Trips, Tramps & More...

September 2019 and Beyond


Mt Eden Training
Every Wednesday rain or shine 12:30 Meet at Clive Road parking / kids flying fox near Normanby Road.  Walk half way up to 'Jo steps' Walk/ run #times then up to top of My Eden back down to steps up down steps again and then back down to stretch at play park. Time approx 40 min .


Feel free to just turn up. 
Facilitated by Kate Schoonees  02102452146

Thursday Walk – Whangaparoa Peninsula       12th September 2019

Catch the 9.30 ferry from Pier 4 in Quay Street, returning on the 1.30pm ferry from Gulf Harbour.   Hop On cards for ferry and bus are required. Drivers meet at the Army Bay carpark at 10.15am.                    

Leaders Colleen and Warren Brewer,     Phone 09 424 7301 or 0272386332           



Bike Ride –  Auckland Zoo to Henderson return               Sat 14th or Sun 15th September 2019

Meet at the carpark opposite the Zoo Using the North-Western cycleway and the Twin Streams shared path.  Coffee stop and green spaces. Can also meet families just for the Twin Streams ride and playground.

Leader: Lesley Hawke                                  phone 021670981 or email



Women's Overnighter #1 - The Waitakere Womens Winter Warmup 
Saturday 21st September 2019
Meet at Arataki Visitors Centre at 3pm. We have the option of a walk or trail run here on the recently reopened Slip Track loop before a rendez vous for travelling up to the hut. Once there we will light the fire, share a  Italian themed dinner, settle in for a night of inspiring films about Adventurous women on the big screen, toast some marshmallows while we share some ideas for trips in the coming months. In the morning there will be time for yoga followed by breakfast before heading down to Titirangi for coffee and onwards to home. 
Cost is usual hut fee: ASC Members $15/non members $20 + $10 food kitty to cover dinner, breakfast, marshmallows and toilet paper! ( why a food kitty? - so you don't even have to think about it, just grab your sleeping bag and come along - its that simple!)
Interested: Contact Fiona Heenan 021633834"


Puhinui Reserve Loop Sunday Stroll 22 September 2019

Meet at 1.30pm in the car park at the end of Price Road which is off Puhinui Road near the airport.  Puhinui Reserve introduces you to 199 hectares (492 acres) of farmland and coastal edge alongside the Manukau Harbour. It is part of the Matakurua Volcanic Field and is alongside McLaughlin Mountain which is the southernmost volcano in Auckland. DOC has fenced off the coastal edge to protect some rare and threatened fringe and wader birds. The tracks are flat and well formed.                                                                            

Organiser: Scott White                       Ph. 0274-979-017    or


Thursday Walk – Greenhithe         26th September 2019

Meet 10am at beginnig of Roland Road.

Leader: Joe Scott-Woods   Phone 575 5383 or 0223852100, 

Small People on Big Hills – Mt Eden     Sunday 29th September  2019    

Meet at 10.30am at the Mt Eden carpark, opposite 233 Mt Eden Rd. Join Lukas (2) and Clara (6) to climb up to the top of Mt Eden and down again to the playground, exploring along the way. Bring a picnic lunch.

Leader: Miranda Hutton 022 6488 733

October Club Night 7.30pm Tuesday 1st October 2019

Barefoot Medicine and TB Eradication- David Addis

In 1971 to 1972 club member David Addis volunteered to live and work in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal, south of Everest and Makalu, on a TB eradication campaign. For much of the time he lived and worked in a small isolated mountain village, three days hike from the nearest road, electricity, and telephone.

David’s story Barefoot Medicine and TB Eradication in the Himalayas, is sure to be a fascinating one, and certainly not one to be missed.The trials and tribulations of working in a different climate, culture and environment must surely have tested a budding medical
practitioner - come and hear David’s story, you will be glad you did.

Book signing: Show me a Huia by Chris Barfoot
Proceeds of book sales at this meeting will go to ASC.

 ThursdaWalkGlen Inne3rOctober 2019

Short Walk to see the New Art.
Leaders: Gay Steele and Margaret Bell
5211846, 0210426169
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scooters and real “Strollers”! Experience the modern walkway and various types of street art on the way.
Organiser: Scott White Ph. 0274-979-017
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Meet at 10.30am ,2704 Kaipara Coast Highway, Glorit to visit a former dairy farm which has turned into a forest ecosystem. https:/
Leader: Elaine Hall, 4491896, 021 044 7780

Cycling - Raglan weekend (from Pukekohe)  12th – 13th October 2019

Train to Pukekohe on Friday evening; cycle to Port Waikato (camp); cycle to Raglan (Saturday) and stay in backpackers; return via Waikato River road for a pick up at Tuakau or Pukekohe.

Contact:            Brian Duffy   Mob.  021 859829

Pigeon Mountain & Wakaaranga Creek to Half Moon Bay Sunday Stroll  20 October 2019

Meet at 1.30pm in the car park 100 metres west of the Pigeon Mountain Road/Himalaya Drive intersection. It is across the road from the entrance to the Pigeon Mountain Wetlands and at the base of Pigeon Mountain itself. The stroll covers the wetlands and mangroves through the Wakaaranga Creek Reserve and follows another reserve and a few side streets until we join up with the river side .
Organiser: Scott White Ph. 0274-979-017