WTMC Talks: Tramping the Te Araroa Trail (North Island) with Rasmus

Please join us this Wednesday 13 May at 7.30pm for the second of our virtual club talks, tramping the Te Araroa Trail (the North Island) with Rasmus. Ever wondered what’s it like to walk the Te Araroa Trail? Tune in this Wednesday to hear Rasmus’ first hand experience of hiking the North Island, including bioluminescence, … Read more

Two Thumb Range

As is a common occurrence, this trip started life as three days of perfect weather camping in the basin below the Dasler Pinnacles and attempting to climb one of the Pinnacles. Of course, the weather made us consider a few alternatives as there had been some significant rain during the week previous, which meant we … Read more

Dolphins, Datsuns and Other Delights

This was billed as an easy walk and was probably one of the easiest that I’ve been on in a long time. Our walk, the second in a series on the Te Araroa walkways began in Shortland  Park right at the end of The Parade down in Island Bay looking out to Taputeranga Island.  The … Read more

Te Araroa Walkway – Porirua to Cable Car

This was the first of the formal Te Araroa Trail walks organised through the club, an EM daywalk from Porirua to the Cable Car. Twelve punters took the 8.30 am train from Wellington Central to Porirua. The weather forecast had promised a still, hot day and clear views. Pete led the group through central Porirua … Read more

Richmond Range – I want me money back

Tarn Hut, Richmond Range in winter

Richmond Range – I want me money back A 4 day hiking trip through the northern part of Mount Richmond Forest Park in winter The club newsletter for July listed a five day trip to the Richmond range and commented that the leader Jenny was planning an epic. This sounded like a trip one should … Read more