What's On -

2020

Three days notice must be given to the Leader if you want to participate in any of the events.

Club cycling events are held on many days each week. See the Cycling Page for further details. See the Qigong Page for details of regular Qigong sessions in Byron Bay and Ballina.


Wednesday February 26 to Tuesday March 17 2020 NZ Cycling Itinerary FULLY BOOKED

The event starts on 26th February at noon at Auckland Airport where we collect a 12-seater minibus and bike carrier from Maugers Rentals. It is anticipated that all participants will take a turn at driving. Copies of driving licences will be needed to be sent over before the trip. The option is to bike hire from Natural High at the airport who will also store the cycle boxes from Australia for those who ride their own bike. The cost of hiring is $335 for the 20 days. The bike recommended is an Avanti Discovery 3.

After picking up the vehicles and bikes, we drive to Paihia in the Bay of Islands. The stay here for three nights has optional activities including a cruise, a cycle to Waitangi Treaty Grounds followed by a walk to Haruru Falls, or a walk or cycle on Russell Island. We then cycle to the west coast on the Twin Coast Cycle Trail via Horeke and a ferry to Rawene. Then it's part of the Kauri Coast Cycleway to Dargaville via the Waipoua Forest. From Dargaville, we drive to Thames, staying four nights, where we cycle the Hauraki Rail Trail and do some sight-seeing/walking in the Coromandels. We then move on to Rotorua for two nights where the Thermal Trail will be enjoyed by all. The next trail is The Timber Trail which will last for two days and we will stay for one night at the Timber Trail Lodge. Staying three nights in Turangi, we hope to walk the Tongariro Crossing if weather permits, regarded by many as the best one day walk on the planet. Our last two nights (with a visit to Taupo on the way) will be spent closer to Auckland at the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park near the black sand beach where we will continue with some walking or cycling before returning to the airport on March 17th.

Ron L. is organising the cycling, Ruth D is organising the accommodation. Ian P is organising the transport and bike hire. To register, contact Ruth D 0427846372. Once registration is confirmed please transfer a $250 non-refundable deposit to the club trip away account, Northern Rivers Bushwalkers Club BSB 062565 Account No. 10869944. Please reference your payment by NZ followed by your surname. Should you wish to hire a bike please email Ian with your height measurement


Monday 8 June to Friday 19 June 2020 Pyrenees tour FULLY BOOKED Applications for Wait List invited

Tour to the Pyrenees for Club members in June 2020. Due to the demand from members, two separate tours will operate on the same dates. For details, please refer to the NRBC Pyrenees Itinerary

Leader: Graeme McGregor email graeme7090@gmail.com

June 18 or June 25 2020 for 2 weeks Interlaken Switzerland FULLY BOOKED

The annual walking trip put on by a selection of Lancashire Rambling Clubs has been supported in the last three years by approx 50 of our club members. The walks are spectacular away from the main tourist areas. The cost is around $2000 pp for twin share accommodation with full board and local travel pass. The whole experience is unforgettable. The staff at the hotel (Waldhotel Unspunnen) including the owner, Stefan, is part of the “family”. The rambling clubs have been organising this trip for over 40 years and are experts in ensuring a fully enjoyable holiday on the best of the area’s walking trails. Social evenings are loads of fun. Organiser Ian 0459 496 194


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