Trips, Tramps & More...



Dome Valley Forest 

Sunday Walk

26 September 2021

We will explore the Dome Forest to the lookout and the Dome summit and then onto the Waiwhiu Kauri Grove. If conditions allow, we will explore further.  We will meet at the Dome Forest Carpark, 7 km north of Warkworth, on SH1 at the top of the hill on the road into the Dome Valley. 

 Leaders Sue and Brian FitzPatrick.  For carpooling and to get a starting time please contact Sue FitzPatrick or 576 1069. 

(If postponed due to Covid restrictions the trip will run on the 17th of October.) 

Dome Valley Forest

Sunday walk

17 October 2021

Reserve day for the above trip .




Thursday walk

14 October 2021

Meeting place Army Bay carpark,the end of Whangaparaoa Road ,at 10.30am. (if coming by car)
Most people  will catch the 9.30 am Ferry from pier 4 in Quay street and return on the 1.30 pm Ferry from Gulf Harbour.A Ferry Bus will meet  both boats and will transport everyone to the Shakespear Regional Park. Gold Cards can be used on both the Ferry and the Bus.
We have the option of two walks ,one through Waterfall Gully and up to the lookout and the other a more gentle  option involving birdwatching and botanising through the replanted wetland and the beach.
Leaders Colleen and Warren Brewer Phone 094247301 Cellphone 0204144057 


Thursday walk

28 October 2021

Meet at the public toilets at Bayswater Wharf at 10.30am. The ferry leaves Auckland City for Bayswater at 10.10 am.A flat walk from Bayswater to Narrow Neck where we will have lunch and return in time for the 2.25pm ferry back to Auckland. If time permits we will detour on the return to visit the historic Bayswater cemetery.

Leaders: Jocelyn Magness Gillian Trotman Contact 021 1191337 or



Thursday walk

11 November  2021


Leader Graham Russel

Motutapu Island Weekend


12/14 November 2021

Join other club members for a fun weekend staying at the lodge at Motutapu Outdoor Education Centre. Activities tramping, kayaking, exploring old WW2 tunnels, documentary films, night walks, flying fox, swimming etc The Motutapu trips always book out so if you are interested please email  for more information. 

Kawakawa Bay to Orere Point

Sunday walk

21 November 2021

 A pleasant coastal walk which the club has not done for some years. Come prepared to get your feet wet (maybe) depending upon the tide, and some beach walking. Car shuffle required. 

Leaders Warren & Jocelyn Whyte ph 528 4824

November 25  Picnic & EOY  Mt Eden Walkway
Leader  Sherilyn Coney

Leitch’s track Family Weekend Tramp


27/28 November 2021


Easy tramping trip to Letich’s Hut in the Waikato region. 3 Hr/8.5km walk in from the road end along a former surveyed road and is well graded. Well suited to families with kids to a standard DOC hut (16 bunks). I would suggest bring a tent along in case the hut is full. The hut is first come, first served basis. We will meet at the road end at mid-day Saturday and walk out early afternoon Sunday back to the cars. 

Please contact Nicholas on (09) 480-6166 or

Overnight tramp on Mt Pirongia


4/5 December 2021

 Up to the summit of Mt Pirongia via the Tirohanga Track on Saturday, a night in Pahautea Hut and return on the Sunday via Mahaukura Track. A challenging but rewarding tramp with stunning views of the mountain and the Waikato below. 8-11 hours /12km return. Children welcome.

An extended option could involve leaving on Friday afternoon/evening and spending a night at the foot of the mountain before heading off earlier on the Saturday morning if this is of interest.Around 2 hours drive from Auckland.

Contact Lukas Adam:

Ngatuhoa Lodge family Weekend


11/12 March 2022

Surrounded by bush clad hills in the Kaimais this lodge includes use of a mini confidence course, a flying fox ,flat water kayaking , tubing in the stream & an abseiling wall . We will make use of the local activities Saturday & do a hike Sunday. Accommodation costs are $44 per person for the weekend. Contact Mark to book, 50% deposit payable to confirm your place. Last summer this trip booked out so please get in early to avoid disappointment.

Leader  Mark Roberts

Thursday Walks – Walks are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month (except January and December). For further information contact Clive Bolt For details of other proposed multi day trips see the Club’s Bulletin Board under “Tramping and Trips” where members seek others to join them or help in planning in trips.