Trips, Tramps & More...

June 2020 and Beyond

Tuesday July 7th            July Club Night  

Location : St.Marks Hall, Remuera Rd - 7.30pm

Long time club member Sally Teesdale will give a talk about her experiences sailing from Australia to New Zealand on board the replica sailing ship "The Endeavour"

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Thursday 9 July 2020         Devonport Heritage Walk   

Meet at 10.30am outside Devonport Wharf for a ramble about the historic areas and maunga including a visit to the Devonport museum by Mt.Cambria.

Leader: Owen Sprosen email ojsprosen@hotmail.com ph 444 9309 or 021031430

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 Sunday 12th July 2020       Onehunga Bay to Lynfield  

 An urban coastal walk to stretch our legs after the long lockdown. This enjoyable 4 – 5 hour walk offers a little bit of up and down, a bit of a turn here and there, harbour beaches, bush tracks, walkways and urban streets. It commences at the Taumanu Reserve in Onehunga Bay and follows the Manukau Coastal track through to Lynfield. Come prepared to enjoy a day of interesting vistas and enjoyable company Leaders : Warren & Jocelyn Whyte ph 528 4824 or 027 675 2147

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Whiritoa weekend during School Holidays 

Between Fri 10 –Tues 14 July 2020

Staying at family bach in shared bedrooms (3 and 4 per room - Parents, Grandparents, children welcome) on the Coromandel East Coast, near Whangamata. Cliff top walks, biking, scooters, estuary kayaking, and surf beaches to explore. Stay all or some of the time. Limit of numbers to 10 (maybe 12) people.)

Leader: Lesley Hawke 021670981 or hawke.lesley@gmail.com 

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Sunday     19 July 2020             Fernhill Escarpment Walk 

Meet at 1.30pm in Jack Hinton Drive. From Rosedale Road (near Albany) turn into Jack Hinton Drive (the entrance to the Sewage Station), drive 200 metres to ample parking next to the toilet block/public shelter on the right.This escarpment is completely hidden by native forest so that the only way to see its cliffs is to follow the bush trails that traverse the area. Of course there are some steep bits but enthusiastic locals have provided some fixed ropes which enable the area to be safely traversed by the young and old. A round trip is envisaged, of 2 to 3 hours. Please register with me if you are coming.

Leader: Garth Barfoot 0274 985 221, 09-483 5474,gbarfoot@xtra.co.nz

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Sunday 26 July 2020           Small People on Big Hills

Omana & Maraetai

All ages welcome! Meet at Omana Regional Park playground at 10.00am ( just before the locked gate to the campground). Join Lukas (3) and Clara (6) for a walk around the regional park, spot farm animals, explore the boardwalk and native bush and enjoy the beautiful Maraetai coast. Bring lunch and warm/waterproof clothing. Optional coffee at Maraetai afterwards.

Leader: Miranda Hutton mirandajhutton@gmail.com or 0226488 733

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Sunday 26 July 2020              Pukekohe Five Summits Trail 

Pukekohe’s Five Summits Trail is a 20.5 km walk (1 km short of a half marathon).  To acknowledge its 50th birthday, the trail is a gift of Pukekohe Tramping Club assisted by NZ Walking Access (Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa). Starting from the Pukekohe Railway Station we will walk around Pukekohe in a clockwise direction. The trail meanders through parks and reserves, into new and old areas.  This walk is expected to take 6 hours.  The summits we will visit are Pukekohe Hill, Belmont Rise, Cape Hill, Raven’s Rock, and Doctor’s Hill, Rooseville Park.

Leaders: Sue and Brian FitzPatrick Ph:576 1069 or suzette@knockbane.co.nz

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Sunday  02 August 2020        Stonefields Heritage Trail 

Sunday Stroll, meet at 1.30pm outside 74 Magma Crescent, Stonefields. This walk winds along the south western cliff edge of what was previously the old Mt Wellington Quarry.   There are fantastic views of not only the Maungarei Springs Wetlands directly below but also the multitude and variety of the modern style of housing.   All of this is under the slopes of the nearby Mt Wellington which towers over the area.When we have completed the cliff edge walk we will cross the valley or ex crater for a close up look at and a walk through the wetlands then back to where we started.                 

