Timing: 5.5 hours
At Tapora on the way to Wellsford. If coming from Auckland look for Wharehine Rd on the left after Tauhoa, not all that far before Wellsford. If you miss it, the Port Albert Rd is some kilometres further along and is the road to take if coming from Wellsford. Either way within 6 kms or so after finding Wharehine Rd, you will come to Run Rd. 5 kms down this road you will see Atiu Regional Park signposted – carry on to meet at the Atiu carpark at 10 am. Travel time is approx 45 min from Glen Eden.
Advise Dave beforehand if you will be going directly to Atiu.
Time: 3.5 – 4 hours
Walk around Lake Wainamu and along the stream. If you want a workout climb the sand dunes!
Dome Valley bush walk from Dome carpark. We will tramp in as far as time & conditions allow on the day. This walk is weather dependant & we will come back the same way rather than do a car shuttle.
Travel distance to the Dome Cafe car park is aprox 90km
Time: Aprox 4hrs
Be at Muriwai beach main car park by 9.30 to beat the heat so we can get a good work out on the beach. We will go north to the stream have a rest before taking in some of the forest round the edge of Houghtons farm. We will return to Motutara Rd and then Oaia Rd and down through the bush track to the gannets. Coffee and ice creams can be had at the shop back at
the car park.
Any one who wants a lift with Jill Dingle – meet at KFC Westgate at 9am. We could car pool from there.
Call leader if making your own way to the start.
Coordinator at Glen Eden to be arranged.
Peter and Louis will give a presentation of their recent trip to Africa. They will be taking you through Botswana and Zambia with lots of anecdotes and pics.
Afterwards we will have a cup of Rooibos tea & rusks!
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