Calendar of Trips & Activities

Shakespeare Regional Park

Sunday 21 July 2019
Sunday Stroll

Walk on beaches, farmland and through bush in this park, just 45mins from the city. Enjoy the Hauraki Gulf views and birdlife behind the predator-proof fence. Starting in the Okoromai Bay carpark at 10am.

Leader: Leader; Lesley Hawke Ph. 021670981 or

Thursday Walk – Half Moon Bay Rotary Walk

Thursday 25 July 2019
Thursday Walk

Meet at 10.30am at little Bucklands Beach.  You can catch the Half Moon Bay Ferry from the city.

Leader: Leader: Helen Bolt Ph. 534 2946 or 021 822 3055

Opanuku Walkway, Henderson Valley

Sunday 28 July 2019
Sunday Stroll

Meet at 1.00pm in the car park at Henderson Park, Wilsher Crescent, Henderson.

This is an area comprising three reserves which the Opanuku Stream runs through.   It covers the valley to the north of Henderson Valley Road and is only a few minutes from the main shopping area.  It includes Opanuku Reserve, Henderson Park and Plummer Domain.

We follow a track alongside the stream to Border Road and then return along the walkway proper and then return to the stream track.  We then walk up and around the well know Corbans winery and then back along the walkway to where we started.

The bush is absolutely fantastic.The route is level, well formed and has many small bridges.

Leader: Leader: Scott White Ph. 0274-979-017 or

August Club night - 7:30pm

Tuesday 6 August 2019
Club Night

It is a year or two since the Club last hosted a Photographic competition show-casing high-lights from member collections.   Please submit your best shots to Murray Davidson, by the 20th July, under the categories how below, so he can collate them for showing on the big screen.

  1.  New Zealand landscape
  2. Overseas Adventure.
  3. Tramping, Climbing, Skiing or Snowboarding with human element as the subject.
  4. Tramping, Climbing, Skiing or Snowboarding with sporting element as the subject.
  5. Open – no particular category.

Come along and enjoy a potpourri of scenes and places you may have been to or would like to visit when circumstances permit.

Snowcraft weekend

Friday 16 - Sunday 18 August 2019

Come and learn the skills required for above the bush travel and alpine crossings.  An introductory course focused on gaining skills and confidence for moving on snow and ice including ice axe and crampon use, self arrest, safe terrain selection, snow shelters and construction, use of basic avalanche equipment and techniques for use.  Course is based at our cosy Ruapehu Hut and the adventurous may choose to sleep in a snow cave overnight.   Course includes one evening introductory session 2 weeks prior to course. 

Cost (incl. main meals and accommodation) - $260/person (members) or $365/person (non-members). Participants need to have or hire a helmet, ice axe and crampons ($20/set for weekend).

Contact: Contact: Sharon Hunter-Smith
Brian Duffy Mob. 021 859829