All club trips are cancelled until further notice. The Government is now advising against non-essential domestic travel. 

We will provide refunds to anyone who has already paid for a trip. Your trip leader will be in touch to arrange these.

Keep an eye on the WTMC website and Facebook page for updates.

To find out about a trip or to sign up to a trip, come along to our club meeting on Wednesday night, or contact the Chief Guide. For information on what a trip involves, see our getting involved page.

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Click to see all trip locations on the current schedule, then click on the location pins to see the trip title and date. White pin trips have already run. Colours differentiate grades of trip.

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Alpine Schedule

See alpine trips page  for just those trips. They are included in the page below.

Printable Schedules

The online schedule below will be be more up to date than this pdf version.

Trip Schedule Spring 2019 (Oct 19-Feb20)

On-line Schedule

Follow links to find out more about the trip such as: map locations, DOC website or other sources. The tags take you to related past trip reports for photos and to get a flavour of what might be involved.

Last update: 20 January 2020

24-26 January

  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Alpha Hut from Kaitoke. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020. Via Quion Ridge Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Maint (EM) Remutaka FP, Paua Hut from Catchpool. map (Tony Gazley), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020. Paua hut maintenance working bee, Tags
  • Tube (EM) Tararua FP, Tauherenikau Gorge from Kaitoke.(Harry Smith), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020. Day trip tubing down the Tauherenikau gorge

31 Jan – 2 Feb

  • Swim (E) Wellington, Island Bay Snorkel Trail from Island Bay. map (Fiona Millington), POSTPONED until mid-Feb
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Tarn Ridge from Holdsworth. map (Ken Joe), signup closes: 15 Jan 2020. Plus co-leader. Friday night to Jumbo hut, Saturday over broken axe pinnacles, three kings and Girdlestone to Tarn ridge hut, Sunday over Mitre and Peggy to Mitre Flats and then back to the road end. Long days.
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Tutuwai Hut from Waiohine Gorge Raod. map (Matt Cowan), signup closes: 15 Jan 2020. Visit the plaque marking the centre of New Zealand’s Extended Continental Shelf on the way out.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Southern Crossing from Otaki Forks.(Cindy Jemmett), POSTPONED until mid-February. Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tongariro NP, Hauhungatahi Wilderness Area from Lodge. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 15 Jan 2020. Camping in the Hauhungatahi Wilderness Area

5-9 February
(Waitangi, 4 days)

  • Canyon (M) Nelson Lakes NP, Travers Valley from St Arnaud.(David Jewell), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020. Based from Coldwater Hut, grades from v3a2 to v4a2. Must have previous canyon experience.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Nelson Lakes NP, Ella Range from Tutaki Road South.(Matt Conway), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020. Wed night Lake Rotoroa Campsite. Thurs – drive to Matakitaki route and walk to McKellar stream route. Fri-Sat – along Ella Range to Mole Tops. Sun – down to Tutaki South Road Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (EM) Nelson Lakes NP, Mole Tops from Lake Rotoroa.(Juan Rada-Vilela), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020. Wed night – Lake Rotoroa Campsite. Thurs – water taxi to D’Urville hut and walk to Tiraumea Hut. Fri – Walk to Mole Hut. Sat – Explore Mole tops and back to Mole Hut. Sun – walk to Tutaki South Road for pick-up by M group Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Raglan Ranges, Lees-Hellfire Circuit from Rainbow Road.(CANCELLED – No Leader)

