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6-8 Oct

  • Family Tongariro NP, Lodge - Families Ski map (Andy Styles), signup closes: 20 Sep 2017. Tags
  • Day (E) Wellington, Paekakariki Escarpment - Te Araroa map (Uta Benecke), signup closes: 20 Sep 2017. 7.5 km section of Te Araroa Trail. https://www.wildernessmag.co.nz/trip/paekakariki-escarpment-track-wellington/Tags
  • Tramp (E) Tongariro NP, Whakapapaiti Hut map (Bridget Robinson), signup closes: 20 Sep 2017. (CANCELLED) 18 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tongariro NP, Rangipo Hut map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 20 Sep 2017. Via Waihohonu Hut leaving from Desert Road State Highway One. Friday night stay at backpackers (~$30) at Ohakune/Waiouru. 20 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags

13-15 Oct

  • Rock (EM) Wellington, Pukerua Bay map (Megan Sety), signup closes: 27 Sep 2017. Pukerua Bay and Titahi Bay. One day rock climbing refresher.
  • Nav (M) Tongariro NP, Waihohonu Hut map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 27 Sep 2017. Off-track navigation via Tama Lakes. 28 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Alp2 (M) Tongariro NP, Cathedral Rocks map (Nick Johns), signup closes: 27 Sep 2017. Ice climbing on Cathedral Rocks if they are still in condition.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Rimutaka FP, Ocean Beach map (Bram Mulling), signup closes: 27 Sep 2017. Friday walk to Turere lodge/ Paua hut / One hut further (2.5h). Saturday to Mnt Matthews walk to Ocean Beach full day (5 hours to get to the top + about 5 hours to Ocean Beach). Sunday easy walk out to Wainui beach (4 hours).Tags
  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Tongariro Crossing map (Leader Required), signup closes: 27 Sep 2017. Tags ,
  • Family Wellington, Te Araroa Island Bay to Johnsonville map (Amelia White), signup closes: 27 Sep 2017. Two day walks.Tags

20-23 Oct Labour Weekend

  • Tramp (M) Lewis Pass, Lake Christabel map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 27 Sep 2017. 3 daysTags
  • Tramp (EM) Lewis Pass, Pell Stream Hut map (Catherine Mills), signup closes: 27 Sep 2017. Remote Hut 4 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.
  • Tramp (M) Lewis Pass, Lewis Pass Tops map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 27 Sep 2017. Taking the quickest route to the tops for maximum view time. Tarnside-camping opportunities and a soak in the hot springs before the drive to the ferry!
  • Alp1 (M) Nelson Lakes NP, Angelus Peak map (Mike Wilson), signup closes: 27 Sep 2017. Tags
  • Tramp (E) Nelson Lakes NP, John Tait Hut map (Bridget Robinson), signup closes: 27 Sep 2017. Lakehead, John Tait, Coldwater, St Arnaud 27 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Kaweka FP, Kiwi Saddle Hut NI map (David Bakker), signup closes: 04 Oct 2017. (CANCELLED) Kiwi Saddle Hut is about 4 hours from the road end. Depending on the weather we have the option of going on to Cameron Hut or Kiwi Mouth Hut
  • Tramp (M) Kaweka FP, Studholme Saddle Hut map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 04 Oct 2017. Studholme Saddle hut then circuit around Dominie hut, Makahu Saddle hut, Macintosh hut and back to road-end. 4 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Ski Tongariro NP, Ski Touring from Lodge map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: 04 Oct 2017. Ski touring from the lodge. Lots of options depending on conditions. Gear can be hired from National Park. Some skiing ability needed, talk to Graeme or Tony if you're not sure. Tags
  • Family Wellington, Te Araroa Johnsonville to Pukerua Bay map (Leader Required), signup closes: 04 Oct 2017. Could bike some sections, particularly Porirua to Pukerua Bay #N/A bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags

