Explore this remote peninsular so rich in magnificent scenery and capture spectacular landscape images.


This tour starts at the historic village in Waiuku one hour out of Auckland, move up the peninsular to Pollack, taking in the majestic sweeps over the Manukau with deeply contoured valleys extending back to the harbour. Wind swept pohutakawas, before reaching the historic lighthouse overlooking the entrance to the Manukau Harbour.  We pick up a few picturesque bays on the northern edge of the peninsula before heading south to pick up historic buildings, Hamilton's gap and onto Karioitahi, where we have the typical west coast beach sprinkled with waterfalls that descend over towing cliffs. Here we use a dune buggy to reach some of the more remote and scenic areas.  We then have a picnic dinner on the beach while we prepare for sunset at 7:37pm as the sun dips over the shimmering water.


Awhitu MAp


The cost includes beach buggy access to the beach and some staged events along the way. Meals are not included. It is hoped that we can car pool from either Auckland or Waiuku with a suitable contribution to the driver..

Awhitu Kohekohe Church,  Awhitu Central School,  Pollack Church


Driving distances  Ak Waiuku return: 60km - 45mins   Awhitu Peninsula: 150km 3hrs


Awhitu Lighthouse


The course is open to members and non-members. Please use the button below to register. Numbers are limited. No more than 20 participants will be enrolled. If you are interested in landscapes join the party. Plenty of experienced members to help with any questions you may have.



Decent shoes, sun and perhaps wind protection. Pack your own meals as these are not included.

Awhitu Hills

WHEN 17 March 2013 commencing


Meet at 9am in Waiuku, at the Historic Village.  

Easiest way to find the Historic Village is:  The road leading into Waiuku is called Kitchener Rd.  Stay on this until you hit a "T" intersection with Queen St. Turn right into Queen Street. The Historic Village is at the Northern end of Queen St.  Keep your eye out for a big willow tree.

If you are early, you may like to expoler the village and on the opposite side of the road, the Kentish Hotel.


COST  Members and family  $25  Non members $50


REGISTER.  If space is available, you will be given a booking number and asked to pay immediately by bank transfer, If the event is sold out, you will be wait listed. Once payment has been received you will receive official confirmation.


Details of the cancellation policy is given on the site.