14-16 February

  • Swim (E) Island Bay Snorkel Trail from Island Bay. (Fiona Millington), signup closes: 29 Jan 2020.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Waiopehu Hut from Poads Road. (Maarten Ruited), signup closes: 29 Jan 2020. Fri pm drive to Poads Rd and walk up the Makaretu stream for 1-2 hrs and camp. Sat Walk up river to near the end and take a spur up to Oriwa and across to Waiopehu hut (8 hours). Sun out to van at Poads Rd end.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Mid Otaki – Take Two from Poads Road. (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 29 Jan 2020. Friday night Poads Road end, walk to small campspot on Ohau River and camp. Saturday: Waiopehu Hut via Waiopehu Track, along Oriwa Ridge and drop down to Otaki Hut. Sunday: Otaki Hut down Otaki River to Waitewaewae Hut and out to Otaki Forks.
  • Tramp (EM) Kaimanawa FP, Waipakihi Hut from Kaimanawa Road. (David Bakker), signup closes: 29 Jan 2020. Amazing views of the moon-like landscape in the Kaimanawas, and swimming in the river next to the hut.
  • Tramp (M) Kaimanawa FP, Waipakihi Hut via Urchin from Kaimanawa Road. (Catherine Mills), signup closes: 29 Jan 2020. Amazing views of the moon-like landscape in the Kaimanawas, and swimming in the river next to the hut.

21-23 February

  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, ‘Reverse’ Southern Main Range from Otaki Forks. (Erik Behrens), sign-up closes: 5 Feb 20202. Tired of  always seeing the Main Range from the same direction? Big fan of climbing ladders? Always wondered how long your head torch batteries can last? Well this is the trip for you. Friday night enjoy the long walk in to Waitewaewae Hut. Saturday will be up and over to Mangahuka Hut. Sunday walk out to Otaki Forks. Participants must have done prior MF trips. There is no plan B.
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Southern Crossing from Otaki Forks. (Cindy Jemmett), sign-up closes: 5 Feb 2020. Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Tutuwai Hut from Kaitoke. (Fiona Millington), sign-up closes: 5 Feb 2020. Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Eastern and Western Hutt river bash from Kaitoke (Sam Kempthorne), sign-up closes 5 Feb 2020.

28 February – 1 March

  • Tramp (M) Ruahine FP, Kiritaki Hut from Tamaki West Road. (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), sign-up closes 12 Feb 2020.
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahine FP, Cattle Creek Hut from Tamaki West Road. (CANCELLED – No Leader)
  • Tramp (M) Ruahine FP, Howletts Hut from Kashmir Road. (Dan Nicholson), sign-up closes: 12 Feb 2020. Max group size of 8.
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahine FP, Daphne Hut from Kashmir Road. (Tash Harris), sign-up closes: 12 Feb 2020.

6-8 March

  • MTB (EM) Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park, from Makara. (Byron Camp), sign-up closes: 19 Feb 2020. Beginners mountain biking. Max group size of 6.
  • Training (EM) Remutaka FP, FMC Regional Leadership Development Course, Orongorongo Valley. (Matt Conway / Tony Gazley), signup closes: 19 Feb 2020. The course is an opportunity for any club members who are new to trip leading to experience organizing and leading an overnight trip while being accompanied and assisted by a mentor. The costs of the course are going to be significantly subsidised by the FMC Mountain and Forest Trust.
  • Day (EM) East Harbour Regional Park, Orchid Hunt from Eastbourne. (Fiona Millington), sign-up closes: 19 Feb 2020. Long day out from Bus Barn Track to Mt Lowry (with escapes in-between) locating Easter Orchards etc along the way.

13-15 March

  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Mid-Waiohine Hut from Holdsworth. (Tiffany Shih), sign-up closes: 26 Feb 2020. Max group size of 8.
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Totara Flats Hut from Holdsworth. ( Marjan van den Belt ), sign-up closes: 26 Feb 2020. Max group size of 8.
  • Tramp (F) Tararua FP, Carkeek Hut from Kiriwhakapapa. (Sam Kempthorne), sign-up closes: 26 Feb 2020. Max group size of 8.
  • Tramp (M) Egmont NP, Pouakai Circuit from North Egmont. (Katie Mattera), sign-up close: 26 Feb 2020.

20-22 March

  • Tramp (M) Ruahine FP, Toka Biv from Kashmir Road. (Maarten Ruiter), sign-up closes: 4 Mar 2020. Max group size of 5.
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahine FP, Makaretu Hut from Kashmir Road. (Leader Required), sign-up closes: 4 Mar 2020.
  • Training (M) Remutaka FP, Bushcraft Course Orongorongo Valley. (Matt Conway), sign-up closes: 4 Mar 2020. Preference for places given to club members.
  • Tramp (F) Tararua FP, Bannister from Kiriwhakapapa. (Stuart Meiklejohn), sign-up closes: 4 Mar 2020.

