Calendar of Trips & Activities

Climbing Trips Starting January

Saturday 28 January - Sunday 30 April 2017
Climbing

There will be ‘short notice’ climbing trips organised by the Climbing Group.   To go on one of these trips, please go along to a session of Climbing at Extreme Edge at 7 pm on a Monday evening.

Contact:   Jackie Ponting   Ph 021 2093120  or Jackie.ponting@gmail.com

Contact: Jackie Ponting Ph 021 2093120 or Jackie.ponting@gmail.com

Coromandel Boat Trip

Thursday 23 February 2017
Thursday Walks

Coromandel by the Sea:  Catch the 8.45am ferry at Pier 4, return 3 pm.  Trip takes 2 hours.   Cost $70 with a discount depending on how many of us there are.

 

Leader: Sherilyn Coney Ph 638 5056 sconey@xtra.co.nz

Hunuas by Humbers Expedition 7

Sunday 5 March 2017
Tramping

We will explore Track 18 – Waterline Road from Mangatawhiri Dam to Keeney Road and St Paul’s Road  (12.8 kms) finishing on Mine Road and then Kohukohunui Track (part Track 2) to end at the top of Moumoukai Hill Road.  Estimated time:  5 Hours. This will be a crossover trip with an exchange of car keys in the middle.  

Leader: Sue & Brian Fitzpatrick Ph: 576 1069 or suzette@knockbane.co.nz

Pakuranga Rotary Walk

Sunday 5 March 2017
Walk

Meet at 1.00pm in the reserve alongside 94 Pakuranga Road. Park in car park across the road.

This runs around the edge of the water of the Tamaki Estuary. Great easy walking. Points of interest include extensive views up and down the Tamaki River, layers of ash, peat and ignimbrite, wetland areas, and features of historical and cultural significance.

Leader: Scotte White Scott White Ph. 0274-979-017 or info@taxsmart.co.nz

Motutapu Volunteer Sunday

Sunday 5 March 2017
Restoration

Catch the Fullers ferry to Motutapu, and pitch in to plant the island with trees. More than half a million have been planted in the last 23 years!  Register by email at register by email to admin@motutapu.org.nz.

 

Contact: Contact admin@motutapu.org.nz.

March Club Night

Tuesday 7 March 2017
Club Night

Summer camp and the Hokianga.

A club member for more than 50 years and retired university lecturer Tony Watkins led a 2016 summer camp trip to his ancestral home at Rangi Point in the North Hokianga. He will talk about places visited along the way, and the history of the Hokianga. Tony's talk will be followed by a selection of photos of other summer camp activities introduced by camp leader Bruce Rogers. Have a look at the Photogallery page for some images of Tony and his historical trip on the Northern Shore of the Hokianga.

Contact: Contact: Warren Whyte Ph. 528 4824 wandjwhyte@xtra.co.nz

Wangparoa Thursday Walk

Thursday 9 March 2017

Meet at the Gulf Harbour Ferry Terminal at 10.35.  Drive or catch the 9.30 ferry.  Walk beach, bush and cliff top.   Ferry home leaves at 1.30 or 3.45.

Leader:  Colleen Brewer   Ph 09 424 7301     candwbrewer@hotmail.com   027 238 6332

Leader: Colleen Brewer Ph 09 424 7301 candwbrewer@hotmail.com 027 238 6332

Ruapehu Work Party

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 March 2017
Ruapehu Work Party

Ruapehu Working party                                             Saturday & Sunday, 11th & 12th March, 2017    

 Complete cladding replacement, finish windows and make a start on dining room wall.

Leader:  Scott Houghton   Ph 027 2770041      houghton.scott@gmail.com

Contact: Scott Houghton

Motutapu Volunteer Sunday

Sunday 19 March 2017
Work Party

Motutapu  volunteer Sunday                                                                  Sunday 19th March, 2017   

Catch the Fullers ferry to Motutapu, and pitch in to plant the island with trees. More than half a million have been planted in the last 23 years!  Register by email at register by email to admin@motutapu.org.nz.

 

Contact: Motutapu.org.nz

Kiwi Esplanade to Ambury Park. Mangare Bridge

Sunday 19 March 2017
Day Trip

Kiwi Esplanade to Ambury Park, Mangere Bridge                          Sunday Stroll, 19th March, 2017

Meet at 1.00pm in the car park at the beginning of Kiwi Esplanade.

History, major conservation initiatives, and wildlife come together in this route which wanders alongside the Manukau Harbour coastline between Mangere Bridge and ultimately the Otuataua Stonefields. It explores the waterfront of Mangere Bridge township, terminating at its western end on the borders of Ambury Regional Park. On the border of the farm park, a few metres southwest of the visitor centre, a path links with an unsealed vehicle track, with off-shoot paths, that wanders south along the Mangere Ihumatao foreshore. This is an area rich in history and natural beauty,

Leader: Scott White       Ph. 0274-979-017           or info@taxsmart.co.nz

 

Leader: Scott White

Nelson Lakes – Blue Lake via Sabine Valley

Thursday 23 - Thursday 30 March 2017

Water taxi Lake Rotoroa, Sabine Valley to Blue Lake, staying at Blue Lake for 2 days and doing trips to Lake Constance and Moss Pass.  

