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: 6 June 2020.
Trip type: Day walk.
Author: Tiffany Shih.
Trampers: Tiffany (leader), Adam, Phoebe, Maxie.
City to Sea and Southern Walkway The City to Sea walkway is a fun mix of urban and trail walking with great views of Wellington and even the South Island on a good day. I’d finally gotten around to doing the walk during lockdown and enjoyed it so much that when the call went out … Read more
Date: 16 December 2017.
Trip type: Beer appreciation (but we did walk to each pub).
Location: Garage Project Taproom, Kelburn Village Pub, Sprig and Fern, Hashigo Zake, Goldings and dinner at Hotel Bristol .
Trampers: Ian, Richard, Jenny, Garth, Karen, Doro, Ian, Janine, Emily, Helen, Stuart, Natasha and Mike (leader) (Apologies if your name isn’t listed; Mike blames beer for not remembering).
When I saw a beer tramp listed on the trip schedule, I thought it was a mistake. Since when were we allowed to drink alcohol on club trips? I discovered it was a pub crawl requiring punters to walk between bars around Wellington on a hot sticky Saturday. What a great idea – I could … 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: 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
Date: Sunday 20 March 2016.
Trip type: Day Walk.
Location: Te Araroa Walkway - Island Bay to Cable Car.
Author: Clinton Hunter.
Trampers: Kirsty, Clinton, Garth, David, Bridget, Frances, Grant, Jo, Richard, Natasha.
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
Date: Saturday 19 March 2016.
Trip type: Day Tramp.
Location: Te Araroa Walkway – Porirua to Cable Car .
Author: Kirsty van Reenen.
Trampers: Kirsty, Pete, Garth, Kirsty, Adam, Marie, Rhiannon, Tom, Weimin, Richard, Jon, Karen.
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
Date: 15 February.
Trip type: Daywalk Easy.
Location: East Harbour Regional Park.
Author: Anita Su’a .
Trampers: Barbara Keenan (Leader), Deborah, Tony, Erika, Chris, Garth, Deb and Anita.
The group met on a fine sunny Saturday morning at 8.45 am, Platform D to catch the 83 Eastbourne bus which would take us to Queensgate. Purchasing a Day Tripper for $9.50 allowed us to jump on any bus up until 12 midnight (excellent deal). From there, we transferred to the 160 Wainui North bus. Just over the Wainuiomata hill on … Read more