27-29 March

  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Te Matawai Hut from Mangahao Road. (Tiffany Shih), sign-up closes: 11 Mar 2020. Sat morning departure.
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Mangahao Flats Hut from Mangahao Road. (Karen Fisher), sign-up closes: 11 Mar 2020. Sat morning departure.
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Shingle Slip Knob from Holdsworth (Fiona Millington), sign-up closes: 11 Mar 2020. Find the aircraft wreck. Fri night Atiwhakatu Hut. Sat – Shingle Knob and aircraft wreck and then return to Jumbo. Sun – out to roadend.
  • Tramp (M) Kaikoura Ranges, Te Ao Whekere high camp. (Aimee Paterson / Tony Gazley), sign-up closes: 4 Mar 2020.

3-5 April

  • Tramp (EM) Manawatu Gorge Reserve, Manawatu Gorge Track from Napier Road. (Tony Stephens), sign-up closes: 18 Mar 2020. Friday night stay at Ashhurst Domain campsite. Saturday walk the Manawatu Gorge Track and then return to Wellington, or stay another night at the campsite and return on Sunday.
  • Kayak/Packraft (M) Ruamahunga River, Ruamahunga kayak/packraft from Mt Bruce. (Catherine Mills), sign-up closes: 18 Mar 2020. Put-in at Mt Bruce, kayak and packraft down to bridge next to SH53. Car-shuttle back to Mt Bruce.
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Jumbo-Holdsworth Circuit from Holdsworth. (Kattie Mattera), sign-up closes 18 Mar 2020.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Jacks Flat Biv from Holdsworth. (Emily Shosbree), sign-up closes 18 Mar 2020.

9-13 April (Easter – 4 days)

  • Tramp (EM) Tongariro NP, Lodge Long Weekend, WTMC Lodge. (Leader Required), sign-up closes: 25 Mar 2020. Use the lodge as a base for day walks over the long weekend.
  • Surf (EM) Opunake, Surf’s Up! (Byron Camp), sign-up closes: 25 Mar 2020.
  • Tramp (EM) Kahurangi NP, Cobb Vally. (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), sign-up closes: 18 Mar 2020. Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (M) Kahurangi NP, Cobb Valley. (Juan Rada-Vilela), sign-up closes: 18 Mar 2020. Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP ‘Sensible SK’ from Putara Road. (Frances Boyson), sign-up closes: 25 Mar 2020. Is there such a thing as a sensible SK? There is only one way to find out.

17-19 April

  • Day (EM) Wellington, Eastern Hills to Eastbourne. (Tony Stephens), sign-up closes 1 Apr 2020. Public transport. From Woburn Station to Te Whiti Riser Track. Travel south to Wainui Hill, then East Harbour Regional Park to Eastbourne . Bus or ferry back to town.
  • Tramp (EM) Remutaka FP, Mt Matthews from Catchpool Valley. (Werner Michiels), sign-up closes: 1 Apr 2020. Fri Night – walk to Paua Hut. Sat – take day packs to Mt Matthews and return to Paua Hut via Mt Matthews track. Sun – back to Wellington.
  • Nav (M) Remutaka FP, Corner Creek Campsite from Catchpool Valley. (Aimee Paterson), sign-up closes: 1 Apr 2020. Fri night – walk to Paua hut. Sat – up Paua Ridge to Tapokopoko and then to Corner Creek campsite. Sun- back to Catchpool via South Saddle or around coast for pick-up by EM group.
  • Maintenance (MF) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut from Otaki Forks. (Leader Required), sign-up closes 1 Apr 2020.

