Canyoning Intro 101

In preparation for a number of  upcoming WTMC canyoning trips over the summer, the club will be running an introductory evening session for members interested in getting involved in canyoning.  

Phillips Stream canyoning: keep your head down and drink from the side stream

For most of us the trip started on the rocks of Titahi Bay a week before learning canyon abseiling basics from Megan, David and Jay. Once we’d got the hang of hand signalling, figure of eights and locking off, we climbed the nearby ‘sheer cliffs’ (with only a handline) for some real descents. Megan and … Read morePhillips Stream canyoning: keep your head down and drink from the side stream

Canyoning Intro 101 for members

abseiling in a canyon

As club members are beginning to explore canyoning, we’re keen to support members to develop the skills we need to get in and out of canyons safely. We’ll be organising a 1-day introduction to canyoning 101. This session will cover canyoning safety, rope management skills and abseiling. The session will give you a good introduction … Read moreCanyoning Intro 101 for members


Canyoning has become more popular in NZ recently and a small group of WTMC club members are joining in the fun. Below is a selection of photos taken on trips to the Patuna Chasm (easy), Turere Stream (not quite so easy), and Chamberlain Creek and the Eager Beaver Canyon (both definitely not quite so easy). … Read moreCanyoning

WTMC Scholarship programme accepting applications

The Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club Scholarship programme has been a huge success so far! The club has awarded 16 scholarships totalling almost $6000 for members to develop packrafting, mountaineering, skiing and canyoning skills. The funding came from hosting the Wellington screening of the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival (in partnership with the Victoria University … Read moreWTMC Scholarship programme accepting applications


We offer scholarships to help our members gain experience and skills to further their tramping adventures. These scholarships are for WTMC members only. We are committed to helping our members have great and safe adventures, and develop the skills to help others get out in the backcountry. We know that members would like to develop their … Read moreScholarships

Jacs Flat Bivvy Adventure

Two people set up at Jacs Flat Bivvy

Megan and Sam arrived at the train station to meet Simon on the Friday night, and the three of us were the only ones rattling around in the WTMC van. We stopped briefly for pizza & kebabs at Carterton, then drove to the Holdsworth road-end to arrive at about 7pm. We then hoofed up to … Read moreJacs Flat Bivvy Adventure