WTMC Trip Schedule

About the trip schedule

  • If you are new to the club, we recommend an Easy (E) or Easy-Medium (EM) for your first trip.
  • More information about Grades, What to Pack and Going on Club Trips is available on the website.
  • To propose ideas for new tramps, lead a trip or for any other queries relating to club trips, please email the Chief Guide.

Families Group
Did you know the club has a Families group, dedicated to parents and their kids? Trips include easy day walks and overnight trips in the Wellington region suitable to introduce the younger ones to the outdoors. For any questions and to find out more, email .

Online Schedule

Last update: 24 September 2022

16-18 Sept

  • Alp1(F) Seaward Kaikōura Range, Mt Snowflake from Kowhai River. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 31 Aug 2022. Time off required. Fri walk in via Kowhai river, camp at Snowflake Stream or Snowflake Spur. Summit on Sat. Walk out on Sun. Max group size of 8. Sign up online
  • MTB(EM) Pureora FP, Timber Trail from Ongarue. map (Natasha Hulston), signup closes: 31 Aug 2022. Journey through ancient podocarp forest on one of New Zealand’s best wilderness rides. Some uphill but not technical, suitable for beginners. Bike or e-bike rental available. Sign up online
  • Nav(M) Tongariro NP, Hauhungatahi Wilderness Area from Whakapapa. map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 31 Aug 2022. Find your way up to the top of Hauhungatahi, an eroded volcano. No huts, no tracks: the ultimate remote experience. Camp on the way. Sign up online
  • Inst(All) Remutaka FP, Bushcraft from Catchpool Valley. map (OTNZ (Coordinator Jacqui Bozoky)), signup closes: 31 Aug 2022. Learn basic tramping skills to stay safe in the outdoors. Club members only. Max group size of 10. Sign up online Tags

23-25 Sept

  • Alp1 (M) Aoraki Mt Cook NP, Mueller Hut from Aoraki/Mt Cook Village. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 31 Aug 2022. A 360-degree panorama encompassing glaciers, ice cliffs, vertical rock faces and New Zealand’s highest peaks. Friday off required. Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Broken Axe Pinnacles from Holdsworth. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 07 Sep 2022. Loop on the Tararua tops via Baldy, Broken Axe Pinnacles, Angle knob – Out via Jumbo or Powell. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Kaweka FP, Venison Tops loop from Mangatutu Rd. map (Richard Manning), signup closes: 07 Sep 2022. Leave 1pm on Friday. Alpine tops, panoramic views of the Kaweka FP and beyond to the Kaimanawa FP and Tongariro NP. Sign up online
  • Tramp(E) Kaweka FP, Te Puia Lodge and Hot Springs from Mangatutu Rd. map (Meredith Stuck), signup closes: 07 Sep 2022. Walk along the river to Te Puia Lodge. Enjoy a side trip to the Mangatatainoka hot springs and another soak at the road end. Afternoon off required. Max group size of 5. Sign up online Tags

30 Sept-2 Oct

  • Movie(All) 26 and 29 Sept, NZ Mountain Film Festival from Vic Uni (Kelburn campus). (WTMC & VUWTC). Award-winning NZ made and international mountain films. All profits raised will be donated back to the clubs. Info and tickets at https://www.vuwtc.org.nz/mountain-film
  • Alp1(M) Egmont NP, Fantham Peak/Taranaki Maunga from Dawson Falls. (Jon Keyzer), signup closes: 14 Sep 2022. Climb up Panitahi/Fanthams Peak and/or Taranaki Summit and come back to a warm fire at Kapuni Lodge. Max group size of 4. Sign up online Tags ,
  • Tramp(MF) Egmont NP, Taranaki Half Circuit from North Egmont Rd. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 14 Sep 2022. Visit huts on the West side of the mountain. Fri night at the Camphouse, North Taranaki. Sat to Kahui Hut. Sun to Waiaua Gorge Hut and out to Ihaia Rd. Sign up online Tags ,
  • Tramp(EM) Egmont NP, Pouakai Circuit from North Egmont Rd. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 14 Sep 2022. Iconic views of Taranaki. Fri night at the Camphouse, North Taranaki. Pick up MF group at Ihaia Rd on return drive. Max group size of 8. Sign up online Tags
  • Kayak(EM) Wellington Harbour / Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Around the Bays from Wellington. map (), signup closes: 14 Sep 2022. Cancelled – Leader no longer available. Sign up online

7-9 Oct

  • Alp1(M) Tongariro NP, Te Heuheu from Mangatepopo Rd. map (Mike Wilson / Cary Ramos), signup closes: 21 Sep 2022. Trip was meant to take place on 2-4 Sept but rescheduled to October due to weather conditions. Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Remutaka FP, Papatahi Crossing from Western Lake Rd. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 21 Sep 2022. Cross the Remutaka Range via Papatahi (902 m) from the Wairarapa side to the Orongorongo valley. A local but challenging tramp across the Remutaka range. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Remutaka FP, Mt Matthews from Catchpool Valley. map (Meredith Stuck / Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 21 Sep 2022. Walk up to the highest peak in the Remutaka FP and enjoy views of both the Wellington coastline and the Wairarapa. Stay at Paua Hut. Paua Hut booked 7-8 Oct. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(E) Remutaka FP, Waiorongomai Hut from Western Lake Rd. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 21 Sep 2022. A short day scrambling up with a little bit of river travel. Sign up online

