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COVID-19

25 November - The Club plans to resume running trips under the Covid Red Alert Level from Sunday 5 December, with the following restrictions:

    Vaccine Pass - People attending club trips will be required to present a Covid Vaccination Pass from the QR code app, or a Covid Vaccine Pass from the "My Health Website"
  • Website registration - preregistration required for all trips
  • Wellness - Only come out with us if you are well
  • Clothing - Bring warm clothing as the bus will be well ventilated
  • Bus Limit - Maximum of 14 people on the bus, including the driver and trip organiser
  • Distancing - On the bus - one metre social distancing and masks required
  • Private Transport - There will be an option to use private transport if you prefer not to travel on the bus.
  • QR Code - Scan the COVID-19 QR code

For more details about how the club will operate under Red and Orange Alert Levels, please see the club news post here.

UpCOMING TRAMPS

If you're not a member and interested in joining a trip, you must phone the trip organiser listed in the trip 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.  

EMAIL UPDATES

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TRIP GRADINGS

For multi-day trips, and more challenging day trips, the club includes a trip grading category to assist choosing a trip suited to your fitness and ability.  There are five grades from:

  • Easy - up to 4 hours a day at an easier pace
  • Fit - over 8 hours per day, at a faster pace

For details about the trip grades, see here.

CLOTHING & GEAR

See here for Information including:

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


Upcoming Tramps and Events

    • 5 Dec 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • Little Shoal Bay Beach Reserve Car Park, 20 Council Tce, Northcote
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    • No bus today but registrations are required please.

      To celebrate the lifting of some covid restrictions we will do a local walk of 4-5 hours starting at 9.00am at Little Shoal Bay.

      The route will head up on the newish track in Le Roy’s Bush, over through the Northcote College grounds to Kauri Glen Reserve, over Pupuke Road through to Monarch Park, through to Gretel Scenic Reserve, on to Eskdale Bush Reserve, through Ridgewood Reserve, on to Birkenhead War Memorial Park, down Huka Road to Chelsea Bay Reserve and then a circuit through Kauri Point Centennial Park, back to Chelsea Bay and over the hill to return down through Le Roy’s Bush to our cars at Little Shoal Bay. 

       Wow wee !!  Time for a lunch stop along the way.  Expect 4-5 hours walking to help get fit for the Christmas Trip.  Mixed terrain but trail shoes, tramping boots or even running shoes should be fine.

      Organisers: Roger Parsons.   419 0552 or 021 277 1944

                               Peter Wortman.  021 996 242

      Cost:  No charge as the bus is not being used.

    • Covid in the Red Light Setting:
    • Register for trips via our website. Non-members required to phone the Trip Organizer
    • If you are sick or feel unwell please stay at home and self-isolate
    • People attending Club trips will be required to present a “My Vaccine Pass” from the QR code app or by printing your Vaccine Pass from the "My Health Website".
    • Please scan the Club QR Code using the NZ Covid Tracer app  
    • On trips where the bus is being run 1 metre social distancing and masks required.
    • While tramping in public spaces where other people expected to be encountered maintain 1 metre social distancing and wear a mask
    • See the Club website for full details about Covid restrictions.
    • 12 Dec 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Leaving the Strand, Takapuna
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    • Please register for this trip.
    • Trip limited to 14 - 2 in cab and 12 in bus to ensure social distancing requirements.
    • Start from the Repeater Road carpark, follow a bush lined 4WD track up for about 10 minutes where a short sidetrack leads to a viewing platform overlooking the Upper Mangatawhiri Dam, and beyond that, the steep valleys of the Hunua’s.

    • Then on to the Mangatawhiri Challenge Track to as far as Pt 396 there is a basic campsite about 200 meters up, we will visit, for more views before we back track and head down the Wairoa loop track, characterized by Ponga’s and Nikau palms and following a stream, and on to Otau Road for a wee bit, before we start the popular Suspension bridge track, resulting in a climb to start with before descending to the Wairoa dam.
    • From there we will rejoin the Wairoa loop track and head up to the Wairoa look out, which commands elevated views of the catchment area, before heading up to reconnect with Repeater Road and back to the bus. This loop track is a well benched track and has lots to offer. It is one of the best loop tracks in the Huna rangers.

      For those wanting something a bit more challenging we will drop a fast team at the Upper Mangatawhiri Dam carpark. Where they will proceed a long Water line road for some distance, and up onto the Wairoa hill road before heading in a southerly direction along the Mangatawhiri challenge track and on to Repeater Road, to the bus.

