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Printable Schedules

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Trip Schedule Winter 2018 (May-Sep 18)

Trip Schedule Spring 2018 (Oct-Jan 19)

Trip Schedule Summer 2019 (Feb-May 19)

On-line Schedule

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Last update: 10 Sep 2019

5-8 September

  • Tramp (EM) Great Barrier Island, Aotea Track map (Fiona Millington), signup closes: 20 Aug 2019. 3 Day Aotea Track. Fly Thurs evening ($49 flights each way atm) stop one night central Auckland backpackers. (approx. $50). Great Barrier Ferry $110 RTN leave 0800 Friday. Arrive Great Barrier pm and transport to start of trail. Walk reverse route. Huts Friday & Saturday $15 per night. Exit via hotpools Sunday and return on 1500 ferry. Fly back to Wellington Sunday night. Estimated cost = $350 with transport to and from Auckland City/Airport.Tags

6-8 September

  • Alp2 (F) Egmont NP, East Ridge from Taranaki. map (Katy Glenie / Mike Phethean), signup closes: 21 Aug 2019. Iceclimbing.Tags
  • Alp1 (M) Egmont NP, Taranaki Summit from North Egmont. map (Mike Wilson), signup closes: 21 Aug 2019. CANCELLED - Weather Max group size of 6.
  • Ski (M) TBC, Ski Touring from Lodge. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: 21 Aug 2019. CANCELLED - Weather Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahine FP (E), Makaretu Hut from Kashmir Road. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 21 Aug 2019. Fri night at ANZAC Park, Norsewood. Sat - Roadend to Makaretu via Longview hut. Sun- Follow Makaretu river back to roadend, stopping at Happy Daze and Awatere huts. Max group size of 8. 8 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Family (2) Wellington, Hawkins Hill(Ed Churchouse), signup closes: #N/A. Explore along the open ridge to the aircraft radar stationTags

8-13 September

  • Ski Tongariro NP, Lodge Ski Week from Lodge. map (Brian Goodwin). No sign up. Book and pay direct on Lodge Bookings for accommodation and food.

13-15 September

  • Alp1 (M) Nelson Lakes, Angelus Peak from Mt Robert Carpark. map (Byron Camp / co-leader required), signup closes: 21 Aug 2019. Alp 1 peak, but will try and make time for those with new rope and anchor skills to use and practise, all based from Angelus hut. Extra day off work required.
  • Tramp (E) Tongariro NP, Mangatepopo Hut from Mangatepopo. map (Helen Cox), signup closes: 28 Aug 2019. 23 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Apl1 (M) Tongariro NP, Moonlight Tongariro Crossing from Mangatepopo. map (Marie Henderson / Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 28 Aug 2019. CANCELLED - Weather
  • Family (3) Upper Hutt, Mt Climbie(Leader required), signup closes: #N/A. Take a walk up a different side of Upper Hutt

20-22 September

  • Day (E) Wellington, Baring Head from Coast Road. map (Leader required), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Day trip to help the Friends of Baring Head with conservation work. Very easy tramping. Details...
  • Tramp (F) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut from Holdsworth Road. map (Fiona Elliott), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Holdsworth-to-Maungahuka circuit, back via Totara Flats to Holdsworth road-end. Very long but very wonderful days. Maintenance trip to Maungahuka Hut. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Ski (M) TBC, Ski Touring from Lodge. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Lodge based ski touring. Max group size of 6.
  • Alp1 (M ) Tongariro NP, Snowcaving! from Lodge. map (Nick horrell), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Give up the luxuries of the warm lodge for an even warmer Snow cave high up the mountain (if you build it right!) Max group size of 12.
  • Ski (M) Tongariro NP, Interclub ski races from Lodge.(Simon Lillico).
  • Alp1+ (M) Tongariro NP, Ringatoto from Tukino. map (George Bowman / co-leader required), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Tong G co-lead.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Waiopehu Hut from Poads Road. map (Ken Joe), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Beginner tramping series, "mud and climbing", Waiopehu hut loop. Max group size of 12. 18 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Family (2) Porirua, Colonial Knob(Amelia White). Walk or ride up to the summit and choose a different route to come down!Tags

27-29 September (Daylight Saving)

  • Alp1 (M) Arthur's Pass, Alpine day trips from Arthur's Pass. map (Tereza Bublikova (+Aimee?)), signup closes: 03 Sep 2019. Replay of a very popular trip last year. Day off work required. Early signup essential. Flights required. Accommodation at NZAC (alpine club) Arthur's Pass Lodge. See last year's trip. Max group size of 20. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Cattle Ridge Hut from Putara Road. map (Richard Manning), signup closes: 11 Sep 2019. 6 hour day from Putara Road end, with 600m of climb to finish the day. M side of EM. 5 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Dundas Hut from Putara Road. map (Leader required), signup closes: 11 Sep 2019. CANCELLED - No Leader. Tags
  • Family (01 Mar 2019) Upper Hutt, Kaitoke Regional Park(Leader required), signup closes: #N/A. Day trips, camping, rivers, open spaces, forest, Kaitoke has it all.

