Sep
19
Sun
Motuihe Island – Tree planting @ Westhaven Marina Pier Z
Sep 19 @ 8:45 am

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 LEVEL 4 LOCKDOWN

 

There is still some space left of this trip. If interested, contact the leader ASAP.

 

This is part a volunteer planting day and for the leader, a trip down memory lane as my parents were stationed there in the late 40’s (okay, a little before my time) and the house that they  lived in is still there.
From the Motuihe Wharf it is approximately a 10 minute walk to the nursery where we will be divided into groups and given planting instructions. We plant for 2 – 2.5 hours and then it is back to the nursery for lunch. Free time after lunch.
Things you need to know:
Ferry leaves Pier Z, Westhaven Marina at 9am (plan to be there at 8.45am) and leaves Motuihe at 4pm. Journey approximately 75 minutes.

Getting to the ferry: NOTE – NO GLEN EDEN MEETING.
Catch the 7.20am train from Swanson or enroute to Britomart.
Then either walk to Pier Z from Britomart (28 minutes) or catch NX1 bus from Lower Albert Exchange (stop A) alighting corner of Fanshawe & Daldy Streets and an 11 minute walk.
If driving phone 0800 668 844 (Motuihe Trust) for the best place to park.

For more information go to Mohuihe Trust.

CONTACT THE LEADER BEFORE THE END OF JULY AS RED BOARS NEED DEFINITE NUMBERS. We can’t just rock up on the day.

Sep
26
Sun
Coast to Coast @ Onehunga Bay Reserve
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am

A classic Auckland walk. From Onehunga Bay Reserve, Beachcroft Road, we will walk through Jellicoe Park then on to One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)  and Mt Eden (Maungawhau) climbing to the summits (optional), on through the Domain  to finish at Viaduct Harbour.
We will then take the train back to our cars in Onehunga.

Please contact leader if this is your first tramp.

NOTE: No meeting at Glen Eden. Beware! Daylight Saving. At 2am clocks are put forward to 3am. 

Grade: Moderate

Time: 4-6 hours 

 

Oct
3
Sun
Waiheke Scenic Headlands Walk @ Western train line
Oct 3 @ 8:48 am

NOTE: No Glen Eden meeting. Instead join the train (last carriage) at whatever station suits you best on the 8.48am departure from Henderson or meet at the Waiheke Ferry Terminal, piers 11 and 12 @ 9.45am. The ferry departs at 10.00am.

We will leave from the Matiatia Ferry Terminal and head along the Te Ara Hura track towards Mahuehue Point, Te Miro Bay and Church Bay, then make our way across to Blackpool and get the bus back to the ferry. 

Grade: Moderate

Time: 4-5 hours including breaks, plus the ferry and train rides.

 

Oct
10
Sun
Cannibal Creek – Anawhata @ Glen Eden Post Shop
Oct 10 @ 8:30 am

A classic West Coast walk. From the car park at the end of Anawhata Road, we will head down to Anawhata Beach and then over to Cannibal Creek. The waterfall should be putting on a good show for us.  If you don’t want scratched legs it’s best to wear long trousers or over trousers. 

If proceeding directly to Anawhata Beach carpark, please be there by 9.15 and advise the leader in advance. 

Grade: Moderate

Time: 4-6 hours