      Leaving the Strand, Takapuna 8.00am.

      Organizer: Chris Peard 0212770270

      Driver: Craig

      Costs members $20.00 Non-members $25.00

    • Covid in the Red Light Setting:
    • Register for trips via our website. Non-members required to phone the Trip Organizer
    • If you are sick or feel unwell please stay at home and self-isolate
    • People attending Club trips will be required to present a “My Vaccine Pass” from the QR code app or by printing your Vaccine Pass from the "My Health Website".
    • Please scan the Club QR Code using the NZ Covid Tracer app  
    • On trips where the bus is being run 1 metre social distancing and masks required.
    • While tramping in public spaces where other people expected to be encountered maintain 1 metre social distancing and wear a mask
    • See the Club website for full details about Covid restrictions.
    • 12 Dec 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • 07 The Strand, Takapuna (outside 7 Hills Cafe)

     CANCELLED DUE TO COVID LEVEL 3.2: 

    What better way to kick start the festive season, with a tramp of a few hours in foreshore/forest tracks and a bbq after.  The club will provide some sausages, bread, serviettes, sauces and the clubs bbq etc.

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

    As the ground should be bone dry and we are doing a part of the stunning foreshore Te Araroa Walkway tramp where will see the most amazing rock formations, so trail shoes or running shoes with good grip will be ideal.  Sea water isn't good for tramping boots. 

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

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

    https://safeswim.org.nz/

    (Please note, the xmas party does not qualify as a day trip for people applying for membership, as it's only a half tramp, suitable for fit newbies).

    Fairly low tide is 8.29am.

    We will move as as one group for this foreshore Christmas adventure. 

    Approximate elevation gain is approximately 130metres and we will cover about 12kms, of both foreshore and the gorgeous Alice Eaves forest tracks, including an extremely old Kauri, 800 years old or so, that was hit by lightening, and has just carried on growing. 

    The surface will be uneven, especially over the slippery foreshore.  Best for people who are stable on slippery surfaces.  There are a couple of climbs too.

    Financial members, if you need  Silverdale pickup, please register via the website, or let the organiser know directly.

    Ministry of Health Covid-19 Guidelines:

    " Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell or you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

     Please follow Government guidelines on self-isolating
    https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-specific-audiences/guidelines-businesses-and-services

    *  You are welcome to use your face mask and hand sanitiser. 
    *  There are COVID-19 QR codes available for scanning as you enter the bus.


    Depart:
    • 8.00 am, The Strand, Takapuna
    • or 8:15am Silverdale Park & Ride bus stop

    Organiser:    Imogen Hewlett  Phone  0272898440
                             (Please all newbies please phone to register, no texts).

    Cost:

    • $5 members, non-members & juniors (Xmas special trip cost)

    Maps:

    • Distance Party
    • Medium Party
    • Short Part -   (To be included).
    • 27 Dec 2021
    • 12:30 PM
    • 4 Jan 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Arthurs Pass
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    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


    There are two 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

    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  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.’


    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.


    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


    Organiser:  Chris Bilham  022 657 3837


    • 27 Jan 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • 31 Jan 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Como St, Takapuna
    • 3
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    Come and experience the amazing views of Mt. Taranaki and the surrounding coast, native forest, cliffs, rivers, waterfalls and spectacular alpine scenery. It will require Friday: 28th Jan 2022 off work.

    $40 deposit required by 30th September with full payment due by 30th November please.

    There will be two trips:
    (i)    Medium (M) requiring good level of fitness and experience. Climbs over steep slopes: 1500M: typically 7 hrs/day  
    (ii)    Medium / Fit (M/F): Experience and a high level of fitness and stamina necessary. ~8 hrs / day with climb planned to the summit of Mt Taranaki: 2510M
    Thursday:      Departing Thursday night at 6.30pm drive from Auckland to North Egmont overnighting at The Camphouse located at the top of North Egmont Rd off SH3 near the DOC Visitor Centre.
    Select your accommodation option when booking:  Sleep on the bus ($0) or at The Camphouse at an additional cost ($30)
    The Camphouse facilities:
    •    Mattresses - bring your own linen or other bedding and pillows
    •    Pots, pans, cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery – bring your own tea towels and dishwashing liquid.
    •    Men’s and women’s bathrooms with 2 showers and 1 toilet in each – bring your own soap and towels.
    •    Communal lounge with heating.
    •    To secure a bunk at The Camphouse please select your option when booking and pay deposit by 30th September to allow us to secure.

