Remutaka Cycle Trail In a Day

Looking Home

The weather forecast was for a warm dry day, with North Westerly winds decreasing. Good enough to go! With an early 06:45am meet up at Wellington Station we left on the 07:05 train to Upper Hutt, the first train out on Sunday. It was a short train and the number of bikes was officially limited … Read more

Packrafting Instruction

This course was a first for the Club. Packrafting is a relatively new outdoor activity in NZ and while a few members had some limited experience, none had any formal training. As part of the schedule planning Richard House managed to get Packrafting NZ from Expedition X Ltd, based in Te Anau, to come up … Read more

Survival Shelters

This trip was advertised as practicing making yourself comfortable overnight in the bush without a hut, tent or fly and deliberately scheduled with the hope of some rain and arduous conditions in mid-June. A little more challenging than the bushcraft courses we routinely run! With a Saturday morning departure from Wellington, there was time to … Read more

Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

It had been three years since the last club trip on this Great Walk. As huts had to be booked months in advance to secure accommodation over a holiday weekend, it was a long time in the planning, but there were sufficient numbers of people interested to ensure we could fill a van. In the … Read more

Pouakai Circuit

We drove up to Taranaki on Friday night with the standard stop at Bulls. The journey took around 5.5 hours in total with the weather steadily deteriorating as we got closer. We stayed at The Camphouse on Friday night, arriving about 22:30 hours. It’s just above the the North Egmont DOC Visitor Centre. As well … Read more

Canoeing, Floating and Portage Down the Rangitikei River

Meeting at the train station was the first challenge of the weekend for the newer members, trying to locate which bus we were on, with 3 buses all heading the same direction. We were the first bus away and after the usual chats, intros and Friday traffic before Pukerua Bay and Otaki we arrived for … Read more

Fly Fishing to Oamaru Hut

This was a fishing trip enabled by a bit of tramping over the 2018 Easter Weekend. Two days exploring the Tongariro River at Turangi, followed by an overnight trip to Oamaru Hut with fishing in the Mohaku river. We also were a transport enabler for the Medium Tramp around the Cascade, Boyd and Oamaru circuit … Read more

Stardate 2018

For those of us used to city life, the night skies seen on cloudless tramps are always impressive. The reason is simply explained by the light pollution map. However we rarely have someone on a trip who can explain what we are seeing at night, so hence the idea for this trip to learn more … Read more