WTMC & Covid-19

This page has details about how club activities are impacted by COVID-19. As the situation changes, we will continue to make updates to this webpage and post updates on our Facebook page. Helpful links DoC’s response to COVID-19 New Zealand Mountain Safety Council – Can you go walking, tramping, trail running or hunting during COVID-19 … Read more

Tararua Experienced? Help With Safety

Would you like to contribute to tramper safety? MSC are looking for volunteers to join an advisory group. The Mountain Safety Council (MSC) has identified the Tararua Ranges as being one of the leading hotspots for tramping incidents. With 186 people involved in search and rescue over 7 years (2010–2017) the Tararua Forest Park is … Read more

Packrafting Course – Interested?

Packrafting Training

I am organising a 2-day intro to packrafting course in 27-28 October 2018 and need an early indication of numbers.
If you would like to attend the course, email . If you need to know more, read on …

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Co-leaders wanted!

Providing opportunities for our members to explore the great outdoors is the Club’s entire reason for being. To ensure those opportunities keep coming, the Club needs trip leaders! However, leading a trip does involve a bit of work, and it can sometimes be daunting for members to step up and take on a leadership role. … Read more

Powell Hut Rebuild Survey

We received the following survey request from DOC. Please submit your views. Powell Hut in the Tararua Forest Park is being rebuilt in the summer of 2018 and DOC would like your input. To help ensure the new version of Powell meets the needs of its users, DOC is seeking your feedback via an online … 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

Track talk

Trip planning for the summer schedule is almost upon us, so now is the time to suggest trips you want to do between January and Easter – wonderful day length and nicer weather.  Please let me know if there are road ends you want to go to or particular trips you want to do. Trip planning will … Read more