Auckland Branch

The Auckland Branch regularly organize group activities for their members to attend and most months they have something planned. 


 John McCarthy, the Branch Secretary will update you with the Branch plans in his regular emails. These are reproduced below so you can keep up-to-date.

If you would like to join in the fun please contact John 

Upcoming Trips

Bookings to John McCarthy phone 09 630 4073 or email.  

The Auckland Branch YHANZ will be running three weekend trips based at YHA hostels as follows:


Friday 13 to Monday 16

PAIHIA - country music extended weekend. Enjoy the annual Bay Of Islands Country Rock Festival with a lineup of country singers and groups including Joy Adams, Marian Burns, Dennis Marsh and much more, staying at the Paihia YHA. Your $60 badge gives access to various venues throughout the weekend, this can be bought at the Paihia Pacific Resort opposite the Paihia YHA using Cash only. Leave Britomart (pick-up area behind the old CPO) after lunch on Friday (or earlier by arrangement), return home on the Monday. 


4-6 June

ROTORUA - Explore the wonders of Rotorua while staying at the Rotorua Treks YHA. There is plenty to see and do - hot springs, geysers, walks, museums, and much more. Leave Britomart (pick-up area behind the old CPO) at 9:30am Saturday 4 June. 

BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN FOR ALL THREE TRIPS, because the YHA in Rotorua wants all bookings confirmed with people’s names and room allocation one month beforehand.

Please bring: personal gear. All bedding is provided. Sleeping bags are not allowed in YHA hostels.

Travel: Carpooling can be arranged with pick-up from Britomart, home or other suitable location by arrangement. 


Accommodation payable on arrival, Cash or Cheque only - allow $25-$40 per night.

Travel - to be advised. Petrol costs are now fixed beforehand to ensure a fair reimbursement to the drivers.

Food - to be advised, allow up to $10/day. Some meals such as takeaways etc are not included in this. We may decide to dine out one evening, depending on the group (for the Paihia trip in May breakfasts only are provided). 

BOOKINGS PLEASE ph 09 - 630 4073 or as soon as possible, and by Friday, 8 April at the latest.

Places for each trip are strictly limited, so FIRST IN FIRST SERVED.  Please let me know (1) which trip(s) you would like to book for (2) whether you have a car with/without spare seats or need a ride.



COMING UP - Please diary, details will be sent closer to the time:

Saturday 9 July - Branch AGM, 1:30pm, St David’s Presbyterian Church hall. 


WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW SUGGESTIONS FOR BRANCH ACTIVITIES.. If you have any particular trip or activity you would like to do with this YOUR Branch, please let me know. Perhaps you have a place you would like to see, or a fun activity you would like us to do, or you may even come up with a novel idea for something. PLEASE LET ME KNOW ph 630 4073 or

NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME. If you would like to be involved in the running of this Branch as a Committee Member, we will be glad to have you aboard! The Committee meets the fourth Monday evening each month (except January) at St David’s Presbyterian Church, Khyber Pass, Grafton, Auckland. PLEASE LET ME KNOW ph 630 4073 or