What we're about

~ A multicultural space to celebrate the noble aspects of life ~

Hello dear Friend! Do you like getting outside? Well, so do we!

Getting outside is not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle. Come join us as we leave the usual grind and explore as yet unexplored possibilities with innovative spirit in our own city!

There is increasing evidence that regularly getting outside our usual physical, intellectual and social environments is not only just fun, but better for our overall health (1). Come join our merry band as we have a laugh and socialize in a healthy way through Auckland and New Zealand. Who knows, you may just end up making some new friends! :)

Our group is a community venture to promote healthy activities and socialization in New Zealand. It aims to provide an safe social environment for anyone interested in building networks and community.

Getting outside physically can have many benefits for the body, mind and spirit. It promotes regular social exercise, which is good for the body and heart; It encourages mindful awareness which is good for the mind. And spending time connecting with Mother Nature can have a deeper significance for some.

So if you're interested in getting out with other fun people doing things like hiking, kayaking, beaches, and other fun social things while having a mindful attitude, come join us now!

We started this group because we believe getting outside our usual lives is good, and want to meet like minded people who are passionate about it.

So what are you waiting for? Come join us NOW! :)

Note: this group recommends healthy holistic living. If you are interested in learning more about this and/or meditation, visit www.yogananda.org :)

(1) A prescription for better health: go alfresco - Harvard Health. (2021). Retrieved 20 September 2021, from https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/a-prescription-for-better-health-go-alfresco

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Get-Outside is always looking for more motivated people to help run events. If our goals sound like something you'd be interested in please contact Ari with a private message to talk about it ~ Peace ~

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Upcoming events (4+)

G-O Summer Creatives: Kaikoura Trip (FIVE SPACES ONLY)

Christchurch Airport

Hi guys!

UPDATE - we are arriving in Kaikoura via Christchurch on Tuesday the 8th of February (afternoon), and leaving on Friday the 11th of February (evening). Please book your tickets accordingly and message Aritra to confirm your place.

Accommodation and transport are booked already (courtesy of G-O).

The daily schedule will include quiet time till 9am when we will have breakfast, followed by activities during the day, and quiet time in the evening from 8pm onwards.

Activities will include walks and hikes around Kaikoura including a foray up Mt Fyffe if allowed by weather.

To confirm your space on the trip please message Aritra with your name and flight times by the end of Friday the 21st of January.

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All-permitting, we will be having our first ever 5 day summer retreat (8th to 13th of February) for young adults out in Kaikoura next year. Accommodation and transport will be provided for free. The suggested age range is 18-40, but we welcome applications from all those who are young at heart.

The focus of this time away will be to get away from work and the hustle bustle of daily life, and have a healing time with other like minded people.

The principles of the camp are based on general physical and mental health principles, and will be structured along the following points.

1. We will live in shared accommodation (an Airbnb Bach provided for free) by the seaside in Kaikoura for a week

2. There will be time for personal meditative/mindfulness and reflective practices in the morning and evening (1.5 hours each, no instruction provided, but you can refer to www.yogananda.org for online guidance if you wish to)

3. We will have structured group activities of an active nature during the day

4. The trip will be absolutely alcohol and drug free, and the default diet will be vegetarian (other special diets will be by request)

5. There will be options for group creativity of an artistic nature during the trip

***If you are interested, please fill in the following form*** https://forms.gle/g7UrPR3DdLUwUjbP8

IMPORTANT NOTES

• Please note that though trip transport and accommodation are provided for free, you will still need to make your own way to Kaikoura and also be prepared to split the costs of food and any fee-based activities we do as a group (details will be announced closer to the date).

• You will also be required to pay a refundable deposit of $90 towards trip food and activity costs at the time of booking.

• Please note that once you sign up, you will be expected to communicate in a timely manner with the group to make this trip work for everyone. This will be via the Meetup messaging app. If you do not respond in a timely manner (within 72 hours) your space may be given to someone else.

• We are trying to encourage younger adults to attend (18-40 years old), but are open to older people who are young at heart.

• RSVP to this event: Please only RSVP Yes to this event if you are genuinely intending on coming. If your circumstances change and you are unable to attend please change RSVP asap to allow other people the chance to attend. Once available spaces are full for the event there is a waiting list option you can join. If you RSVP and don't show up or contact us, it will be treated as a 'No Show'. If you NO SHOW and don't contact the Organizers you may be removed from the group.