27-29 Oct

  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Tararua Southern Crossing map (Ross Wakefield / Sumudu Jayalath), signup closes: 11 Oct 2017. One of the four classic tramps of the Tararua Range, from Otaki Forks to Kaitoke. Friday night, Otaki Forks to Field Hut just below the bushline (2-3 hours). Saturday, traverse the tops to Alpha Hut (8 hours). Sunday, follow the Marchant ridge out (8 hours). Approx 32 kilometres total. http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/wellington-kapiti/places/tararua-forest-park/things-to-do/tracks/tararua-southern-crossing/
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Tararua Southern Main Range map (Andrei Zubkov), signup closes: 11 Oct 2017. Nice and slow Southern Main Range from Otaki Forks, big days epic payoff. If you liked the Southern crossing you'll love this one!
  • MTB (EM) Wellington, Polhill + Mt Victoria map (Garth Ireland), signup closes: 11 Oct 2017. Discover the best local tracks in one day.Tags
  • Family Tararua FP, Blue Range Hut map (Ella Cuthbert and Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 11 Oct 2017. Cow Creek Hut. Kid-led tramp. Suitable for older kids only. Practice DOE tramp. 4 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags ,

3-5 Nov

  • Alp 00 Tongariro NP, Bum Sliding map (Tony Gazley), signup closes: 18 Oct 2017. (CANCELLED) Walk up, slide down. Nearest hospital only 10 minutes helicopter flight.
  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Paretetaitonga map (Dan Pasco), signup closes: 18 Oct 2017. One of Ruapehu's peaks at 2751 m.Tags
  • Day (E) Wellington, Te Araroa Wellington map (Uta Benecke), signup closes: 18 Oct 2017. Local Te Araroa trail from Porirua to Island Bay, over the weekend, sleeping in your own beds saturday night.Tags
  • Nav (F) Tararua FP, Elder Hut map (David Jewell), signup closes: 18 Oct 2017. (CANCELLED) Explore Western Hutt River. 4 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags

10-12 Nov

  • Canoe (EM) Tongariro NP, Whanganui River Journey map (Richard House), signup closes: 4 Oct 2017. Friday off work required. 3 day Great Walk, but canoeing. At least half the group need to be comfortable steering a canadian canoe. (If you can paddle a single kayak in a straight line, you should be OK.) The front seat paddler can be a novice. Must be able to swim.
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Blue Range Hut map (Garth Ireland), signup closes: 25 Oct 2017. An easy couple of hours walk to a nice 4 bunk hut. About 4km with 650m of climb. 4 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Angle Knob Hut map (Weimin Ren), signup closes: 25 Oct 2017. Find a missing hut, blown off its piles, 200m down a spur. https://www.wildernessmag.co.nz/rest-peace-angle-knob-hut/
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Dorset Ridge Hut map (Harry Smith), signup closes: 25 Oct 2017. 6 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.
  • Day (EM Nav) Eastbourne Hills, Eastbourne Hills map (Marie Henderson), signup closes: 25 Oct 2017. Day trip with tracks, bait line tracks and off track fun.
  • Family Wellington, Te Araroa Paekakariki to Waikanae map (Amelia White), signup closes: 25 Oct 2017. Do as a series of day walks.Tags ,

17-19 Nov

  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Totara Flats Hut map (Helen Cox), signup closes: 01 Nov 2017. Walk to Totara Flats hut via the Gentle Annie track and Mountain House Shelter. 26 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Day (EM) Belmont RP, Puke Ariki Traverse map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 01 Nov 2017. 24km. https://wildbaynz.blogspot.co.nz/2013/04/wellington-walks-belmont-regional.html
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Sayers Hut map (Uta Benecke), signup closes: 01 Nov 2017. Historic hut. 6 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Trap (EM) Rimutaka FP, Possum Trapping map (Mike Phethean), signup closes: 01 Nov 2017. Head into Gollans Stream where the last huia in NZ were seen. Take out the possums!!!
  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Girdlestone map (Tony Gazley), signup closes: 01 Nov 2017. One of Ruapehu's peaks at 2658 mTags ,
  • Family Tararua FP, A Taraua Hut map (Andy Styles), signup closes: 01 Nov 2017. 2-3 hrs easy tramping, great for a younger kids on a first overnight tramp. Maybe Atiwhakatu Hut.Tags

