Time 4.1/2 to 5 hrs including breaks.
We will start from Sullivan’s Bay Mahurangi West at 9.30am and take in a some of the attractions of Mahurangi
West Regional Park until the tide is low enough for us to cross the Te Muri Stream estuary to explore
some of the potential of Te Muri Regional Park on recently established tracks. Route will include
hills, beaches and possibly some coastal foreshore walking. Great views and good beaches . Suggest
taking a small towel to dry your feet after crossing the estuary if you wish to avoid wet boots from
crossing with your boots on.
Please advise leader of intention to come.
Pukekohe Five Summits Trail
- Grade : Easy
- Total Length : 21km ( can be done in a loop or in part )
- Time : 5- 6 hours
- Highest Elevation : Pukekohe Hill ( 222 m above sea level)
Meet at Glen Eden Post Shop 8.30; or 9.30 at Ernie’s Reserve, Reynolds Road, Pukekohe.
If going straight to Ernie’s please let the leader know.
The Pukekohe Five Summits Trail circumnavigates central Pukekohe ( 21km loop) . It includes the five local hills – Pukekohe Hill, Belmont Rise, Cape Hill, The Rock and Roosevelt Park.
The trail covers a plethora of landscapes with interesting geological features (volcanic tuffs, cones, craters), passing through innumerable parks and reserves, new and old subdivisions, off and on the road walking paths.
For this walk, I would like to start from Cape Hill as the first summit. Cape Hill offers a clear view of other four summits so we can appreciate the landscapes of Pukekohe and for us to have an idea how far the walk is before we start.
This tramp was planned for the 13 th of February. For those of you that did not catch up with the newsletters, it did not go ahead due to extremely bad weather on the day. Nobody turned up, so I will give it another go.
Join the leader at the Glen Eden Train Station (not the Post Shop), in time to catch the 8.36am train. We will sit in the last carriage, so anyone wanting to join us along the way will know were to find us. This train arrives at Britomart at
9.18am in plenty of time to board the 10am ferry to Waiheke. Coffee anyone?
On arrival at Matiatia, we will walk the northwest corner of the island, ending up in Oneroa, where we will either walk or get a bus back down to the ferry terminal. Duration of the walk estimate is approximately 3 hours plus travel time. Bring your swimwear and let’s do a midwinter swim if you are brave. Would be a first for the club on Waiheke.
If you wish to meet at the ferry terminal please let leader know.
(Don’t forget to bring your masks for public transport)
Costs: Use your HOP card for the train AND ferry as this is the cheapest way to travel – especially if you are one of Winnie’s friends (Gold Card holder !)
Meet at 8.30am at Glen Eden Post Shop or 9.30am Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club. Phone if joining
us at Orewa please advise the leader so we don’t leave you behind.
today we will walk around the tranquil Orewa estuary and streets and then weave our way to Eaves Bush to have
an adventure. Newly opened tracks need exploring. Back by the long beach and back to the leader’s house for a coffee.
Today’s leader is a former club member who has retired to Orewa. It will be great to catch up with her again.
Muriwai beach and private farm walk .
Meet at Glen Eden 8.30am or 9.15am at the carpark by the beach (near the toilets). Please let the leader know if you are going directly to Muriwai.
Today we will visit the gannet colony and then hike a loop up to a private farm where we can see beautiful water lilies and a water fall. We will come back along the beach. The tramp is a medium grade and will take about five to six hours.
A walk over private property at Bethells.
Meet at 8.30am outside Waitakere Primary School and we will play follow the leader from there. No Glen Eden meeting today. The walk will be approximately 4/5 hours. We will walk through pine trees and native bush. We will go to a headland
overlooking Bethells Beach and on the way we have a view of one of the two lakes on private land and the hut where the infamous George Wilder set up camp whilst evading police in the 1960s. Hopefully we will head into Anawhata.
Meet 11 Ashcroft Avenue at 9.30. No Glen Eden meeting today. We will head through Ambury Park and out to Puketutu Island for morning tea then over to the Stonefields and check out the avocados, returning the same way. About 4 hours and easy, with no hills!
You are invited afterwards to 11 Ashcroft Avenue for coffee and cake.
NOTE: THIS TRAMP IS ON A SATURDAY
We’re going to do Mt Tamahunga the easy way!
Either meet at Glen Eden at 9am and car pool or assemble at the Tamahunga Trail entrance. Left hand side of (dead-end) Omaha Valley Road (not to be confused with the roads to Omaha Beach) by 11am. This road is between Matakana and Whangateau. If you are making your own way directly there, perhaps head up early and enjoy breakfast at the delightful Matakana market. We will then drive to the top end of Schollum Road and start our tramp from there climbing for 1 hour (easy) to Rodney Road . We will walk along Rodney Road before joining the Mt Tamahunga summit track back to Omaha Valley car park.
Doug and I welcome everybody to come to our (new!) house at Snells Beach for an early dinner/barbecue if you want to delay travelling back through Warkworth until traffic is reduced. We will supply meat.
Omaha Valley Road, Big Omaha coordinates-