24-27 April (ANZAC Weekend)

  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Northern Crossing, West to East from Poads Road. (Paul Christoffel), sign-up closes: 8 Apr 2020.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Northern Crossing, East to West from the Pines. (Holger Fiedler), sign-up closes: 8 Apr 2020.
  • Tramp (EM) Richmond FP, Pelorus Track from Mt Richmond Road. (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), sign-up closes: 1 Apr 2020. Fri night – Pelorus Bridge campsite. Sat – Middy Creek Hut. Sun back to Captain Creek Hut. Mon – back to roadend.
  • Tramp (M) Richmond FP, Rocks Hut via Pelorus Track from Mt Richmond Road. (Juan Rada-Vilela), sign-up closes: 1 Apr 2020. Fri night – Pelorus Bridge campsite. Sat – Long Day to Rocks Hut. Sun – explore tops and back down to Middy Creek Hut. Mon – back to roadend.

1-3 May

  • Day (M) Remutaka FP, Turere Stream from Catchpool Valley. (Matt Conway), sign-up closes: 15 Apr 2020. Big Day Out – Alpine training fitness day walk.
  • Day (EM) Paekakariki Escarpment Track from Pukerua Bay. (Leader Required), sign-up closes: 15 Apr 2020.
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahine FP, Irongate Hut from Petersons Road. (Tash Harris), sign-up closes: 15 Apr 2020. Fri night – Alice Nask Memorial Heritage Lodge. Sat – Iron Gate via river track
  • Tramp (M) Ruahine FP, Irongate Hut via Tunupo from Petersons Road. (James Wratt), sign-up closes: 15 Apr 2020. Fri night – Alice Nask Memorial Heritage Lodge. Sat – Iron Gate via Tunupo and tops.

8-10 May

  • Tramp (EM) Tongariro NP, Tama Lakes from WTMC Lodge. (Paul Christoffel), sign-up closes: 22 Apr 2020. Explore Tama Lakes on Saturday.
  • Tramp (M) Tongariro NP, Moonlight Tongariro Crossing from WTMC Lodge. (Elly Peters), sign-up closes: 22 Apr 2020. Fri night – drive to Lodge. Either stay at Lodge on Fri and do crossing on Sat night or vice-versa. Pick-up at Ketatahi Road-end by EM or MF group.
  • Tramp (MF) Tongariro NP, Ruapehu Summits from WTMC Lodge. (Aimee Paterson), sign-up closes: 22 Apr 2020. Non-alp trip to bag Ruapehu summits.

15-17 May

  • Day (M) Tararua FP, Mt Hector from Otaki Forks. (Henry Fisher), sign-up closes 29 Apr 2020. Big Day Out – Alpine training fitness day walk.
  • Tramp (EM) Egmont NP, Kahui Hut from Dawson Falls. (Juan Rada-Vilela), sign-up closes: 29 Apr 2020. Share transport with MF group. Fri night – Konini Lodge. Sat AM – drive to Upper Kahui Road, walk in to Kahui Hut. Sun – out to roadend and back to Wellington.
  • Tramp (MF) Egmont NP, Waiaua Hut from Dawson Falls. (Erik Behrens), sign-up closes 29 Apr 2020. Share transport with EM group. Fri night – Konini Lodge. Sat – Waiaua Hut via Lake Dive. Sun – out to Upper Kahui Road.
  • Nav (EM) East Harbour Regional Park, Navigation Training from Eastbourne. (Marie Henderson), sign-up closes: 29 Apr 2020.

22-24 May

  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Mitre Peak from the Pines. (Leader Required), sign-up closes 6 May 2020. Fri -walk into Mitre Flats Hut via Barra Track. Sat – climb Mitre Peak and return to Hut. Sun – walk out.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Dorset Ridge Hut from the Pines. (Paul Christoffel), sign-up closes: 6 May 2020.
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Neil Forks Hut from Waiohine Gorge. (Tash Harris), sign-up closes: 6 May 2020.
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Cone Hut from Waiohine Gorge. (Leader Required), sign-up closes: 6 May 2020.

Trip Schedule Planning

Trip schedule planning occurs three times a year, organised by the Chief Guide. Please propose your ideas for trips at any time, via an email to the Chief Guide.

Email the Chief Guide if you’d like further information.