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:


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. 

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.


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

The Auckland Branch YHANZ will be holding their AGM on Saturday 9 July 2016 at St David's Presbyterian Church, Khyber Pass Rd, Grafton, starting at 1:00pm.

Doors will open at 12:30pm, giving up to half an hour to mix 'n' mingle before the meeting starts.  Afternoon tea will follow.

We would like to see as many members as possible - this is always a well attended event, a great time to catch up with one another, meet new people, maybe make a new friend or two?

Nominations are now being taken for the committee for 2015-16. If you would like to get involved with your Branch by serving on the committee, please let me know before Saturday 18 June. The committee meets on the fourth Monday evening each month (except Jan) at St David's church.


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