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2022 Programme


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Small People on Big Hills - Secret beach explore - Kendall's Bay          2 October 2022

Meet at 10am at the carpark on the corner of Chelsea View and Onetaunga Rd.
Join Braden (7) and Cory (5) for a beautiful urban bushwalk down to a small secluded beach. Bring lunch for a picnic on the beach and gumboots to explore as it may be muddy. This trip is ideal for younger kids, but all ages are welcome. Bring togs/change of clothes in case of water-play, plus warm and waterproof clothing depending on the weather. The trip will take place rain or shine. Contact to register.


Club Night          4 October 2022

Westpac Rescue Helicopter talk

7.30pm St. Marks Hall


Small People on Big Hills - Lake Wainamu Sand Dunes Play          16 October 2022

Join Freya (5) and Lydia (3) for a fun wander along the shallow stream towards Lake Wainamu to find some epic sand dunes. We'll meet at the Lake Wainamu carpark at 10am, wander along the stream and then have a play in the beautiful black sand dunes that lead up to Lake Wainamu. We will then head back to the carpark (we are unlikely to make it to the lake). Be prepared to get wet feet! As the stream is unavoidable and staying completely dry is unlikely, this trip may be canceled due to very poor weather. Bring lunch/snacks and drinks, plus a change of clothes, towel and something warm to wear. Shoes for kids that are easy to get on and off are perfect. The stream and sand dunes are very exposed so please ensure you bring sunblock, sunhats and a raincoat.
Contact Catherine Hird at to register


Club Night          1 November 2022

Gear Night.

Following the success of last years gear night, this time we are covering camp cooking and food.

Come along to try out at least ten different stoves and learn about dehydrating your own food with or without a dehydrator.

We will also the pros and cons of various fuel choices and how to make a simple tin can stove ( this is a great activity with kids)

7.30pm St. Marks Hall


Small People on Big Hills - Stillwater to Dacre Cottage         6 November 2022

Meet at 10.30am at Stillwater Park at the end of Duck Creek Road.
Join Felix (9), Rafe (7), and Cami (5) for a coastal explore from Stillwater Park to historic Dacre Cottage. We'll meet to start walking at 10.30am and make our way to Dacre Cottage and then head back the way we came. Should take around 3hrs depending on the pace. This is a flat east walk but not for prams. Bring lunch, drink, walking shoes and raincoats. Contact Jane to register 021 042 7089


Leitch's Track family weekend tramp           12/13 November 2022

Members trip.

Easy tramping trip to Leitch’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 (suggest 5+ years old) 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.

Leader Nicholas Roberts  (09) 480-6166 or


Women's Overnighter - Mahurangi Camping          10/11 December 2022

Overnight Camping Adventure - for Women, Non-binary and Trans folx.
Join us for some pre-Christmas self-care, time in nature and connection with like minded souls in our very own private bay.
An overnight camping adventure in Mahurangi Regional Park. We will walk into a campsite at low tide (30mins) and set up camp. You will need to carry all your gear in over the foreshore, so a backpack is ideal. There will be time to rest, explore, walk, swim, share kai, connect with others and do whatever you need to fill your cup .
Please email Abi to register and for full details:
Adults only, no kids. Alpine Sports Club members given priority. However, it is an open event for friends of ASC members and the public. Skill level – suitable for all levels of fitness (note: the campsite is a 30-minute walk from the carpark). 


Children's Practical Bushcraft Weekend Course          April 2023 (dates tbc)

One of our most experienced leaders, Sue Grant, will be running two more Children's Bushcraft courses from the Waitakere Hut in early 2023.


Thursday Walks – Walks are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month (except January and December). For further information contact Clive Bolt