    1 January 2022

    Arthurs Pass village; rest day or join the Home Party.

    Avalanche Peak – Crow Valley

    Map: Otira BV 20

    2 January
    Avalanche Peak-Crow Hut (5-6 hours)
    From the village walk up Scotts Track to Avalanche Peak, then descend steep scree slopes to Crow Valley Hut (10 bunks, standard Blue ticket).

    3 January
    Walk from the hut to Klondyke Corner (4 hours)
    The group should be picked up around midday and return to Arthurs Pass Village.

    OUT PARTY B

    Edwards – Hawdon Valleys via Tarn Col

    “This interesting tramp and route takes you through spectacular rock falls, past mountain tarns and over two alpine passes. The picturesque hanging valley at Walker Pass is a fitting reward and worth every step over Taruahuna Pass and the steep climb up to Tarn Col.”
    Maps: Otira BV20, Cass BV21

    27 December

    Road to Edwards Hut (4-5 hours)
    The vehicle will bring the group to Greyneys Shelter, 5 km south of Arthurs Pass Village.  Ford the Bealey River and follow the Edwards Hut Track up to Edwards Hut (16 bunks, serviced Green ticket)

    28 December

    Edwards Hut – Hawdon Hut (6-9 hours)
    Continue walking up Edwards River to Taruahuna Pass, then there is a very steep climb up to Tarn Col (1368m). Drop down to the Otehake River East Branch, cross the Walker Pass (1095m) and reach Hawdon Hut (20 bunks, serviced Green ticket)

    29 December
    Hawdon Hut – Hawdon Shelter (3 hours)
    Walk down the Hawdon River (some crossings will be required) to meet the road near Mt White Bridge.
    Pick-up and return to Arthurs Pass Village.

    Avalanche Peak-Carrington Hut

    Map; Otira BV20

    30 December
    Avalanche Peak-Crow Hut (5-6 hours). From the Village walk up Scotts Track to Avalanche Peak, then descend steep scree slopes to Crow Valley Hut (10 bunks, standard Blue ticket).

    31 December
    Crow Hut – Carrington Hut (6 hours)
    Follow the Crow River south to its junction with the Waimakariri River, ford the river and walk upstream to the Carrington Hut (36 bunks, serviced Green ticket).

    1 January
    Day trip to Waimakariri Falls Hut (6 – 10 hours return)

    2 January
    Day trip to White River (6 – 7 hours return)

    Alternative programme for 1 and 2 January; stay the night of 1 January at either Waimakariri Falls Hut or Barker Hut in the White Valley (both huts owned by Canterbury Mountaineering Club) and return to Carrington Hut on the 2nd.

    3 January

    Carrington Hut – Klondyke Corner (4 – 6 hours)
    Walk back along the Waimakariri River to Klondyke Corner on SH73.
    Pick-up and return to Arthurs Pass Village.

    OUT PARTY C

    Mingha-Deception (east to west)

    Map; Otira BV20

    27 December
    Road – Goat Pass Hut (5 hours)
    The vehicle will bring the group to Greyneys Shelter, 5 km south of Arthurs Pass Village.  Ford the Bealey River and walk up the Mingha River to Goat Pass Hut (20 bunks, standard Blue ticket)

    28 December
    Goat Pass Hut – Upper Deception Hut (3 - 4 hours)
    From Goat Pass Hut backtrack 1 km and walk up to Lake Mavis, then descend, recross Goat Pass (1070m) and continue to Upper Deception Hut (6 bunks, basic free)

    29 December
    Upper Deception River – SH73 (7 – 8 hours)
    Follow the Deception River down stream (passing warm, sulphur-smelling springs) to the road at Morrisons Footbridge. Transport to Arthurs Pass Village.

    30 December
    Arthurs Pass Village; rest day or join Home Party

    Cass-Lagoon Saddle
    Maps; Otira BV20, Cass BV21, Lake Coleridge BW20

    31 December
    Cass – Cass Saddle Hut (4 hours) – Hamilton Hut (2½ hours)
    Drop-off at Cass, walk up the Cass River, which has to be crossed several times. Stay at Cass Saddle Hut (3 bunks, basic free) or, if time permits, continue to Hamilton Hut (20 bunks, serviced Green ticket)

    1 January

    Day trip to the Pinnacles (5 hours return)
    From Hamilton Hut make a day trip along the Harper Valley Track (now part of the Te Araroa Trail) to the Pinnacles. Stay at Hamilton Hut (serviced Green ticket) .

    2 January
    Hamilton Hut – Lagoon Saddle Hut (5 hours)
    Follow Harper River upstream, trip notes state that there are several fine swimming holes along the way, also a short side trip to Mirror Tarn. Pass West Harper Hut (5 bunks, basic free) and stay at/near Lagoon Saddle Hut (2 bunks, basic free).

    3 January
    Lagoon Saddle Hut – road (2 – 3 hours)
    Walk through tussock on north side of Mt Bruce then drop to the road near Bealey Spur. Pick-up and return to Arthurs Pass Village.

    HOME PARTY
    Maps: Otira BV20

    Detailed programme to be drawn up in consultation with participants. There will be a variety of one day walks of varying degrees of challenge, including Avalanche Peak, Temple Basin, Bealey Spur and Mt Aicken; there will also be an overnight option (Avalanche Peak – Crow Hut
    (10 bunks, standard Blue ticket - however this may require carrying a tent) and a one-day road trip to Greymouth/Punakaiki.

    Equipment
    A list of recommended equipment will be found elsewhere on this website. Members of the Out Parties are required to bring tents as there is no guarantee that we will be able to stay in huts. You should also have a good pack-liner to ensure that contents of the pack do not get wet when fording rivers.

    COSTS:
    Home Party: $640

    Out Parties:
    A $420

    B: $375

    C: $420

    A deposit of $100 is due by 30 June, the balance by 31 October.

    Organiser:  Chris Bilham  022 657 3837


    • 9 Apr 2022
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+12:00)
    • 10 Apr 2022
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • 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  $25 by 30th November 2021 to secure your place on the Short Party.

    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: 9 April 2022: 8am: Como Street, Takapuna

    Cost:

    Distance Party $55

    Short Party $80 with $25 deposit to be paid by 30th November 2021

    Organiser: Kevin Osten  0274 577418

    Driver: TBC

    Maps 

    Short party: Online / Printable / GPS

    Distance party: Online / Printable / GPS

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10 Jan 2021 2021 SUMMER OPEN DAY - SHAKESPEAR REGIONAL PARK
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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
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24 Oct 2020 Takapuna, Hauraki & Devonport 20km loop - This Saturday
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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24 Mar 2019 Wairoa River Walk
15 Mar 2019 Cape Brett, Bay of Islands - Weekend
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23 Feb 2019 Waitomo - King Country
17 Feb 2019 Waiuku Forest, Waikato
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23 Dec 2018 East Coast Bays Bush and Foreshore
16 Dec 2018 Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf
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2 Dec 2018 Mataia Farm Kaipara Harbour - Sunday
30 Nov 2018 Mataia Farm Kaipara Harbour - Weekend
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18 Nov 2018 Scandrett Regional Park Mahurangi, North Auckland
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20 Oct 2018 Labour Weekend - Lake Tarawera, Rotorua
14 Oct 2018 Meremere, Waikato
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30 Sep 2018 Ahuroa, Puhoi, North Auckland
26 Sep 2018 September Social Evening -South America
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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
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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
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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
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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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