14-16 Oct

  • Alp1(M) Taranaki NP, Taranaki Maunga from Dawson Falls. (Tereza Bublikova), signup closes: 28 Sep 2022. Up to Syme Hut and to the summit depending on conditions. Priority will be given to members who attended Snowcraft 2022. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags
  • Inst(M) Tongariro NP, Ski Touring Course from Whakapapa. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: n/a. Basic avalanche safety and use of gear, skinning and uphill travel and off piste skiing skills. Currently booked out. Contact to go on the waitlist. Max group size of 6.
  • Day(EM) Kapiti Island, Kapiti Island from Paraparaumu. map (Jacqui Bozoky), signup closes: 28 Sep 2022. Get up close and personal with rare birds such as kākā, kōkako, takahē and hihi. Walk up to the 521 m peak for panoramic views. $95 (return) boat to Kapiti Is. Carpooling to Paraparaumu Beach Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Kaikoura Range, Mt Fyffe from Chapmans Rd. map (Matt Cowan), signup closes: 21 Sep 2022. To be rescheduled. Incompatible ferry times. Tags
  • Tramp(M) Kaikoura Range, Kowhai-Hapuku Circuit from Chapmans Rd. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 21 Sep 2022. To be rescheduled. Incompatible ferry times.

21-24 Oct (Labour weekend)

  • Alp1(MF) Kaikoura Range, Tapuae-o-Uenuku from South Island. map (Jon Keyzer), signup closes: 28 Sep 2022. Destination may change depending on conditions. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Shutes Hut and Around from Taihape-Napier Rd. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 05 Oct 2022. Loop track via the historic Shutes hut, Dianes Hut and Ruahine Hut. [Coordinate with Kaweka group] Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Kaweka FP, Back Ridge and Rocks Ahead Loop from Taihape-Napier Rd. map (Matt Cowan), signup closes: 05 Oct 2022. Highlights includes climbing the highest peak in the Kaweka FP, views out to Ruapehu and a cableway. [Coordinate with Ruahine group] Sign up online
  • Tramp(EM) TBA, Top of the South Mystery Tramp from TBA. (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: #N/A. Jump on the ferry and go on an adventure! Interesting rock formations, travel on the tops and along a river. Good snacks and optional river swims. Expect up to 6 hours walk every day. Track may be rough in places. Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Kayak(EM) Abel Tasman NP, Return paddle to Onetahuti from Marahau. map (Meredith Stuck), signup closes: 28 Sep 2022. Paddle along the coast of the Abel Tasman NP, stop for swims or short walks. Night 1: Te Pukatea Bay or Anchorage. Night 2: Bark Bay or Mosquito Bay. Approximately 4 – 5 hours of paddling per day interspersed with breaks. No experience required. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags

28-30 Oct

  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Te Atua Mahuru Ridge Loop from Wakarara Rd. map (Matt Cowan), signup closes: 12 Oct 2022. Complete the loop via Sparrowhawk Biv and Barlow Hut. Unmarked route on the sharp ridgeline. Sign up online Tags ,
  • Tramp(EM) Ruahine FP, Gold Creek Hut from Wakarara Rd. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 12 Oct 2022. A gentle uphill along the ridgeline before dropping into the valley. Back the same way on Sun. Sign up online
  • Inst-Day(All) Remutaka FP, River Safety from Catchpool Valley. map (OTNZ), signup closes: 12 Oct 2022. Learn to assess river conditions and techniques to cross safely. Day course. Sign up online

4-6 Nov (WTMC 75th Anniversary)

  • Tramp(All) Remutaka FP, Paua Hut from Catchpool Valley. (Tony Stephens). An easy overnight trip to the club’s hut to celebrate WTMC’s 75th Anniversary. Sign up online Tags
  • Social(All) Restaurant TBA, Buffet from Wellington City. (), signup closes: #N/A. Get together on Friday night to swap club stories around a nice dinner. Sign up online
  • Social(All) Remutaka FP, Barbecue from Catchpool Valley. (). Join us at Catchpool Valley on Sunday for a bit of sunshine and a barbecue. Sign up online

11-13 Nov

  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Cattle Creek Loop from Tamaki West Road. map (Jamie Hawkins Elder), signup closes: 26 Oct 2022. Walk to Cattle Creek Hut via A frame Hut. Includes a short section with river travel. Sign up online
  • Nav(MF) Tararua FP, East Peak from Putara Rd. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 26 Oct 2022. Fri night to Roaring Stag, Sat bushbash up Haukura Ridge to East Peak, and along the tops via Ruapae and down to Herepai hut for the night. Sun explore Bottles Track on way out. Sign up online Tags

18-20 Nov

  • Inst(M) Hutt River, Packrafting 101 from Wellington. map (Packrafting Queenstown), signup closes: 02 Nov 2022. Beginners packrafting course ran by private operator Packrafting Queenstown. Fully subscribed.

25-27 Nov

  • Rock(n/a) Waipa District, Waipari Crag from Wharepapa South. map (Tiffany Shih), signup closes: 09 Nov 2022. Camp at Wharepapa South school on Friday evening. Climb Sat and half day Sunday, then drive back to Wellington. Participants need to know how to climb outdoors already and have their own gear. Sign up online
  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Mangahao Flats Hut from Mangahao Rd. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 09 Nov 2022. Scenic walk along Mangahao river. Leave Sat morning and walk to Mangahao Hut. River swims. Sun back to road end Sign up online Tags

Next trip schedule: November 2022 to March 2023

  • Wellington Packrafting 101 (19-20 Nov) – The course will be run by Packrafting Queenstown, for info and to sign up visit their website. Please liaise directly with the provider for any queries relating to this course.