Red Rocks Sunday Stroll

On a clear bright winter’s day with little breeze there are few places more fun and interesting for kids than the easy walk around the southern coastline to the seal colony at Sinclair Point in the Te Kopahou Reserve. A group of nearly 40 of all ages gathered on a Sunday afternoon for the 1 … Read more

Te Araroa walkway – Paekakariki Escarpment

The new Paekakariki Escarpment track proved to be a very civilized introduction to the WTMC. Nine of us – a mix of club old hands and newbies, Kiwis and recent arrivals – met at the Wellington railway station at 9 and took the train to Paekakariki. First things first, so we headed into a nearby … 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

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

Te Araroa Walkway – Porirua to Cable Car

This was the first of the formal Te Araroa Trail walks organised through the club, an EM daywalk from Porirua to the Cable Car. Twelve punters took the 8.30 am train from Wellington Central to Porirua. The weather forecast had promised a still, hot day and clear views. Pete led the group through central Porirua … Read more

Butterfly Creek

The group met on a fine sunny Saturday morning at 8.45 am, Platform D to catch the 83 Eastbourne bus which would take us to Queensgate. Purchasing a Day Tripper for $9.50 allowed us to jump on any bus up until 12 midnight (excellent deal).  From there, we transferred to the 160 Wainui North bus. Just over the Wainuiomata hill on … Read more

Southern Walkway Day Walk

Doing this walk reminded me how lucky we are to live in Wellington. The Southern Walkway between Oriental Bay and Island Bay is an 11 km track through the town belt, across ridge tops and along a short section of coast. It is easy to access and very easy walking (it took us about four … Read more

Wairarapa Incline and Ocean Beach

A dodgy foot has enforced a break from tramping for the time-being and the need to find an alternative weekend activity. The on/off road MTB tour has proved to be a very satisfactory replacement providing plenty of scope for entertainment. If you have a bike in the garage, the additional kit required is modest so … Read more

Wainuiomata daywalk through the water collection area

We had a group of 6 trampers for this daywalk with stunning sunshine weather; the day it was forecasted to be sunshine for another 10 days! We had 2 cars and met Grant the ranger at the main car park whereupon he let us in to the water collection area through a couple of gates … Read more