WTMC Bushcraft 2023
The next course is pencilled in for 24-26 November 2023. Club members only.
Sign up will be available on the trip schedule closer to the time.

The bushcraft course is an introduction to tramping in NZ.

Who Can Enrol

Our course is run on an ad-hoc basis for the benefit of our members or potential members ONLY. (We are not a commercial provider for the general public.)

If you are, or would like to be involved with the WTMC and are interested in refreshing or gaining some basic tramping and bushcraft skills, then this course is for you!

The course is suitable for those with basic levels of walking fitness carrying a 10-15kg pack.

Course Structure

The course covers:

  • clothing and equipment
  • shelters
  • food
  • weather
  • basic navigation
  • river and water safety
  • emergency procedures
  • hazards
  • tramping skills
  • WTMC trip protocols.


The course is run over a weekend based at Paua hut in the Rimutaka Forest Park.

You’ll be participating in lots of fun, practical activities, staying overnight in the bush, with the choice of sleeping in the hut or under a tarp. It involves 2-3 hours tramping each day.

The course is run by experienced Club members.

Course Dates

The date of the next course is to be confirmed.


Approximately $65 per person, covers transport from Wellington and includes a Mountain Safety Council bushcraft manual.

Enrolment and Enquiries

There are two ways you can enroll and make enquiries about this course:

  1. Come along to our club night and speak to any member of the committee
  2. Email the chief guide