Transport, Parking, and Pickup Locations

The Club Bus - "Big Blue"

Trips depart from the club garage at 31 Sandringham Road, Mt Eden. Typically, there is a further pick-up point along the way for your convenience.
Pick-up points and times are advertised with each trip in the trip schedule. Day trips generally depart from the garage at 8:30 am, and rendezvous at the second pick up point at 8:45 am (but watch for variations). See the maps and location descriptions below.
In some circumstances, if you live further along the route taken, you can contact the leader to arrange an alternative pick-up point to join the trip.

When the bus is away on weekend or longer trips, trampers car-pool for day trips. Passengers make a set contribution to the driver to cover expenses.

Big Blue can carry 39 seated passengers. Day Trip Passengers
Sleeping space for up to 19 people.


For longer trips away, Big Blue converts to a "sleeper" by folding the seating down.
This makes it a great base of operations for remote tramping.

Maps and Directions

Getting to the Club Garage in Mt Eden - And Where to Park If you are Leaving Your Vehicle There


The club garage is located behind the house at 31 Sandringham Road, next to the Mobil station and opposite Eden Park.
On-site parking is shared with Auckland Catholic Tramping Club - please stick to the designated ATC parking areas. Check with club members on the day if in doubt.
Additional parking is available in adjacent streets if necessary.
Note also that Kingsland Train Station is only a minute from the site.
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Parallel parking available here. Additional parking here.

Parallel parking is available along the right side of the carpark. Park close together and as close to the fence as possible.

Avoid parking too close to the garage and obstructing vehicular access to it - NO Long vehicles please in the parks closest to the garage

A single line of additional parking is available along the left fenceline. Park as close as possible to the fence, inside the marked lane, leaving plenty of room for the two ACTC members' lanes between you and the garage.

PLEASE ensure that all other vehicles also adhere strictly to these instructions.

Pick-up Point for Day Trips to the Waitakere Ranges (West)

Day trips heading west into the Waitakere Ranges have an additional pick-up point in New Lynn.
Meet in the Gymnasium car park at Olympic Park, Portage Road, opposite Puriri Street.

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Pick-up Point for Day Trips Heading South


Day trips heading south to the Hunua Ranges, Coromandel Ranges, or Waikato District have an additional pick-up point in Marewa Road, Greenlane opposite the Countdown and McDonalds car park near the Greenlane Southern Motorway Interchange.

Meet outside 11 Marewa Road, next to the Greenlane Christian Centre.
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Pick-up Point for Day Trips via the North Shore (North)


Day trips heading north via the North Shore have an additional pick-up point along Des Swann Drive.

Meet (and park) opposite the AON Building.

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Getting to ATC SnowSports Lodge, Mount Ruapehu

For detailed instructions about how to find ATC SnowSports Lodge at Whakapapa, Mount Ruapehu, look here.

Getting to Ngaro Te Kotare Hut, Waitakere Ranges

Located in the Waitakere Ranges, NTK Hut is easily accessed and has secure off-road parking. You will receive instructions for getting to the Hut when you make your booking.