This Intrepid Adventure Meetup group is for people who want to do walks and easier bush hikes around the Auckland area as well as other activities from time to time. Mid week walks as well as weekend activities are currently available.
We like to keep our groups small (25 people) and try to have regular walking events around all parts of Auckland in the weekends depending on who leads the activity and suggestions made by the group.
Please feel free to suggest something you like to do in your part of town during the weekend and co-lead an activity or start a regular weekday walk in your area.
We are looking forward to meeting you on our walks!
Duration: 3 hours walking (approx)
Distance: About 12-14km.
Difficulty: About average (2 on our 1-5 scale for day hikes.) This is rated average as pace . Surfaces are pretty even including some pavements and is flat. Preparation:
Everyone who attends is encouraged to be well prepared for this walk. Before we meet it will help if you:
- Know how to get to the Meeting Place;
- Prepare everything you need to bring.
- Drink bottle with water, and snacks
- Clothing suitable for all weathers
- Footwear suitable for off road trails.
- Rain protection
- First-aid items
We will leave on time in fairness to everyone else.
***Note 6.30 is the start time not the time to arrive***
In fairness to the group we will leave on time.
A bit flatter than my usual walks around the mountain however a longer walk therefore we will be walking at a reasonable pace.
Approx 2 hours
ENSURE YOU READ ALL THE DETAILS - THERE ARE MANY IMPORTANT POINTS
Meet at Mataitai car park. This is the last one down by the beach.
Plenty of toilets at the beach. (There are 2 long drops during the rest of the walk) There are also some picnic tables here however they may already be taken by the time we get here for lunch. If you have a sun umbrella you may want to bring it as there is very little shade down at the beach.
The walk will be approx 4 hours, there are many hills so poles would be a good idea. Most of the walk will be in the sun so hats, plenty of water and sunscreen will be the order of the day.
Part of the walk will be down on the beach at low tide.
***A few parts of this walk will be through long grass. Make sure you bring antihistamines etc (and take before hand if necessary), also some of the grasses do attract the bees so epipens too if this may be an issue for you***
There is the option to swim at end :-)
Free movies curtesy of Auckland Council. ***Note these events are smoke & alcohol free***
Entertainment begins 5.30pm with the movie due to start around 7.30pm when it gets dark.
A cushion or low collapsable chair is recommended as the ground is very hard at this time of year!
Feel free to bring a picnic and drinks (non alcoholic). There will be some food vendors however no idea what these will be.
I will aim to be there around 5.30 pm to get a good spot. Make sure you have the meetup app and/or my mobile number in case you have difficulty finding us.