Mataia Homestead @ Glen Eden Kiwibank
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am

Grade:  Easy to medium walk, 12 kms

Time:  About 4 hours

Meet at 8.30 am Glen Eden   OR   9am at the carpark next to the Kumeu Fire Station  OR   10am at the Homestead.  If you are going to meet us at the Homestead please advise Shena before the trip.

We are meeting in the car park at the rear of the Homestead for a Health and Safety talk at 10.00.  The address is 2791 Kaipara Coast Highway, Glorit (it is about 5kms north of Gibbs Sculpture Farm). There are 2 entrances – please take the southern one.  If you get to the Glorit Hall you have gone too far.  The owners have asked for a payment of $8.00 each which goes towards track maintenance and predator control.

Your footwear must be cleaned before the walk as there are kauri on the property and the owners will provide us with Trigene disinfectant.  Bring your binoculars for great views across the harbour and to Gibbs Farm.

Non-members please contact Shena beforehand.


Karamatura Track and Donald McLean, Huia @ Glen Eden Kiwibank
Nov 15 @ 8:30 am

Grade:  Medium to hard

Time:  4-5 hours

Meet 8.30am at Glen Eden  OR  9am at Karamatura Carpark. Please advise the leader if driving straight there.

We will walk up the newly upgraded Karamatura track and then on to Donald Mclean to the lookout, returning via the Karamatura loop track.

Lovely views and a few good hills

Non-members please contact leader first.

Puhinui Reserve @ Glen Eden Kiwibank
Nov 22 @ 8:30 am

Grade: Easy

Time:  4 hours

Meet 8.30am at Glen Eden or 9.15am at the end of Prices Road, Wiri

This walk is over a working farm next to the Manukau Harbour. There are a lot of horse jumping things lying around. The far end of the reserve has extensive stands of cabbage trees.


Ohope Beach – Saturday 28-Monday 30 November
Nov 28 – Nov 30 all-day

NB Monday 30 November is not a public holiday.

We will go down on Saturday to Ohope to camp at my brother’s bach. This is a very rustic Kiwi bach with a magnificent location. On Sunday we will do a day trip in the Ureweras which my brother will lead. This trip will be decided closer to the time depending on the rainfall and river crossings.  We could do a short walk on the Monday and then head home.  There is tent space on the lawn and we can use the facilities in the bach – kitchen, shower etc. There is also plenty of room for campervans. A couple of good restaurants are close by.

The previous club trip to the bach was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Payment for the bach is by koha.