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Printable Schedules

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Trip Schedule Summer 2018 (Feb - Apr 18)

Trip Schedule Winter 2018 (May-Sep 18)

 

On-line Schedule

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Last update: 12 July 2018

6-8 Jul

  • Snowcraft (M) Tongariro NP, Snowcraft 1 from Lodge. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 20 Jun 2018. Max group size of 20.
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Alpha Hut from Kaitoke. map (Jim Stevens), signup closes: 20 Jun 2018. (CANCELLED - numbers) Via Quoin. Option of return via Eastern Hutt River but not ideal mid-winter. Details... POTENTIAL RIVER TRAVEL. 22 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Tutuwai Hut from Kaitoke. map (Caryl Ramos / Georgi Carpenter), signup closes: 20 Jun 2018. Can coordinate transport with Medium group 20 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

9-13 Jul

  • Family Ski Tongariro NP, Family Skiing from Lodge. map (Andy Styles), signup closes: 23 Jun 2018. Discount Family rates during the week

13-15 Jul

  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Totara Flats Hut from Waiohine Gorge. map (Amiee Paterson), signup closes: 27 Jun 2018. (CANCELLED - numbers) Drop off MF group. 26 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Alternative Southern Crossing from Waiohine Gorge. map (Fiona Elliott), signup closes: 27 Jun 2018. Waiohine Gorge to Otaki Forks via Neill Ridge. A very challenging trip given short daylight hours. Suggest via Bull Mound (avoids the Marchant Ridge!).
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Penn Creek from Otaki Forks. map (Richard Manning), signup closes: 27 Jun 2018. Pick up MF group.
  • Family Tararua FP, Kime Hut, Mt Hector from Otaki Forks. map (Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 27 Jun 2018. Bag a winter peak

18 Jul

  • Snowcraft TTC Hall, Snowcraft Training C from Wellington. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 02 Jul 2018. Classroom training. Max group size of 20.

20-22 Jul

  • Snowcraft (M) Tongariro NP, Snowcraft 2 from Lodge. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 04 Jul 2018. Max group size of 20.
  • Day (E) Wellington, City to Sea from Wellington. map (Helen Cox), signup closes: 04 Jul 2018. Friday night Wellington walk.Tags
  • Nav (E) Orongorongo Valley, Nav Instruction
    from Catchpool Valley. map (Illona Keenan), signup closes: 04 Jul 2018. Day trip.

27-29 Jul

  • MTB (M+) Marlborough Sounds, Queen Charlotte Track from Picton. map (Garth Ireland), signup closes: 04 Jul 2018. (CANCELLED - numbers) Bike hire from Sea Kayak Adventures. Scope to stay at lodges. Details...Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Marlborough Sounds, Nydia Track from Picton. map (Juan Rada-Vilela), signup closes: 04 Jul 2018. No club van required. Transport from Sea Kayak Adventures.Tags
  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Moonlight Tongariro Alpine Crossing from Lodge. map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 11 Jul 2018. Will only go if clear skies are forecast. Extra $30 pp may be required for staying at YHA in National Park on Friday night. Max group size of 8.
  • Family Remutaka FP, Paua Hut from Catchpool Valley. map (Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 11 Jul 2018. Get the kids outdoors for an overnight during winter. 10 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

3-5 Aug

  • Alp2 (F) Tongariro NP, Cathedral Rocks from Lodge. map (Mike Phethean), signup closes: 18 Jul 2018. Head up to the summit plateau and try various degrees of snow and ice climbing. You must be familiar with two axes and setting snow and ice protection Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Family Tongariro NP, Family Skiing from Lodge. map (Andy Styles), signup closes: 18 Jul 2018. Winter Snow, Happy Valley learners area guaranteed to have snow!
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Dundas Hut from Putara Road. map (Tereza Bublikova), signup closes: 18 Jul 2018. Herepai Hut Friday night. Over West Peak. Out via Cattle Ridge Hut. Max group size of 6. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Cattle Ridge Hut from Putara Road. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 18 Jul 2018. Max group size of 6. 5 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Roaring Stag Hut from Putara Road. map (Rosanne Mulder), signup closes: 18 Jul 2018. 12 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