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**SAFETY NOTICE**
Get Outside- Auckland and its organizers work on a strictly voluntary basis and hold NO responsibility or liability for any injury suffered during the events organized. By RSVP'ing to the events you are acknowledging that you and anyone you are bringing are legal adults (over 18 years of age) and have read the details thoroughly and are comfortable acknowledging that being outdoors involves inherent risk. Please note that we do not allow minors to RSVP to our events. Any minors coming as companions are under the full responsibility of the adult who has RSVP'd for them. By RSVP'ing you also acknowledge that 'Get Outside- Auckland' or its event Organizers cannot be held liable for any injury caused or suffered by participation in our events. If you are uncomfortable with assuming such a risk we suggest you do not RSVP to the concerned event. Thank you for understanding. The 'Get Outside- Auckland' team.

G-O Hike: Te Aroha time!

Domain Cottage Cafe

Hi Team: For all of those people looking for a short weekend getaway from Auckland before we head into autumn - it's Te Aroha time!

These tracks are very well known for pretty amazing climbs and viewpoints. Come join up and make the weekend fun!

IMPORTANT NOTES & UPDATES:-

• Distance from CBD: 139kms

• Meet Up Time and Location: 9am outside the Domain Cottage cafe (see below for Google location).

• Difficulty Rating: Moderate to difficult.

• Bring: Drinking water, lunch, sun cream, appropriate clothing (the weather can change very quickly on mountains, so come prepared with warm and wet weather gear please), cap/sunhat, a good team attitude, and your passion for the outdoors! :)

• Suitability: Suitable for those able to climb steep hills/stairs

• Park Description: Check out https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/bay-of-plenty/places/kaimai-mamaku-conservation-park/things-to-do/tracks/mount-te-aroha-tracks/

• Further details are below:
Te Aroha Summit Track
Category: Tramping track
Time: 3 hr one way
Distance: 3.9 km one way

This track ascends almost 1 km. Follow the track from the Mokena Geyser in the Te Aroha Domain up the well benched track for 45 minutes to the Whakapipi Lookout which offers views over the Hauraki Plains. The Kaimai-Mamaku Conservation Park begins just above the lookout. The track continues through a small saddle and then steeply up for another two hours to reach the summit. The track becomes steep and the surface is rough.

Mount Te Aroha provides 360 degree views across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty. Ruapehu, Ngāuruhoe and Taranaki are visible on a clear day. Be prepared for alpine weather conditions at the summit. Return to Te Aroha via the same track (most direct route).

• Completion time: Please plan to leave after 4pm

• Footwear: Please wear good hiking shoes (no jandals, and sturdy hard sneakers at the least).

• Drinking Water: Please bring your own.

• Toilets: there are public toilets close to the start point.

• Transport/Car Pooling: If you can offer rides to people or wish to request if you can carpool with someone then you can mention this under the 'Conversation' section below on this page. Please also answer the question when you RSVP.

• RSVP to this event: Please only RSVP Yes to this event if you are genuinely intending on coming. If your circumstances change and you are unable to attend please change RSVP asap to allow other people the chance to attend. Once available spaces are full for the event there is a waiting list option you can join. If you RSVP and don't show up or contact us, it will be treated as a 'No Show'. If you 'No Show' and don't attempt to contact the Organizer, you may be removed from the group.

• Cellphone Coverage: Cell phone coverage may be absent.

• Animal and other precautions: Please be advised that there may be the usual NZ wildlife encountered.

• Weather: You can check latest weather updates on www.metservice.com. I will also check the weather forecast day before the hike and update everyone. If the weather looks miserable, then the event may be rescheduled to a different weekend. I will advise two days in advance at the very latest. Please check the message board regularly to receive the most up to date information.

•Costs: This is FREE event.

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I will check the weather forecast during the days leading up and provide an update to everyone! Hope to see you there! Happy Times everyone! :)

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**SAFETY NOTICE**

Get Outside- Auckland and it's organizers work on a strictly voluntary basis and hold NO responsibility or liability for any injury suffered during the events organized. By RSVP'ing to the events you are acknowledging that you have read the details thoroughly and are comfortable acknowledging that being outdoors involves inherent risk. By RSVP'ing you also acknowledge that 'Get Outside- Auckland' or its event Organizers cannot be held liable for any injury caused or suffered by participation in our events. If you are uncomfortable with assuming such a risk we suggest you do not RSVP to the concerned event. Thank you for understanding. The 'Get Outside- Auckland' team.

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G-O Hike: Hike up the heat in the Hunuas!

Cafe Miko

Hey guys! On Saturday the 5th March, (Lady Fortune permitting) we will be hiking some of the tracks by the Hunua Falls south of Auckland. Come along and join the fun!

