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(Last updated Tuesday 15 November   2023)




Sunday 3 December       Miranda Bird Sanctuary and Lunch at the Bay View Hotel    G1/Social

This is the last tramp of the year so bring or wear your glad rags and walking shoes.

On arrival at the Trust we will have morning tea including Xmas cake provided by the committee.  We have arranged a presentation by the Sanctuary Trust to tell us about their work and the birds who visit and live there.   We will then walk down to the sanctuary hides/viewing areas to see who might be present or those who have flown in for a visit, then make our way back to the vans. This is a flat walk on gravel paths of about 1 hour. Bring your binoculars for a better view.

Once loaded into the vans we head to the Bay View Hotel which is nestled in the charming seaside town of Kaiaua. Bay View Hotel is a cozy establishment that offers a delightful dining experience to locals and visitors alike. The restaurant serves up classic Kiwi pub fare with a focus on fresh seafood, such as the mouth-watering snapper and scallops cooked to perfection with a crispy batter. The menu also features juicy burgers, salads, and steak sandwiches, all at reasonable prices that won't break the bank (mains from $18 - $40)

Depart:            8am                                                                     Return:   5-6pm approx.

Cost:                $25.00 (members) + personal lunch costs;  $35.00 (non-members) + personal lunch costs.  The club is paying  each members entrance $5.00 to                                                    the Trust for the talk and  making a donation for use of their facilities.

Leaders           Dianne,  Pam and Friends

Bookings:        Monday 20 November @ 6pm.  NB: Dianne will be away till 23/11 she will confirm any bookings made prior to this then

Contact            Dianne - Phone/Txt 027 272 6617 ; Email



About us

This tramping club is based in Hamilton and run trips every second Sunday except during January, on tracks within the greater Waikato area.

We usually have minibuses to transport us so we can socialise on the way.

On long weekends we sometimes travel further afield, with overnight trips to a lodge or hut near a great tramping area somewhere within a few hours of Hamilton.

Our focus is on having an enjoyable and energetic day in the hills - we leave the high-speed gut-busting to other people. The companionship and conversations are an essential part of any tramp, but at the end of the day we also know we have had great exercise as well.

Loan gear may be available for those who are new to this sport.

Contact our New members convenor Jenny West, for more information.

New Member Info

New or potential members should read our contacts page. Read why you should tramp with a Club, and download a document that tells you what you need to know about coming out with us. Even existing members should download and check the Emergency form.

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5 Sept 2023

Mangaokewa reserve writeup

16th July 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay of the Te Awamutu walk. Follow this Link.

2nd July 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay of the South Auckland walk. Follow this Link.

25th June 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay of the mid-winter lunch. Follow this link.

18th June 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay of the Waiuku Forest walk. Follow this link.

4th June 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay of the Ngaruawahia River path walk. Follow this link.

21st May 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay of the walk on a section of the Te Aroha Trail near Kawhia. Follow this link.

7th May 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay of the Plan B walk in the Karangahake Gorge. Click this link. 

9th April 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay for the Karakariki Reserve walk at Whatawhata. Click this link.

12th March 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay for the Redwoods walk and Hot tub experience click this link.

Rebecca's trip report. Click this link. 

26th February 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay for the Duder Regional Park Walk. Click this link.

Carols trip report. Click this link.

12th February 2023

King Yu Kwok's photo essay for the Cyclone Gabrielle Trip to nowhere. Click this Link. 

31st January 2023

Latest Bulletin available for download

29th January 2023

New program on web site