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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: 18 May 2019

3-5 May

  • Maint (E) Tongariro NP, Lodge Working Party from Lodge. map (Brian Goodwin). Helpers needed to do things like cook, clean, help workers, and clean up the lodge before departure. They would ideally share a car and travel together. Food will be provided.Tags
  • Nav (M) Tararua FP, East Holdsworth from Holdsworth. map (Marie Henderson), signup closes: 17 Apr 2019. East Holdsworth including a good OT route. Max group size of 8.
  • Nav (M) Ruahine FP (E), Waikamaka Hut from North Block Road. map (Paul Christoffel), signup closes: 17 Apr 2019. Day 1 Road End to Sunrise Hut, onto the tops at Armstrong Saddle. Ascent of Te Atuaoparapara (1687m) Descend to Waipawa Saddle and either descend further to Waikamaka Hut. Day 2 from Waipawa Saddle to Waikamaka Hut, Waipawa Saddle Waipawa Hut and roadend. Max group size of 6. 8 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahines FP, Sunrise Hut + Top Maropea from North Block Road. map (Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 17 Apr 2019. Fri-Stay at Triplex Hut/camp at roadend. Saturday: Up to Sunrise Hut then onto Top Maropea. Day 2 Get up early and back onto tops for a view of sunrise then back via Waipawa Forks Hut and either back via same track or back to carpark via the river
  • Day (E) Kapiti, Kapiti Island from Paraparaumu. map (Fiona Millington), signup closes: 17 Apr 2019. Day trip to experience this historical conservation island. Details... Costs $77 plus transport to Paraparaumu. Max group size of 12. Tags
  • Family Day (2) Wellington, Skyline Walkway map (Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 17 Apr 2019. Hope for a fine calm day 4-5 hrs walking or good for mountain bikes.Tags

10-12 May

  • Maint (E) Tongariro NP, Lodge Annual Cleaning from Lodge. map (Brian Goodwin). Annual lodge clean before Winter season starts.
  • Day (M) Tararua FP, Broken Axe Pinnacles Loop from Holdsworth. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 24 Apr 2019. BIG DAY OUT. (Snowcraft training) Holdsworth, Atiwhakatu, Baldy, Mid-King, Broken Axe, Jumbo, Holdsworth.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Jacks Biv from Holdsworth. map (Simon Barr), signup closes: 24 Apr 2019. Fri to Jumbo Hut (~4 hours). Sat Jumbo, Angle Knob, down to Waihone River via pt 837. Camp. Sun Return. Details... Max group size of 5.
  • Family Day (2) Upper Hutt, Cannon Point map (Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 24 Apr 2019. See the Hutt valley from a different viewpoint.

17-19 May

  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Burn Hut from Mangahao Dam. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 01 May 2019. (CANCELLED - No leader). Out via College Creek, waterlevels permitting. Involves river travel. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Day (M) Remutaka FP, Mt Matthews from Catchpool Valley. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 01 May 2019. BIG DAY OUT. (Snowcraft training) Up Mt Matthews and back.Tags
  • Family Day (1) Wellington, Otari - Night Walk from Otari Bush. map (Amelia White), signup closes: 01 May 2019. Go for a walk at night with a torch - what will you see?

24-26 May

  • Day (M) Wellington, Kaukau to Island Bay from Simla Crescent Rail Stn. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 08 May 2019. BIG DAY OUT. (Snowcraft training) Simla, Kaukau, Skyline Track, Makara Peak, Wrights Hill Fence Line, radar dome, Red Rocks, Island Bay. About 10 hours.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Island Forks Hut (and Mid-Otaki Hut?) from Otaki Forks. map (Simon Barr), signup closes: 08 May 2019. Fri Otaki Forks to Waitewaewae Hut (5 hours). Sat Either up Waitewaewae River or up spur to pts 433, 595, 850, down to Island Forks and return to Waitewaewae (~10 hours). Sun: Waitewaewae to Otaki (~5 hours). Details... Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Mitre Flats from The Pines. map (Tony Gazley), signup closes: 08 May 2019. Tags