4-6 October

  • Alp1 (MF) Ruataniwha CP, Gunsight Pass from Lake Ohau Road. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 11 Sep 2019. North Temple Stream, up and over pass into South Temple Stream. Friday afternoon off work needed as would need to fly to Christchurch Friday lunchtime. Details... Max group size of 6.
  • Family Tongariro NP, Family friendly weekend from Lodge. map (), signup closes: 18 Sep 2019. Family friendly' weekends. If you want to make sure there'll be kids at the lodge for your kids to hang out with, those are the weekends to book.
  • Tramp (EM) Remutaka FP, Paua Hut from Catchpool. map (Matt Cowan), signup closes: 18 Sep 2019. Musical tramp. Bring a ukulele, tin whistle, maracas etc (leave the cello at home). Walk in on Saturday, out on Sunday, and play some songs in between." Max group size of 10. 10 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Trap (M) Ruahine FP, Upper Makaroro Hut from Mangleton Road. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 18 Sep 2019. Checking and re-baiting traps to help protect the whio (blue ducks) in the Ruahines. Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Trap (EM) Ruahine FP, Parks Peak Hut from Mangleton Road. map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 18 Sep 2019. Checking and re-baiting traps to help protect the whio (blue ducks) in the Ruahines. Max group size of 6. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

11-13 October

  • Family (4) Tararua FP, Powell Hut from Holdsworth. map (), signup closes: 25 Sep 2019. Tramp up to the new hut. Book your bunk online.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Kapakapanui Hut from Ngatiawa Road. map (Ken Joe), signup closes: 25 Sep 2019. Tramp over the summit to the Hut and bag a secret hut along the way. About 5 hrs tamping on the Saturday. Max group size of 8. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Waitotara Conservation Area, Trains Hut from Taumatahi Road.(Leader required), signup closes: 25 Sep 2019. Tags
  • Tramp (M) Waitotara Conservation Area, Tahupo Hut from Taumatahi Road.(James Wratt), signup closes: 25 Sep 2019. Tags

18-20 October

  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Moonlight Southern Crossing from Otaki Forks. map (Stuart Meiklejohn), signup closes: 02 Oct 2019.
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Southern Crossing from Otaki Forks. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 02 Oct 2019. Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Tutuwai Hut from Kaitoke. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 02 Oct 2019. Pick up Southern Crossing Group Max group size of 6. Tags

25-28 Oct
(Labour Weekend)

  • Alp1+ (MF) Aoraki NP, Ball Pass from Mt Cook Village. map (Gareth Robinson), signup closes: 02 Oct 2019. Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Ski (M ) Tongariro NP, Ski Touring from Lodge. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: 09 Oct 2019. Max group size of 8.
  • Tramp/Ski (EM) Tongariro NP, from Lodge. map (Yenfei Chan), signup closes: 09 Oct 2019. Use the Lodge as base for tramping/skiing and other activities over the long weekend

25 Oct - 2 Nov

  • Tramp (MF) Kaimanawa FP, Kaimanawa-Kaweka Traverse from Kaimanawa Road.(Marie Henderson /Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 09 Oct 2019. Max group size of 8.

1-3 November

  • Canyon (M) Wellington, Akatarawa from Akatarawa.(Fiona Elliott), signup closes: 16 Oct 2019. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Wellington, Navigation Instruction from Eastbourne. map (Fiona Millington), signup closes: 16 Oct 2019.
  • Alp1+ (MF) Tongariro NP, Peak Bagging! from Lodge. map (Byron Camp / Henry Fisher), signup closes: 16 Oct 2019. Saturday: easy walking peak. Sunday: pitching practise on Grand Pinnacle. Snowcraft and rope skills req'd
  • Tramp (MF) Ruahine FP, Waterfall Hut from North Block Road. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 16 Oct 2019. Tags

8-10 November

  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Roaring Stag Hut from Putara Road. map (Ken Joe), signup closes: 23 Oct 2019. Bag the hut, find the hidden lake, and choose a camp site along the way. Experience sleeping under a fly or tent. Max group size of 8. Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, North Mangahao(Fiona Elliott), signup closes: 23 Oct 2019. Max group size of 4.
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahine FP, Kiritaki Hut from Kumeti Road. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 23 Oct 2019. Max group size of 6.
  • Packraft (M) Tararua FP, Penn Creek from Otaki Forks. map (Marie Henderson), signup closes: 23 Oct 2019.

