Walk Tuakau Sun 24th Apr

Trig Road (Ewing Road end) Tuakau Sun 24th Apr
Another new walk in “real dog country”!

Meet at 9.45am for a 10.00am start – walk will be about 2 hours (any weather)

See flyer for full details.

As usual these walks welcome everyone with Labradors and we are even happy to
see other breeds as long as all are under reasonable control and are over 10 months of
age. Puppies get too excited and tired on the walks and some of the much older dogs
sometimes find it hard to complete walks comfortably.

This walk does have a bit of hill walking and there are some places the dogs will get
wet and a bit dirty (Labrador heaven!) It would be sensible for people to wear sturdy
walking shoes and if it is wet nearer the time water-proof shoes or boots would be
wise. The other thing to note is that we will be some way from the nearest cafe so we
are suggesting everyone brings their own BYO coffee/tea/drinks for afterwards.
Also bring towels for dirty dogs and clean water for them to drink afterwards.

If you have any queries please ring Sally Felton 092325664 or 0272294803

Directions
Turn off the motorway at Pokeno and take the Pokeno/Tuakau road. You come to
where the road goes over the railway line at Whangarata and immediately after the
bridge is a turn to the left up Ewing Road.
Follow Ewing Road up and along the ridge. It does become Trig Road but follow that
to the end where you will see cars parked and Labradors waiting.
If there are people from Pukekohe coming they need to go to Tuakau and take the
Whangarata Road toward Pokeno and turn right up Ewing Road just before the
Whangarata railway bridge.

Click here to see location on map

Walk Sunset Beach Sun 28th Feb

Sunset Beach at Port Waikato Sun 28th Feb
THIS IS A NEW WALK!

Meet at 9.30am for a 9.45am start as it will be low tide then and better for the walk. The sands are black there, so kinder to the dog’s feet (and ours) before the sun gets too hot.

See flyer for full details.

Sunset Beach at Port Waikato is south of Auckland but a fascinating place and one the dogs and owners will really enjoy. There are miles of beach for the dogs to explore and for those who would like it is certainly good swimming and popular with surfers.
It seems a long drive out but is only 30 minutes from Pokeno. Full directions below.
These walks are suitable for any healthy dog and owner of reasonable fitness but the
dogs must be over 10 months old and be under fairly good control.
Walking will be mostly on the beach so shoes can be worn or not as wished but
everyone will need towels for afterwards as the dogs will take full advantage of the
sea. It is also advisable to take some water for your dogs.
We love to see all the family on these walks and they are not exclusive to Labradors.

If you have any queries please ring Sally Felton 0272294803

Directions
Southern motorway to Pokeno.
At Pokeno take Pokeno Rd to Tuakau – this becomes Whangarata Rd.
Drive straight to the end – don’t go into Tuakau, and turn left to Port Waikato.
Go over a bridge and turn right where there is a sign to Waikato Holiday Camp.
Carry along this road until you see a sign which says Sunset Beach along with other
signs on the same post.
You will end up at a big parking area right by the sea we will meet there.

Click here to see where we meet.

Walk at Botanic Gardens Sun 17th Jan

The Golden Retriever Club has extended an invitation for members of our Club to join them on Sunday 17th January at the Auckland Botanical Gardens – 5th biennial ‘Sculpture in the Gardens’ Dog Walk.

If you are interested in joining the Goldies – be there at 8.45 am for a 9.00 am start.  There is an off lead area at the Gardens – far northern end behind the rose gardens/sculpture #9. There is also a swimming area which I am sure your Lab will enjoy.

See flyer with all the details re the walk.

Have fun
Regards
Mary Waugh

Photos below were taken at a previous walk here with the Goldies Labs leading the chase Water Play

Lab Walk Whitford forest Sun 22nd Nov

Update – moved to Rewa Road entrance
Meet at 9.45am to start walk at 10.00am

See flyer for details

The walk planned for the Whitford end of the forest has to be changed because of
logging there. So we are going to meet at the Maraetai end of the Whitford forest –
same day Sunday 22nd November and same time 9.45am to walk at 10.00am.

We will meet whatever the weather – except, perhaps, if there are tornados
or thunder and lightening happening! However wear suitable clothes and
sturdy shoes to cope with any wet and mud which could be around on this
walk.  The walk is suitable for everyone and all dogs of reasonable fitness
although it is too much for dogs which are under 10 months.

