Trips, Tramps & More...

2023 Programme


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Thursday walk - Most of Coastal Walkway                 June 8

Meet 10.00 Onehunga Bay Reserve Car Park Walk to Parnell Train Station Route can be shortened at Grafton Khyber Pass train station.

Bring HOP CARDS Return by train to Onehunga.
If finishing early alternative bus 309 down Khyber Pass to Onehunga
Any questions either e mail or phone me.
Leader Stephanie email: CF: 021106530


Womens Overnighter - Rotoroa Island          10/11th June 2023

It is so exciting to be able to get away to Rotoroa Island. There is always a little magic when we gather together in nature and share stories and food. Please check the details below and reach out if you have any questions.

Cost is $155 per person (this includes an overnight stay in the Superintendents House and a private water taxi return trip).

The water taxi leaves from Okahu bay at 10:00 am on Saturday 10 June and returns from Rotoroa Island at 2pm (landing at 3pm) on Sunday 11June.

If you would like to join us, please make contact soon as these trips always book out: Jeanine Scholey 022 5008902 or email


Family tramping - Waihohonu Hut, Tongariro          Thursday 15th June 2023

Join Juliet Henare as she takes 2-year-old in for his first overnight hut experience. We are walking into the hut from the Desert Road end – believe around 1.5 hour walk in. The walk in is pretty much flat and there are beautiful panoramic views of the unique mountainous landscape of Tongariro National Park.
We will aim to start the walk in at 12pm. Trip suitable for experienced people who are comfortable and prepared for tramping in an alpine environment in winter conditions with their kids. To register, contact Juliet at, 027 201 2816, giving names and ages, plus a contact number.


Small People on Big Hills - Meloa Reef          Sunday 18th June 2023, 9.45am - 1.00pm

Join Lukas (6) and Clara (9) for a fun city-coast explore. Meet at the Motat Aviation Hall carpark at 9.45am and pay for 3-4 hours parking. We'll walk around Meola Reef coastline and Jagger's Bush, returning to the carpark with the option of a tram ride to and fro between the main Motat and the Aviation Hall and an optional Motat visit depending on family preference. Bring lunch, snacks, drinks, raincoats and comfortable walking shoes. Everyone welcome, ASC members and non-members. Email or text 022 6488733 to register 


Sunday walk - Okura Walkway                       Sunday 18th June 2023

Walk to Karepiro Bay, Dacre Point and beyond as tide permits. Then on to Stillwater in the oposite direction, with a return walk by overland track. Bring boots as low lying sections could be muddy.
Meet at 10.30am at the DOC carpark on the left at the end of Ara Weiti Road. Travel via Oteha Valley and East Coast Roads. Approximately 45 minutes travel time from the city centre.
Please book with the leader Bruce Dwerryhouse by e-mail at

The previously advertised Hillsborough Walkway trip on 11 June is cancelled due to track damage.


Thursday walk - Mt Eden to Eden Tce Circuit         Thursday 22nd June 2023

This is a walk through an historic part of Auckland passing by the homes of both the rich and not so rich, of which some are quite old and some quite modern.

We will do a complete circuit around the base of Mt Eden taking in the changing face of Auckland – so please take your time to enjoy.

Meet at corner of Omana Avenue (road to Eden Gardens) and Mountain Road at 10 am. (hopefully there will be sufficient parking in Omana Avenue, otherwise park in a street close by, but try and share transport to reduce car numbers). From the start point we will walk along Mountain Road by-passing Auckland Boys Grammar to Boston Road then up to Eden Tce. Arrangements have been made to visit the City Rail Link Visitors Centre for 11 am where one of their ambassadors will give a talk on the construction of the rail link and answer any questions you might have concerning the project. He will then lead a rim walk around the Mt Eden project (good footwear required due to steepness of streets in this area) and after that we will walk back to the foot of Mt Eden for lunch. After lunch we will complete our circuit around Mt Eden and visit by arrangement the gardens around The Pines Apartments ( these gardens are Private Property and not open to the public). Our walk will conclude with afternoon tea (optional) at Eden Gardens in Omana Avenue (entry fee $8.00 plus cost of tea or coffee)

Leader Warren Whyte email: ph 528 4824 or mob 027 675 2147.

Small People on Big Hills - Marshmallows in the Bush         Sunday 2nd July 2023, 10.30am - 2.30pm

Come and celebrate the start of the school holidays with Clara (9) at the Waitākere Hut. We'll meet at the gate on Anawhata Rd at 10.30am, park in the locked car park and walk up to the hut for some fun in the bush. Enjoy the climbing ropes, make bivvies in the bush, discover the hidden hut, look for wētā and of course, toast marshmallows! This is a member's trip, due to numbers and space. The cost for a day visit to the hut is $10 per adult, children are free. If you'd like to make a weekend of it, you can stay overnight Saturday - Sunday or Sunday - Monday. Bring lunch, marshmallows, warm clothes, raincoats and comfortable walking shoes. Contact Miranda to book a spot


Snowcraft weekend         25-26th August 2023

Come and learn the skills required for above the bush travel and alpine crossings. An introductory course focused on gaining the skills and confidence for moving on snow and ice including ice axe and crampon use, self arrest , use of basic avalanche equipment . This is based at our cosy Ruapehu Hut . Course includes one evening introductory session approximately 2 weeks prior to the course which will cover gear options. Cost $295 per person (members) or $445 non-member ( includes main meals and accommodation). Transport is not included but will be co-ordinated between participants,travel down Friday evening back Sunday.Participants need to have or hire a helmet, ice axe and crampons ($25/ set for the weekend).

Contact: Mark Roberts


Thursday Walks – Walks are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month (except January and December).

We use a separate communications list with full details of trips for those regularly taking part. If you wish to join the list and come on the walks, send us an email on the link below.

For further information or to join the list, contact Clive Bolt