15-17 November

  • Tramp (M) Aorangi FP, Aorangi Crossing from Pinnacles. map (Dan Nicholson), signup closes: 30 Oct 2019. Co-ordinate transport with E group Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Tramp (E) Aorangi FP, Mangatoetoe Hut from Pinnacles. map (Richard House), signup closes: 30 Oct 2019. Co-ordinate transport with M group Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Tramp (E) Mt Richmond FP, Lake Chalice Hut from Staircase Road. map (), signup closes: 23 Oct 2019. Friday PM ferry. Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (M) Mt Richmond FP, Old Man Hut from Staircase Road. map (), signup closes: 23 Oct 2019. Friday PM ferry Max group size of 6. Tags

22-24 November

  • Tramp (EM) Egmont NP, Lake Dive Hut from Dawson Falls. map (Raquel Prieto Matesanz / Werner Michiels), signup closes: 06 Nov 2019. Max group size of 8. Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Mid Otaki Hut from Poads Road. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 06 Nov 2019. Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (M) Kaweka FP, Kiwi Mouth Hut from Kuripapango. map (Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 06 Nov 2019. In via Kiwi Saddle Track. Out the same way, or if river level suitable Cameron hut and river.
  • MTB (EM) Wainuiomata, Mountain bike skills from Wellington.(Byron Camp), signup closes: 06 Nov 2019. Skills day on the trails. Will suit grade 3 riders who want to improve

29 Nov - 1 Dec

  • Nav (M) Tararua FP, Sayers Hut from Mangatere Valley. map (Kevin Cole), signup closes: 13 Nov 2019. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Totara Flats from Mangatere Valley.(Matt Conway), signup closes: 13 Nov 2019. From Mangatere Valley Road. River crossing to get to the hutTags
  • Canyon (M) Tararua FP, Chamberlain Creek from Putara Road. map (Fiona Elliott), signup closes: 13 Nov 2019. Tags
  • Climb (EM) Wellington, Adrenalin Forest from Porirua. map (Fiona Millington), signup closes: 13 Nov 2019.

6-8 December

  • Maint (MF) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut from Otaki Forks. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 20 Nov 2019. Medium Fit - but done at a medium pace Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Tube / Packraft (M) Wellington, Hutt Gorge from Kaitkoe. map (Marie Henderson), signup closes: 20 Nov 2019. Packraft / Tubing day trip down the Hutt Gorge
  • Tramp (M) Egmont NP, Pouakai Circuit from North Egmont.(Frances Boyson), signup closes: 20 Nov 2019. All the atmosphere of a visit to Taranaki without having to actually scale that icy-screey beastie. Friday night at North Egmont Camphouse ($25 on top of trip fees) and Saturday night at Pouakai Hut. Tags
  • Cycle (M) Taranaki, Tour of the tunnels(Harry Smith), signup closes: 20 Nov 2019.

13-15 December

  • Tramp (E) Wellington, Beer and Wine Tramp from Wellington. map (Garth Ireland), signup closes: 27 Nov 2019. Annual urban wine & beer tramp starting a noon and 6 stops later dinner at The Bristol (schedule tba)

12-15 December

  • Tramp (MF) Ruataniwha Conservation Park, Dasler Pinnacles from Lake Ohau Road.(Aimee Paterson / Tony Gazley), signup closes: 20 Nov 2019. Flights to Queenstown and Friday off work required. Drive to Lake Ohau Road and camp at road end. Saturday night climb to Dalser Biv or above and camp. Sunday to summit and back down again. Return Late Sunday night. Limit 6.

13-15 December

  • Day (EM) Tararua FP, Cone Hut from Waiohine Gorge Road. map (Leader required), signup closes: 27 Nov 2019. Longish training day trip for people wanting to step up from EM to M grade. Waiohine campsite to Cone to Tutuwai, and back to campsite via Mt Reeves track. Visit the plaque marking the centre of New Zealand's Extended Continental Shelf on the way out.Tags

10-12 January

  • Tramp (F) Tararua FP, Dundas Hut from Putara Road. map (Fiona Elliott), signup closes: 18 Dec 2019. Herepai-Dundas-Bannister LoopTags
  • Tramp (M) Tongariro NP, Hauhungatahi Wilderness Area from Lodge. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 18 Dec 2019. Camping in the Hauhungatahi Wilderness Area
  • Canyon (E) Tararua FP, Local Canyon from Otaki Forks. map (David Jewell), signup closes: 18 Dec 2019. Daytrip to a local canyon suitable for those who have done an intro canyon trip. Must be able to swim. Wetsuit required.

17-20 January
(Wellington Anniversay)

  • Tramp (MF) Lewis Pass, Revenge of Faerie Queen from Lewis Pass. map (Byron Camp), signup closes: 18 Dec 2019. Unfinished business! Gloriana and FQ from Ada Pass. Quality scrambling up scenic mountains with an easy walk-in
  • Canyon (M) , Abel Tasman / Kahurangi Canyons(Mike Wilson), signup closes: 18 Dec 2019. Long weekend exploring river canyons in the Abel Tasman and Mt Owen areas. Open to club members who have prior canyoning experience. Must be able to swim. Wetsuit required
  • Tramp (M) Kahurangi NP, Mt Owen from Wangapeka River Road. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 18 Dec 2019. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Kahurangi NP, Kings Creek Hut from Wangapeka River Road. map (Leader required), signup closes: 18 Dec 2019. Tags

24-26 January

  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Alpha Hut from Kaitoke. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020. Via Quion Ridge Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Maint (EM) Remutaka FP, Paua Hut from Catchpool. map (), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020. Paua hut maintenance working beeTags
  • 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), signup closes: 15 Jan 2020.
  • 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

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.(Leader required), 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-Hellfore Circuit from Rainbow Road.(Kevin Cole), signup closes: 08 Jan 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.