WTMC South Island Christmas and New Year trip

We met bright and early on Boxing Day morning and boarded the ferry. Thankfully it was a very calm crossing over to the South Island so the Christmas over indulgences were forgiven. The weather forecast for the next 10 days was beginning to look a little foreboding but, keeping our fingers crossed that it wouldn’t … Read more

Arthurs Pass mystery trip

I always know when I am tramping on the coming weekend as I spend the week before checking the forecast. The week before this trip was more checking than normal as we all tried to decide whether it was going to rain and blow too much. This indecision affected Air New Zealand making my flight … Read more

Mount Hector Sunset

On the morning of Saturday 5th January, myself and Tony Gazley set out for Otaki Forks. Our plan was to walk to the top of Mount Hector, pitch the tent and take photos of the sunset. Wellington had been blessed by awesome weather for the weekend so I was looking forward to getting out onto … Read more

Vossler Navigation

“Punters are but a myth of the imagination, or perhaps the memory of the trampers from a bygone era. An era which has since passed. The era of signing up for a trip meant going on a trip has since passed. But the show, of course, will always go on.” – Disillusioned trip leader Craig … Read more

Waiopehu

We started off on a gorgeous Saturday morning from Wellington Railway Station, heading for Poads Road (about 4km east of Levin) in the club van. Our intention was to head up to Waiopehu Hut, cook up a lovely curry, enjoy the view, sleep like logs after our exertions and come back down on the Sunday. … Read more