Calendar of Trips & Activities

Hapuakohe Range

Sunday 21 October 2018

While there are track closures in the Hunua Ranges due to Kauri dieback and 1080 drops, we are unable to plan further Hunua trips.  In the meantime we will explore the Hapuakohe Range which defines the western edge of the Hauraki Plains.    We expect this to take 3 or 4 trips some of which will be there and back trips.   We will keep open exact details until we know the composition of the party.  For meeting place and time contact the leaders.

Leader: Leaders, Sue and Brian Fitzpatrick. Ph. 576 1069 or

Pukekohe Area

Thursday 25 October 2018
Thursday Walks

Catch the train to Pukekohe which arrives at 9.46am.   Unfortunately this will mean paying unless you catch the train at Otahuhu which departs at 9.01am.  Graham will meet everyone at the station and will go by bus to Harker Reserve, then lunch at Batkin Reserve followed by a visit to the Alexander Redoubt and then back to Pukekohe for coffee if time allows before catching train.  There will be a small charge for the bus.

Leader: Leader: Graham Russell Ph. 09 2386988 021 874 924 Email:

Churchill Park, Glendowie

Sunday 28 October 2018
Sunday Stroll

Meet at 1.00pm on the corner of Roberta Avenue and Riddell Road, at the shops.    Churchill Park is 47 hectares and was named after Winston Churchill in 1945 when it was acquired by the Auckland City Council.   There is a mix of level paths and a few steep paths.   Easy walking, with both sea and city views, a stream, private gardens and farm animals.  The aim of this trip is to circumnavigate the park and then follow the cliff top path.

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

November Club Night

Tuesday 6 November 2018
Club Night

7.30pm Tuesday 6th November 2018

Peter Otway, explorer and author will give an illustrated talk titled “It’s a Dog’s Life in Antarctica”. He later wrote a book of the same title.


 Peter arrived at Scott Base in October 1960 for a 16 month assignment, spending two summer seasons sledging and surveying through the mountains and around the edge of the frigid Polar Plateau. Peter wintered over between seasons working with British Explorer Wally Herbert to look after five husky teams.


 Members of the Auckland Branch of the Antarctica Society will be joining us for the evening so we expect to have a ‘full house’. You can be assured of an interesting evening.


PROPOSED TRIP: Mt Arthur Tablelands and Cobb Valley.

Saturday 1 - Sunday 9 December 2018

Between December 1st and 9th, 2018

Completing the Mt Arthur circuit, summit and Cobb Valley exploration.  Staying in huts, shelters or tenting if preferred.   Plenty of variety of tracks, flora and geology.  Planning to spend about 5 to 8 days based some of the time at Salisbury Lodge, which is a back country hut.

Contact: Expressions of interest to: Lesley Hawke or 021 670981