    Friday:
          Depart The Camphouse –North Egmont: 8am for Mangorei Trail Head Carpark.

    The Medium / Fit (M/F) Party will be dropped off at the Mangorei Rd Carpark and follow the Around the Mountain Track (ATM) to end up at Dawson Falls on the Monday to pick up the bus.

    The Medium (M) Party will drive further around the Mountain to Dawson Falls and follow the ATM in the opposite direction to the M/F Party arriving at the Mangorei Road End midday on the Monday.
    The two Parties will cross over and meet up on the Saturday night at Tahurangi Lodge. The M/F Party will drive the bus around from Dawson Falls on the Monday to pick up the Medium Party from Mangorei Roadend Carpark for travel back to Auckland.

    Trip Cost includes: Accommodation for 2 of the nights at private Egmont and Taranaki Alpine Club Huts and a 3rd night at DOC Holly Hut.

    Accommodation:
    (i)    Kapuni Lodge (1400M): 19 Bunks above Dawson Falls:
    LPG Gas cooking facilities, Wood / Coal Fire, Solar Lighting and Crockery/Utensils
    (ii)    Tahurangi Lodge (26 Bunks) above North Egmont near the TV Transmitter.
    The Lodge has: Electricity and a kitchen equipped with stoves, microwave ovens, fridge, cutlery, pots, pans, plates and cups etc.
    (iii)    Holly Hut-32 Bunk  DOC Serviced Hut with solar lighting
    Not bookable: first come, first served

    MEDIUM PARTY (M): Maximum Party Size is 10
    Friday: Arrive before mid- day at Dawson Falls road end.
    From Dawson Falls DOC Visitor Centre climb to Kapuni Lodge- Mt Egmont Alpine Club Lodge (1400M, ~1½hrs). Depending on weather continue climb to Syme Hut (1,940M) below Fanthams Peak. (~3½ Hrs return).
    •    If the weather is not suitable for the climb to Fanthams Peak, the side trips planned for Saturday can be done instead and the climb to Syme Hut / Fanthams Peak delayed until Saturday morning.

    Saturday:  From Kapuni Lodge return to Dawson Falls. (1hr)
    Side trips:
    Dawson Falls Power Station: 50 m down Manaia Road from the Dawson Falls Visitor Centre ~5 mins return)
    Kapuni Loop Track to Dawson Falls
    The track begins 75 m down Manaia Road from the Dawson Falls Visitor Centre
    to Dawson Falls ( 1½hrs return).
    From Dawson Falls Car Park proceed up the Wilkies Pool track to the Main Ridge Track across to the Stratford Plateau (1hr).
    Manganui Gorge Track to the TV Transmitter Station and Tahurangi Lodge (Taranaki Alpine Club Lodge): 1½hrs

    M/F Party will also be staying at Tahurangi Lodge.

    Sunday:
    From Tahurangi Lodge along ATM track passing: Dieffenbach Cliffs Razorback, Ambury Bluff, Boomerang Slip to Holly Hut. (3hrs)
    From Holly Hut side trip to Bells Falls (2 hrs return)

    Monday: Holly Hut via Ahukawawa Track to Pouakai Hut (2½hrs), from Pouakai Hut side trip to Pouakai Tarns (1 hr) and returning to Mangorei Road End (1 hr).
    •    Meet Bus at mid-day

    MEDIUM/FIT PART (M/F): Maximum Party Size is 10
    Friday: The M/F Group will be dropped off at Mangorei Roadend carpark.
    From the Mangorei trailhead up Mangorei Track to Pouakai Hut, side trip over Trig to Pouakai Tarns (~2hrs) then returning via the Ahukawawa Track to Holly Hut (2 1/2hrs). A side trip during the afternoon to Bell Falls (2hrs).

