Attwood’s Farm Kumeu @ Glen Eden Kiwibank
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am

Meet at Glen Eden at 8.30 or at the carpark next to the Kumeu Fire Station at 9.00.

Grade  Medium

Time: 4-5 hours

The walk is over a 900 acre farm with views to the east out to Auckland City and to the west to Muriwai and Bethells.  (Bring your binoculars).  The walk is slightly different to last year as the set of Lord of the Rings is based at the far end of the farm and there is security on site 24 hours a day.

Boots are recommended as there is a fair amount of mud, a hill to slither down in the bush and several streams to cross.  There are many stands of mature bush with lots of kiekie and supplejack (as I found on my recce).

Could people please donate $2.00 as a contribution towards a fuel voucher to give to the owners of the farm as a thank you.

Non-member please contact the leader if you wish to join us.


More New Zealand Gems Club Night @ Kelston Community Centre
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Christine will share more beautiful tramping tracks in New Zealand plus the Otago Rail Trail and Clarence River Rafting which the club has enjoyed in the past. The presentation will end with some stunning day trips such as to the pictured Sealy Tarns – and beyond – at Mt Cook.

As always enjoy a cuppa and a chat afterwards.

White’s Beach @ Glen Eden Kiwibank
Sep 27 @ 8:30 am

Grade: Moderate

Time: 3-4 hours

Meet at Glen Eden at 8.30am  or North Piha carpark at 9.15 am. Please advise leader if meeting at North Piha.

We will walk up to Te Waha Point and then down to Whites Beach and Fishermans Rock. Up to Anawhata Road and back down to Piha.

Then a short drive to another carpark and a 10 metre walk into the Piha Café.

There will be a few steep bits. Non members please contact the leader first.

Pae o te Rangi @ Glen Eden
Oct 4 @ 8:30 am

Meet 8.30am at Glen Eden or 9am at Pae o te Rangi carpark 114 Te Henga Road (just before Bethells Road).

Grade: Difficult

Time: 4 hours plus breaks.

We will walk up the farm track past the campsite, joining the Long Road track up to the top of the summit where we will stop for morning tea with amazing views of Auckland City in one direction and the West Coast beaches in the other direction.  We will then return part way where we will branch off into another direction, stopping at Cascades for lunch.

This hike will be fast paced, with uneven surfaces, up and down hills and also includes a small river crossing so hiking boots are recommended.

Non-members please contact the leader if you wish to come on this trip.

Bethells @ Glen Eden
Oct 10 @ 8:30 am

Meet 8.30am at Glen Eden or 9.30am at the Bethells Beach carpark

Grade: Easy

Time: 3-4 hours

This is an introductory trip.  The walk is mostly on private farmland visiting Lake Waiataru, Sunset Point, Lake Kawaupaka  and we will have a look into Wigmores Bay plus a few other places. An easy walk, visiting places the club has never been to before.

Please contact leader if this is your first tramp or if you are going straight to Bethells.

Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park @ Kaukapakapa Hall
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Grade: Easy – medium
Time:  4 hours
Today we will be visiting Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park which is open from 10am to 2pm
Please note: There will be no Glen Eden meeting.
Meet at the Kaukaupaka Hall, 947 Kaipara Coast Highway at 9.30am (approximately one hour from Henderson) where the leader will give each driver the tickets and terms of entrance and we will travel to the farm entrance.  Numbers are restricted to 30 and bookings with the leader are essential.
Car share from Auckland: members $10, visitors $15, farm park entrance: no charge.