24-26 Nov

  • Trap (EM) Ruahine FP, Parks Peak map (Rohan Parti), signup closes: 08 Nov 2017. Check our stoat traps, in a really beautiful area of the Ruahines.
  • Trap (MF) Ruahine FP, Upper Makaroro Hut map (Amanda Wells), signup closes: 08 Nov 2017. Check our stoat traps, in a really beautiful area of the Ruahines. Good chance of seeing a Whio! 4 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Shingle Slip Knob map (Kerry Charles), signup closes: 08 Nov 2017. Find the RNZAF De Havilland Devon (NZ1815) crash site.
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Flora and Fauna (Cone Hut) map (Illona Keenan), signup closes: 08 Nov 2017. Explore around Cone, and learn about all the native plants and animals.
  • Family , Bushcraft for Kids map (Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 08 Nov 2017. Bushcraft/survival instruction course for kids 9+ and parents, sleep outside in Make-Your-Own shelter.Tags

1-3 Dec

  • Tramp (MF) Kaimanawa FP, Thunderbolt map (Andrei Zubkov), signup closes: 15 Nov 2017. Epic South Island-esque alpine country, in the heart of the Kaimanawas! Big day Saturday, easier on Sunday.
  • Tramp (EM) Kaimanawa FP, Waipakihi Hut map (Catherine Mills), signup closes: 15 Nov 2017. Climb above the bush line to the exposed alpine ridge of Umukarikari and Mount Urchin. Enjoy fantastic views and access the Waipakihi valley and hut. http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/central-north-island/places/kaimanawa-forest-park/things-to-do/tracks/urchin-and-umukarikari-tracks/ 12 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Kayak (E) Marlborough Sounds, Kenepuru Sound Kayak map (Helen Cox / Kevin Cole), signup closes: 08 Nov 2017. Paddling in double kayaks. No experience required but must be able to swim - members have priority.
  • Tramp (E) Tongariro NP, Whakapapaiti Hut map (David Harris), signup closes: 15 Nov 2017. 18 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tongariro NP, Waihohonu Hut map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 15 Nov 2017. 28 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Rock (MF) Tongariro NP, Climbing - Lodge map (David Jewell), signup closes: 15 Nov 2017. Whakapapa gorge and Pehi's bluff.
  • Family Rimutaka FP, Rimutaka Incline map (Amelia White), signup closes: 15 Nov 2017. Easy overnight tramp/bike with camping at the summit.Tags ,

8-10 Dec

  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Roaring Stag Hut map (Uta Benecke), signup closes: 22 Nov 2017. 12 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Dundas Hut map (Leader Required), signup closes: 22 Nov 2017. 6 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Nav (EM) Orogorongos, Paua Hut map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 22 Nov 2017. 10 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Canyon (MF) Kaitoke RP, Phillips Stream map (David Jewell / Marie Henderson), signup closes: 22 Nov 2017. Day trip jumping, swimming & abseiling down river gorge. Limted to 8.Tags
  • Family Matiu/Somes Island, Camping map (Samantha Aldridge), signup closes: 22 Nov 2017. Overnight camping on Somes Island. Go spotting for tuatara at night.Tags
  • Day (M) Wellington, Skyline Track To Red Rocks map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 22 Nov 2017. Mt Kaukau to Red Rocks via Makara Peak, Wrights Hill, fenceline, etc

