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Our trips are arranged for every 4th Friday of the month

Friday 26 July: World Press Photo Exhibition at Smith and Caughey, Queen Street and their cafe for lunch. Meet at Ground Floor Ticket office at 10.45am

June Outing: Matariki means a busy Friday for traffic and eateries so our next outing is planned for July

Friday 24 May: Auckland City Library Tour and lunch at the Art Gallery attracted 18 members who are now more aware of those City resources

Friday 26 April: A Birthday Lunch at Devon on the Wharf was enjoyed by 18 members along with window shopping and for some, a stroll up Mt Vicoria for panoramic views

 Friday 22 March at the Movies: We enjoyed 'The Great Escaper' at the Lido,  then lunch after the session at Eve's Pantry

Friday 23 Feb: Mini golf at Enchanted Forest Onehunga kept 15 of us entertsined then we met up at Jellocoe Park for a byo picnic. A great day out.

Friday 19 January 2024 Most enjoyed a quick 'train' trip round the Auckland Botanical Gardens while others strolled at their own pace. Some did both, followed by a leisurely lunch at the cafe


Friday 27 October: Our AT/Gold Card ferry trip to Waiheke IS. 6 Hardy souls braved the weather for a calm crossing and a much better day than expected,. Sorry to have missed it....

Friday 22 September: Abbots Coach trip to Warkworth. Wehad a leisurely stroll around the village stopping for coffee, the an enjoyable lunch at Landmark Hotel.

Friday 25 August: 'The Miracle Club' Movie at the Lido entertained 12 of our members who also enjooyed lunch at Eve's Pantry afterwards

Friday 28 July: Visy Recycling gave us an enlightening and informative overview of their processing system, do's and don'ts of recycling and ways of reducing our contribution to landfill. Lunch at the Onehunga Club was a mid winter feast for our group of 21

Friday 23 June: Our MOTAT visit included a talk on the development of war time and later aviation development in NZ, amid the amazing display of vintage aircraft. We enjoyed lunch at 'Steamed' and meandered round the other displays of historic technology

Friday 26 May:  Abbot's coach carried us to Howick Historical Village for an introductory talk and a leisurely stroll around the village in bright sunshine. How comfotrtable our live are in contrast to the early Fencibles and their families. Some of us enjoyed a picnic in the beutifully kept grounds while others made the most of the Cafe.  

Friday 28 April. 20 of us spent an enjoyable few hours strolling round the Auckland Zoo. The innovative changes impressed and although some animals were rather shy, we did see a wonderful variety and heard some interesting talks and demonstrations

Friday 24 March:  Shorebirds at Miranda. We enjoyed a van ride via Mangatangi to the Naturalist  Centre and a fascinating talk on local and midratory birdlife around the area. Then a ride back to the hides on the Firth of Thames for a closer look at the many species that find abundant food along the shore. Fish'n'Chips at Kaiaua and a scenic trip home finished a glorious day in a pristine habitat.

Friday 24 February:Luscious for lunch @ 1130am

Friday 20 January: 26 members enjoyed morning tea at Eden Gardens. a stroll around the extensive and shady garden paths at our own pace, then back for lunch at the cafe. After 2 months since our last meeting it was a beautiful day for the visit to this inner city oasis and a good chance to catch up with one another after the holiday break. 



Friday 28 October: Our last trip of the year saw us armed with our Gold/ATHop cards for the 11am Ferry to Pine Harbour. A scenic harbour crossing landed us at the Marina in time for lunch at Pepper Jack's. Some of us strolled to the water's edge to enjoy the sea air and tranquil surroundings before enjoying Auckland Harbour again on the return trip. A Public transport experience!. 

Friday 23 September. Bus trip to Hamilton Gardens was an amazing day out with plenty of interest and variety for everyone. An enjoyable lunch at the cafe and a rainfree  day made for a memorable outing. Photo of Egyptian Garden taken by Kevin

26 August: A showery morning saw a small group of 16 set off by bus for a day in Hobsonville.  We arrived in time for coffee at Catalina Bay then a walk around the wharf area. A few went further afield to check out the old airforce homes, dense apartment deveopment and a fairy glade!  We enjoyed a pub lunch at 'Little Creatures' brewery A big thankyou to Keith, our driver, who manoeuvred the bus further into the construction site, to save us a climb back up the hill for the trip back!

22 July: 22 of us half filled the bus to Ryders Cinema for a movie and Roast lunch.The lucky arrival of a fine clear day made the trip very enjoyable and 'Edie' the film starring Sheila Hancock, inspired us all on to greater things - we wish.

June outing coincided with our new Matariki Holiday so no trip planned

Friday 27 May; A morning of mini golf in Onehunga ($9.00 pp). Meet in the car park behind the Ellerslie War Memorial Hall at 10am for Car Pool. We will come back to Ellerslie for lunch at the Coffee Club.