10-12 Aug

  • Ski (EM) Tongariro NP, Ski from Tukino Skifield. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: 25 Jul 2018. Stay and ski or snowboard at Tukino, a club field on the Desert Road side of Ruapehu. See tukino.org for info on the field. Numbers TBD, will depend on accomodation
  • Tramp (E) Tongariro NP, Waihohonu Hut from Tukino Skifield. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 25 Jul 2018. 28 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Alp2 (MF) Tongariro NP, Pinnacle Traverse from Lodge. map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 25 Jul 2018. Full traverse of the Pinnacle ridge starting with a climb of Great Pinnacle and thrilling 60m abseil off the top. Possibly try Chiming Bells/Traverse of the Gods second day. Good weather essential for this to run. Max group size of 4.
  • Day (E) Tararua FP, Te Au and Parata Tracks from Waikanae. map (Jue Huang), signup closes: 25 Jul 2018. Hemi Matenga Memorial Park Scenic Reserve, 7km, 4 hours. Transport option of train. Details...

17-19 Aug

  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, McGregor Bivvy from Holdsworth Road. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 01 Aug 2018. Base ourselves at Jumbo Hut for Saturday night with a day excursion to bag McGregor Biv Max group size of 6. 2 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Holdsworth-Kaitoke from Holdsworth Road. map (Uta Benecke), signup closes: 01 Aug 2018. A classic Tararua tramp with good huts and sheltered travel. 37km.Tags
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Totara Flats from Holdsworth Road. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 01 Aug 2018. Currently requires a river crossing. Pick M group up at Kaitoke.Tags
  • Day (E) Wellington, Eastern Hills from Station. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 01 Aug 2018. Train to Woburn Station then walk up Te Whiti Riser track then along firebreaks to Stokes Valley. Bus to Taita and then train back to Wellington.
  • Family Day Wellington, Colonial Knob from Porirua. map (Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 01 Aug 2018. Get some great views over Porirua.Tags

24-26 Aug

  • Kayak (E) Wellington, Wellington Harbour from Wellington. map (Helen Cox / Juan Rada-Vilela), signup closes: 09 Aug 2018. Day kayak from Fergs.
  • Alp1 (MF) Nelson Lakes, Cotterel-Chittenden-Paske from Nelson Lakes. map (Stuart Meiklejohn), signup closes: 01 Aug 2018. 3 Days, so a day off work needed! Numbers may be limited depending on transport options. Saddles and Passes in Nelsons Lake near Cotterel/Chittenden/Paske. Long'ish days, with a possibility of going up one of the peaks if conditions allow.
  • Alp1 (M) Nelson Lakes, Mt Angelus from Mt Robert Road. map (), signup closes: 01 Aug 2018. (MOVED TO 21-24 Sep)
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  • Tramp (EM) Nelson Lakes, John Tait Hut from St Arnaud. map (Rene Auer), signup closes: 01 Aug 2018. Othe hut options in the valley, depending on weather and the group. 27 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

31 Aug - 2 Sep

  • Alp1 (F) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut from Holdsworth Road. map (Mike Wilson), signup closes: 15 Aug 2018. Holdsworth-to-Maungahuka circuit, back via Totara Flats to Holdsworth road-end. Very long but very wonderful days. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Kapakapanui Hut from Ngatiawa. map (Bridget Robinson), signup closes: 15 Aug 2018. About 3 hours from Ngatiawa Road with summit views. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Renata Hut from Ngatiawa. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 15 Aug 2018. Via Ngatiawa Stream. Details... RIVER TRAVEL 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

7-9 Sep

  • Ski (EM) Tongariro NP, Ski Touring Course from Lodge. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: 22 Aug 2018. 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 5.
  • Alp3 (MF) Tongariro NP, Girdlestone Peak from Lodge. map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 22 Aug 2018. SE Face or similar. Previous trad/mixed/ice climbing experience required and confident alpine rope skills; possible Tahurangi traverse if time. May opt for backpackers in Ohakune Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahines, Cattle Creek Hut from Tamaki West Road. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 22 Aug 2018. Max group size of 8. 8 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Family Ski Tongariro NP, Family Skiing from Lodge. map (Simon Wakeman), signup closes: 22 Aug 2018. Spring fun at Whakapapa - good weather, fun times, spring snow and the new-tech guaranteed snow at Happy Valley.

