Abel Tasman coastal track

On the back of a smooth Cook Strait crossing, our only challenge on arriving in Picton was getting our compact rental van boot closed over our packs, filled to the brim for a long weekend camping adventure. Happy Apple Backpackers in Motueka was a great place to crash overnight and we set off to Marahau … Read more

Bounds Peak (2044m)

A group of eight members and non-members set off from the Railway Station under the guidance of trip leader Tony Gazley. It was my first trip with the club, but I knew a couple of people on it. After enjoying a beer on the windswept Interislander deck, in an attempt to avoid sea-sickness, we arrived … Read more

Big Bend camp

HI I am Ella and I’m 10 years old. I went on a tramp to the Big Bend campsite in the Orongorongo river valley with Dad (Barry), Ollie my brother aged 7, Hamish who is 8 and his dad Richard. It was quite a simple walk. It was Ollie’s first tramp with the club. At … Read more

Cone Hut

The punters who’d signed up for this tramp dropped like flies this weekend – so much so that we managed to fit the E, EM and M groups all in one van! However, given our trip was going to the rather cosy Cone Hut (which DoC alleges is a six-bunker, but that’s taking a liberal … Read more