Calendar of Trips & Activities

Kiwi Esplanade, Mangere Bridge

Sunday 24 June 2018
Sunday Stroll Walk

Meet at 1.00pm in the car park at the corner of Coronation Road and the Kiwi Esplanade, Mangere Bridge.

We walk along the Manukau Harbour foreshore to Ambury Farm Park and return. It is a comfortable, flat walk ideal for the kids and their bikes. It forms part of the Te Araroa, the national walkway and to follow it provides a classic experience; scenic and volcanic beauty, harbour views, rare birdlife, evidence of early Maori occupation and tragic maritime history - all in an easy two hour walk ‘there and back.’

The next part of the walk offers a most uncommon sight. From Mangere Mountain, high to the left, rivers of molten lava ran to the sea when the volcano blew apart, many years ago. As the hot lava met the cool waters of the harbour, it slowed and cooled leaving ribbons of black rock across the landscape. The harbour edge here features acres of pitted scoria and trails of black lava drifting into the sea.

This walk offers fascinating history, scenery and wildlife that few suburban walks can match

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

Long Bay Park Coastal walk (replaces Okura Walkway)

Sunday 24 June 2018
Walk

Walk north around the beach and back over the cliffs. Low tide 10.09am   Includes 3 beaches and Vaughan Homestead.    Bring lunch and drink.

Contact: Contact: Maria Bullock Email. maria22louise@gmail.com

Thursday Walk – Owairaka-Unitec-Waterview

Thursday 28 June 2018
Thursday Walk Walk

Meet 10 am at Allan Wood Park, Hendon Avenue, Mt Albert.  Explore new and old pathways over and around the new tunnel

Leader: Leader: Diane Syme Ph 846 7230 or 021 250 2304 janddsyme@gmail.com

July Club Night

Tuesday 3 July 2018
Club Night

7.30pm,

Phillip Donnell, tramper extraordinaire and trip leader for FMC Travel Club will give a PowerPoint presentation titled “50 of the Best” walks that he has done in NZ. Phillip who is travelling up from Tauranga especially for the evening is an accomplished speaker and we can be assured of a delightful evening highlighted with both humorous anecdotes and poetic interludes. Phillip will have available for sale his recent book titled “Into the Wilderness” about thirty of his most memorable meanders into the NZ backcountry.

This will be an evening not to be missed.

Rangitoto Island walk

Sunday 8 July 2018
Walk

Catch the ferry from Auckland or Devonport to enjoy one of Joe’s favourite places.  A dry walk for winter with plenty to see on our youngest volcano.   Adult fare $33 return.

 

Leader: Leader: Joe Scott-Woods Ph 09 575 5383 pjscottwoods@icloud.com

Pigeon Mountain & Wakaaranga Creek to Half Moon Bay

Sunday 8 July 2018
Sunday Stroll Walk

Meet at 1 pm in car park 100 metres west of the Pigeon Mountain Road/Himalaya Drive intersection.  The stroll covers wetlands and mangroves through the Wakaaranga Creek Reserve and joins up with Half Moon Bay

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

University of Auckland Heritage Walk

Thursday 12 - Friday 13 July 2018
Walk

Thursday 12th and / or Friday 13th

This walk will begin at Albert Park by the floral clock, taking in 31 Heritage sites.  Brian will share insights in official documents.  Numbers strictly limited to 15 persons each day.

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

Orakei Basin Extended Walk

Sunday 29 July 2018
Walk

Meet at 1 pm at the foot of the pedestrian bridge over the railway line in the car park beside the Orakei Station in Orakei Road.   .   There are some hills involved, with a mix of level and steep paths, steep steps and a great board walk over, and not alongside the Basin.

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

Tawharanui Park walk

Sunday 29 July 2018
Walk

More information to follow regarding this walk, but make a note in your diaries!

Leader: Leaders: Helen and Clive Bolt Ph. 534 2946 cbolt@xtra.co.nz

Snowcraft training

Friday 10 - Saturday 11 August 2018
Alpine Instruction

More information to follow

Snowcraft training

Friday 17 - Saturday 18 August 2018
Alpine Instruction

More information to follow