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.
  • The club has a Families group, dedicated to parents and their kids. For any questions and to find out about upcoming trips, email .

New members night – 15 February. Hear about WTMC activities and what to expect on club trips + Q&A.
Volunteers night – 1 March. Learn about WTMC behind the scenes and find out how you can help.
Club nights are held every other Wednesdays between 7-8.30pm at the TTC Hall (4 Moncrieff Street, Mt Victoria).
More info to come on the events page.

Online Schedule

Last update: 24 Jan 2023

20-23 Jan (Wellington Anniversary)

  • Tramp(MF) Lewis Pass SR, Lewis Tops Traverse from Lewis Pass. map (Tereza Bublikova), signup closes: 28 Dec 2022. Cancelled – Numbers Max group size of 2. Sign up online
  • Glamp(E) Lewis Pass SR, St James walkway and Hot pools from Lewis Pass. map (), signup closes: 28 Dec 2022. Cancelled – No leader Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Kahurangi NP, Fenella Hut from Cobb Valley. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 28 Dec 2022. Day 1 valley walk to Fenella Hut. Day 2 optional day trips to Round Lake or Waingaro Peak then walk back to Chaffey Hut. Walk out on Day 3. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags
  • Nav(M) Kahurangi NP, Lockett Range Loop from Cobb Valley. map (Daniel Madley), signup closes: 28 Dec 2022. Day 1 to Fenella Hut with side trips to Round Lake. Day 2 up Wingaro Peak track, then travel across unmarked tops to Sylvester Hut (approx 8-9h). Walk out on Day 3. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags , ,

27-29 Jan

  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Mitre Peak from The Pines. map (Meredith Stuck), signup closes: 11 Jan 2023. Stay at Mitre Flats Hut, optional side trip to Pukeamoamo/Mitre Peak Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, Dorset Ridge Loop from The Pines. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 11 Jan 2023. Sat up via Baldy. Sun out via Pukeamoamo/Mitre Peak. Navigation required on the tops. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Howletts Hut from Kashmir Rd. map (Megan Madley), signup closes: 11 Jan 2023. Great views of the Ruahines and a couple of river crossings. Sat to Howlett Hut via Daphne. Sun out via Otumoe and Longview Hut. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(F) Ruahine FP, Sawtooth Ridge from Kashmir Rd. map (), signup closes: 11 Jan 2023. Cancelled – Leader no longer available Sign up online Tags

3-6 Feb (Waitangi)

  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Dundas Loop from Putara Rd. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 18 Jan 2023. Bush and ridge travel bagging Herepai, Dundas, Cattle Ridge and Roaring Stag huts. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Leatham Conservation Area, Greigs Hut and beyond from Leatham Rd. map (David Bakker), signup closes: 11 Jan 2023. Explore this large extent of the mountainous country, South and East of the Upper Wairau River. Sign up online
  • Nav(MF) Leatham Conservation Area, Scott Knobs from Leatham Rd. map (), signup closes: 11 Jan 2023. Cancelled – No leader Sign up online

10-12 Feb

  • Day(M) Belmont FP, Puke Ariki Traverse from Manor Park. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 01 Feb 2023. The Puke Ariki (or ‘The Place of Leaders’) trail traverses the length of Belmont Regional Park, offering a unique and varied journey across some of the region’s most beautiful, and at times rugged, terrain. Sign up online Tags
  • Train/Bike/Tube(M) Tararua FP, Tauherenikau River from Train station. map (Harry Smith), signup closes: 25 Jan 2023. A day tubing trip on the lower Tauherenikau Gorge, using the Wairarapa train and bikes to get there. (This assumes that the train is running. If it has been replaced by buses the trip will be postponed to a later date.) Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Southern Crossing W-E from Otaki Forks. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 25 Jan 2023. A classic traverse of the Tararua range, with great views over the Kapiti Coast, Wellington Harbour and the Wairarapa. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Southern Crossing E-W from Kaitoke. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 25 Jan 2023. A classic traverse of the Tararua range, with great views over the Kapiti Coast, Wellington Harbour and the Wairarapa. Sign up online Tags

17-19 Feb

  • Glamp(EM) Tararua FP, Pizzas & Powell from Holdsworth. map (David Bakker), signup closes: 01 Feb 2023. Leave Fri night and enjoy the best secret pizzas in the Wairarapa. Walk to Powell on Saturday. Sun go to Mt Holdsworth and come back the same way. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags
  • Glamp(M) Tararua FP, Pizzas & Plane wreck from Holdsworth. map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 01 Feb 2023. Leave Fri night and enjoy the best secret pizzas in the Wairarapa. Make your way up to the tops to find the Shingle Slip Knob plane wreck. Stay at Jumbo. Sunday walk out via Mt Holdsworth and Powell. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Nelson Lakes NP, Lake Rotoiti Circuit from St Arnaud. (Michaela Powell), signup closes: 29 Jan 2023. Loop track. Walk around Lake Rotoiti surrounded by high mountain peaks. Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Tramp(EM) Nelson Lakes NP, Angelus Hut from St Arnaud. map (Sam Davis), signup closes: 25 Jan 2023. Loop track to one of the best huts in Nelson Lakes. Walk in via Speargrass and out via Robert Ridge. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags ,

