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WTMC Annual General Meeting Wednesday 5 April 2023, 7:30-8:30pm Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for Wednesday 5 April 2023, 7:30pm. The AGM will be held both in-person at the clubrooms (4 Moncrieff Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington) and remotely via “Google Hangouts”. This notice covers provision of the Annual Report and Financial Statements, nominations … Read more
We appreciate your patience and welcome you to use the new membership system – let us know how you get on. Comments and questions are welcome, please send them through to David (, or early evenings only call him at 029 938 2756). Click on a button below to register or log into the new … Read more
The Club continues to be very active with a wide range of activities taking place. One weekend during March, for example, we had five trips taking place (two tramps based from the Lodge on Mt Ruapehu, a navigational exercise, a day trip and a tramp to Mitre Flats). During March we also had a tramp … Read more
Date: 10-12 Feb 2023.
Trip type: Tramp (M).
Location: Southern Crossing - Tararua Forest Park.
Trampers: James W (leader), Tracey, Michael, Jozef.
Friday 10 February The Southern Crossing in the Tararuas has been on my to-do list for the last few years and when I saw it on the trip schedule for February, I did not hesitate to sign up for the walk. The plan was to have two groups of trampers do the Southern Crossing, with … Read more
Date: 10 - 12 March 2023.
Trip type: Tramp (MF).
Location: Tararua Forest Park.
Author: Sam Davis.
Trampers: Sam D (co-leader), Anne DF (co-leader), Erik B, Leo P, Jamie HE, James W.
While it was not the trip we had planned originally, our 50km+ Ōtaki Forks circuit tramp had a little bit of everything: views, blue skies, slugs and slips. Our intention had been to stay at Maungahuka Hut on Saturday evening. Maungahuka is known as a difficult hut to reach. It involves climbing a steel ladder, … Read more
Date: 3-5 March 2023.
Trip type: Tramp (EM).
Location: Tongariro National Park.
Author: Jane L.
Trampers: Jane L / David B (co-trip leaders), Rory, Elizabeth, Jo, Caeden, Antonia.
Most of our group met at Wellington railway station at 4.30pm on Friday, apart from Jo, Caeden, and Antonia who travelled separately. We shared the van with the Medium-Fit group. We met up with Jo and the others at Bulls and then at the top of Bruce Road at Whakapapa ski field, where we went … Read more
The first stop on this trip was the mysterious Mount Holdsworth Pizza restaurant. This joint – a Canadian Rockies style log building located close to the Mount Holdsworth camping area – is only open on Friday nights during summer. It’s a full-blown pizza restaurant however, serving delicious pizzas to an enthusiastic clientele. I can recommend … Read more
Date: 21-23 January 2023.
Trip type: Tramp(M).
Location: Lockett Range - Kahurangi National Park.
Trampers: Daniel (leader), Megan, Cate, Milly, Ashleigh, Cindy, Amy-Louise, Maj-Britt.
Day 1 Cobb Hut to Fenella Hut (with a side trip from Fenella Hut back to Lake Cobb)Total time: 6 hours, 20 minutesTotal moving time: 4 hours, 45 minutesDistance: 18.9km After packing up at the Motueka Top Ten after four hours of sleep we all jumped in the van and drove the two and a … Read more
I have been keen to complete the Southern Crossing after visiting Kime Hut in the snow last year. We had two groups completing the Southern Crossing; one from Otaki Forks to Kaitoke starting Friday afternoon, the other from Kaitoke to Otaki Forks starting first thing Saturday morning. I liked the concept of an early start … Read more
Date: 17-19 February 2023.
Trip type: Tramp(EM).
Location: Nelson Lakes National Park.
Author: Debbie M.
Trampers: Sam D (leader), Debbie M, Monique B, Noel A, Jane L, Sam W.
We arrived at 2.30pm at Wellington Railway Station, for a 2.45pm get away. We had a quick gear check and food item sound-off to make sure we had all brought our ingredients for a shared meal on Saturday Night.Mon kindly picked up the club van, and then us, and off we went to catch the … Read more
Date: 17-19th February 2023.
Trip type: Glamp(M).
Location: Shingle Slip Knob - Tararua Forest Park.
Author: Emily S.
Trampers: Anne DF (Leader), Emily S, Michael L, Anna S.
Friday This trip was all about the pizza. The plane wreck as well, but mostly the pizza. The pizza can be found at the secret Mill Bakery, just near Holdsworth Road End on Friday nights. We’d pre-ordered bases and had a table for 7pm. The traffic up the Hutt Valley on SH2 was crawling even … Read more