Calendar of Trips & Activities

Snowcraft Course Mt Ruapehu (Alternative date in case of poor weather/snow conditions)

Friday 18 - Sunday 20 August 2017
Alpine Instruction

Come and learn the skills needed to be safe in the mountains, including using crampons and ice axe, avalanche rescue, and building a snow cave (and sleeping in it!). You'll become familiar with a range of useful knots ad what to do with them. Based at our very own Ruapehu Hut. For more information please contact Sharon Hunter-Smith:

Leader: Sharon Hunter-Smith

Wattle Downs Walkway

Sunday 20 August 2017
Sunday Stroll

Meet at 1 pm in the Wattle Farm Reserve car park, off Wattle Farm Road (off
Coxhead Road and Mahia Road) Stunning views of the Manukau Harbour. The
walkway follows the coastal strip of reserve land adjoining the Wattle Downs
residential area. This walkway consists of esplanade reserves with two larger r
eserves at Kauri Point and adjoining Kaanapali Crescent. The Manukau Harbour

is the dominant influence. Much of the land on the southern side of the
Puhurehure inlet is rural. The coastal reserves provide a buffer between the
residential uses and the habitat areas of the harbour edge. Distance 8.7 km.
Leader: Scott White Ph. 0274-979-017

Leader: Scott White

Thursday Walk, A Winter Pavement Pounder

Thursday 24 August 2017
Thursday Walk

Meet at the back entrance to Britomart Station to walk the new cycleway.
Leader: Tony Sullivan 5759227, 021 054 5726

Leader: Tony Sullivan

Puhinui Reserve Loop

Sunday 3 September 2017
Sunday Stroll

Meet at 1 pm in the car park at the end of Price Road which is off Puhunui Road.     Puhunui Reserve introduces you to 199 hectares of farmland and coastal edge alongside the Manukau Harbour.    It is part of the Matakurua Volcanic Field and is alongside McLaughin Mountain which is the southern-most volcano in Auckland.  DOC has fenced off the coastal edge to protect some rare and threatened fringe and wader birds.  The area is, in fact, quite huge and parts of it are used for equestrian events with the result there are many varieties of wooden jumps and associated equipment to be seen.   The tracks are flat and well formed.   Time spent in this area gives you an appreciation of openness and tranquillity despite being so close to the Auckland Airport and the central city.

 Leader:   Scott White     Ph. 0274-979-017

Leader: Scott White

September Club Night

Tuesday 5 September 2017
Club Meeting

Tuesday 5th September 2017, 7.30 pm. St mark's Church Hall, St Mark's Rd, Remuera

Club member Mike Rait will be speaking on his Eight day tramping trip over six South Island passeslast Christmas:  North Col Routeburn – Park Pass – Cow Saddle – Fiery Col – Fohn Saddle – Sugar Loaf Pass.   For Mike this was an 8 day back country tramp amongst stunning scenery.  Mike’s talk will be illustrated with some marvellous photography of this area and he is sure to inspire other Club members to put this part of NZ on their ‘to do’ list.


Contact: Murray Davidson

One Tree Hill/lambs/daffodils

Sunday 10 September 2017
Small People on Big Hills

SMALL PEOPLE ON BIG HILLS - One Tree Hill/lambs/daffodils 

Extended family groups, all ages, are welcome to a spring walk amongst the daffodils and lambs in the One Tree Hill Domain.  We will include the Cornwall Park Playground while following a circular route, with time for play and frequent stops on the way.   About 2 to 3 hours in total, bring your lunch.

 Leader:  Lesley Hawke     Ph 021 670 981  or


Leader: Lesley Hawke


Sunday 10 September 2017

Walk to the summit and return via Islington Bay.  Choice of routes from Islington Bay, short or long.   There is a possibility of a longer tramp for those wishing to do so.   Should be a mud free trip!!  Ferry leaves Auckland via Devonport at 9.15 am returning 2.30 pm (not Devonport).   Fare $30.00 return, $15.00 children under 15 years.  There is an early bird fare booked in advance but you have to catch the 7.30am ferry!   This is $20.00 for adults.

 Leader:   Jane Rogers   Ph 473 5189   or 027 4585750


Leader: Jane Rogers

Buddhist Temple, Flat Bush & Barry Curtis Park.

Thursday 14 September 2017
Thursday Walk

Meet at the Fo’Guang Shan Buddhist Temple at Flat Bush for morning tea & visit, then explore Barry Curtis Park.   More details to come.

 Leaders:  Sue & Brian Fitzpatrick. Ph 576 1069   021 111 5536

Leader: Sue & Brian Fitzpatrick.

Motutapu Planting

Sunday 17 September 2017
Charity Walk

Visit Motutapu Island and assist members of the Motutapu Restoration Trust with either nursery work or if feeling more energetic, tree planting.  Bring lunch and drinks.  The day finishes with a sausage sizzle.  Ferry details at a later date.  This day is weather dependant.  Come and enjoy a great day out helping this conservation project.

Numbers limited so please book with Bruce Rogers before 10th September, 2017.

Contact Bruce on  473 5189 or 027 4993211.



Contact: Bruce Rogers

Spring forward to Mercer Bay Loop – Daylight saving begins!

Sunday 24 September 2017

Mercer Bay Loop track to Karekare.     Spectacular west coast views from the highest cliffs in the Auckland region plus Clematis and Kowhai flowering along the track.       From the car park at the end of Log Race Rd follow the Mercer Bay loop track, Comans Track to Karekare then the Taraire Track.   Return via Ahu Ahu Track and Mercer Bay Loop Track.  Approximately 4 – 4 ½ hours

 Leader:   Bruce Rogers   Ph 473 5189  or 027 4993211



Leader: Bruce Rogers

Northcote Point

Thursday 28 September 2017
Thursday Walk

Meet at 10.30 at Little Shoal Bay carpark by Northcote Bowling Club.   Slower walkers join outside Bridgeway Theatre at 10.45 for flat walk to Northcote Point & Onepoto Basin.   Slower walkers return from here by car.   Others return on new board walk to Shoal Bay.   Approx. 4 hours.

Leader:   Marcia Roberts   Ph 418 0397,  021 204 1464

Leader: Marcia Roberts

Southern Alps Excursion September 2017

Saturday 30 September 2017

Visit the glacier country, 6-7 day fly in walk out expedition proposed either Murchison/Tasman glaciers or perhaps Fox or Franz Neves.

Dates to be determined depending upon interest.


Contact Brian Duffy for details. or Mob: 021 859 829

Contact: Brian Duffy

October Club Night

Tuesday 3 October 2017
Club Meeting

Alan Wilkinson will be talking about Search & Rescue.

More details later.

Contact: Murray Davidson

November Club Night

Tuesday 7 November 2017
Club Night

Graham Langton will talk about Tongariro National Park.

More details later.

Contact: Murray Davidson