Calendar of Trips & Activities

Waitakere Hut - Family Overnight,

Saturday 17 November 2018
Waitakere Hut

All welcome to stay overnight in our cosy hut, sharing food, fun and games with members, family and friends. Walk in the Piha area on the Sunday. Suitable for children of all ages. Bookings required. Members adults $15 children $10. Non-members $20 children $15.

Contact: Organiser: Lesley Hawke hawke.lesley@gmail.com

Hobsonville Christmas Lunch & Walk

Thursday 22 November 2018
Thursday Walks

Meet at Catalina Café by Information Centre off Hobsonville Pt. Road.  Walk the new boardwalk followed by a picnic lunch.

Leader: Leader: Sherilyn Coney Ph. 624 5447 0274 360 680 sconey@xtra.co.nz

Pt Erin, Westhaven Promenade & Wynyard Quarter

Sunday 25 November 2018
Sunday Stroll

Meet at 1 pm in Pt Erin Car Park off Sarsfield Street, Herne Bay.  We will walk through the park and down to the foreshore, under the Harbour Bridge and along the Westhaven Promenade to the Wynyard Quarter and return by another route.   Flat all the way and great for kids, bikes, scooters and real ‘strollers’. Experience the modern walkway and various types of street art on the way, not to mention the total environment and atmosphere.

Leader: Leader: Bruce Rogers Organiser: Scott White Ph. 0274-979-017 or info@taxsmart.co.nz

Waitakere Baiting Day

Sunday 25 November 2018
Baiting

Our club has been maintaining bait lines as part of Ark in the Park for several years now. We have a core group but can always use extra people. It is fun morning and the opportunity to meet other members at the hut for tea and snacks afterwards. Reasonable fitness is required.

As the Waitakeres are a controlled area, this time we are encouraging all volunteers to have completed an online Safe Kauri Certificate. If you are interested the link can be sent to you by email, it’s actually not hard.

Leader: Leader: Mike Frith email mandcfrith@gmail.com or text 02102728662

PROPOSED TRIP: Mt Arthur Tablelands and Cobb Valley.

Saturday 1 - Wednesday 12 December 2018
PROPOSED TRIP

Between December 4th and 12th, 2018

Starting from Nelson via shuttle, completing the Mt Arthur circuit and tableland exploration staying at Salisbury hut with an optional side trip to Tribolite and Fenella huts.  Spending 5 or 6 nights in service back-country huts, or tenting if you wish.  Plenty of variety of geology, huts, rock shelters and tracks with some day trips also planned.   Moderate fitness required, with length of day tramping about 5 – 6 hours, to suit party.

Completing the Mt Arthur circuit, summit and Cobb Valley exploration.  Staying in huts, shelters or tenting if preferred.   Plenty of variety of tracks, flora and geology.  Planning to spend about 5 to 8 days based some of the time at Salisbury Lodge, which is a back country hut.

Contact: Expressions of interest to: Lesley Hawke hawke.lesley@gmail.com or 021 670981

Leader: Leader: Lesley Hawke hawke.lesley@gmail.com or 021 670981

December Club Night

Tuesday 4 December 2018
Club Night

7.30pm Tuesday 4th December 2018

It’s Christmas Catch Up time again!          Always a good evening and one not to be missed.

Earlier this year Ruapehu Club Captain, Robert Oddy, ran a marathon along The Great Wall of China. Robert has agreed to share some of his experiences in a shortened presentation telling of the trials and tribulations of participating in this unique event.

Robert’s illustrated talk will be followed by the presentation of club awards and our usual special Christmas supper and the chance to catch up on the comings and goings of other Club members.

Mt Arthur Tablelands and Cobb Valley.

Tuesday 4 - Wednesday 12 December 2018
Tramping

Starting from Nelson via shuttle, completing the Mt Arthur circuit and tableland exploration staying at Salisbury hut with an optional side trip to Tribolite and Fenella huts.  Spending 5 or 6 nights in service back-country huts, or tenting if you wish.  Plenty of variety of geology, huts, rock shelters and tracks with some day trips also planned.   Moderate fitness required, with length of day tramping about 5 – 6 hours, to suit party.

Leader: Leader: Lesley Hawke hawke.lesley@gmail.com or 021 670981

Family Walk, Mt William

Sunday 9 December 2018
Family Walk

Meet at 10:30am on the south side of the Bombay Hills. From State Highway 2 take the Irish Road turn off just pass the Sawmill & follow Mcmillian Road left again to the carpark at the end. The track cross farm land into native bush & climbs up to a trig above the bushline , return by the same route.This trip is aimed at families with children but all are welcome to attend.

Leader: Leader: Mark Roberts email mark2005roberts@yahoo.co.nz

Annual Christmas Lunch at Waitakere Hut

Sunday 16 December 2018
Waitakere Hut

Car pooling will be organised so contact advisable to:  Owen Sprosen 444 9309 or ojsprosen@hotmail.com

All welcome to our Waitakere Hut set amongst beautiful and peaceful setting in the bush just 5 minutes walk from our carpark. A two hour indulgence of fabilous food and drink for only $10 while catching up with everybody before we all disappear for holidays.

Contact: Car pooling will be organised so contact advisable to: Owen Sprosen 444 9309 or ojsprosen@hotmail.com

SUMMER CAMP – COROGLEN

Wednesday 26 December 2018 - Friday 4 January 2019
Summer Camp

Our Summer Camp will be at a tried and tested flat farm paddock on the Waiwawa River, 20 km from Whitianga.  There are plenty of walks, tramps and beaches in the area along with swimming and kayaking in the river next to our site.  An info sheet will be emailed out mid-October with Margaret Jemmet accepting books after 12th November, see details on Summer Camp notice in the magazine.

Proposed 2019: Ruapehu - Auckland Anniversary Weekend

Saturday 26 - Monday 28 January 2019
PROPOSED TRIP

Stay in the A-frame at Ruapehu for a weekend of walking/climbing/biking/socialising.  New members very welcome.  Have a look at http://www.alpinesports.org.nz/news-and-events/ruapehu-summer-program/ to see what there is to do.  Tentative programme to be supplied in December magazine.

Contact: Organiser: Carolyn Blackford Ph 09 5801353 or 0226516066 cblackfordcarolyn@gmail.com

Proposed 2019: Great Barrier Island weekend

Saturday 20 - Wednesday 24 April 2019
PROPOSED TRIP

Easter 2019

Expressions of interest to allow planning and bookings to: Jane Rogers   jane.rogers@xtra.co.nz         Ph 4735189 or 02744585750

Details to follow in December magazine.

Contact: Expressions of interest to allow planning and bookings to: Jane Rogers jane.rogers@xtra.co.nz Ph 4735189 or 02744585750