IMPORTANT DETAILS:-

• Distance from CBD: 50km
• Meet Up Time: 09.00 am for a 09.15am start
• Meet Up Location: Cafe Miko, Auckland Botanic Gardens (https://goo.gl/maps/46nC61qJrXcayeRQ7), from where we will go to the Hunua Falls carpark as a group. If you miss us at the Botanic Gardens, please join us at the Hunua Falls at the following location: https://goo.gl/maps/FBCL2gWsmnZjoBtY8 by 10am at the latest. Please also text Aritra on[masked] if this happens by 9.15am as there is little phone access at the carpark. If you do not do the above, we may not be able to meet up with you.

• Difficulty Rating: Moderate (lots of stairs).
• Suitability: Reasonable fitness.
• Park Description: http://regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/hunuafalls/track/Cossey%20-%20Massey%20Loop%20walk

• Details: We will hike along the Cossey Gorge Track and Massey track and aim to do a loop (weather permitting). We will return to the carpark/Hunua Falls to relax for a while before coffees/snacks on the way home.

• Completion time: We aim to finish walking by 3pm. Lunch will be along the hike (please bring your own).

• Footwear: Please wear walking boots. Please be prepared to get your footwear wet and muddy.

• Toilets: Available by the car park.

• Bring: Drinking water, lunch, sun cream, clean and sturdy footwear & a dry bag if you are bringing your camera and/or phone with you. We may have an impromptu canvas painting session by the waterfalls at the end - so bring your artistic side too! :)

• Cellphone Coverage: Cell phone coverage is VERY patchy and may be absent. Please plan ahead.

• Other precautions: Please be advised that we may encounter the usual New Zealand wildlife during the hike. Please also advise us of any allergies/other health precautions you may need to take. If you are prone to anaphylaxis, please bring your OWN Epipen, and advise the event organizer in advance.

• Transport/Car Pooling: If you can offer rides to people or wish to request if you can carpool with someone then you can mention this under the 'Conversation' section below on this page.

• Weather: You can check latest weather updates on www.metservice.com. If the weather looks terrible, then the event may be rescheduled to a different weekend.

• Driving Directions: Please search for Cafe Miko on Google Maps to find us at the Auckland Botanic Gardens. If you are lost, or need help, please call Aritra on[masked].

• Costs: This is a free event.

• RSVP to this event: Please only RSVP Yes to this event if you are genuinely intending on coming. If your circumstances change and you are unable to attend please change RSVP asap to allow other people the chance to attend. Once available spaces are full for the event there is a waiting list option you can join. If you RSVP and don't show up or contact us, it will be treated as a 'No Show'. If you NO SHOW and don't contact the Organizers you may be removed from the group.

**Group ethic**
Please note that for the sake of maintaining group harmony, we will stick to the route pre-determined by the organizers. If you choose to go off on your own, you will be marked a 'No Show'

**SAFETY NOTICE**
Get Outside- Auckland and its organizers work on a strictly voluntary basis and hold NO responsibility or liability for any injury suffered during the events organized. By RSVP'ing to the events you are acknowledging that you and anyone you are bringing are legal adults (over 18 years of age) and have read the details thoroughly and are comfortable acknowledging that being outdoors involves inherent risk. Please note that we do not allow minors to RSVP to our events. Any minors coming as companions are under the full responsibility of the adult who has RSVP'd for them. By RSVP'ing you also acknowledge that 'Get Outside- Auckland' or its event Organizers cannot be held liable for any injury caused or suffered by participation in our events. If you are uncomfortable with assuming such a risk we suggest you do not RSVP to the concerned event. Thank you for understanding. The 'Get Outside- Auckland' team.

G-O LiGHT: Get-Outside® hosts a Community Art Exhibition

Lake House Arts Centre

Hey Get-Outsiders! On Saturday the 19th of March 2022 come join us for our inaugural group art exhibition for the community. We will be portraying the works of art from our hikes in the past year along with photographs of the events and a few anecdotes. There will also be other artwork on display for your interest. And... some food provided for those who RSVP!

Whatever happens, we can assure you, that it will be FUN! This is a public event, and is open to everyone. Please spread the word so that you can help as many people have fun as possible!

Once you've RSVP'd please ensure you pay the online deposit for food, if you want us to organize some snacks for you 😊 You are also welcome to bring a plate along if you want to.

Please feel free to get in touch with us about any questions that you may have! Yours in community spirit, Get-Outside®

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