Limited spaces available – trip filling fast.

Contact: Lesley Hawke 021 670981 or hawke.lesley@gmail.com

Coastal Milford to Browns Bay

Thursday 23 March 2017
Thursday Walk

Meet at carpark at the northern end of Milford beach at 10.30.   Return to Milford by bus.

Leader: Jan Watson. Ph 410 6173 or 021 1319759 janlwatson14@hotmail.com

Thursday Walk. Milford to Brown's Bay

Thursday 23 March 2017
Thursday Walk

Leader: Scott White       Ph. 0274-979-017           or info@taxsmart.co.nz

Thursday Walk    - Coastal Milford to Browns Bay                                Thursday, 23rd March, 2017

Meet at carpark at the northern end of Milford beach at 10.30.   Return to Milford by bus.

Leader:  Jan Watson.  Ph 410 6173 or 021 1319759   janlwatson14@hotmail.com

 

Leader: Jan Watson

The Dual 2017 – Motutapu – Rangitoto Traverse

Saturday 25 March 2017
Running

Race to save an Island.   The Dual is a series of 7 events from a 6km walk or run through to a full marathon, two mountain bike options and a triathlon.  This is the only time people can mountain bike on these islands.   The events can be entered as individuals, or as teams of 10 people or more.

 The whole event is a fundraiser for the Motutapu Restoration Trust.   For each entrant the trust will plant 4 trees.  Information at http://www.thedual.co.nz/duel-at-the-dual.html

 If you’d like to make a team contact  Bart Schroder 

Contact: Bart Schroder on schroder@vodafone.co.nz

Ruapehu Work party

Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 March 2017
Work Party

This is the third of the three pre-season work parties to get the hut maintenance done ready for the ski and winter climbing season. 

If you attend, you will get a $50 discount off your season bunk pass, paying only $150 instead of $200.  

 If you can help with the second or third working bees please email me at houghton.scott@gmail.com

We would really like to see you up there! 

Thanks  

Scott Houghton

Ruapehu Coordinator 

Contact: Scott Houghton

Ruapehu Work Party

Saturday 25 - Saturday 25 March 2017
Ruapehu Work Party

Ruapehu Working party                                                Saturday & Sunday, 25th & 26th March, 2017

Complete all remaining work.

Leader:  Scott Houghton   Ph 027 2770041     >  Register by email at register by email to admin@motutapu.org.nz.

 

Contact: Scott Houghton

Oxfam Trail walker

Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 March 2017
Charity Walk

Oxfam Trail Walker                                                         Saturday & Sunday 25th & 26th March, 2017

This event involves groups of 4 people waking 50 or 100 kms near Whakatane.   Each team goes after sponsorship to help raise $1m for Oxfam NZ to contribute to a global pot with 11 other countries doing the same thing.   If sufficient people are interested ASC will enter a team.   See Oxfamtrailwalker.org.nz

For further information email Paul Lyon   plyon@xtra.co.nz

Contact: Paul Lyon

Proposed Tongariro Crossing

Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 April 2017

Staying at the ASC A-Frame. We plan to do the crossing on Saturday, but if the weather looks dodgy, the Sunday. We'll take a Roam shuttle from Whakapapa ($30 return, leaves 7am or 8am to Mangetepopo, returns from Ketetahi at 2pm, 4pm or 5:30pm)

 The alternate day, if the weather is good, we do the Tama Lakes walk, which takes in the Taranaki Falls - 5-6 Hrs return.  

Contact :   Bart Schroder   Ph 524 7456     schroder@vodafone.co.nz

Contact: Bart Schroder

Leader: Leader Required

Chelsea Heritage Park & Chelsea Bay

Sunday 2 April 2017
Day Trip

Chelsea Heritage Park & Chelsea Bay                      Sunday Stroll, Sunday 2nd April, 2017

Meet at 1 pm in the car park at the bottom of Colonial Road, Birkenhead.

Chelsea Heritage Park combines walks through both grassed and bushed areas with great views. Throughout the park there are a great variety of birds such as nesting shags, tui and wood pigeons. The lakes are home to short and long finned eels, common bully and banded kokopu as well as many exotic species.

Leader:  Scott White    Ph 0274 979 017  or info@taxsmart.co.nz

Leader: Scott White

Mahurangi Regional Park

Sunday 9 April 2017
Day Trip

Mahurangi Regional Park                                                                           Sunday, 9th April, 2017

Walking for about 4 hours around the Mahurangi Peninsula enjoying the bush, the birds and the coastal paths.     Swimming optional.   Meet at Sullivan’s Bay carpark at 10 am.   Please let leader know if you are coming.

Leader:  Owen Sprosen   Ph.   09 449 9309   or   ojsprosen@hotmail.com

 

Leader: Owen Sprosen

Karekare Beach & Coast

Thursday 13 April 2017
Thursday Walk

Thursday Walk  -  Karekare                                                                   Thursday, 13th April, 2017

Meet at car park 10.30am.  Walk along the beach.  Boots essential.  Approx 4 hours.

