Aug
16
Sun
Six Volcanoes of the North Shore @ Glen Eden Kiwibank
Aug 16 @ 8:30 am

THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED OWING TO THE LEVEL-3 COVID ALERT

Time: 5 hrs approx.

Grade: Moderate

After visiting the 3 volcanoes in Devonport we will follow the coastline to Lake Pupuke fossil forest. Here we turn inland to visit the lake and the final 2 volcanoes of Tuff Crater and Onepoto. Fingers crossed for much better weather than we had last time!

Please contact the leader if you wish to meet on the North Shore.

Non members must contact the leader before trips to ensure suitability.

Aug
23
Sun
Coast to Coast @ New Lynn Bus Station Stop 5914
Aug 23 @ 8:30 am

Time: 4-5 hrs approx. 16 km

Grade: Easy/Moderate

Meet at New Lynn Bus Station Stop 5914 where we will catch the number 18 bus into the city & walk down to Britomart. If you want to meet in the city be at Britomart by 9.30am.

Begin  in the city centre on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour, before crossing bustling downtown and turning inland to Albert Park and the university.

From here, head to the 200-acre Auckland Domain and then onto the summit of Maungawhau (Mount Eden), where you’ll enjoy views into the crater and out across the city, harbour and Hauraki Gulf.

Then it’s on through historic suburbs to the volcanic cone of Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill) before following ancient lava flows through the Onehunga suburb, finishing at Manukau Harbour.

We will then catch the train back to Britomart & bus back to New Lynn.

Please let leader know if you are meeting us at Britomart.

Non members must contact the leader before trips to ensure suitability.

Aug
29
Sat
Puhoi @ Glen Eden Kiwibank
Aug 29 @ 8:30 am

Meet 8.30am in Glen Eden or Pohoi Domain at 9.15am.

Grade: Moderate

Time: 3-4 hours

The tramp will be a medium trip which will involve mud and hills. I recommend that you bring your walking stick.

If meeting at Puhoi please contact the leader.

Non members must contact the leader before trips to ensure suitability.

Sep
13
Sun
Manukau Harbour @ Green Bay Beach
Sep 13 @ 8:30 am

Meet at Green Bay Beach, end of Portage Road. There is no meeting at Glen Eden

Grade: Easy

Time:  3-5 hours

It is 10km form Green Bay to Onehunga walking around the coast. We will be walking as far as we can at low tide, preferably reaching Onehunga. Then walking back via the coastal walkway. There are a few ups and downs on the track.

Sep
20
Sun
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.

 

Sep
27
Sun
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.

Oct
22
Thu
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.