Calendar of Trips & Activities

Thursday Walk – St John’s Area

Thursday 25 May 2017
Thursday Walk

Something old, something new.  Includes St John’s College, new walkway by Sunhill and more.   Meet 10 am at Worcester Road entrance to St John’s Bush.

Leader:  Jocelyn Whyte    Ph 528 4824    021 158 6850    wandjwhyte@xtra.co.nz

 

Leader: Jocelyn Whyte Ph 528 4824 021 158 6850 wandjwhyte@xtra.co.nz

Pigeon Mtn & Wakaaranga Creek to Half Moon Bay

Sunday 28 May 2017

Meet at 1.00pm in the car park 100 metres west of the Pigeon Mountain Road/Himalaya Drive intersection. It is across the road from the entrance to the Pigeon Mountain Wetlands and at the base of Pigeon Mountain itself. The stroll covers the wetlands and mangroves, through the Wakaaranga Creek Reserve and follows another reserve and a few side streets until we join up with the river side walk which takes us to Half Moon Bay. Along the foreshore, we pass through an interesting environment with great views of the Tamaki River and the other side. The creek is home to a great selection of wild life. There are many pukeko and at one point they bunch below the boardwalk, obviously wanting to be fed!! Apparently, there are pukeko nest near the boardwalk.
Leader: Scott White Ph 0274-979-017 or info@taxsmart.co.na

Leader: Scott White

June Club Night & AGM

Tuesday 6 June 2017
Club Night

St Marks Church, Parish Hall, 5 St Marks Road, Remuera
AGM followed by an illustrated talk on Patagonia and Bolivia – a trampers paradise.
Club membership officer, Paul Lyon, together with his wife, Jenni will give a talk on their recent travels through Chile and Bolivia including the stunning Patagonia Region. This is one of the most fascinating regions of the world so come along and hear about Paul and Jenni’s experiences.

Contact: Brian Duffy & Murray Davidson

Orewa Millenium Walk

Thursday 8 June 2017
Thursday Walk

Meet at 10.30 am in Arundel Reserve car park at northern end of Orewa Beach. Walk down the beach to Visitors Centre car park at southern end of beach – Silverdale Motorway exit. 45 mins from the city. Meet those who don’t want to walk so far at 11.30 for the Millenium walk. Flat walking all the way. 7 ½ kms.
Leaders: Jenni and Paul Lyon 021 676 714 09 521 8374 or jennilyon.jl@gmail.com.

Leader: Jenni & Paul Lyon

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

Snowcraft Course Mt Ruapehu

Friday 7 - Sunday 9 July 2017
Alpine Instruction

Come and learn the skills needed to be safe in the mountains, including using crampons and ice axe, belaying, abseiling and rope work, avalanche rescue, and building a snow cave (and sleeping in it!). You'll become familiar with a range of useful knots ad what to do with them. Based at our very own Ruapehu Hut. For more information please contact Sharon Hunter-Smith: shuntersmith@gmail.com

Leader: Sharon Hunter-Smith

Snowcraft Course Mt Ruapehu

Friday 21 - Sunday 23 July 2017
Alpine Instruction

Come and learn the skills needed to be safe in the mountains, including using crampons and ice axe, belaying, abseiling and rope work, avalanche rescue, and building a snow cave (and sleeping in it!). You'll become familiar with a range of useful knots ad what to do with them. Based at our very own Ruapehu Hut. For more information please contact Sharon Hunter-Smith: shuntersmith@gmail.com

Leader: Sharon Hunter-Smith

Southern Alps Excursion September 2017

Saturday 30 September 2017
Climbing

Visit the glacier country, 6-7 day fly in walk out expedition proposed either Murchison/Tasman glaciers or perhaps Fox or Franz Neves.

Dates to be determined depending upon interest.

 

Contact Brian Duffy for details. bduffy@vodafone.co.nz or Mob: 021 859 829

Contact: Brian Duffy