Trips, Tramps & More...

2022 Programme

Leitch’s track Family Weekend Tramp


26/27 March 2022

 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.

Leader Nicholas Roberts  (09) 480-6166 or

Mangemangeroa Walkway


14 April 2022

We will meet at the White Barn (it was previously painted red), 108 Sommerville Road, Howick to explore the walkway in both directions. Bring your lunch and drink. For meeting time and more detail
or any changes to the plan please contact the leader.

Leader: Sue FitzPatrick - or 021 111 5356


Easter Camp at Manaia Baptist Camp


14-18 April 2022

ASC has booked the Manaia Baptist Camp, Whangarei for our exclusive use this Easter. Situated on the harbour side of the stunning Whangarei Heads, Manaia Camp has its own harbour beach and is within walking distance from the Mt Manaia and Mt Aubrey tracks. Plenty of walking possibilities in the area, possible kayak hire and 10 minutes drive to Ocean Beach. We are working out the safest way to hold a camp during what will likely be a Red Covid setting.
Accommodation is in multiple bunk rooms with shared facilities, kitchen and dining hall, plus a house and lodges as well as camping possibilities. Cost is $14 per person per night, all ages.
Vaccine passes will be obligatory for 12+ and you'll need to be a current ASC member to book.

Contact Mark Roberts to book

Thursday April 28 Greenhithe Reserves & Walkways

Leader Stephanie Markson


Waiheke Headlands


8th May

 A full days tramping close to Auckland.Catch the 9 am Waiheke ferry from the city and enjoy tramping the coastal trails from Matiatai Bay to Church Bay, to Cable Bay then back to Blackpool and through Oneroa to the nothern headlands including Owhanake Bay back to Matiaitai. No car shuttle required.

 Contact leaders Warren & Jocelyn Whyte  ph 528 4824 or

Thursday May 12  Half Moon Bay & Pakuranga Walkways

Leader Helen Bolt


Ruapehu Food Drop Sat-Sun 14-15 May 2022

 Help carry our season's delivered provisions from the car park to the A-frame hut on Saturday morning. We are usually done by lunchtime or early afternoon, which leaves the afternoon free for a walk or just socialising, and a shared meal in the evening. Sunday morning we put the finishing touches on getting the huts sparkly clean and the rest of the day is free for perhaps a hot pool on the way home. New, current and former members all welcome. Accommodation free and all meals provided.
Leader: Johann Schoonees 021-0245-2147


Thursday May 26  Warkworth Reserves & Walkways

Leader Don Baker


Thursday June 9  Devonport Penninsula-West Side Story

Leader  Hilary Miller


Waitakeres - Mercer Bay to Karekare return


12th June 2022

 From the end of Log Race Road follow the spectacular scenic coastal track past Mercer Bay down to KareKare for lunch in Pohutukawa Glade, returning to the cars in the afternoon. Meet at the end of Log Race Road near Piha for a 10 am start.

Book with Leader: Elisabeth Jobbins Ph 276 7830 or email

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