    Saturday: Holly Hut Track, Boomerang Slip, Ambury Bluff, Razorback, & Dieffenbach Cliffs to Tahurangi Alpine Club Lodge for Saturday night. (~3 hrs).
    (i)    If conditions are favourable late morning we will climb to the Mt Taranaki summit (2,510M!) via the Northern Summit Route climbing up The Lizard to the crater. (5hrs return)
    (ii)    If conditions not suitable for a Summit assault we can do the loop tramp down the Holly Hut Track to the North Egmont Visitor Centre (978M, ~ 1 hr), up the Maketawa Track to  Maketawa Hut (1074M, 1 1/2hrs) and then up The Puffer to Tahurangi Lodge. (1468M, 1hr)   

    Sunday: If climb to the Summit not viable on the Saturday  and weather okay we can complete the Summit climb early morning and then come back down following the Around the Mountain Track (ATM) over Manganui Gorge Track to East Egmont and then continue on a further hour across the Ridge Track to Dawson Falls.
    During the afternoon we will climb up to Kapuni Alpine Club Lodge (1400M) and for the keen members continue onto Syme Hut (1,940M), highest hut on the mountain below Fanthams Peak.

    Monday: Return to Dawson Falls Visitor Centre with visit to Dawson Falls before driving around to Mangorei Rd to meet our other party.  
    •    Both trips involve travel on exposed tops. Full storm gear required. Please carry tent for Holly Hut which is a "First come, first served" hut with no bookings (32 bunks).


    Cost: $250. (Includes: DOC Holly Hut Fee, Kapuni Alpine Lodge and Tahurangi Lodge Fees).
    An additional $30 applies for people choosing to stay at the historic “Camphouse” on the Thursday night.
             
     N.B: As places on this Trip are limited to 20 please register and pay a $40 deposit by 30th September to secure your place. 

    Final payment is due 30 November 2021.

    Depart: Thursday: 27th January 2022, 6.30pm: Corner 6 Auburn St & Como St Carpark, Takapuna
    Organiser: Kevin Osten  Ph. 0274 577418
    Drivers: Craig and Chris
    Maps: 


    • 9 Apr 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 Apr 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Como Street, Takapuna
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    •     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: Easy/Medium

