Date: 16-17 June 2018.
Trip type: Instruction.
Location: Totara Flats.
Trampers: Richard (leader), Kevin, Uta, Ken, Elizabet, Ed.
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
Date: 25-27 May 2018.
Trip type: Easy-Medium Tramping.
Location: Totara Flats Hut, Tararua Forest Park.
Trampers: Lettie (Leader), Patrik, Ravi, Diana, Phoebe and Matt.
The trip started with an early Saturday morning meet at Wellington train station. It was a grey morning and a bit drizzly but with half the group on their inaugural WTMC trip (Ravi, Phoebe and I) and Lettie on debut as trip leader, nothing could dampen our spirits. We set off with the Sayers Hut … Read more
Date: 2-3 April 2016.
Trip type: Easy.
Location: Totara Flats Hut, Tararuas.
Author: Aimee Paterson.
Trampers: Caryl (leader), Andrei, Marieke, Bram, Jessica, Nick, Jane O, Jane L, Tim, Wei min and Aimee.
The rain on Friday night gave us an excuse for a very leisurely Saturday morning start to the tramp. We met at the Railway Station at 7.30am, and stopped for breakfast and a coffee at the Wild Oats Café in Masterton around 9am. So it wasn’t until 10.10am that we were at the Holdsworth road … Read more
Date: 23-24 May 2015.
Trip type: Tramp - easy.
Location: Totara Flats Tararua Range.
Author: Author and photos Vianney Segedin.
Trampers: Marie, Clinton, Rory, Rachael, Nick, David, Fiona, Abby, Alexandra, Jue, Vianney, Tony.
After stopping at Carterton’s Wild Oats Café for the obligatory pre-tramp and in a few people’s cases, necessary, morning coffee, our party of 12 arrived at the Holdsworth carpark mid-morning. After divvying up group gear and food we started walking in fine but crisp weather. Unnaturally for the Tararuas, we had clear skies and virtually … Read more