There’s no better way to see New Zealand (or the world) than with a bike and a tent. It’s called “unsupported touring.” To do it successfully requires some gear and some experience. You can gain that by coming away on short overnight rides to regional camping grounds with experienced ACTA folk. Try out your tent, find better ways of packing and carrying your gear, get ideas about what and how much to take…….
Geoff Phillips will lead a small series of overnight trips to nearby regional parks for those who want to improve their camping and cycle-touring skills. Those who just want to drink coffee in beautiful surroundings with good company are welcome too!
There are 27 regional parks to visit and many of these have camping grounds in prime coastal locations.
Here are details of the first overnight trip.
First Regional Overnighter – Wednesday 22 January 2019 at Ambury Park Mangere Bridge.
There are currently 59 tent spaces available.
Meet at the Auckland Domain Band Rotunda at 1 pm.
Coffee at Auckland Airport and then out west to Ambury Park.
Please book your own tent site at:
and advise Geoff that you will be attending,  You will need to bring food for your dinner and breakfast. Unlike cycle touring there will be no rush to pack up your tent in the morning and we can ride home mid-morning after a leisurely breakfast.
The Auckland Regional Parks

Links to notes on the regional parks visited by the club:

Ambury Park Regional Camping Ground