Two Superb Day Walks in one weekend in the Auckland region!
Fancy getting away for the weekend for two superb day walks - with a bit of comfort thrown in?
Then our Day Walk Weekends are for you!
You’ll be away bright and early Saturday morning in Big Blue heading straight to our first day walk destination.
That walk done, we’ll be off to a comfortable camping ground for the night, more than likely with a visit to a local restaurant for dinner.
Then on Sunday we’ll enjoy another great hike, before retuning to the big smoke in the afternoon.
Yes, not one but two brilliant day walks in stunning locations with excellent company – it doesn’t get much better than that!
So here are 6 compelling reasons to join one of our popular day walk weekend events:
you'll get to do not one but two invigorating day hikes in one weekend, whilst only carrying a day pack each day
you'll relax in comfortable accommodation on Saturday night in a cabin or tent at a camp ground – hot showers!
the hikes are always in a stunning location you might not otherwise get to
everything’s organised – the walks, transport and accommodation
our leaders are friendly, knowledgeable and experienced – you’re in very good hands
our group sizes are ideal – not too big, not too small
Day Walk Weekend destinations
So where do we go? Anywhere within 3 hours drive. This opens up a world of tramping possibilities – in the Waikato, Coromandel, Kaimais, up North … beach, bush, farm, gorge and ridgeline walks are all on our radar.
Recent day walk weekenders (with links to members' reports on the trip) have included:
North of Dargaville
Mt Te Aroha and Te Whare Okioki (Kaimai)
Interested in our next day walk weekend? Check out what’s planned in the trip calendar.
Important: you generally have to book and pay a deposit in advance for a Day Walk Weekend - see the trip information page in the trip calendar for details.
There are usually a few options for where to sleep on the Saturday night:
- In the bus
- In some camp grounds - in a bunk in a shared cabin
- In your tent
- In other accommodation that you organise yourself at the camping ground
Day Walk Weekend hike gear
Here’s what you need to bring on any of our ATC day walk weekends:
A waterproof rain jacket with hood is essential
Fleece or wool jumper, warm hat, gloves
Torch & spare batteries
Lunch & snacks, water
Toilet paper, etc
First Aid Kit
OVERNIGHT and TRAVELLING HOME GEAR
This all stays in the bus when you are hiking:
Change of clothing and shoes
A bag for your hiking boots and clothes
Food for breakfast and Sunday lunch
Money for a bought dinner on Saturday OR food for you to cook for yourself
Sundry snacks and drinks
Towel (often camp grounds will provide hire towels)
Check online for facilities at the camp ground to determine what cooking gear and utensils to bring - if in doubt, do ask
What to Wear
Boots or stout shoes
Shorts or quick dry trousers (not jeans)
Shirt (wool or polypropylene layers, according to weather, not cotton)
Are you a member of ATC? Our Two Day Walk Weekend trips are cheaper if you are. Saving money is just one of the many benefits of joining ATC – check out the others!