Calendar of Trips & Activities

Snowcraft training

Friday 17 - Sunday 19 August 2018
Alpine Instruction

Come and practice your newly developed skills. Open agenda subject to attendee skills and weather. Attendees are expected to have undertaken the basic Snowcraft course and be self-sufficient on the mountain. Explore the mountain and learn some of the do’s and don’ts of mountain travel in the company of experienced members and fellow novices. Course is based at our cosy Ruapehu Hut and the adventurous may choose to sleep in a snow cave overnight. Cost (accommodation only – you need to self cater for food) - $70/person (members) or $120/person (non-members).

Contact: Contact: Sharon Hunter-Smith
Brian Duffy Mob:021 859 829

Dunn’s Ridge – Puhoi Track

Sunday 19 August 2018

Great views and rich flora of QE11 property Dunn’s Bush.  Te Araroa trail (tramping Std) down valley to Puhoi village, some steep bits and farm animals.  Approx. 9 kms.  Actual route may depend on party and conditions.  Meet in Domain over bridge opposite general store and pub in Puhoi.  Turn off SH1 after tunnel on northern toll road.   Please book in early.

Leader: Leaders: Marcia & David Roberts Phone 418 0397 021 1506356

Wattle Downs Walkway

Sunday 19 August 2018
Sunday Stroll

Meet at 1.00pm in the Wattle Farm Reserve car park, off Wattle Farm Road (off Coxhead Road & Mahia Road).   The walkway follows the coastal strip of reserve land adjoining the Wattle Downs residential area and consists of esplanade reserves with two larger reserves at Kauri Point and adjoining Kaanapali Crescent.     Distance: 8.7km

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


Thursday 23 August 2018
Thursday Walks

Meet at Karekare car park at 10.30.  Walk on the beach to Pararaha Valley and return.

Leader: Leader: Roy Haywood PH 812 8874 021 02533114

Tahuna Torea (Tamaki Estuary)

Sunday 26 August 2018
Sunday Stroll

Beautiful nature reserve and wetland.  Unique wildlife situated on long sand bank extending out to Tamaki Estuary.      Local leader required.

Contact: Contact: Maria Bullock Ph 630 6079 or

Leader: Local Leader Required.

Le Roy’s Bush

Sunday 2 September 2018
Sunday Stroll

Meet at 1.00pm in the car park outside the Northcote Bowling Club, off Council Terrace in Little Shoal Bay, across from the beach.

We will walk around the wetlands and then climb up the valley through Le Roy’s  bush to the top, coming out near the highest point of the  Birkenhead shopping centre.

We will then walk down Hinemoa Street and back into another section of Le Roys Bush and back down the valley to where we started.

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

September Club night

Tuesday 4 September 2018
Club Night

7.30 pm Tuesday, 4thSeptember, 2018

Ross Copland, CEO Ruapehu Alpine Lifts, is making a special trip to Auckland to bring us up to date on his company’s plans for the future of skiing on Mt Ruapehu.   RAL have plans to invest heavily in new lifts, gondola, snow machines and much more at Ruapehu.  Hear first hand what is planned and how the two ski fields are being developed for the future and the role of the clubs in this development.   This is your opportunity to ask questions and be part of the excitement of the changes taking place at Whakapapa.

Shakespear Regional Park

Sunday 9 September 2018

From Okoramai Bay, circuit walk. 3 – 4 hours.  Interesting birdlife –saddlebacks have been released.

Leader: Leader: Lesley Hawke Ph 021 670 981

Te Atatu Peninsula

Thursday 13 September 2018
Thursday Walk

Turn right at the first roundabout off the motorway, opposite Gloria Avenue to car park at 10.30 am.

Leader: Leaders: Jenni & Paul Lyon Ph 521 8374 027 421 8100

Gittos Domain, Blockhouse Bay

Sunday 16 September 2018
Sunday Stroll

Meet at 1.00pm in the 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 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.

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

Murawai Walk

Sunday 23 September 2018

Walk through bush and beach tracks.  More details to follow.

Contact: Contact: Maria Bullock Email

Auckland Domain Sculpture Walk

Sunday 30 September 2018
Sunday Stroll

Meet at 1 pm on the steps at the front of the Auckland Museum.  Plenty of long term parking available.  These artworks were installed in Auckland Domain between 2004 and 2006.   The walk covers an open grassed area and well-formed paths from in front of the Museum down the hill to Stanley Street and return.    Detailed information of the sculptures will be available.

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