14-16 Sep

  • Alp1 (MF) Tongariro NP, Ruapehu Summits from Lodge. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 29 Aug 2018. Advanced Alpine 1 - likely use of 2 axes, possibly a bit of rope; must be comfy enough with exposure
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Te Matawai Hut from Mangahao Dam. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 29 Aug 2018. Managho Dam to Poads Road. Pick up by EM group. 18 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Mangahao Flats Hut from Mangahao Dam. map (Yenfei Chan / Matt Conway), signup closes: 29 Aug 2018. Pick up MF group at Poads Road. 16 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Burn Hut from Mangahao Dam. map (Matt Cowan), signup closes: 29 Aug 2018. About 1 hour of RIVER TRAVEL to complete loop on Day 2. If conditions not suitable then will do an out-and-back. Max group size of 5. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

21-23 Sep

  • Tramp (M) Egmont NP, Pouakai Circuit from North Egmont. map (Tereza Bublikova), signup closes: 05 Sep 2018. Likely to be tramping in snow.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Egmont NP, Lake Dive Hut from Dawson Falls. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 05 Sep 2018. Staying at Konini Lodge Friday night ($25 pp). 13km loop track, with about 4 hours walking each day. 16 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Alp1 (M) Nelson Lakes, Mt Angelus from Mt Robert Road. map (Tony Gazley), signup closes: 29 Aug 2018. 3 days. 21-24 Sep.Tags
  • Day (EM) Wellington, Skyline Walkway from Karori West. map (Clinton Hunter), signup closes: 05 Sep 2018. Johnsonville to Karori, or the otherway depending on the wind. Transport by bus and train.Tags
  • Nav (E) East Harbour Regional Park, Nav Instruction
    from Eastbourne. map (Bart Stiggelbout / Rosanne Mulder), signup closes: 05 Sep 2018. Day trip.
  • MTB (EM) Pureora Forest, Timber Trail from Pureora/Taumarunui. map (Byron Camp), signup closes: 05 Sep 2018. 85km in 2 days. Bike hire and cabin accommodation available. Details ...
  • Ski Tongariro NP, Inter-Club Ski sports from Lodge. map (Simon Lillico), signup closes: 05 Sep 2018. Race date Saturday 22 Sep.
  • Family Day Wellington, Lyall Bay to Island Bay - Southern coastline from Lyall Bay.(Beth Piggott), signup closes: #N/A. Walk around the southern coastline exploring beaches and rockpools, swimming at Island Bay.

28-30 Sep

  • Alp2 (MF) Arthur's Pass, Mt Oates Traverse from Arthur's Pass. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 05 Sep 2018. Experience required for serious exposure. Trip will only proceed in very stable weather conditions.
    Booking flights to CHCH is required. Max group size of 4.
  • Alp1 (M) Arthur's Pass, Alpine day trips from Arthur's Pass. map (Megan Sety), signup closes: 05 Sep 2018. Flights required. Accommodation at NZAC (alpine club) Arthur's pass. Already oversubscribed.
  • Tramp (FE) Tararua FP, McGregor Bivvy from Kiriwhakapapa. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 12 Sep 2018. Cow Creek Hut Friday night. V Long day Sat, up to Girdlstone via Table Ridge. On via Dorset ridge Hut to McGregor Biv for Sat night. Out to Holdsworth via Jumbo. Weather dependent. 22 DOC hours! 2 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Kiriwhakapapa - Holdsworth from Kiriwhakapapa. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 12 Sep 2018. Point to point through ancient forest. 32km. Friday night to Blue Range Hut. Sat to Mitre Flats Hut. Coord transport with E group. Details...
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Mitre Flats Hut from Holdsworth Road. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 12 Sep 2018. Coordinate transport with M group. 14 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Family Day Wellington, Kaitoke Regional Park from Kaitoke. map (Amelia White), signup closes: 12 Sep 2018. Lots of options for picnic, daywalks and camping.

20-22 Oct Labour Weekend

  • Ski (M) TBC, Ski Touring from Lodge. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: 04 Oct 2018. Lodge based ski touring

26-28 Oct

  • Packraft (EM) Tararua FP, Packrafting Course(Richard House). Intro to packrafting course. Cost around $500 plus gear hire. Early signup with Chief Guide required. Details... Max group size of 15.

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.