Cone Ridge
Totara Flats Hut
Lees Creek
Beach
Mitre Peak
Roaring Stag Hut
Bulmer Lake
Taranaki summit
Otago mountainbiking
Hope Canyon
East Ridge Taranaki
Bulmer Lake 17
Taranaki East Ridge
Takitimu
Paua Hut
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A Steak in the Hills

Trampers / Masterchefs: Mark (Trip Leader) – Supervisor, menu designer, apron wearer Emily – Chocolate Cake Billy Baker Garth – Steak Master Extraordinaire and Scrambled egg Supremo Bridget – Queen of custard Objective As a first time leader, an easy walk to the hut, eat well, enjoy the scenery and relax. Simples! Why Gourmet Tramping…? … Read more

Squeaky Clean Ruapehu

I signed up to this trip with very unalturistic motives – I was enormously curious to see the “lodge” that everyone at the club keeps talking about. In my head I pictured one of the huts on the great walks – which most trampers consider the height of luxury – and have flush toilets, lights … Read more

Howletts Hut

Our epic journey started quite calmly at the railway station on Friday night. In a full club van we drove 3 hours up to Noreswood, stopping for an evening meal at the Istanbul in Caterton. The ANZAC Park campsite just north of Norsewood is a basic but pretty campsite (toilet but no water available). Next … Read more

Powell Hut Rebuild Survey

We received the following survey request from DOC. Please submit your views. Powell Hut in the Tararua Forest Park is being rebuilt in the summer of 2018 and DOC would like your input. To help ensure the new version of Powell meets the needs of its users, DOC is seeking your feedback via an online … Read more

Become a LandSAR Volunteer

WTMC have been contacted by the Membership Officer for Wellington LandSAR to ask if any of our members are interested in becoming volunteers. For more information about LandSAR see their website: http://www.landsarwellington.org/ The wait list closes on the 30th of April and applications close 10th May. More details can be found here at: https://www.facebook.com/LandsarWellington Any … Read more

WTMC Submission on Wellington Conservation Management Strategy

WTMC has recently provided written feedback to DOC on the draft Wellington Conservation Management Strategy. Essentially, this is the plan for how the areas we tramp in across the lower north island are looked after for the next ten years. Our written submission is available here http://wtmc.org.nz/news-and-publications. It can also be accessed by clicking here WTMC Wellington CMS Submission April … Read more

Discovering WTMC – Tama Lakes and Ruapehu Summit

WTMC at Tama Lakes

As a city bloke through and through, who loves his cocktail bars and having a wealth of restaurants to dine at, I can’t quite put my finger on why I have a yearning to get exposed to the elements on a wind-ravaged hillside. Maybe getting out in the elements is my way of restoring balance … Read more