Trips, Tramps & More...

December 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



Hakarimata Range                                       Sunday 16 February 2020

Easy option, start from the Huntly end, visit the kauri Grove and continue along the track until lunch time and then return to the start.

Hard option, start from the Huntly end, visit the Kauri Grove and continue through mature native forest to the Summit Lookout, which has great views, and onto Ngaruawahia, about 6 hours. This track is part of Te Araroa. We will require sufficient numbers so we can organise a car shuttle.

Leaders: Sue and Brian FitzPatrick, contact Ph: 576-1069 or


Oakley Creek Walkway, Waterview          Sunday Stroll 23 February

Meet at 1.30pm at the Harbutt Reserve at the end of Harbutt Avenue, Mt Albert. This stroll is a loop starting in Harbutt Reserve and then along Oakley Creek and coming out a little before Point Chevalier. We then move onto the shared path and return to where we started from.

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


Thursday Walk – Wenderholm                                                        27th February 2020


Explore Waiwera and Wenderholm Includes a guided visit to Cauldrey House...optional morning tea included.

Meet at Cauldrey House, Wenderholm at 10am

Leader Janice Watson   ph 410 6173 or 021 131 9759


March Club Night                                                  Tuesday March 3rd

The ends of the earth – travelling as a ship's doctor to wild cold places

Club member Lesley Topping is a practising GP in Ngaruawahia who will talk to us about some of the times when she has been able to combine her profession with amazing adventures.

Puhinui Stream Forest Trail, Manurewa           Sunday Stroll 08 March 2020

Meet at 1.30pm in the Totara Park car park at the end of Wairere Road, The Gardens, Manurewa. The Puhinui Stream Forest Trail is next to the Auckland Botanic Gardens and is a well signposted trail through lush forest linking the forest walking tracks between the Botanic Gardens and Totara Park.  Among the 155 plant species found in the forest are the native puriri, totara, kanuka, taraire, northern rata and nikau palm. The 700-year-old puriri, pock-marked with tunnels bored by puriri moth caterpillars, is not to be missed.

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


Tawharanui, Family camping weekend                14/15  March 2020 

Try camping at this iconic beach which is inside a pest proof fence allowing native birds including kiwi to thrieve. Optional activities will include a family walk, swimming , snorkeling & surfing (bring your own gear). Book a site via the council website & advise Mark.

 Mark Roberts


Thursday Walk - Long Bay                                                                  March 12  

Meet at 10.30 am at the far end car park.  Walk the cliff tops & bays to Okura Estuary. Option of a shortened walk for a slower group. High tide is 1.40 pm - a swim at the finish.

Leader: Beryl Borthwick, 09 4449 667,  021 299 6343


Thursday - Bucklands Beach
                                                              March 26 

Bucklands Beach, Eastern Beach, Macleans Park, Half Moon Bay circuit.

You can come and return on the Half Moon Bay Ferry from the city or drive to meet at the bottom of Laings Road on Little Bucklands Beach.

Leader: Helen Bolt. 534 2946,  021 0822 3055


Whiritoa weekend                                                                               April 3, 4, and 5th.

Staying at family bach in shared bedrooms (3 and 4 per room - families welcome) on the Coromandel East Coast, near Whangamata. Limit of numbers to 11 people. Cliff top walks, snorkeling, kayaking, and surf beaches to explore.

Leader: Lesley Hawke 021670981 or email