31 May-3 Jun Queens Birthday

  • Family (4) Ruahine FP (E), Sunrise Hut from North Block Rd. map (Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 15 May 2019. A step up from Paua hut, a good graded track, a bit further, a bit harder, good chance of snow, have a shorter option of going Waipawa hut or TripleX hut, or a longer harder option of Maropea hut. Need to book bunks in hut. 20 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Kahurangi NP, Mt Owen from Wangapeka River Road. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 08 May 2019. Fri night ferry and drive to Siberia Flats campsite. Sat - camp at Sanctuary Basin and explore Mt Owen. Sun - Granity Pass hut. Monday evening ferry back to Wellington. Max group size of 8. Tags
  • Tramp (M) Kahurangi NP, Mt Patriarch from Wangapeka River Road. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 08 May 2019. Fri night ferry and drive to Siberia Flats campsite. Sat - Kiwi Saddle Hut. Sun - Across the tops to John Reid Hut. Monday evening ferry back to Wellington. Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Kahurangi NP, Kings Creek Hut from Wangapeka River Road. map (Holger Fiedler), signup closes: 08 May 2019. Fri night ferry and drive to Siberia Flats campsite. Sat and Sun nights at Kings Creek hut, with option of day trip to Kiwi Saddle Hut. Monday evening ferry back to Wellington 20 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Alp2 (M) Nelson Lakes NP, Mt Cupola from St Arnaud. map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 08 May 2019.
    Early season ascent via either NW ridge or North face. Two tools required. Extra boat fare required. Max group size of 8. 8 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

7 -9 June

  • Tramp (MF) Kaimanawa, Thunderbolt from Kaimanawa Road. map (Tereza Bublikova), signup closes: 22 May 2019. Fri: drive up camp somewhere close to Kaimanawa road end. Sat: early morning start - over Mt Urchin - Moturere - Thunderbolt - 1660 - to Waipahiki hut (may require sleeping on the ridge if we are not fast enough. Sun: back overUmukarikri track to car park.. Drive back.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Kaimanawa, Waipakihi Hut from Kaimanawa Road. map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 22 May 2019. Fri: drive up camp somewhere close to Kaimanawa road end. Sat: Climb up to tops and follow Umukarikri track to the hut, 6-7 hours. Sun back to car park the same way. Drive back. 12 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Nav (EM) Eastbourne or Orongorongo, Navigation Instruction from Wellington. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 22 May 2019. Day trip focussing on navigation instruction and practice.
  • Day (M) Tararua FP, Eastern Hutt Hut from Kaitoke. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 22 May 2019. Max group size of 12.

14-16 June

  • Day (M) Tararua FP, Big Day Out - Holdsworth-Jumbo Circuit from Holdsworth. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 29 May 2019. Alpine training day (Snowcraft hopefuls). Long 12 hour day.Tags
  • Maint (F) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut from Otaki Forks. map (George Bowman), signup closes: 29 May 2019. Maintenance/Cleaning trip to our club partnered hut. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Packraft (M) Tararua FP, Packraft Ruamahunga from Putara Road. map (Marie Henderson), signup closes: 29 May 2019. Tramp in to roaring stag hut Friday or sat night and then paddle back out to the main highway. Need your own packrafting gear.

21-23 June

  • Social (E) Tongariro NP, Solstice Party from Lodge. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 05 Jun 2019. Ruapehu Ski Field season opens. Sign up for just the party and a relaxing weekend, or add yourself to another activity. Max group size of 24.
  • Tramp (E) Tongariro NP, Tama Lakes with extras from Lodge. map (Tony Gazley), signup closes: 05 Jun 2019.
  • Ski (E) Tongariro NP, Newbie Skiers from Lodge. map (Stuart Meiklejohn), signup closes: 05 Jun 2019.
  • Tramp (E) Wellington, Baring Head from Coast Road. map (Shauna McAuley), signup closes: 05 Jun 2019. Stay at Baring Head in comfortable hut accommodation and help the Friends of Baring Head with conservation work. Very easy tramping. Details...

26 June

  • Snowcraft TTC Hall, Snowcraft Training A from Wellington. map (Henry Fisher /Gareth Robinson), signup closes: 10 Jun 2019. Classroom training. See Snowcraft web page. Max group size of 20.

