Calendar of Trips & Activities

Ruapehu Summer Program

Saturday 6 January - Sunday 29 April 2018
Adventure Running Mountain Biking Walking

The Ruapehu Summer program is down at Ruapehu based in our lodges, which will be open for summer. Come on down and experience some of the wonderful things waiting just for you. Check out the Ruapehu Summer program page

Contact: Carolyn Blackford

Leader: Carolyn

Ruapehu Working Bee #1

Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 January 2018
Work Party

Ruapehu Working Bee #1       Saturday, 20th and Sunday, 21st January, 2018

Variety of jobs available –skilled and unskilled.  All attendees to one or more working bees are eligible for $50 discount off next season’s bunk pass.
Contact:  Scott Houghton

Contact: Scott Houghton

Oakley Creek Walkway Waterview

Sunday 4 February 2018
Sunday Stroll

Oakley Creek Walkway Waterview        Sunday Stroll, 4th February, 2018

Meet at 1pm at the end of Craddock Street, Avondale.      Oakley Creek starts a little before Keith hay Park in Mt Roskill and flows through a number of reserves, under New North Road, Mt Albert and then through a long narrow gully between Waterview and Unitec, before flowing into the sea a little before Pt Chevalier.  The Waterview Shared Path has recently been opened and consists of a 90 metre bridge in the reserve across the road from Alford Street, Waterview.   It crosses above the gully, and Oakley Creek, and from that point there is a shared path through Unitec and numerous reserves down to and across New North Road and on through to Mt Roskill.   This stroll is a loop starting near the beginning and then along Oakley Creek and coming out a little before Pt Chevalier.   We then move onto the shared path and return to where we started. 
Leader:   Scott White     Ph. 0274-979-017

Leader: Scott White

February Club Night

Tuesday 6 February 2018
Club Social

February Club Night      Tuesday, 6th February, 2018 

BBQ in Cornwall Park at the BBQ area at the top end of Grand Drive (near where the chickens roam around)   Please note that St Marks Hall WILL NOT BE OPEN.    Please bring a plate, something to BBQ and something to drink.  It’s no problem to bring a bottle of wine if you wish.   If you would like to sit, bring a picnic rug or a folding chair.  Families and children most welcome.   Best access is off Campbell Road, There you will find plenty of parking near the BBQs and you will see the ASC contingent close by.     Arrive 5.45 – 6 pm. – depart 8.30 – 9 pm (park gates close at 9pm)    Any questions call either Bart Schroder   Ph 524 7456 or one of the committee members (refer inside cover of Aplinesport for phone numbers)

Contact: Bart Schroder Ph 524 7456

Puhinui Stream

Sunday 18 February 2018
Sunday Stroll

Puhinui Stream  Sunday Stroll, 18th February, 2018

Meet at 1 pm alongside 200 Charles Prevost Drive, Manurewa.     The Puhinui Stream Forest Trail is next to the Auckland Botanic Gardens and is a well sign posted trail through lush forest linking the forest walking tracks between the Botanic Gardens and Totara Park.  You cross bridges, climb steps, skirt along the edge of paddocks with cows munching the grass all the while wandering through massed tree ferns, nikau palms and native New Zealand bush.  There are some steep parts to this part of the walk.  Along with the 155 plant species found in the forest are the native puriri, totara, kanuka, taraire, northern rata and nikau palms.    The 700 year old puriri, pock-marked with tunnels bored by puriri moth caterpillars, is not to be missed.
Leader:   Scott White     Ph. 0274-979-017

Leader: Scott White

Ruapehu – Midis & Thursday Walkers week at the Mountain. Monday, 19th to Friday, 23rd February, 2018

Monday 19 - Friday 23 February 2018
Day Tramps

Ruapehu – Midis & Thursday Walkers week at the Mountain.      Monday, 19th to Friday, 23rd February, 2018 

We will start the walking year with a 3-5 day stay at the club lodge on Ruapehu.  Arrive anytime from Monday, 19th February and stay as long as you wish through to the following weekend.  A programme of both easy walks and longer walks will be organised each day from Tuesday 20th through to Friday 23rd.     Car pooling will be arranged where required.   All food will be provided, and help given to anyone needing their gear carried from their car to the lodge.   Cost which included Dinner, Bed and Breakfast is $45 per person per night.    This week at our Ruapehu Lodge is open to all club members and in a wonderful opportunity for Thursday Walkers and other club members to get to know each other at the start of the year and to enjoy a stay on Ruapehu in the summer.   More details will be advised at time of booking.    Stay on for Working Bee if you wish.

 Organisers:  Warren & Jocelyn Whyte   Ph 528 4824  email   Ruapehu Hut Booking by 15th February is essential for catering purposes .   Minimum number of 20 people required for trip to proceed.

Contact: Warren & Jocelyn Whyte

The Forgotten World Highway’ revisited

Friday 23 - Monday 26 February 2018

The Forgotten World Highway’ revisited  Friday 23rd Feb to Monday 26th Feb., 2018

Jan’s trip down memory lane. Explore the Forgotten World Highway…including Tahora, Tangarakau, Kohuratahi and the Republic of Whangamomona.   Of course, a visit to the infamous ‘Whanga Pub’ is compulsory.     Limited to 23 explorers.

Leader:  Jan Watson  09 4106173  or 021 1319759

Leader: Jan Watson

Ruapehu Working Bee #3

Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 February 2018
Ruapehu Work Party

Ruapehu Working Bee  #3         Saturday, 24h and Sunday, 25st February, 2018

Contact:  Scott Houghton 

Greenstone/Caples tracks

Saturday 3 March 2018

I am planning a tramp to the Greenstone/Caples tracks, possible dates either the beginning of March or later in March, around the 20th.    

Expressions of interest to Jane Rogers.  

Contact: Jane Rogers. Ph 473 5189 or

Leader: Jane Rogers

Ruapehu Working Bee #4

Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 March 2018
Ruapehu Work Party

Ruapehu Working Bee  #4      Saturday, 10th and Sunday, 11th March, 2018

Contact:  Scott Houghton

Contact: Scott Houghton

Routeburn & Greenstone Tracks combined.

Thursday 22 March 2018

Routeburn & Greenstone Tracks combined.   22nd March, 2018

These two are guided and combined tramps with Ultimate Hikes, and require you to carry day packs only.   Food and lodging are provided in the overall price.  Start date is 22nd March, 2018.   Contact Maria Bullock  Ph. 630 6079 or

Contact: Maria Bullock Ph. 630 6079 or