24-26 Feb

  • Nav(MF) Tararua FP, Deception Spur from Poads Rd. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 08 Feb 2023. Follow Ohau river upstream before heading up Deception spur and over Girdlestone Saddle to Te Matawai Hut. Sun out via South Ohau hut or Gable End ridge. Sign up online Tags , ,
  • Nav(F) Tararua FP, Wild way to Otaki Hut from Poads Rd. map (Mathew Denys), signup closes: 08 Feb 2023. Navigation and river travel. Fri night at South Ohau. Sat to Otaki Hut via Dora track and Otaki river. Sun back to Poads Rd via Oriwa Ridge. Sign up online Tags ,
  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Kapakapanui Hut from Ngatiawa Rd. map (Meredith Stuck), signup closes: 08 Feb 2023. Loop track to the open summit of Kapakapanui, one of the best viewpoints in the Tararua Range. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Beyond Kapakapanui from Ngatiawa Rd. map (Leader required), signup closes: 08 Feb 2023. Head up the ridgeline via Kapakapanui Hut and see how far you get. Stay at Renata or Elder hut. Might leave Friday night or Saturday morning. Exact plan tba Sign up online Tags , ,

3-5 Mar

  • Inst(EM) East Harbour RP, Nav course from Eastbourne. map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 15 Feb 2023. Learn how to use basic map and compass skills, practice off track and find a hidden hut. Sign up online Tags
  • Day(EM) Remutaka FP, Mt McKerrow from Catchpool. map (Katie Anderson), signup closes: 15 Feb 2023. A pleasant walk in the bush up to Mt McKerrow. About 6h return with some views en route to the summit. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Tongariro NP, Northern Circuit from Whakapapa. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 15 Feb 2023. Explore the volcanic heart of Tongariro National Park, a landscape of stark glacial contrasts and alpine views. A 3 to 4 great walk completed in only two days? No worries. Expect good pace and long days. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Tongariro NP, Waihohonu Hut from Whakapapa. map (Blair Marett), signup closes: 15 Feb 2023. A mostly flat walk to the nicest hut in Tongariro NP, with great views of the volcanos. Optional side trip to Tama Lakes if time allows. Sign up online Tags

10-12 Mar

  • Tramp(E) Remutaka FP, Hut bagging – Part 2 from Catchpool. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 22 Feb 2023. Explore the valley and bag huts in the Orongorongo river. Stay overnight at Paua Hut. Sign up online Tags
  • Cycle(M) Ruahine FP, Pohangina Valley from Komako. map (Harry Smith), signup closes: 22 Feb 2023. Camp in the beautiful Totara Reserve and do two cruisy day-rides up and down the scenic Pohangina valley at the foot of the Ruahine ranges. See https://wtmc.org.nz/trip-report/pohangina-valley-cycle-trip/ Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut from Otaki Forks. map (Sam Davis / Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 22 Feb 2023. Scramble along the Main Ridge and over the Tararua steel ladder to Maungahuka Hut. Must have a good level of fitness, steady feet and no fear of heights. Sign up online Tags

17-19 Mar

  • Canoe(EM) Whanganui NP, Unique Whanganui River Experience from Ohakune. map (Meredith Stuck), signup closes: 18 Dec 2022. Immersive experience in the heart of the Whanganui River, fully guided by Cultural Navigators with trained Iwi knowledge. Visit places inaccessible by land, get a great taste of the great food, history and culture of the river. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Kaimanawa FP, Waipakihi Hut from Urchin campsite. map (Jamie Hawkins Elder), signup closes: 01 Mar 2023. Waipahiki Hut via Umukarikari track. Stunning views of Tongariro NP from the tops Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Kaimanawa FP, Waipakihi Hut via river track from Urchin campsite. map (Leader required), signup closes: 01 Mar 2023. Loop track. Sat to Waipakihi Hut via Urchin then down to Waipakihi River. Sun back to road end via the tops. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Egmont NP, Pouakai Circuit from North Egmont Rd. map (Leader required), signup closes: 01 Mar 2023. 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 ,
  • Tramp(MF) Egmont NP, Taranaki Half Circuit from North Egmont Rd. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 01 Mar 2023. 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

24-26 Mar

  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, New members tramp (Roaring Stag Hut) from Putara Rd. map (Meredith Stuck / Blair Marett), signup closes: 08 Mar 2023. Leave Sat morning. A great introduction to backcountry tramping, lovely hut by the river. Expect 4-5 hours walk each day, some ups and downs, relaxed pace and regular breaks. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, Cattle Ridge Loop from Putara Rd. map (Mathew Denys), signup closes: 08 Mar 2023. Sat – get dropped off by EM group in Mt Bruce, walk to Cattle Ridge hut via Cow Saddle and Cattle Ridge. Sun – Walk out to Putara Rd via Roaring Stag Hut Sign up online Tags , ,
  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Jumbo-Holdsworth Circuit from Holdsworth. map (Dan Nicholson), signup closes: 08 Mar 2023. A classic circuit involving a climb through beech-podocarp forest to some of the best alpine tops travel in the Tararua Forest Park. Sign up online Tags ,
  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Mid-Waiohine Hut from Holdsworth. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 08 Mar 2023. A classic Tararua tramp, bagging Holdsworth Lodge, Mountain House Shelter, Powell and Mid Waiohine Huts. Sign up online Tags ,

22-27 April (Kepler track)

  • Tramp(EM) Fjorlands NP, Kepler Track from Te Anau. map (Blair Marett), signup closes: 10 Dec 2022. Complete this Great Walk in 4 days/3 nights. Walk past the beech-forested shorelines of lakes Te Anau and Manapouri, to tussock-covered ridgelines with spectacular alpine vistas. Max group size of 10. Sign up online