28-30 June

  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Waiopehu Hut from Poads Road. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 12 Jun 2019. 18 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Te Matawai Hut from Poads Road. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 12 Jun 2019. Max group size of 12. 18 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Tarn Ridge Hut from The Pines. map (Mike Wilson), signup closes: 12 Jun 2019. Max group size of 6. 16 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Apl1+ (MF) Ruahine FP (E), Sawtooth Ridge from Kashmir Road. map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 12 Jun 2019. Max group size of 8. Tags

3 July

  • Snowcraft TTC Hall, Snowcraft Training B from Wellington. map (Henry Fisher /Gareth Robinson), signup closes: 17 Jun 2019. Gear issue. See Snowcraft web page. Max group size of 20.

5-7 July

  • Snowcraft (M) Tongariro NP, Snowcraft 1 from Lodge. map (Henry Fisher /Gareth Robinson), signup closes: 19 Jun 2019. See Snowcraft web page. Max group size of 20.
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Mid King Biv from The Pines. map (Simon Barr), signup closes: 19 Jun 2019. Max group size of 4. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Mitre Flats Hut from The Pines. map (Rene Auer), signup closes: 19 Jun 2019. Max group size of 8. 14 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

12-14 July

  • Tramp (M) Ruahine FP (E), Five Ruahine Huts from North Block Road. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 26 Jun 2019. Hut bagging in the northern Ruahines, Ellis, Gold Creek, Barlow, and Poutaki.
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahine FP (E), Top Maropea Hut from North Block Road. map (Leader required), signup closes: 26 Jun 2019. Tags
  • Alp2 (F) Hakatere Conservation Park, Mt Arrowsmith from Lake Heron. map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 18 Jun 2019. Day off on Fri 12 and flights to Christchurch required. Attempt at the summit either via Central Couloir or North Ridge depending on conditions. Max group size of 8.

17 July

  • Snowcraft Hop Garden, Snowcraft Training C from Wellington. map (Henry Fisher /Gareth Robinson), signup closes: 01 Jul 2019. Snowcraft planning night. Max group size of 20.

19-21 July

  • Snowcraft (M) Tongariro NP, Snowcraft 2 from Lodge. map (Henry Fisher /Gareth Robinson), signup closes: 03 Jul 2019. See Snowcraft web page. Max group size of 20.
  • Day (E) Wellington, Paekakariki Escarpment from Pukerua Bay. map (Jue Huang), signup closes: 03 Jul 2019. Tags
  • Climbing (EM) Wellington, Adrenalin Forest from Porirua. map (Fiona Millington), signup closes: 03 Jul 2019. Details...

26-28 July

  • Ski (E) Tongariro NP, Ski Weekend from Lodge. map (Mike Gilbert), signup closes: 10 Jul 2019. Book and pay direct on lodge bookings, not trip sheet sign-ups. Cost swill be something like $162 for members and $212 for non-members - that's inclusive of van, accommodation and food.
  • Tramp (M) Egmont NP, Pouakai Circuit from North Egmont. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 10 Jul 2019. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Egmont NP, Lake Dive Hut from North Egmont. map (Caryl Ramos), signup closes: 10 Jul 2019. 16 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

2-4 August

  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Tongariro Explore from Mangatepopo. map (George Bowman / co-leader required), signup closes: 17 Jul 2019. Snowcraft first refusals. Drive up Friday night and walk ~ 1hr to Mangatepopo Hut. South ridge ascent, East ridge descent. Ngauruhoe crater on Sunday if group & conditions permit. Max group size of 6.
  • Alp1+ Rock (M) Tongariro NP, Intro to mixed climbing from Lodge.(Nick Horrell). Strong rock climbing skills and Snowcraft experience required. Technical Ice tools required, get experience using alpine tools to climb rock on top rope. Max group size of 8.
  • Alp1 (M) Richmond FP, Mt Fishtail from Pine Valley Road. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 10 Jul 2019. Max group size of 6.

8-11 August

  • Apl3 (F) Remarkables, Remarkables Grand Traverse from Queenstown.(Gareth Robinson). Day off work and flights to Queenstown required Max group size of 6.