15-17 Dec

  • Day (E) Wellington, Beer Tramp map (Leader Required), signup closes: 29 Nov 2017. Social walk around the more interesting beer locations in Wellington. Beccy can provide instructions for previous trips.
  • Nav (M) Tararua FP, Mitre Flats Hut map (Heather Garven), signup closes: 29 Nov 2017. Nav trip via Pinnacle Ridge. Depart Wgtn Sat am. Overnight Sat at Mitre Flats. Return to Holdsworth carpark Sunday. http://www.ttc.org.nz/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TripReports/2013-03-27-PinnacleRidge 14 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Day (F) Tararua FP, Mystery Fit Day trip(Illona Keenan), signup closes: 29 Nov 2017. Explore the Tararuas by day. Location to be decided closer to the time - but it will be an adventure!!
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Totara Flats Hut map (Marieke Mulling), signup closes: 29 Nov 2017. 26 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (EM/M) Tararua FP, Jumbo Holdsworth Circuit map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 29 Nov 2017. Friday night Akiwhakatu Hut. Saturday to Powell via Jumbo. Sunday back to Holdsworth road end.

Christmas-New Year

  • Tramp (M) Mt Aspiring NP, Rees-Dart Track map (David Bakker), signup closes: 29 Nov 2017. http://www.doc.govt.nz/reesdart Christmas -New Year trip with a side trip to Cascade Saddle - 3 nights. The exact dates are dependent on the group and the arrangement will be for people to get to Queenstown by themselves.

12-14 Jan

  • Trap (EM) Ruahine FP, Parks Peak Hut map (Leader Required), signup closes: 27 Dec 2017. Check our stoat traps, in a really beautiful area of the Ruahines. 6 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Trap (MF) Ruahine FP, Upper Makaroro Hut map (Amanda Wells), signup closes: 27 Dec 2017. Check our stoat traps, in a really beautiful part of the Ruahines. Good chance of seeing a Whio! 4 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • (EM) TBC, Film Making map (Caryl Ramos), signup closes: 27 Dec 2017. A normal tramping trip but with trampers keen to be in front of the camera and people shooting video.
  • Tubing (EM) Tararua FP, Tauherenikau Gorge map (Harry Smith), signup closes: 27 Dec 2017. From Smith’s Creek out to the Wairarapa. Walk in up the Puffer and over the saddle to Smith’s Creek, a couple of hours on an easy track to the Tauherenikau where you spend the rest of the day on the river. Driver required for pickup.Tags

19-22 Jan Wellington Anniversary

  • Camp (E) Carterton, Stardate 2018 map (Richard House), signup closes: 03 Jan 2018. A three-day weekend learning about night skies, geology. Camping at Stonehenge Aotearoa with live music. For previous years http://www.astronomynz.org/stardate-2016.html .
  • Tramp (M) Nelson Lakes NP, Angelus Hut map (Catherine Mills), signup closes: 27 Dec 2017. Visit an iconic and beautiful location when it's less busy since none of the south islanders have a long weekend. Middle day exploring the alpine tops and tarns with swimming potential. 28 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Nelson Lakes NP, D'Urville Hut map (David Bakker), signup closes: 27 Dec 2017. The hut is nicely place at the head of Lake Rotoroa. Depending on transport options we may walk from Tutaki to St Arnaud. 10 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.
  • Alp2 (MF) Nelson Lakes NP, Mt Travers map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 27 Dec 2017. Alpine rock TBC.
  • Tramp (M, M/F) Kaweka FP, Kaweka FP map (Kevin Cole), signup closes: 03 Jan 2018. Kuripapango North towards Makahu Saddle - Plenty of tops. Plan B would be a loop from Kuripapango.
  • Tramp (M) Kaweka FP, Ballard Hut map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 03 Jan 2018. Ballard hut and if we have time on to Venison tops. Back Via Makino Hut, OR depending on other trips, we might go to Manson Hut via Kiwi Mouth. 4 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Family Tararua FP, Camping/Tramping map (Samantha Aldridge), signup closes: 03 Jan 2018. So many options so little time, luckily it's a long weekend.Tags

