WHATS ON  

Potential new members will need to contact the organiser for details of meeting times and locations. The leader will also be able to advise you of gear and fitness required for the trip.


TRIP PROGRAMME

Covid  Please observe any Covid restrictions in place and, if you are feeling unwell, take the precaution of staying at home. 

Cancellations—Please check the website or contact the organiser for any cancellations.  The leader has overall responsibility for the group and may cancel at their discretion.


Thursday 26 January                            Tramp                                                            Torbay

From Torbay Heights to Long Bay via 3 reserves, have a swim and lunch at Long Bay then return via 5 small reserves back to Torbay Heights. Some urban walking.  Bring your togs etc.

Organiser         Roger 473 3320 or 027 270 2162


Sunday 29 January             Walk                   Mairangi & Campbells Bay Centennial Park

CANCELLED

Organiser         Ann 027 328 3533


Sunday 5 February                 Walk                  Taumanu Bay & Onehunga Bay Reserves

Mostly flat walking in attractive coastal settings. We will leave from the car park of Onehunga Train Station (OTS) heading west on Prince St to former military barracks; on to Onehunga Bay Reserve (OBR) circuit; and over Beachcroft Rd Bridge to Taumanu Bay Reserve (TBR). Both reserves have a toilet. After lunch we will: continue west along Waikowhai Coastal Walkway; around Seacliff hill and down to TBR; east along coastal walkway to the TBR overbridge; into OBR and back to train station car park.

Optional coffee break at Gastropub Café. This walk will take about 2.5 hours, including 20 minutes for lunch.

Organisers       Neil 021 391 381 and Marianne 021 215 1651


Monday 6 February                           Waitangi Day - MOTAT                                      Western Springs

Free entry for Gold Card Holders.  See early Kiwi innovations, early tech heritage and the historic 1877 brick pumphouse which pumped water from Western Springs to the Ponsonby Reservoir. We’ll take the tram ride around to the historic aircraft Aviation Hall on Meola Rd. 

Lunch – Motat café, BYO lunch, or Waitangi Day Food Trucks. 

Organiser June  814 8717  or  022 093 8009 


Thursday 9 February                           Tramp                                              Te Rau Puriri Regional Park

An easy tramp at South Head on the Kaipara. There is a loop track of about 7kms and a good swimming beach (bring your togs), high tide about 2.00pm. Park is about 70kms from Albany. Please let me know if you are 

Organiser Roger 027 270 2162  or  473 3320  benj1@xtra.co.nz


Sunday 12 February                            Walk                                                                         Auckland Zoo

Celebrating 100 years with a special exhibition in “The Domes”. See the new Indonesian swamp forest on the South East Asian Jungle walk, new arrivals: two long, slender-snouted Sunda crocodiles, and two new young Sumatran tigers, Ramah and Zayana. See baby orangutan Bahmi, born March 2022, 1.5kg, her Mum Melur and Dad Charlie. On the day I’ll check the daily keeper talk schedule. It’ll be a self-guided walk and an optional BYO lunch and/or meet up for lunch together in the new Te Puna cafe at midday.

Organiser June 814 8717  or  022 093 8009 


Wednesday 15 February                      Walk                                           Coxs Creek/Westmere Circuit

Medium 2 – 3 hour walk around Westmere/Coxs and Meola Creek area. Reserves, fields, footpaths, 2 small bush areas, and coastal path. Café a few minutes from the end. 

Organiser Kathy  027 556 6241


Saturday 18 February                             Walk                        Tahuna Torea to Point England Reserve

Walking to Point England Reserve is flat and easy, but (optional) return journey is via different tracks winding around Omaru Creek. Covered shoes and walking poles recommended. Bus 762 from the city goes to West Tamaki Road. Please text organiser if you intend to join the walk.

Organiser Ruth 021 084 48824 


Monday 20 February                                Dog Walk                                                      Western Springs 

Do join me for an easy one hour stroll  around Western Springs lake,  with or without a dog, followed by coffee at local cafe. 

Organiser    Maureen   0212138357   or 4822 152


Thursday 23 February                                 Tramp                             Hakarimata Track, Ngaruawahia

Medium Tramp. I intend to do the Southern Walkway to summit, (about 2 hours), then down the summit track, and road walk back to  cars (about 1½ hours). Then, if there is time, drive to the Northern section and do part of the Kauri loop and Hakarimata walkway.

Please let me know if you are coming, the tracks are weather dependent. It is 130kms from Albany.

Organiser Roger  027 270 2162  or  473 3320 benj1@xtra.co.nz


Sunday 26 February                                      Medium Walk                     Mt William (South Auckland)

This is a 2 hour plus walk along the top end of Mt William to trig and return. It’s over farmland with lots of ups and downs.

Organiser Alan   027 243 4292


Sunday 5 March                                               Walk                                                  Albany to Unsworth

Under Constellation tunnel through to Unsworth on picturesque walkway, around the bush to Unsworth and back to Rosedale Park, down to Clemows orchard, along the stream at Albany reserve, returning to Rosedale park. 2.5  to 3 hours. Lunch spot included.  We will be walking through some grassed areas so suitable footwear is required.

Organiser Josie 021 170 1913