9-11 August

  • Ski (E) Tongariro NP, Ski Weekend from Lodge. map (Mike Gilbert), signup closes: 24 Jul 2019. Book and pay direct on lodge bookings, not trip sheet sign-ups. Cost swill be something like $162 for members and $212 for non-members - that's inclusive of van, accommodation and food.
  • Alp1 (M) Hakatere CP, Cameron Hut from Hakatere Heron Road. map (Byron Camp / co-leader required), signup closes: 24 Jul 2019. Flights to Christchurch needed. Explore something on snow from hut. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Tutuwai Hut from Kaitoke. map (Ken Joe), signup closes: 24 Jul 2019. Beginner tramping series. 20 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Alpha Hut from Kaitoke. map (Rene Auer), signup closes: 24 Jul 2019. Via Quoin Ridge. 22 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

16-18 August

  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Paretetaitonga from Lodge. map (Erik Behrens), signup closes: 31 Jul 2019. Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Alp 2 (F) Tongariro NP, Cathedral Rocks from Lodge. map (Katy Glenie / Mike Phethean), signup closes: 31 Jul 2019. Ruapehu Iceclimbing.Tags
  • Alp2 (MF) Arthurs Pass NP, Mt Rolleston from Arthurs Pass. map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 24 Jul 2019. Day off Mon 19 and ChCh flights required. Mt Rolleston via Rome Ridge, based at NZAC AP Lodge. Max group size of 8. Tags
  • Nav (EM) Eastbourne, Navigation Instruction from Wellington.(Rosanne Mulder). Day trip focussing on navigation instruction and practice.

23-25 August

  • Alp1 (MF) Ruataniwha CP, Gunsight Pass from Lake Ohau Road. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 31 Jul 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.
  • Instruction (EM) Tongariro NP, Ski Touring Course from Lodge. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: 07 Aug 2019. Intro to ski touring. Will cover uphill travel, basic avalanche awareness and ski improvement. Will be run by a guide, so cost will be more than a regular club trip. For strong intermediate skiers and above. Max group size of 8.
  • Alp2 (MF) Tongariro NP, Pinnacle Ridge from Lodge.(Gareth Robinson). Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Totara Flats Hut from Holdsworth. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 07 Aug 2019. Totara Flats from Holdsworth roadend. 26 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Mid Waiohine Hut from Holdsworth. map (Richard Manning), signup closes: 07 Aug 2019. Max group size of 6. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.

30 Aug - 1 Sep

  • Tramp (MF) Ruahine FP, Snowshoeing from TBC.(Illona Keenan), signup closes: #N/A. If you can walk you can snowshoe. Snowshoeing is a non-technical alternative to skiing or snowboarding. Anyone can do it with minimal instruction. Location to be confirmed. Go to the best snow.
  • Tramp (E) Ruahines FP (W), Rangiwahia Hut from Renfrew Road. map (Leader required), signup closes: 14 Aug 2019. 13 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Tahurangi from Ohakune. map (George Bowman / co-leader required), signup closes: 14 Aug 2019. Max group size of 4. Tags

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. From Nth side only? Max group size of 6.
  • Ski (M) TBC, Ski Touring from Lodge. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: 21 Aug 2019. Lodge based ski touring. 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.

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.

20-22 September

  • Tramp (E) Wellington, Baring Head from Coast Road. map (Leader required), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Stay at Baring Head in comfortable hut accommodation and help the Friends of Baring Head with conservation work. Very easy tramping. Details...
  • Tramp (F) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut from Holdsworth Road. map (Leader required), 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.
  • 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

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 (Simon Barr), signup closes: 11 Sep 2019. Tags

4-6 October

  • Ski (M) TBC, Ski Touring from Lodge. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: 18 Sep 2019. Lodge based ski touring. Max group size of 6.

10-13 October

  • Packraft (2+) Kaimanawas, Mohaka packrafting from Taharua Road. map (Jenny Cossey), signup closes: 24 Sep 2019. Must have done a few post training packrafting trips with WTMC members. Leave Thursday eveing so need to take Friday off work, need to be in two cars for a shuttle or van drop/pick up. Max group size of 6.

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.