26-28 Jan

  • Tubing (EM) Kaitoke RP, Hutt Gorge map (Leader Required), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. Hutt Gorge (Pakuratahi to Te Marua). http://www.ttc.org.nz/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TararuaFootprints/GorgeTripsTags
  • Tramp (EM) Tongariro NP, Waihohonu Hut map (Helen Cox), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. Walk in and out via Whakapapa Village. 28 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tongariro NP, Mt Ruapehu map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. Up the scree to one of the Ruapehu peaks or a traverse from the club lodge down to Blyth Hut in the South?Tags
  • MTB (M) Tongariro NP, 42 Traverse and Fisher Track map (Mike Wilson), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. Net descent of some 570 metres over 46 km to Owhango. http://www.doc.govt.nz/42traverseTags
  • Rock (F) Tongariro NP, Tukino map (Jenny Cossey), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. East side of Ruapehu. A bunch of new routes up there. Lead climbing and not an instruction weekend.Tags

2-6 Feb Waitangi (4 days)

  • Tramp (EM) Kahurangi NP, Tableland Circuit map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. 28km loop with rock shelters, an open tussock plateau and tops with superb views.
  • Tramp (E) Kahurangi NP, Salisbury Hut map (Garth Ireland), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. Visit the ice-sculptured basin that holds Lake Peel on the way to a serviced hut. 22 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.
  • Tramp (M) Kahurangi NP, Lockett Range map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. Across the tops of the Lockett Range.
  • Tramp (MF) Kahurangi NP, Mt Owen map (Tim Dunning), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. Sunrise Peak route to Mt Owen, the most difficult approach to Mt Owen, challenging and requiring a high level of fitness and experience.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Abel Tasman, Inland Track map (Beccy Day), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. The 41.1km Inland Track links Marahau to Wainui Bay
    via Pigeon saddle on the Takaka–Totaranui road. The
    tramp takes three days and passes through a range of
    regenerating and undisturbed forest types between sea
    level and the roof of the park, Evans Ridge. Occasional
    granite outcrops offer good views while the Moa Park
    Moorlands provide an interesting interlude. We will organise a shuttle to/from Takaka/Motueka to co-ordinate with the Cobb reservoir trips.
  • Kayak (M) Queen Charlotte Sound, Blumine Island map (Gareth Gretton / Helen Cox), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. A trip to the outer reaches of the Queen Charlotte Sound including Blumine Island and Ship Cove. Previous Kayaking experience/fitness required.Tags

9-11 Feb

  • Day (E) Wellington, Southern Walkway Night Walk map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 24 Jan 2018. Probably on Friday 9th Feb. Bus to Island Bay then walk to Oriental Bay
  • Tramp (M) Egmont NP, Pouakai Circuit map (Jue Huang), signup closes: 24 Jan 2018. Egmont National Park’s premier 2–3 day tramp offers spectacular views of Mt Taranaki and the surrounding countryside. The 25 km track passes through forest, alpine tussock fields and the unique Ahukawakawa Swamp.
  • Tramp (EM) Taranaki, Lake Dive Hut map (Marieke Mulling), signup closes: 24 Jan 2018. 16 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Nav (M) Rimutaka FP, Paua Ridge/Tapokopoko map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 24 Jan 2018. Matthews summit from Catchpool, then find our way along the ridge from the South Saddle, coming down via Paua ridge and out (staying a Paua Hut perhaps then taking the Cattle Ridge track out the next day).
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Tararua Northern Crossing map (Tim Dunning), signup closes: 24 Jan 2018. http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/wellington-kapiti/places/tararua-forest-park/things-to-do/tracks/tararua-northern-crossing/
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, South Ohau Hut map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 24 Jan 2018. EM introduction to river travel. 10 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Te Matawai Hut map (Holger Fiedler), signup closes: 24 Jan 2018. 18 bunks in the lodge/hut. DOC search.Tags