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Getting thrills in and around Auckland and doing things like hiking, kayaking, mountain biking etc...A mixture of day and overnight trips.

Throughout the year some volunteer activities are held to put something back into the wilderness and community. Previous activites included Great Barrier cleanup and tree plantings.

Upcoming events (2)

Autumn in Arrowtown, Queenstown & Wanaka

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You're invited to join me for a long weekend exploring the autumn colours of Arrowtown, Queenstown and Wanaka by foot, bike and car. Late April is the best time to see the changing of the colours. Please read RSVP instructions at bottom of invite before RSVPing. The Plan Thursday : fly down and explore some of the walks around Lake Hayes/Arrowtown Friday ; day trip to Wanaka and I'll take you to one of my favourite walks (note you need a moderate level of fitness). https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/otago/places/diamond-lake-and-hospital-flat/things-to-do/diamond-lake-and-rocky-mountain-walks/ In the afternoon you can spend time in Wanaka or join me in hiring a bike and cycling round the lake. Saturday : check out the Arrowtown market day (part of the Arrowtown autumn festival) and then hire bikes to do one of the cycle trails (est length up to 30 kms) Sunday : if the weather is good I'm keen to take the Skylift Gondola and do 3-4 hours walking on the Ben Lomond track (we probably won't get time to reach the summit). Alternatively people can spend the morning in Queenstown. https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/Attraction_Review-g255122-d2521387-Reviews-Ben_Lomond_Track-Queenstown_Otago_Region_South_Island.html PS We will no doubt fit in some wine tasting along the way If you don't want to take part in all of the activities we will do our best to accommodate as long as it does not inconvenience the group. Flights: Jetstar 8.30am flight to Queenstown on Thursday 25th April (Anzac day) Jetstar 3.50pm flight to Auckland on Sunday 28th April. With luggage these currently cost $263 (happy to share my 20kg luggage allowance with 1-2 others) Accommodation - keen to stay in Arrowtown Depending on the numbers I am keen to book this holiday house in Arrowtown https://www.bachcare.co.nz/holiday-homes-accommodation/queenstown-wanaka/arrowtown/the-red-cottage-arrowtown-holiday-home/2764 Accommodation cost will be no more than $100/night per person but you will need to be flexible about sharing rooms as I will not book the accommodation until numbers are confirmed. If we book this accommodation for six people then those in the bunk room would pay $64 per night (sharing with 3 others) and those in their own room will pay $100 per night. Group Size : currently planning on 6 people Car Hire : we will book two budget cars and I will need at least one other person to be prepared to drive. Estimated cost per person $130 including petrol and full insurance. Meals : we will probably have breakfasts and two dinners in the house and lunches and one dinner out. Total estimated cost : $600 - $800 per person excl food/drink (depending on what flights you get and accomodation and bike hire) RSVP instructions : please only rsvp once you have booked your flights and either add a note to the event or private message me confirming that you have booked. If you rsvp and don't do this I will change your status to not coming to free up the place for someone else. I will be asking for the remaining money for the car and accommodation upfront once I have finalised numbers - if your plans change and we can find a replacement person this will be fully refunded. This should be a fantastic trip but as its a little tricky to organise you will need to be flexible. If you are keen to come please book asap so that I can finalise the accommodation booking. You will need a moderate level of fitness and participation in all activities is at your own risk. Cheers Kate

Rogaine in the Hidden Valley

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Keen to try rogaine? Come and join us on Sunday 5th May in the Hidden Valley 158 Hellyer Rd, Kaukapakapa. Rogaine is similar to orienteering. We will divide in to groups of 2-4 people (walkers or runners) and then spend a fun 1.5 hours exploring the local terrain to find the markers. Cost : $23 if booked in advance or $33 on the day To book and for more information check out: http://www.rogaineseries.co.nz/ I will send out an email closer to the time on how to find me on the day, meeting time 9.45am and then it starts at 11am but you need some planning time before you head off. Useful to bring a highlighter and a compass and good walking/running shoes. If you haven't tried it I'd highly recommend giving it a go! Cheers Kate

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