Families are welcome and even non-Labradors can join the group as long
as they are social and under control.
We walk for about two hours and the cafe in Whitford is usually stopped at
on the way home for a reviving cup of coffee.

Directions
Drive through Whitford and follow the Whitford/Maraetai Road. This becomes Maraetai Drive and takes you down to the Maraetai beach and a round-about. At this round-about you turn right into Rewa Road which is twisty and takes you back to the forest. At the end of Rewa Road is where we meet. There are houses around so please park carefully and do not block anyone’s drive.
Any queries ring
Sally 092325664 or 0272294803
Mike; 0272442143
Pat; 02749449143

Click here for map of Rewa Road

Walk Karioitahi Beach Sun 11th Oct

Meet at 9.45am for a 10.00am start
See flyer for full details.
There is logging in Woodhill Forest & not the best for walking so have changed to Karioitahi Beach for this walk.

For anyone who hasn’t joined us for our walks before this is a happy social occasion for dogs and owners. We are happy for non-Labrador people to join us as long as their dogs are sociable and are under reasonable control. We will meet at the carpark near the Surf Lifesaving control rooms at Karioitahi beach. Dogs MUST be on a lead until we are away from the carpark area but after that they are free.

Our walks are not suitable for dogs under 10 months old as it can be too demanding on young ones and they can get pushed around by the older dogs. We usually walk for about two hours and quite often find a nice cafe afterwards for a reviving coffee.
We walk whatever the weather so suitable clothing should be worn. Being on the beach shoes are optional but it pays to bring towels for yourselves and the dogs. It might pay to bring a fresh water drink for the dogs as they sometimes over do the salt water drinks. However there are fresh water streams along the beach where they can drink.

If you have any queries please ring any of;
Pat Woollaston 02749449143
Mike Gething 0272442143
Sally Felton 0272294803

Directions
South of Auckland head for Waiuku along the Glenbrook Waiuku Road. When you reach Waiuku turn right into King Street and fairly quickly turn left into Constable Road. This road becomes Karioitahi Road which you follow until you reach the beach. The last stages are down a pretty steep hill and at the bottom you swing left into the carpark area.

Click here for map of where we meet.
See here for photos taken at a previous walk at this location.

We are always looking for new places to go to for our Club walks. If you know of
any please tell me (Sally, see number above) or anyone on the Committee. They need to be areas where dogs can be safely off lead and with no worries of stock which could be upset.

Lab Walk Maramarua forest Sun 30th Aug

Meet at 10.00am and start the walk at 10.15am

see flyer here

On Sunday 30th August we have permission to meet and walk the dogs in the Maramarua Forest and there is a track which is not too steep, has some water holes (for the dog’s enjoyment) and will give us as long as we like to walk with forest on one side and farmland on the other side.

It will be a there and back the same way walk unless anyone is very keen as the circular routes take several hours to walk and are easier on a horse!

As usual these walks are not suitable for dogs under 10 months as they can get over done by the bigger dogs and the excitement of the occasion. Also we will be parking outside the forest gate so all dogs must be on leads until they get into the forest.

The tracks are firm and good walking shoes or sneakers will be fine. Of course other clothes depend on what the weather is like, but the walk will be on rain, hail, or snow!! However the only real worry is if there are very high winds blowing at the time, as forest trees can lose their branches in those conditions and that can be dangerous. If there is a doubt phone the contact numbers below.

Directions
Drive to Maramarua along State Highway 2 (stick to the speed limits – the traffic cops are everywhere along that road)! Turn right into Ferndale Road – on one corner is the Pukeko’s Nest Cafe and on the other corner is the Maramarua Vet Clinic.

Follow Ferndale Road for 3.5kms until you see the start of the forestry on your left. Where the trees start there is our gate set back off the road. Park there.

Click here to see what the parking place looks like

We will meet at 10.00am and start the walk at 10.15am
The Pukeko’s Nest Cafe is also a good refreshment place for after the walk!

Contact
Sally Felton 0272294803
Mike Gething 0272442143
Pat Woollaston 02749449143

See here for some photos taken at a previous walk at this spot

Lab Walk Whitford forest Sun 2nd Aug

Sunday 2nd Aug meet 9.45am for 10.00am walk at Whitford Forest

Update – Almost 30 dogs and their owners had a great morning walk see photo!Lab Walk 2Aug2015 003

See flyer for details

Please note we will be meeting for our walk at the Rewa Rd entrance to the Whitford Forest. The Siberia Hill entrance to the forest is closed as they are logging in there.
The meeting time is the same – 9.45am for walk at 10.00am.

