Timing: 3-4 hours
We will park at Arataki Visitors Centre, then walk the Beveridge track, Exhibition track, walk along the Scenic Drive to Mt Atkinson. There will be a sweet treat waiting so bring your flask.
Finally return back the way we came via Kohu road.
Please let Denise know if you are going straight to Arataki
New Zealand has no diplomatic ties with North Korea. We last sent a diplomat there in 2014. The highest-level contact
is a group from the Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust, led by a West Auckland builder, who got to highly militarised
regions to count shorebirds. As Adrian Riegen, the group leader, puts it: “These birds recognise no borders, they don’t
recognise any of those political structures we put up… They go where there’s food in the mud flats. They don’t care which country it’s in.”
Timing: 3 + hours
Meet at Glen Eden as usual to car pool or meet at Shakespear Park 10 am.
Travel time from Glen Eden to Shakespear is about 60 – 70min.
Alternatively call Jill to meet at Massey Reserve, Royal Road at 9am.
Please contact Jill if you intend to meet at the Regional Park.
Exact route of walk not determined at this stage but we should be able to spend 3 hours on the tracks in the area.
Timing; 3 hrs
We will meet at Glen Eden, usual time 8.30am, then carpool to the reserve at the end of Walker Rd, Point Chevalier where our walk will commence. Low tide is 9.37am and so we will follow the foreshore along to Pt Chev beach (maybe a little muddy) and on to Coyle Park. From there we will continue on the roads through to the Meola reef area and explore a bit of the reef (optional suitable footwear required, oyster shells and rocks on reef are sharp), then it is on to Western Springs via Jagger’s Bush walk. After leaving Western Springs we will make our way through Pt Chev, and back to Walker Rd reserve. This should be an easy walk, mainly flat, with only one uphill section.
Grade ; Moderate/Difficult
Timing; 4 – 5 hrs
Meet 8.30 Glen Eden or meet 9.15 at Upper Mangatawhiri Campground. We will go up Lilburne Road. This is a four wheel drive road with steady uphill for 1 to 1 1/2 hours to Piggotts Hut. We will then do the Rata Ridge Track. This is quite rough and steep in parts but there is lovely bush and beautiful views. It would probably take 2 hours, then back down Lilburne Road. The tramp in total would be 4 1/2 hours plus lunch. Start with clean boots to prevent spread of Kauri dieback. If meeting at Mangatawhiri Campground please let leader know.
Join us for our last club night of 2018. (Remember it’s a week earlier than normal.)
There will be prizes for the best, worst or funniest trip stories you can tell. Bring any photos you may wish to share too. Supper will be provided.
Our Christmas function will be held at Ray White premises – a workplace Sunday BBQ courtesy of Louis A – from around 11.30am (time will be confirmed in next newsletter). Plenty of parking available. The Club will provide sausages; please bring a plate of food to share, your own drinks, glass, plates and cutlery.
Grade: Medium – Difficult
Timing: 5.5 hours
Being the height of summer we will do a coastal walk so people can swim – Goat Island to Ti Point wharf. This is a 5.5 hour walk along farmland, some roads, coastal tracks & beaches, and some boulder walking. Meet in the main Goat Island car park, travel time is approx 1hr 30min
NB: Paul will not be at Glen Eden for the 8.30 meeting time.
Time: 4-5 hours
Only recently re-opened, so we are fortunate to be able to get back into the Wairere stream that passes through Goldies Bush. Great swimming opportunities, beautiful bush and great views from the northern end of Te Henga Walkway.