Time: Approx. 3hrs tramping time plus travel
It’s time to visit Waiheke again, so get the gold cards out and join me for a summer tramp on this wonderful island, just a
short 35 minutes ferry ride from downtown Auckland. We will commence our journey on the 7.56am train from Glen Eden
rail station, arriving in town in time for the 9 am ferry.
On arrival at Waiheke, we will board a bus to Rocky Bay where our tramp will begin here, taking in Whakanewa Regional Park
and crossing the island to finish in Onetangi. From Onetangi we will get the bus back to the ferry terminal, for the journey home.
If you wish to meet at ferry terminal please let the leader know, and for those boarding the train from other stations we will be in the last carriage.
Time: 4 hrs approx plus swimming time
Make the most of summer and enjoy a day exploring Mahurangi Regional Park. (Expect to get a little wet as we cross the estuary to the Te Muri end of the park – but hey its summer so no big deal).
Great swimming, so bring your togs.
Please advise the leader if intending to go straight to the park.
I have got permission from Vicky Bethell for this tramp. We will park on her farm property, meet her and she is going to give us
a brief rundown of the route and safety. We will be doing a loop of about 8km through the farm, up some hills and back.
Yumiko from the botany department at Auckland Museum will be giving a very interesting talk about botany and some of the many plants on Japanese tramping tracks.
We look forward to you coming along to hear this interesting speaker and a cuppa & supper afterwards.
Grade: Moderate/ Difficult
Time: 4-5 hours.
Go to the end of Anawhata Road. We will go down to Anawhata Beach and over to the next bay. Best to wear trousers and expect to get wet. Bring togs.
8.00am start at Glen Eden or make a weekend of it, staying at Paeroa or Te Aroha on Friday or Saturday night.
Again using Saturday to miss the Sunday traffic hassle home.
Grade: Moderate with long climb to start
Time: 6hrs plus travel
Start at the entrance to the Forest Park, then head up to the trig on Mt Karangahake with its great views. Return Around the Mountain track, on to Dickey Flat, then back along the Waitawheta Pipeline walk where you can choose to go through the old mine works then to the Karangahake Gorge carpark.