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

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Tuesday 4 th August 2020                  Club  AGM

Location : St.Marks Hall, Remuera Rd - 7.30pm

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Saturday 8th/Sunday 9th  August 2020 

Womens Overnight Group - Hauraki Rail Trail from Paeroa to Waihi

Saturday lunchtime to early afternoon Sunday, biking from Paeroa to Waihi with time for the Windows Walk and a stop at Waikino Station along the way. Overnight at Waihi Camp and Cabins and return the next day. 24kms level gravel rail trail each day. Informal bike maintenance lesson in the evening for those who are keen and opportunity to discuss other potential overnight biking trips.

There is a range of accommodation available at Waihi Camp and cabins ranging from tenting ( for the brave) to backpacker style rooms and private cabins. Contact fionaheenan@yahoo.com for further information

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Thursday 13 August 2020                Piha to Mercer Bay 

Meet 10.30am at the South end of Marine Parade south ( not in front of Surf club). Walk to Gap and Mercer Bay. 

Leader: Tony Sullivan mailto:tonybeatnz@gmail.com 021 0545 726

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Sunday 23 August 2020               Kiwi Esplanade, Mangere Bridge                                       

Sunday stroll, 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. FollowIng part of Te Araroa, the national walkway, with 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. This walk offers fascinating history, scenery and wildlife that few suburban walks can match.

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

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Thursday 27 August 2020     Castor Bay & Centennial Park 

Leader: Elaine Hall mailto:hallbarry@xtra.co.nz 449 1896 

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Tuesday 1st September           Club Night
Talk by Margaret and Peter Jemmett : A trek to Everest base camp and the three passes. Well that was the plan!

"In 2018 Margaret and I prepared for our trip to Everest Base Camp and the Three Passes.

We embarked on a fitness program and with the Waitakere’s effectively closed we set our sights of Mt Te Aroha, Mount Karangahake, all over Great Barrier Island and in between we walked the streets. We check out the sights of Kathmandu, the food, shops, traffic and the people. We fly to Lukla where our trip really starts and we find -out if all our preparations have been enough."

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Thursday 10 September                Whangaparaoa Peninsula

Colleen and Warren will lead a walk through Shakespear Regional Park featuring bush, beach and farm tracks. If coming by car, please be at the Army Bay car park at end of Whangaparaoa Road at 10.15am.

Most people will catch the 9.30am  ferry from Auckland to Gulf Harbour and return back to Auckland on the 1.30pm ferry. Gold cards will cover the cost of both the ferry trips and the connecting ferry bus.

Leaders Colleen and Warren Brewer candwbrewer@hotmail.com 09 424 7301 or 020 41440517

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Thursday 24 September                  Manukau Harbourside

Meet at Papakura at 10.15am. Starting point and return route to be advised. Bring AT Hop card.

Leader: Bruce Dwerryhouse 575-0480, 022 1239507, dwerryh@xtra.co.nz

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Sunday 18 October 2020                   Te Ara Hura – Te Whau loop, Waiheke Island 

                                     
Catch the 9:00 am Ferry from Pier 2 to Waiheke and then by bus past the Rangihoua Onetangi Sports Ground.  The day includes 2 or 3 very steep hill climbs and rock hopping for short distances along beaches.  We will start by looking at the iconic, eclectic, houseboats. During the day we walk past vineyards, olive groves and an alpaca farm.  Enjoy a coastal and cliff top walk, past beaches then finish with a bush walk.  Road walks, panoramic views, walking poles recommended.   Bring lunch and drink. Return on the 4:00 pm ferry. For more information and to ensure space on the bus please book in by 14 October 2020 with Sue or Brian FitzPatrick, Ph: 576-1069; or suzette@knockbane.co.nz

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Sunday 31 October 2020            The Pinnacles

The Womens Overnight group are heading on a Halloween Hike ( has a nicer ring to it than a Halloween tramp!) to the The Pinnacles Hut. There are already at least ten ASC women booked in at the hut, if you are keen to join the party, book your own bunk via DOC and then let Fiona Heenan know you are coming for car pooling etc.