Date: 15 April 2023.
Trip type: Day.
Location: Remutaka Forest Park.
Author: Tony S.
Trampers: Tony S (leader), Alistair, Greer, Justin, Kate and Megan.
Six of us left the Catchpool carpark just after 9 am in slightly cool conditions. We were soon in the Orongorongo Valley and headed upstream to Goat Stream. At Goat Stream Hut we had morning tea. We didn’t see the person staying at Goat Stream Hut, but the door was unlocked and there were signs of habitation in … Read more
Date: Sunday, 11th December 2022.
Trip type: Day Trip: Easy.
Location: Whareroa Farm - Kapiti Coast.
Trampers: Jacqui, Annie, Kirsten, Paddy, Elodie, Megan, Valentina, Rachael.
Five of us met at the Wellington Train Station at 8.30am on Sunday to catch the bus out to Paremata Train Station – where Elodie and Megan met us in their cars and where Valentina was also waiting for us. We then drove out to the main entrance of Whareroa Farm via Transmission Gully. The … Read more
Date: Sunday 16th Oct.
Trip type: Day Trip: Easy-Medium.
Location: Kapiti Island.
Author: Jacqui .
Trampers: Tony, Daniel, Emma, Jwon, two Janes and Rory.
Eight of us headed to Paraparaumu Beach on Sunday morning in the club van for an 8.30am check in at Kapiti Island Nature Tours – the tour operator that would be taking us over to Kapiti Island. We had to brush our boots down and have our bags checked to ensure we weren’t taking any … Read more
Date: Sunday 3 July 2022.
Trip type: Day Trip: Medium.
Location: Tararua Forest Park.
Trampers: Tony and Haydn.
The Dobson Loop Track is located in one of the most southern points of Tararua Forest Park. The great thing about this walk is you get a good day out walking in what feels like a remote and very scenic back country area yet it’s only a 30 minute drive from downtown Petone – so … Read more
Date: Saturday 30 April.
Trip type: Day walk: Easy.
Location: Southern Walkway, Wellington.
Author: Aimee Paterson.
Trampers: Aimee (leader), Jane, Annie, Sophie, Michael, Jacqui.
After a busy Easter break, I was looking forward to an easy day walk with a lovely bunch of people. And Wellington certainly turned on the weather for us! We started at Oriental Parade, by the pedestrian crossing near Carlton Gore Road. After some huffing and puffing, we obtained the highest point on our trip … Read more
Date: Saturday, 2nd April 2022.
Trip type: Day Walk.
Location: Matiu/Somes Island, Wellington.
Author: Sam Davis.
Trampers: Various members and non-members.
A trademark Wellington day was in store as our group came together in front of the East by West ticket office. The early morning cloud cover was in full retreat as people scouted out a coffee shop and made introductions. It would turn out that we had ample time for both activities, due to a … Read more
Date: 25 February and 4 March 2017.
Trip type: Daywalk.
Location: Hemi Matenga, Waikanae and Korokoro Dam, Belmont Regional Park.
Author: Barry Cuthbert.
Trampers: Romana J and Rob C trip leaders.
In the brief fortnight of summer this year the family group went out for a couple of day walks to explore the rather foreign concept of warm sunshine. Hemi Matenga Reserve Sunday 26th February 2017 The Hemi Matenga reserve in Waikanae on was first up, and up it was, a good 400m climb between carpark … Read more
Date: 31 July 2016.
Trip type: Families.
Location: Te Kopahou Reserve.
Author: Barry C.
Trampers: Cast of dozens.
On a clear bright winter’s day with little breeze there are few places more fun and interesting for kids than the easy walk around the southern coastline to the seal colony at Sinclair Point in the Te Kopahou Reserve. A group of nearly 40 of all ages gathered on a Sunday afternoon for the 1 … Read more
Date: 4th September.
Trip type: Day trip, Trapping.
Author: David B.
Trampers: 8 Trappers.
Eight of us set off from Wainuiomata Golf Course, keen to learn the ins and outs of possum and rat control from maestro Mike Phethean. Our other task was to do a bit of work on the track to make the job easier for the fortnightly checks. We successfully avoided getting clouted by golf balls … Read more
Date: Saturday 18 June 2016.
Trip type: Easy Daywalk.
Trampers: Kirsty (leader), David, Michael, Garth, Rosanne, Jared, Bart, Carla, Deborah.
The new Paekakariki Escarpment track proved to be a very civilized introduction to the WTMC. Nine of us – a mix of club old hands and newbies, Kiwis and recent arrivals – met at the Wellington railway station at 9 and took the train to Paekakariki. First things first, so we headed into a nearby … Read more