Tramps & Activities Calendar

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Tramps & Activities Calendar2012-08-08T11:20:33+00:00
Orakei Basin and Orakei Domain @ Orakei Railway Station
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am

No Glen Eden Meeting

Introductory Tramp – Grade Easyish

Timing: Approx. 4 hours

Today we will explore the Orakei Basin and the streets and reserves leading to the Orakei Domain. If time, we will continue to the Michael Savage Memorial Park with its views out to Rangitoto Island.

Main Meeting Point: 10 a.m. Orakei Railway Station. Alternatively, meet on the 8.50 a.m. train from Henderson (8.56 Glen Eden, 9.02 New Lynn). This train reaches Britomart in time to catch the 9.47 a.m. train to Orakei. People who prefer to travel by car should park at the Orakei Railway Station carpark.

Do NOT park in the Kings Plant Barn car park which has restricted times.

Beachaven – North Shore @ Glen Eden Post Shop
Feb 3 @ 8:30 am

Grade: Moderate

Timing: 4+ hrs

This will cover some coastal walking, rocks and oyster beds to cross, some bush and road walking. Boots will be needed for the oyster beds. Pack a towel if you want to go swimming.

Hunuas @ Glen Eden Post Shop
Feb 10 @ 8:30 am

Grade: Moderate

Timing: 4+ hrs

Meet at Glen Eden at 8.30 to car pool or meet at Hunuas Falls car park 9.30am. We will be doing the Massey Loop Track & Cossey Gorge.

NB; Mandy will not be at Glen Eden for the 8.30 meeting time. Trampers, please call Mandy when leaving Glen Eden to confirm the numbers going to Hunuas.

Huntly to Ngaruawahia – Hakarimata Track @ Glen Eden Post Shop
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am


Grade: Difficult

Fare: Total cost per car will be approx $45 so 3- 4 passengers is ideal, minimum of 2 cars will be required for car shuttle or key swap.

Timing: 4-5 hours for shorter version down Summit Track Option : 6 hours to do the whole Hakarimata Track

Starting from Parker Road in Huntly we will head up the Hakarimata Track to the summit tower where we will get lovely views. Shortly after leaving the tower we have the option of taking Summit track or carrying on the Hakarimata. Here we can split the group if numbers allow it. Its a great tramp with lots of tree roots and only a little mud (yeah right).

Please ring the leader to let her know you are coming.

Club Night – Africa @ Kelston Community Centre
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Peter and Louis will give a presentation of their recent trip to Africa. They will be taking you through South Africa and Namibia with lots of anecdotes and pics and at next club night in March they continue with Botswana and Zambia.

Afterwards we will have a cup of Rooibos tea & rusks!

Tapora – Wellsford @ Glen Eden Post Shop
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am

Grade: Medium

Timing: 5.5 hours

At Tapora on the way to Wellsford. If coming from Auckland look for Wharehine Rd on the left after Tauhoa, not all that far before Wellsford. If you miss it, the Port Albert Rd is some kilometres further along and is the road to take if coming from Wellsford. Either way within 6 kms or so after finding Wharehine Rd, you will come to Run Rd. 5 kms down this road you will see Atiu Regional Park signposted – carry on to meet at the Atiu carpark at 10 am. Travel time is approx 45 min from Glen Eden.