    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:  Medium/Fit

    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: Craig O'Neill

    Maps 

    Short party: Online / Printable / GPS

    Distance party: Online / Printable / GPS

Past Tramps

28 Nov 2021 POSTPONED - South Bethells Beach, Northern Waitakere's - fit kid & teen friendly
12 Nov 2021 CANCELLED - Kaimai Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
7 Nov 2021 River Crossing Theory Course - Freyberg Park, Browns Bay
31 Oct 2021 CANCELLED - Pirongia Day Trip
22 Oct 2021 CANCELLED - Kawekas Trip: Labour Weekend
17 Oct 2021 CANCELLED - Waiheke Island, Matiatia to Park Point
10 Oct 2021 POSTPONED - Waitakere Ranges - track to be confirmed - very fit kid & teen friendly tramp
9 Oct 2021 CANCELLED.Whareorino Forest Mini Weekend Tramp
3 Oct 2021 CANCELLED - Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway, North Auckland
25 Sep 2021 CANCELLED - Kaimais - Mini Weekend
19 Sep 2021 POSTPONED - Motuihe Island Tree Planting, Hauraki Gulf - kid & teen friendly event
12 Sep 2021 POSTPONED - Tamaki Makarau -Coast to Coast - fit kid & teen friendly event
5 Sep 2021 POSTPONED - Clubs 53nd Birthday Trip, Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Maritime Park - kid & teen friendly
4 Sep 2021 Whareorino Forest Mini Weekend Tramp - Rescheduled
29 Aug 2021 CANCELLED - Pararaha Valley, Karekare, Waitakere Ranges- fit kid & teen friendly tramp
15 Aug 2021 Albany Bush & Forest Tramp
13 Aug 2021 Waikato region mini weekend 3 peak excursion
8 Aug 2021 Okura Walkway - Ara Weiti entrance
1 Aug 2021 Hunua Falls & Cosseys Dam loop track
28 Jul 2021 July Social Evening
25 Jul 2021 Botanic Gardens/Totara Park - South Auckland
18 Jul 2021 Extra Shakespear Regional Park - tree planting - kid & teen friendly tramp
17 Jul 2021 Te Whare Okioki Hut mini weekend , Lower Kaimai Ranges
11 Jul 2021 Riverhead Forest, North Shore
4 Jul 2021 Urban Walk in Beach Haven
27 Jun 2021 Ernies Track, Central Hunua Ranges
20 Jun 2021 Shakespear Regional Park - tree planting - kid & teen friendly tramp
13 Jun 2021 Kariotahi Beach to Port Waikato - very fit kid & teen friendly tramp
6 Jun 2021 Tawharanui Regional Park Tree Planting - kid & teen friendly event
4 Jun 2021 Tongariro National Park, Queen's Birthday Weekend
30 May 2021 Whatipu - Omanawanui Track - Waitakere Ranges - fit kid & teen friendly tramp
26 May 2021 May Social Evening and AGM
23 May 2021 Nikau Caves - Glow Worms - Waikaretu. Auckland/Waikato Border
16 May 2021 Long Bay Regional Park Tree planting - kid & teen friendly tramp
15 May 2021 Tangihua–Northland mini-Weekend
9 May 2021 Mother’s Day Special: An Urban Walk in Birkenhead and Northcote
2 May 2021 Te Henga Walkway & Lake Wainamu Tracks, Northern Waitakere's - fit kid & teen friendly
26 Apr 2021 Extra - Karekare, Waitakere Ranges
24 Apr 2021 The Coromandel Walkway Anzac Long Weekend Away
18 Apr 2021 EXTRA TRAMP - Huia, Karamatura Track, Waitakere Ranges
17 Apr 2021 EXTRA TRAMP - Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf - very fit kid & teen friendly tramp
16 Apr 2021 Kaimai Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
11 Apr 2021 The charm of Mangawhai: bush, forest and waterfalls
2 Apr 2021 Great Barrier Island - Easter
31 Mar 2021 March Social/Technical Evening - Please Register - Gear Prizes on the night
21 Mar 2021 Southern North Shore Forest Escarpment Adventure
14 Mar 2021 Karangahake Gorge, Coromandel / Kaimai - fit kid & teen friendly tramp
6 Mar 2021 CANCELLED - LEVEL 3 - Whangarei Heads: Bream Head- Peach Cove Trip
28 Feb 2021 Kitekite Falls, Piha - Waitakere - kid friendly
28 Feb 2021 CANCELLED LEVEL 3 - Karaka Track and Waiotahi Circuit, Thames, Coromandel
21 Feb 2021 Karaka Track and Waiotahi Circuit - Cancelled due to Covid uncertainty
