No Meeting at Glen Eden
To make the most of this fabulous summer and add a little variety to the program, Peter will be leading a “paddle and peddle” day. The plan is to take our bikes to town on the train, peddle around to Orakei Bay, pick up a kayak at Fergs and paddle around into Hobson Bay and under the Orakei Road bridge and as far up towards Meadowbank as possible then continue peddling along the waterfront, returning to same way. Very easy paddling.
Bring your own kayak if you have one and meet at Orakei Bay or hire one single kayak $35 or a double kayak $30 per person.
As kayaks need to be booked in advance, please register your interest a minimum of 1 week prior.
No petrol fare, only train fare. Catch the Glen Eden train departing 8.36am or meet at Fergs Kayaks at 9.45am
Timing: 3 hrs
Easy walking from the lower Huia Dam up to the upper dam. This is mostly on a gravel forestry road.
Low tide is 1.30pm so we can do some foreshore walking if we wish.
Meet at Glen Eden at 8.30 and head to the car park at the end of Anawhata Road. We will walk down to the beach and over to the next bay. Be prepared for cutty grass and you may get wet. Plan to have a swim.
Time: Approx 5-6 hrs
From Glen Eden we will proceed to the carpark next to the Kumeu Fire Station and go in convoy from there.
This tramp will be on a 1600 hectare farm on the Kaipara Harbour, about 5 kilometres further on from Gibbs Farm. Starting at the Mataia Homestead we will do a circuit, returning to the house.
You can find out more if you google Mataia Homestead.
Please note that as this is private land all boots and shoes must be scrupulously clean & there will be Trigene spray available.
Payment is by way of Koha of $10 pp (or $8 for groups of 10 plus)
This does not include the fare above.
As a toddler, Jeremy Scott suffered from a huge hole in his aorta valve that cruelly denied him the opportunity to live the life of a normal healthy child. At just four years of age Jeremy underwent open heart surgery at the hands of renowned surgeon Sir Brian Barratt-Boyes. Thirty four years later with practically no experience or training, Jeremy took the unbelievably courageous plunge and began a 2 ½ year, 51,916km bicycle ride that would see him cycle through 29 countries from London to New Zealand.
No Meeting at Glen Eden
I propose to leave Auckland early on Easter Friday and head to the bach at Ohope.
We would camp on the Friday night at the bach which is near the beach and swim.
The next day, Easter Saturday, we could do a day walk in the Ureweras. I have been in this area and there is beautiful
bush and bird life and the kokako are well established and we saw and heard them. After the tramp we can head back
to the bach for a swim. There is a lovely cafe up the road with takeaways and fresh fish for dinner. We would go home
early to midday on Sunday to beat the traffic into Auckland.
It is my brother’s bach and he is happy for us camp on the lawn, not enough room for everyone inside. I have spare tents if you need one. We would pay a nominal amount for water and power. He possibly would come on the tramp with us, so we would have his expert guidance. Peter is the President of the Whakatane tramping club.
Please contact Lynne if you are interested who can arrange carpooling.
Meet at Glen Eden train station in time for 8.56am train
Timing: 3 hrs
Yay it’s time to go to Waiheke again. So get the gold cards out, and join me for a tramp on beautiful Waiheke. If you’re
like me, it may only cost you a cup of coffee for the whole day, probably the cheapest day out you will ever have.
We will board the 8.56am train from Glen Eden or corresponding stations along the line, and travel to Britomart,
where we will board the 10am Waiheke ferry.
On arrival at Matiatia we will commence our tramp proceeding south on a circuit which will take us through Church Bay and back to Matiatia via Oneroa where our ferry will return us to downtown Auckland.
NOTE Meet at Glen Eden train station in time for 8.56am train or meet on train -we will be on the last carriage
Let the leader know if you wish to meet at the ferry buildings.
Bookings are required for Pinnacles hut at $15 per night to stay and the hut books out very quickly so we need firm interest by 19th MARCH with names, followed by payment on confirmation.
We have booked the hut for those who want to go on this very excellent back packing tramp. Keen bunnies are advised to check out the DOC info as to the terrain and what to take. Its a tough 3 hours up a good track lots of steps. I no doubt will be leading from the rear like last time – some years ago :-). We will return via the Billy Goat track and drive home on Sunday.
Regarding the drive from Auckland; I will coordinate details to those I book in. It’s a 2 hour drive from Glen Eden to Thames and then we need to meet up at DOC Kauaurangi Valley by about 10.30am where we check in -pick up Hut passes, then drive to the road end where we start the tramp late morning.