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Let's welcome spring with a hike at Karekare!
Hi guys! On Saturday the 22nd of September, we will be walking along the beach at Karekare. IMPORTANT NOTES & UPDATES:- • Distance from CBD: 38km • Meet Up Time: 10 am for a 10.15am start. • Meet Up Location: Karekare beach carpark at 2 Karekare road, Huia, Karekare 0772 (opposite the Kare Kare beach lodge) • Difficulty Rating: Easy to moderate • Suitability: Suitable for people with good health. • Park Description: Check out the link below for a description of the track - http://regionalparks.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/karekare . • Completion time: We will finish the day by 4pm including some time by Karekare falls/the beach at the end of the day. • Footwear: Most of the walk will be on the beach, so please bring appropriate footwear. We will not be doing any bush tracks due to Kauri dieback disease. • Drinking Water: Please bring your own. • Toilets: Available by the car park. • 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'. • Cellphone Coverage: Cell phone coverage is patchy and may be absent. • Animal and other precautions: Please be advised that we may encounter the usual New Zealand wildlife (mostly possums, sheep and cows, not bears) 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. ___________________________________________________ MAIN DETAILS:- • Meet: Please park in the Karekare beach carpark at 2 Karekare road (opposite the Karekare beach lodge). We will meet at this carpark at 10am. • Further Details: We will go for a walk down the beach and have some time socializing on the beach. • Duration: We plan to finish the day by between 3-4pm. This may be followed by coffee/snacks at a cafe afterwards. • 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 and contact each other from there. We suggest Lynfield as a good meeting point for coordinating rides due to the presence of a train station there, though this will be left to the discretion of individual drivers. • Bring: Drinking water, lunch, sun cream, clean and sturdy footwear suitable for walking & a dry bag if you are bringing your camera and/or phone with you on the walk. And...your passion for safe socializing in the outdoors! :) • Weather: You can check latest weather updates on www.metservice.com. If the weather is not good on the planned Saturday, there is a chance that the hike will be rescheduled to a later weekend. Please check the message board regularly to receive the most up to date information. • Driving Directions: Please search for 'Karekare beach carpark' at 2 Karekare road, Huia, Karekare 0772 on Google maps and follow the directions from there. • Costs: This is a free event. ___________________________________________________ We will check the weather forecast during the days leading up and provide an update to everyone! Hope to see you there! Happy Times everyone! :) ___________________________________________________ **LEGAL DISCLAIMER** Get-Outside® - Auckland (https://www.meetup.com/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 (https://www.meetup.com/Get-Outside-Auckland/)' team.

Karekare Beach Carpark

End of Karekare Road - off Piha Road. Carpark is on Right side of Road by Toilets · Auckland

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