13 Feb 2021 South Piha - Waitakere Ranges - fit teen friendly - CANCELLED
13 Feb 2021 Kaimais - Mini Weekend
7 Feb 2021 Maraetai - Beachlands - South Auckland
31 Jan 2021 Auckland Anniversary Weekend -Tawharanui Regional Park, North Auckland - kid & teen friendly
27 Jan 2021 January Social Evening
24 Jan 2021 Piha Valley - Waitakere Ranges - fit kid & teen friendly (event changed 19 Jan)
17 Jan 2021 Waihi Beach – Orokawa Bay - very fit kid & teen friendly
10 Jan 2021 2021 SUMMER OPEN DAY - SHAKESPEAR REGIONAL PARK
26 Dec 2020 Richmond Ranges, Marlborough - Xmas/New Year 2020
20 Dec 2020 Takapuna, Hauraki & Devonport 20km loop - DAWN TRAMP
13 Dec 2020 Mt Te Aroha, Kaimai Ranges
6 Dec 2020 NSTC Xmas Party - Wenderholm
27 Nov 2020 Kaimai Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
25 Nov 2020 November Social Evening
22 Nov 2020 2020 NSTC SPRING OPEN DAY- WAIAKE TO CAMPBELL'S BAY
15 Nov 2020 Broken Hills - Coromandel - Day Trip
8 Nov 2020 Huia, Karamatura Track, Waitakere Ranges
5 Nov 2020 Cancelled - Whirinaki Forest
1 Nov 2020 Albany Bush & Forest Tramp
24 Oct 2020 Takapuna, Hauraki & Devonport 20km loop - This Saturday
22 Oct 2020 Eastern Tararuas Trip: Extended Labour Weekend
18 Oct 2020 Pukekohe – 5 Summits Circuit
4 Oct 2020 CANCELLED Beachlands to Maraetai, South Auckland
26 Sep 2020 Clubs 52nd Birthday Trip, Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Maritime Park - kid & teen friendly
26 Sep 2020 CANCELLED - Whareorino Forest Mini Weekend Tramp
6 Sep 2020 Whatipu - Omanawanui Track - Waitakere Ranges - fit kid & teen friendly tramp - CANCELLED BEING RESCHEDULED
9 Aug 2020 Hunua Falls & Cosseys Dam loop track - very fit kid & teen friendly tramp
2 Aug 2020 8 North Shore Reserves in 1 day!
30 Jul 2020 September Social Evening - Cancelled
26 Jul 2020 Birkenhead War Memorial tree planting - very kid & teen friendly
19 Jul 2020 Shakespear Regional Park - tree planting - kid & teen friendly tramp
12 Jul 2020 Riverhead Forest, North Shore - fit kid & teen friendly tramp
5 Jul 2020 Karekare, Waitakere Ranges - fit kid & teen friendly tramp
28 Jun 2020 Waiuku Forest, Auckand Waikato border
21 Jun 2020 Kitekite Falls, Piha - Waitakere - kid friendly
14 Jun 2020 Ambury Farm, Mangere Bridge & Mountain - Seabirds!
7 Jun 2020 Greenhithe Hobsonville tramp
30 May 2020 Yay out of lockdown bush/forest escarpment/urban tramp!
27 May 2020 May Social Meeting & AGM - ONLINE
3 May 2020 Kitekite Falls, Piha - Waitakere - CANCELLED AT THIS POINT
19 Apr 2020 Pukekohe – 5 Summits Circuit - CANCELLED
5 Apr 2020 Omanawanui Track, Whatipu – CANCELLED
29 Mar 2020 Botanic Gardens/Totara Park - South Auckland - CANCELLED
25 Mar 2020 March Social Evening - CANCELLED
15 Mar 2020 Kaipara Heads & Te Rau Puriri Regional Park, South Head
8 Mar 2020 Ti Point - Goat Island - Leigh - capable kid friendly tramp
1 Mar 2020 Karaka to Waiotahi Circuit
23 Feb 2020 Karangahake Gorge - kid friendly tramp
16 Feb 2020 Rotoroa Island - very kid friendly tramp
8 Feb 2020 Additional Albany Bush & Forest Tramp - variation
6 Feb 2020 Waitangi Weekend - Pureora Forest
2 Feb 2020 Te Henga Goldies
25 Jan 2020 Kaimai's Mini Weekend, Kaimai Ranges
19 Jan 2020 Dome Valley Traverse
5 Jan 2020 Hauraki/Devonport Loop - Summer Open Day
28 Dec 2019 Additional - Okura Walkway - Ara Weiti entrance
27 Dec 2019 Stewart Island - Xmas/New Year 2019
22 Dec 2019 Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf - very kid friendly tramp
15 Dec 2019 Titirangi to Arataki
7 Dec 2019 Extra - Northcote / Birkenhead Urban Walk, North Shore
6 Dec 2019 Hauturu Weekend Trip
4 Dec 2019 December Additional Social Evening - Nutritional evening
1 Dec 2019 Xmas Party - BBQ - very kid friendly event - Wenderholm
27 Nov 2019 November Social Evening
24 Nov 2019 Coastal Browns Bay to Devonport
18 Nov 2019 Ti Point, Goat Island, Leigh
