Gog, Magog and the Tin Range – Rakiura National Park

On the Tin Range Rakiura National Park

Gog, Magog and the Tin Range – Rakiura National Park A tramping trip from Gog and Magog back to Oban via the Tin Range in Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island. For more photos go to www.tararuaphotos.com

Mitre Flats and floating the Waingawa River

Floating down the Waingawa River from Mitre Flats to the road

Mitre Flats and the Waingawa River in the Tararua Range On a fine warm day it’s so much more fun just floating down the river than walking down the track to get from Mitre Flats to the road. What better way to spend a fine weather Sunday than an easy WTMC day walk into Mitre … Read more

Lodge Update. Our Maunga. February 2021

Whakapapa Cafe Window Reflection

Recently, the lodge sub-committee held a special meeting to discuss the future of the lodge and to reaffirm the purpose and usefulness of this club facility. More details of our thinking will follow in a month or two. Now more than ever the importance of the lodge to the club is becoming evident with RAL … Read more

Taranaki Maunga East Ridge

Mt Taranaki Sharks Tooth

Taranaki Maunga (Mt Taranaki) East Ridge Climbing the East Ridge of Mt Taranaki on good solid lava flows directly from the East Egmont Road to the Sharks Tooth and then the summit What do WTMC trampers do after they have declared they are ‘all tramped-out’ after many trips over the previous six weeks of fine … Read more

Otaki Forks temporary walking access


Ōtaki Forks temporary walking track Note: During 2022 the KCDC constructed a temporary track across the debris of the latest slip at Blue Bluff. This is a more direct route essentially along the original road and is significantly quicker and easier than the DOC ’emergency’ route described below.

Taranaki West Side Story

Taranaki Maunga West Side Story The unexpurgated version Contents CHAPTER 1 This latest collapse sent a massive avalanche of volcanic debris … CHAPTER 2 … and many of us were feeling a bit nervous about the loose rock situation … CHAPTER 3 … dozens of stones had now started ricocheting down the slope … CHAPTER … Read more

Photo comp

Photo comp organisers

Given that Wed club nights are unlikely to start again soon the three organisers of the 2020 WTMC Photo Competition have decided that it should be planned to be conducted on-line. This also follows the recommendations of the FMC who run the NZ-wide competition. So – the plan at the moment is to have entries … Read more

Mr Taranaki

Not so long ago many mountain gods lived happily together on the central plateau of the North Island. All the warrior mountains longed after Pihanga, the lovely bush cloaked maiden volcano— but particularly Tongariro and Taranaki. Eventually they fought ferociously, the sky darkened, there was thunder and lightning, and lava spumed from their summits. Tongariro … Read more

WTMC Annual General Meeting

WTMC Annual General Meeting (AGM) We are pleased to invite all club members to the AGM of the WTMC to be held on Wednesday 4 April, 2018, at the TTC Hall at 7:30 pm. An agenda will be sent with a second notification before the 16 March 2018. Note the AGM will be 30 minutes maximum and followed … Read more