Friday 29 April: A bus trip to Puhoi was informative and enjoyable in beautiful autumn sunshine. The bus dropped us near the museum where we learned about the origins of the early Bohemian immigrants, popped into the historic church then meandered or bussed through the village to Puhoi Pub for lunch. We also took in the Cheese Factory. Although out of season for cheese production, some made the most of the range of cheeses to buy and a welcome coffee or icecream. Thanks Hilary, for organising a great day out.

Friday 25 March: Our planned visit to Auckland Botanical Gardens did not go ahead.

Friday 25 February: A dozen or so of us gathered for a picnic lunch at Maureen's. Delicious finger food was shared under the shady trees of her beautiful garden. Thanks for hosting us, Maureen


Friday 27 August: Visey Recycling Centre followed by lunch at Onehunga RSA Bus leaves the Ellerslie War Memorial Hall at 10.30am CANCELLED

Friday 23 July: A visit to Bill's Toy Museum, Whitford and lunch at Franklins Pub, Beachlands was enjoyed by a bus load of 28 members


Friday, 25 June: We all enjoyed the bus trip to Ryders Cinema for a very entertaining Movie 'Waking Ned Devine' followed by a wonderful Roast lunch, hot out of the coal range. A wander round the restored mini village and back to Ellerslie before the 3pm school 'rush'.

Friday, 28 May:  Our friendly bus driver took us on a tour round Takapuna & Milford, then delevered us via Narrow Neck to Devonport. The rain eased off and we enjoyed lunch of our choice in various venues. Some energetic members climbed Takuranga/Mt Victoria for panoramic views and most enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the attractions and charms of Devonport village.

Friday, 23 April: A bus trip to Drury Hills Winery was enjoyed by 28 members who were impressed with the variety of fruit wines available for purchase. There followed a fabulous lunch at the Red Shed Cafe.  

Friday, 26 March: With our 'Gold /AT HOP Cards' at the ready we bused/trained and ferried to Waiheke Island. We boarded the local bus for the scenic drive to Onetangi Beach. worked up an appetite with a beach walk and found our ready booked table at Charley Farleys.  The day was warm, sunny and calm - perfect for the day trip. It felt a world away from the busy city and we all benefitted from sea air and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Our January Lunch on Friday 22 was again held in VP Maureen's beautiful garden. As usual she had orgainised a warm, sunny afternoon and delicious fruit punch, sandwiches & savouries as well as creme puffs, chocolates and magnums, all served by her charmimg grandchildren. We did miss our President, Kevin who was recovering from a drastic fall while out and about on Tamaki Drive. Get well wishes from us all, Kevin.  Very many thanks, Maureen for your hospitality and the chance for a get together for our Probus Club members.

Past Trips

The Ellerslie Probus Club has been on many varied trips.

From Motuihe  Island in the Hauraki Gulf on the Red Boat to Bus trips to the Hamilton Gardens which included a river boat trip and luncheon; a trip to Waiheke on the ferry followed by a bus trip to Onetangi Beach; and the Maritime Museum in Devonport.

An informative tour of the Morris & James Pottery near Matakana was followed by lunch in their cafe. We were drawn back on a later trip to the same region, for a boat ride around the Goat Island Marine Sanctuary and a chance to browse around Matakana village.

Movies and old-fashioned roast luncheons at Ryders Museum in Avondale.

More locally the club has gone on many Gold Card trips which include restaurants.

Last year 2019 our Christmas luncheon was held as a garden party at one of our members' homes which was enjoyed by all.

Club memers enjoy the Goat Island Marine Sanctuary trip

January Picnic


About 50 members gathered in our Vice President, Maureen Reed's lovely garden. We were served refreshments, canapes, finger food and delicate desserts under the shade of sun umbrellas and leafy trees. After weeks of windy weather it was a calm and perfect day. We all enjoyed the warm atmosphere of Probus friends and the hospitality of Maureen's family.

February Outing


A beautiful summers day on Friday 21 February enticed 24 members on board a Red Boat trip to Riverhead.

An enjoyable harbour cruise included a picnic lunch on board. Everyone agreed it was a wonderful day on the water and a chance to appreciate the scenic beauty of the Waitemata Harbour.

July Outing

25 July: A pleasant bus ride to Puhoi where we stopped at the Cheese Factory for Morning Tea and a leisurely browse followed by lunch at the Puhoi Pub. A historic spot full of memorabilia and olde worlde charm. Another worthwhile day out.


October Outing

Friday 23 October: A Bus trip to Crystal Mountain, Swanson was enjoyed by 24 members. In a rural setting so near the city we had a close up look at the animals including llamas and alpacas. An impressive collection of crystals, gems and fossils from all over the world, displayed in a cave like setting gave us an absorbing and educational outing. Over Lunch at the on-site cafe we had plenty of opportunity to chat...