17 Nov 2019 Hapuakohe Northern End, Northern Waikato
9 Nov 2019 Pirongia Weekend Tramp - King Country
3 Nov 2019 Brynderwyns and Mangawhai Tramp
28 Oct 2019 Extra Albany tramp - forested
26 Oct 2019 Broken Hill Labour Weekend Trip
20 Oct 2019 Tawharanui, North Auckland - kid friendly
13 Oct 2019 Long & Torbay additional tramp - kid friendly tramp
6 Oct 2019 Karangahake Gorge, Northern Kaimai Ranges
29 Sep 2019 Mangemangeroa Shelly Park Beach Path
25 Sep 2019 September Social Evening
22 Sep 2019 Beachlands to Maraetai, South Auckland
15 Sep 2019 Clubs 51st Anniversary Trip & Young People Tramp, Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Maritime Park
8 Sep 2019 Te Atatu Peninsula
1 Sep 2019 Coast to Coast - Fathers Day tramp
25 Aug 2019 Ahuroa, Puhoi, North Auckland
18 Aug 2019 East Auckland Urban Tramp
11 Aug 2019 Manukau Harbour, Grahams Beach to Wattle Bay
2 Aug 2019 Mt Te Aroha and Waiorongomai
31 Jul 2019 July Social Evening
28 Jul 2019 Waiuku Forest, Waikato
21 Jul 2019 Riverhead Forest, North Shore
14 Jul 2019 Shakespear Regional Park, Whangaparaoa - tramp & planting
7 Jul 2019 Northcote / Birkenhead Urban Walk, North Shore
30 Jun 2019 The Pinnacles, Coromandel
28 Jun 2019 Hauturu Weekend Trip - Cancelled
23 Jun 2019 Hakarimata, Waikato
16 Jun 2019 Te Araroa Trail - Northern Waikato River Trail
9 Jun 2019 Tapapakanga Regional Park, South Auckland
3 Jun 2019 Extra tramp - Karekare, Waitakere Ranges
2 Jun 2019 Wenderholm and Waiwera
29 May 2019 May Social Evening & AGM
26 May 2019 Mangawhai, North Auckland
21 May 2019 Ahuroa, Puhoi, North Auckland
19 May 2019 Waitakeres: Piha Beach - Esk Valley- Kitekite Waterfall
11 May 2019 Kaimai Ridge Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
5 May 2019 Motuihe Island Tree Planting, Hauraki Gulf
28 Apr 2019 Nikau Caves - Glow Worms - Waikaretu. Auckland/Waikato Border
28 Apr 2019 Back up - Takapuna to Hillcrest parks
20 Apr 2019 Unsworth to Albany
19 Apr 2019 Sunny East Coast Bays Bush and Foreshore
18 Apr 2019 Easter 2019, Whakatane River Walk, Te Urewera
14 Apr 2019 Goldies Bush, Te Henga Walkway and Mokoroa Stream
7 Apr 2019 Huntly to Rangiriri
31 Mar 2019 Local Albany tramp - altered 30th Mar
27 Mar 2019 March Social Evening
24 Mar 2019 Wairoa River Walk
15 Mar 2019 Cape Brett, Bay of Islands - Weekend
10 Mar 2019 Karangahake Gorge
3 Mar 2019 Hapuakohe Southern Section, Northern Waikato
23 Feb 2019 Waitomo - King Country
17 Feb 2019 Waiuku Forest, Waikato
10 Feb 2019 Waiheke Island - Park Point
3 Feb 2019 West Harbour Tramp
30 Jan 2019 January Social Evening
27 Jan 2019 Tracks around Arataki & important Kauri Dieback seminar
25 Jan 2019 Mt Hikurangi, East Cape, Anniversary Weekend 2019
20 Jan 2019 Atiu Creek, Kaipara Harbour
13 Jan 2019 Waiake, Torbay - OPEN DAY 2019
6 Jan 2019 Greenhithe - Hobsonville Tracks
27 Dec 2018 Christmas Trip: Manapouri and Southland; Mavora Lakes / Takitimu Mountains / Mt Titiroa
23 Dec 2018 East Coast Bays Bush and Foreshore
16 Dec 2018 Tiritiri Matangi Island, Hauraki Gulf
9 Dec 2018 Ernies Track, Central Hunua Ranges
2 Dec 2018 Mataia Farm Kaipara Harbour - Sunday
30 Nov 2018 Mataia Farm Kaipara Harbour - Weekend
28 Nov 2018 November Social Evening
25 Nov 2018 Mt Tamahunga, North Auckland
18 Nov 2018 Scandrett Regional Park Mahurangi, North Auckland
10 Nov 2018 Kaimai Ridge Line Working Bee, Kaimai Ranges
4 Nov 2018 Musick Point, Bucklands Beach - Low Tide
28 Oct 2018 Kaitarakihi, Coromandel Range
20 Oct 2018 Labour Weekend - Lake Tarawera, Rotorua
14 Oct 2018 Meremere, Waikato
7 Oct 2018 Waitawheta Walkway, Kaimai Ranges
30 Sep 2018 Ahuroa, Puhoi, North Auckland
26 Sep 2018 September Social Evening -South America
23 Sep 2018 Clubs 50th Anniversary Party!!
16 Sep 2018 Clubs 50th Anniversary Trip, Rangitoto Island, Hauraki Maritime Park