Leader:  Roy Haywood   Ph 821 8874,   021 025 33114    royhaywoodpiha@xtra.co.nz  

Leader: Roy Haywood

Blockhouse Bay to Green Bay and Craigavon Park

Sunday 16 April 2017
Day Trip

Blockhouse Bay to Green Bay and Craigavon Park   Sunday Stroll, Sunday 16th April, 2017

Meet at 1 pm in the car park 100 metres up from the beach in Endeavour Street.   Part of Blockhouse Bay Beach Reserve and the Manukau coastal walk route.  The path of which rises up behind the playground to Taunton Terrace and along a track marked Te Ara O Tiriwa (the Pathway of Tiriwa – the legendary high priest of the Waitakeres)  This is a little known route from Blockhouse Bay beach up to and then down and along the cliff face towards and then down to Green Bay.  Great sea views and very steep with many steps.  From there we go through Motu Moana to Craigavon Park and return via another route.

Leader:  Scott White    Ph 0274 979 017  or info@taxsmart.co.nz

Leader: Scott White

Proposed Heaphy Track

Saturday 22 - Wednesday 26 April 2017
Tramping

The track is 82 km long, and takes 4-6 days, depending on how fast we want to go. Currently Air NZ have flights at 7am, arrive 8:25 for $69 incl bag) then shuttle to Brown hut (2 3/4 hours, arrive midday). The walk to the next hut (Perry Saddle) is 5 hours, so we either have a long day, or arrive later, and stay the night at Browns Hut, and start walking the next day. Return from Kohaihai Shelter to Nelson (5 1/2 hours), stay the night in Nelson and fly out the next day (currently $89 inc bag). Shuttle cost is $160. The DOC hut fee is $35/night.  Please let us know how many days you would like to take. You will need to book your own flights and huts, once we confirm dates. We will book the shuttle.

 Contact Bart if you are interested in leading the trip.

Contact: Bart Schroder

Leader: Leader Required

Puhoi

Thursday 27 April 2017
Thursday Walk

Thursday Walk  -  Puhoi                                                   Thursday, 27th April, 2017

Meet at 10.30 at the Domain opposite the General Store.  Approx 2 hours bush walk then a look around the historic village.   Suitable for most walkers.

Leader:  Bruce Dwerryhouse.    Ph 575 4090,  022 123 9507   dwerryh@xtra.co.nz

Leader: Bruce Dweryhouse

Twin Coast Rail Trail

Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 May 2017
Cycling

This new rail trail from Opua on the East Coast to Horeke on the Hokianga Harbour, via Ngawha, Kaikohe and Lake Omapere is now open. There is a ride of about 4km on the vintage steam train Gabriel for 4km from Taumarere to Kawaka. There are 5 sections with a total length of 82 km.  We'll use a shuttle to return.  

Contact: Bart Schroder

Leader: Leader Required

Proposed Twin Coast Trail

Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 May 2017
Tramping

Twin Coast Rail Trail                                                              Thurs, 4th – Saturday, 6th May, 2017

This new rail trail from Opua on the East Coast to Horeke on the Hokianga Harbour, via Ngawha, Kaikohe and Lake Omapere is now open. There is a ride of about 4km on the vintage steam train Gabriel for 4km from Taumarere to Kawaka. There are 5 sections with a total length of 82 km.  We'll use a shuttle to return. 

 

Contact: Bart Schroder

Kawau Island & Tawharanui

Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 June 2017
Tramping

Drive to Tawharanui, camp there in the regional park camp ground ($15), and walk North-South coast tracks, with a detour to Tokatu Point lookout (3 - 4 1/2 hours depending). Lots of bird life in the sanctuary, and good views. On Sunday decamp and drive to Sandspit (23km, 30 mins) for a day trip to Kawau Island ($50 return). Visit Mansion House, and do the Coppermine round trip (2 1/2 hours) from Mansion house via Redwood tracks to the old copper mine and back via Two House bay. All other tracks on the island are currently closed because of H+S concerns.

 If you don't want to camp let us know, and we'll contemplate staying locally somewhere, at higher cost. 

Contact: Bart Schroder

Leader: Leader Required

Proposed Kawau Island Tawharanui

Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 June 2017
Tramping

Kawau Island/Tawharanui                                                 Saturday, 10th - Sunday 11th June, 2017

Drive to Tawharanui, camp there in the regional park camp ground ($15), and walk North-South coast tracks, with a detour to Tokatu Point lookout (3 - 4 1/2 hours depending). Lots of bird life in the sanctuary, and good views. On Sunday decamp and drive to Sandspit (23km, 30 mins) for a day trip to Kawau Island ($50 return). Visit Mansion House, and do the Coppermine round trip (2 1/2 hours) from Mansion house via Redwood tracks to the old copper mine and back via Two House bay. All other tracks on the island are currently closed because of H+S concerns.

If you don't want to camp let us know, and we'll contemplate staying locally somewhere, at higher cost. 

Contact: Bart Schroder