A combined weekend with North Shore, Auckland and Manukau Yakity Yak Clubs, and any other club members who would like to join us.
We have a huge 4m tide at 13.20 on Saturday, suitable for paddling.
Huia is just 45 minutes west of Auckland and a lovely place to base ourselves for a wild west weekend. So close to Auckland and yet worlds away. The paddling will be on the Manukau Harbour exploring the beaches, streams and bush.
Sleeping arrangements are bunk rooms either in chalets or in the main lodge. The bathroom facilities are shared. The main lodge house contains the lounge for our Christmas Party. The dinning room and commercial kitchen is well set up for our meals. The kitchen has dishes, cutlery and cooking equipment for 46 people.
The cost of attending the Mid Winter Christmas is $30 per person to cover hiring of the venue. There is no additional cost for accommodation. The Christmas party is a Wild West Theme so bring your cowboy hats and bandannas!
Hire Kayaks are available and the trailer will be going if necessary.
How about bringing your non-kayaking family along for the weekend?
WHAT TO BRING
A Secret Santa prezzie, no more than $10
Your dish for the shared Christmas Dinner along with a plate to serve it on, serving spoons or tongs and anything you need to cook it in.
Wild West costumes. Cowboy hats, bandannas and a nice warm puffy jacket for Christmas evening. Your own breakfasts and lunches, alcohol, drinks, wine glass, tea towel. Sleeping bag, pillow, bed linen, bath towel, hot water bottle, torch, swimming togs, walking shoes, gumboots, rain jackets (just in case).
Normal kayaking gear and kayak trolley if you have one.
Clean footwear and equipment to prevent Kauri dieback disease.
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If the weather is bad there are plenty of things to do –
16.00 Shelley will open Kiwanis Lodge if you would like to arrive early. There is 1 key for all of the lodge buildings. I will hide the key outside during our stay so you can all access the buildings. The hiding place will be disclosed to those who register for the weekend.
19.00 Meet for a casual dinner at iTi, 404 Titirangi Road, at the northern end of Titirangi village. We have a group booking for 7pm so come on your way to the lodge. http://www.weareiti.co.nz/ Otherwise there are takeaways in Titirangi or you can cook at the lodge.
21.00 Meet in the Kiwanis Lodge Dining Room for a get together and find out what’s happening Saturday.
Saturday morning we are planning some paddles to suit the weather and the various skill levels.
High tide is 13.20 on Saturday.
We’ll be back in plenty of time to get the Christmas dinner underway. Saturday night we will have a shared Christmas dinner. Shelley will do a baked ham. We’ll need nibbles, roast veges, greens, salad, cooked chooks, puddings, etc.
Let us know what food you would like to bring so we can ensure we have enough of the right stuff.
07.30 Breakfast in Lodge kitchen
08.30 Meet in the Lodge Kitchen for a paddling briefing
09.00 Meet at launch point (probably the beach at Huia just down the road from the lodge)
09.30 On water
02.30 Return from paddle
03.00 Back at Lodge for hot showers and clean up.
04.00 Prep for dinner, help with dining room set up and decorations
05.30 Meet in Lodge Kitchen for drinks and nibbles
06.30 Dinner kicks off, followed by Secret Santa game in the comfy lounge
Sunday there will be another paddling option before heading home.
High tide is 14.10 on Sunday.
07.45 Meet in Lodge kitchen for breakfast
08.45 Meet in Lodge Kitchen for paddle briefing
09.00 Clean lodge and pack up
10.00 Depart camp
10.20 Meet at launch point (probably Cornwallis or somewhere on the way home)
10.50 On water
12.50 Return to launch point and have lunch (maybe at a café) before heading home.
If you have any questions contact SHELLEY 021513388 firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you all there for a wild west weekend.To register online, please click here...