9 Sep 2018 Tapapakanga Regional Park, South Auckland
2 Sep 2018 Awhitu Regional Park, South Auckland
26 Aug 2018 Dome Valley, Warkworth
18 Aug 2018 Crosbies Hut, Coromandel Forest Park Mini Weekend
12 Aug 2018 Riverhead Forest, North Shore
5 Aug 2018 Manukau Coast Path, South Auckland
29 Jul 2018 Puhinui Creek Wander, South Auckland
25 Jul 2018 July Social Evening - Little Barrier Island
22 Jul 2018 Beachlands to Maraetai, South Auckland
15 Jul 2018 Ernies Track, Central Hunuas
8 Jul 2018 Mangawhai Estuary South and Beach, North Auckland
1 Jul 2018 Devonport / Bayswater / Hauraki, North Shore
24 Jun 2018 Te Henga Walkway, Waitakeres
17 Jun 2018 Takapuna to Devonport Return, North Shore
10 Jun 2018 Kimpton’s Track Brookby, South Auckland
1 Jun 2018 Queens Birthday Weekend, Tongariro National Park
30 May 2018 May Social Evening and AGM
27 May 2018 East Auckland Urban Walk
20 May 2018 Northcote/Birkenhead Urban Walk, North Shore
13 May 2018 Mt Te Aroha, Kaimai Ranges
6 May 2018 Club Planting Day, Motuihe Island, Hauraki Gulf
29 Apr 2018 South Kaipara Peninsula, North Auckland
20 Apr 2018 Extended ANZAC Weekend - Coastal Walk: Kapiwairua – Te Paki Stream, Far North
15 Apr 2018 Shakespear Regional Park, Whangaparaoa Peninsula, North Auckland
8 Apr 2018 Cosseys Dam/Wairoa Dam Hunuas, South Auckland
30 Mar 2018 Great Barrier Island - Easter
28 Mar 2018 March Social Evening - Trip Photos from China and Tibet
25 Mar 2018 Waitawa Regional Park, South East Auckland
19 Mar 2018 Kaimai Track Clearing, Kaimai Ranges
18 Mar 2018 Rotoroa Island, Hauraki Gulf
11 Mar 2018 Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway, North Auckland
4 Mar 2018 Karangahake Gorge, Waikato
25 Feb 2018 Wairoa River, Hunua Ranges
25 Feb 2018 Mercer Bay, Waitakeres (cancelled)
18 Feb 2018 Little Shoal Bay - Le Roys Bush - Kauri Point/Centennial Park - Kauri Glen, North Shore
11 Feb 2018 Oneroa Peninsula, Waiheke Island
4 Feb 2018 Atiu Creek, Kaipara Harbour
31 Jan 2018 January Social Evening
27 Jan 2018 Anniversary Weekend: Hunuas, South Auckland
21 Jan 2018 Tawharanui, North Auckland
14 Jan 2018 Summer Open Day - Mahurangi West Regional Park, North Auckland
7 Jan 2018 Long Bay to Okura, North Shore
27 Dec 2017 Christmas Trip: Kahurangi and Golden Bay
17 Dec 2017 Puhoi, North Auckland
10 Dec 2017 Waharau Regional Park, Hunua Ranges
3 Dec 2017 Tiritiri Matangi, Gulf
29 Nov 2017 November Social Evening
26 Nov 2017 Hakarimata, Waikato
19 Nov 2017 Ernies Track, Hunua Ranges
12 Nov 2017 Motuora Island, Gulf
9 Nov 2017 November Committee Meeting
5 Nov 2017 Karekare, Waitakeres
29 Oct 2017 Kaipatiki Coastal Reserves, North Shore
20 Oct 2017 Te Urewera National Park, Labour weekend
15 Oct 2017 Hapuakohe Walkway (northern end), Waikato
11 Oct 2017 October Committee Meeting
8 Oct 2017 Waitakeres - Twin Peaks, Huia
1 Oct 2017 Hunuas - Workman Track
27 Sep 2017 September Social Evening
24 Sep 2017 Modest Mid-Waitakere Traverse
23 Sep 2017 Cancelled - Trip Leader Training Weekend - Pukenui Forest, Whangarei
17 Sep 2017 Public Open Day - Whangaparaoa Peninsula Low Tide
10 Sep 2017 Albany Tracks - Extra Tramp
9 Sep 2017 Kaimai Ranges - Cancelled / Replaced with Albany Sunday Trip
3 Sep 2017 Rangitoto Island - 49th Anniversary Trip
27 Aug 2017 Waitakeres - Lower Nihotupu Reservoir
20 Aug 2017 Waitakeres - Cornwallis to Parau
13 Aug 2017 Waitakeres - Lone Kauri Loop/Karekare
6 Aug 2017 Te Araroa Walkway - Takapuna to Long Bay
30 Jul 2017 Goldie Bush / Mokoroa Stream/Te Henga
26 Jul 2017 July Social Evening
23 Jul 2017 Mataia / Kaipara Harbour - Day Trip
21 Jul 2017 Mataia Farm Kaipara Harbour - Weekend
16 Jul 2017 Shakespear Regional Park - Volunteer Day
9 Jul 2017 Okura Walkway to Stillwater return - WINTER OPEN DAY!!
2 Jul 2017 Auckland City Coast to Coast Walk
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