Trips, Tramps & More...

August 2019 and Beyond

Gittos Domain - Blockhouse Bay

Sunday 25 August 2019
Sunday Stroll

Gittos Domain

Time: Meet at 1.00pm

Location: Car Park behind the Library in the Shopping Centre

This Blockhouse Bay Circuit Walk begins at the Library and winds through the newly renamed Gittos Domain (it was called Avondale South Domain) to Sandy Bay and  Flounder Bay. It was named after Francis Gittos who had a wool scouring then tannery business from 1890 onwards in the area. It is an undulating short bush walk with steep paths and steps to test our fitness levels. There are many bench seats along the way. It is very peaceful with just the sound of birds. Many of the native trees have been sign-posted. 

Come along to enjoy a pleasant afternoon soaking up some West Auckland history with likeminded ASC walkers.

See you there!                                                                                                   

Contact: Scott White
0274 979 017

North Shore Coastal Walk

Thursday 29 August 2019
Thursday Walk

Northcote Walk

Time: Meet at 10.30am

 Location: Stafford Park - Denby Road, Northcote 

**Please note: This is the 5th Thursday of the month to fit in with the Tide**

Join us for an enjoyable stroll along the Coast of Northcote on the North Shore; a truly unique way to view the City Skyline and much much more. 

See you there! 


Contact: Judy Barfoot
09 483 5474

One Tree Hill

Sunday 1 September 2019
Family Friendly Walks Small People on Big Hills

One Tree Hill

Time: Meet at 10.30am

Location: Bollard Ave Carpark Area 

Join Lukas (2) and Clara (5) walking to the summit and back, exploring along the way. Finish off with a trip to the playground near the Stardome Observatory and a picnic or café visit, depending on the weather.

A great opportunity for anyone and everyone to bring along 'Small People' to join in on the exploring meet ASC Juniors & Adult Members.

See you all there!  

Contact: Miranda Hutton
022 648 8733

September Club Night

Tuesday 3 September 2019
Club Night

Kieran McKay

Time: 7.30pm

Location: St Marks Parish Hall, 95 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Motueka based Kieran McKay, one of New Zealand’s leading Cavers and Outdoor/Underground Instructors will be making a special overnight trip to Auckland to be our guest speaker.

Kieran became involved in caving as a result of a caving trip he did when a member of Alpine Sports Club some years ago. His interest became a hobby and eventually became his career working for various organisations including the Department of Conservation (DoC), Black Water Rafting Waitomo, Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Absolute Adventure Ltd and with various film crews making documentaries about the underground world.

Kieran will be speaking to us about “Caving in New Zealand” and supporting his talk with a selection of his magnificent photos and films of the underground world of caves, caverns, stalagmites, and stalactites.                                                                                     

Be sure not to miss this evening, likely to be a highlight of the year - note it in your diary, now!

ASC Members we look forward to seeing you all there! 

Tongariro Winter Crossing

Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 September 2019
Snow Tramping Snowcraft

Time: TBC 

Location: Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Tongariro National Park 

MANDATORY Requirments: SnowCraft Skills, Helmet, Ice Axe, Crampons 

**Please Note: This Trip is dependant on a reasonable Weather Forcast - Stay Tuned!**

Join ASC's highly experienced avid tramper & 2019's Trips & Tramps Coordinator, Mark Roberts for a chance to cross this iconic route in Winter conditions. SnowCraft skills and Equipment (Helmet, Ice Axe & Crampons) are mandatory for this trip. A reasonable level of fitness is also required as the route is 20km in duration & snow will make it more challenging.  

If your up for an Adventure or simply would like to do this Crossing again then get on the phone or email Mark now! 

See you all there! 

Contact: Mark Roberts
09 849 6563