Croesus Track: An Historic Route through the Paparoas.

The Croesus Track is located in the Southern Paparoa Range in the West coast region. This track is one of finest surviving examples of a miners’ track (1881) on the West Coast. A group of 12 from WTMC, lead by Matt and assisted by Catherine started our adventure on Thursday night of Easter weekend 2016. … Read more

Need something to inspire you this wet weekend? Chase a shadow.

Did you know that the WTMC’s purpose is to encourage and facilitate walking, climbing, mountaineering, and skiing (see our constitution)? With the ski season approaching perhaps you need some inspiration for the latter activity? Warren Miller’s 66th feature film Chasing Shadows is showing on Friday and Sunday at the Penthouse in Brooklyn. The film will … Read more

Angelus Peak – Nelson Lakes

My optimism was slowly fading as the week progressed. The forecast was predicting strong winds, rain, and near freezing temperatures. But as we baked in the afternoon sun waiting for the ferry, that forecast seemed like a distant reality. After a sunset across the Cook strait, a sail through the sounds lit by the full … Read more

Pukeatua Track

On Saturday 16th April the alarm went off at 5 am. In darkness we drove to meet the team at Wellington train station at 6 am for the train to Waikanae. Here we met fellow trampers Jared, Mike and team leader Garth. Unfortunately, one member of the team slept through the alarm so our group … Read more

Dolphins, Datsuns and Other Delights

This was billed as an easy walk and was probably one of the easiest that I’ve been on in a long time. Our walk, the second in a series on the Te Araroa walkways began in Shortland  Park right at the end of The Parade down in Island Bay looking out to Taputeranga Island.  The … Read more