Paua Hut

It was a rainy Saturday morning when a group of 6 porters and 6 punters met at Catchpool Valley for an overnight to Paua Hut. The plan was originally to have a few people tent outside, but given the forecast, we we decided to squeeze everyone in to the hut and leave the tents behind. … Read more

WTMC Annual Report now available and notice of the AGM

The WTMC 2017 Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday 5 April at 7:30 pm. Please come along, particularly if you have any comments or suggestions for the club committee. We will have tea and biscuits from 7pm, and you’ll get a chance to meet our ‘A-team’ committee. Below you’ll find links to all the relevant … Read more

Cattle Creek Hut

Two groups piled into the van at Wellington Station on Friday night and then headed off to the Wairarapa and then Tamaki West Road campsite (near Dannevirke). The plan was to drop Richard off for the night at his parent’s house near the road-end and for the rest of us to camp at the road-end.  … Read more

The Old Penn Creek Sidle Track

The weather this summer hasn’t been great, and so it wasn’t a surprise to see a forecast of thunderstorms for the weekend where we planned to tramp the Otaki Forks – Penn Creek – Pakihore Ridge – Kime – Otaki Forks loop. And so the route evolved during the week and ended up as a … Read more

We need your thoughts on the Wellington Conservation Management Strategy (CMS)…

Please have your say – Wellington Conservation Management Strategy (CMS) is out for consultation – submission due 4 April. This is a 10-year document that puts general policies into practice for the places and resources the Department of Conservation manages. That covers everything that we love about tramping. Please read this link http://www.doc.govt.nz/get-involved/have-your-say/all-consultations/2016/draft-wellington-cms-consultation/more-information/ (it is much … Read more

Magical Mole Tops

admiring the view

Condensed version. The trip plan as submitted on the intentions sheet was: Friday evening – ferry and travel to Murchison. Saturday – drive to Mataki Lodge and walk up the valley to Mole Hut. Sunday – walk up to Mole Saddle and Mole Tops. If the weather is OK camp at Mole Saddle, otherwise Mole … Read more