We will meet whatever the weather – except, perhaps, if there are tornados or thunder and lightening happening! However wear suitable clothes and shoes to cope with wet and mud which could be around on this walk. This walk is suitable for everyone and all dogs of reasonable fitness but only dogs which are over 10 months old.  Don’t forget  to bring towels for your dogs afterwards.

Families are welcome and even non-Labradors can join the group as long as they are social and under control. We walk for about two hours and the cafe in Whitford is usually stopped at on the way home for a reviving cup of coffee.

Any queries ring Sally 092325664 or 0272294803

Directions
Drive through Whitford and follow the Whitford/Maraetai Road. This becomes
Maraetai Drive and takes you down to the Maraetai beach and a round-about. At this
round-about you turn right into Rewa Road which is twisty and takes you back to the
forest. At the end of Rewa Road is where we meet. There are houses around so
please park carefully and do not block anyone’s drive.
We will gather there and continue on foot. Once again keep dogs on leads
until you are told to let them off.

Click here for map of Rewa Road

Walk Karioitahi Beach Sun 14th June

Karioitahi Beach Sunday 15th June

Update8 black, 7 yellow, 1 chocolate and 2 “wanny be” labradors had the beach to themselves plus their human hangers on for most of the morning.  Was a great mornings walk to blow the cobwebs away followed by 18 people making a serious dent in the supplies at a nearly coffee shop.  See below for a few photos taken:-

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Meet at 9.45am for a 10.00am start

See flyer for full details.

Join us for our next club walk at Karioitahi Beach. Bring your family, dogs, leads and it might pay to bring a fresh water drink for the dogs as they sometimes over do the salt water drinks. However there are fresh water streams along the beach where they can drink.  Remember towels for wet dogs at the end of the walk!

These walks are not suitable for puppies under 10 months old.

If you have any queries please ring any of;
Sally Felton 09 2325664 / 0272294803
Pat Woollaston 02749449143
Mike Gething 0272442143

Directions
South of Auckland head for Waiuku along the Glenbrook Waiuku Road. When you reach Waiuku turn right into King Street and fairly quickly turn left into Constable Road. This road becomes Karioitahi Road which you follow until you reach the beach. The last stages are down a pretty steep hill and at the bottom you swing left into the carpark area.

Click here for map of where we meet.
See here for photos taken at our last walk at this location.

We are always looking for new places to go to for our Club walks. If you know of
any please tell me (Sally, see number above) or anyone on the Committee. They need
to be areas where dogs can be safely off lead and with no worries of stock which
could be upset.

Walk at Long Bay Sun 17th May

014 Update – weather was a bit overcast so discouraged most from the beach except dog walkers and their dogs. Everyone had a good morning out

The Golden Retriever Club have invited the Labs to join them in their next walk. See flyer for full details.

Please note that the Labrador or Golden Retriever walks are not suitable for young puppies and your dog should be at least 10 months old before joining one of these excursions.

Kind regards

Mary Waugh
Secretary The Labrador Club Inc

Walk Woodhill forest Sun 19th Apr

Sunday 19th April Woodhill Forest – Muriwai

We were really lucky with the weather and had a great morning – see photos

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Meet at 9.45am for a 10.00am start

See flyer for full details.

Join us for our next club walk in Muriwai Forest. Bring your family, dogs, leads, suitable walking shoes and, if you wish, some snacks and water.  Walk can be up to 2 hours long so ensure your dogs are reasonably fit. Dogs can run free once we are in the forest but should be on leads before the walk starts.  These walks are not suitable for puppies under 10 months old.  Remember towels for wet dogs at the end of the walk!

There is a very nice cafe near the Muriwai beach and those who want to usually call in
there to refresh themselves after the walk.

I won’t be able to be at this walk but if you have any queries please ring any of;
Pat Woollaston 02749449143
Mike Gething 0272442143
Sally Felton 0272294803

Directions
Take Highway 16 to Helensville and take the Muriwai turnoff. When you get to Muriwai, follow the main road down the hill until you get to the Fire Station, turn right along Coast Road and drive past the Golf course to the car park where the walk will start. Entrance to the walk is across the road, so dogs on leads there. Click here for map of where we meet.

We are always looking for new places to go to for our Club walks. If you know of
any please tell me (Sally, see number above) or anyone on the Committee. They need
to be areas where dogs can be safely off lead and with no worries of stock which
could be upset.

See here for photos taken at our last walk at this location.