WTMC trip schedule

Keep an eye on this page for all the trips we plan to run.

On-line Schedule

If you would like more information about a trip or would like to sign up to any of the trips, please contact the Chief Guide.

Last update: 4 June 2021

21-23 May

  • Day (E) Kapiti Coast, Paraparaumu to Plimerton Coastal Walk from Paraparumu.(Marjan van den Belt), signup closes: 05 May 2021. Sign up online
  • Tramp (EM) Egmont NP, Syme Hut from Dawson Falls. map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 05 May 2021. 10 bunk hut. DOC search. Sign up onlineTags
  • Tramp (M) Egmont NP, Maketawa Hut from Dawson Falls. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 05 May 2021. Loop via Manganui Gorge Trak, returning via Curtis Falls track. 16 bunk hut. DOC search. Sign up online
  • Tramp (E) Tararau FP, Sayers Hut from Mangatarere Rd. map (), signup closes: 05 May 2021. CANCELLED – No Leader 6 bunk hut. DOC search. Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararau FP, Neill Forks Hut from Mangatarere Rd. map (), signup closes: 05 May 2021. CANCELLED – No Leader 6 bunk hut. DOC search. Tags
  • Nav (M) Tararua FP, Mitre Flats Hut from Kiriwhakapapa. map (Emily Shrosbree). Walk into Blue Range hut on Friday night. Saturday, south along Blue Range via Te Mara and Bruce Hill then down to Mitre Flats. Sunday, back up onto Blue Range and back to Kiriwhakapapa via Bruce Hill and Mikimiki old tram track. 14 bunk hut. DOC search. Sign up onlineTags

28-30 May

  • Instr (All) Remutaka FP, Bushcraft Course from Catchpool.(Matt Conway), signup closes: 12 May 2021. Based at Paua Hut. Re-scheduled from weekend of 5-7 March. Max group size of 12.
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Blue Range Hut from Kiriwhakapapa. map (Leader required), signup closes: 12 May 2021. CANCELLED – No Leader 4 bunk hut. DOC search. Sign up onlineTags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Cow Creek Hut from Kiriwhakapapa. map (Leader required), signup closes: 12 May 2021. CANCELLED – No Leader 6 bunk hut. DOC search. Sign up onlineTags

4-7 Jun (Queens Birthday)

  • Tramp (EM) Kaweka FP, Te Puia Lodge from Makahu Saddle. map (David Bakker), signup closes: 19 May 2021. There will be hot pools. Not sure of other details yet but we’ll be making the most of the hot pools šŸ™‚Sign up onlineTags
  • Tramp (M) Kaweka FP, Middle Hill Hut from Makahu Saddle. map (Harry Smith), signup closes: 19 May 2021. Sign up onlineTags
  • Family (3-4) Ruahine FP, Sunrise Hut from North Block Road. map (Jo-Ella Sarich). Walk to Sunrise Hut, stay overnight. Probably leave 5 June.Tags

11-13 Jun

  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Mid-King Biv from Holdsworth. map (Richard Manning), signup closes: 26 May 2021. Max group size of 4. Sign up online
  • Day (EM) Tararua FP, Pinnacle Ridge from Holdsworth. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 26 May 2021. Day trip along the Pinnacle Ridge and back via Atiwhakatu Hut.Sign up onlineTags

18-20 Jun

  • Tramp (All) Tongariro NP, Solstice at the Lodge from Lodge. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 02 Jun 2021. Celebrate winter solstice in great WTMC style. Leave Fri night, day trips, skiing or other adventures on Saturday, solstice dinner and celebration Sat night, return Wellington Sunday evening.Sign up online
  • Day (M) Tararua FP, Jumbo-Holdsworth loop from Holdsworth. map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 02 Jun 2021. A day trip around the Jumbo-Holdsworth Loop.Sign up online
  • Day (E) Kapiti, Paekakariki Escarpment from Paekakariki. map (Garth Ireland), signup closes: 02 Jun 2021. Sign up onlineTags
  • Family (1) Troup Picnic Area, Wilton Bush, Solstice dinner from Wilton Bush. map (Amelia White).

25-27 Jun

  • Tramp (EM) Remutaka FP, Mt Matthews from Catchpool. map (Werner Michiels / Raquel Prieto Matesanz), signup closes: 09 Jun 2021. Max group size of 10. Sign up onlineTags
  • Tramp (M) Ruahine FP, Leon Kinvig Hut from Ngamoko Road. map (Jamie Hawkins Elder), signup closes: 09 Jun 2021. Ruahine Crossing, E-WSign up onlineTags
  • Tramp (M) Ruahine FP, Leon Kinvig Hut from Limestone Road. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 09 Jun 2021. Ruahine Crossing, W-ESign up onlineTags
  • Family (2) Belmont Regional Park, Takapu Ridge to Canons Head loop from Takapu Road. map (Lora Vardarova).

2-4 Jul

  • Nav (M) Tongariro NP, Tama Lakes from Lodge. map (Marie Henderson), signup closes: 16 Jun 2021. Navigation trip to Tama Lakes Max group size of 12. Sign up online

9-11 Jul

  • Tramp (EM) Remutaka FP, South Saddle from Catchpool. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 23 Jun 2021. Friday night tp Paua Hut. Saturday, South Saddle via Goat stream and then down Mukamuka Stream. Camp somewhere near Coast. Sunday, walk out to Wainuiomata Coast for pick-up. Max group size of 10. Sign up onlineTags
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Tarn Ridge Hut & Dorset Ridge from The Pines. map (Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 23 Jun 2021. Weekend mission bagging huts on the Tararua tops – both Tarn & Dorset Ridge huts.Sign up online
  • Day (M) Tararua FP, Kaiparoro Trig and plane wreck from Kaiparoro Road. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 23 Jun 2021. Day trip to Kaiparoro Trig with an opportunity to find the plane wreck on the way. If time and conditions good, we could do some nav practice to complete the loop.Sign up online
  • Family (2) Hutt River, Hutt River Trail from Petone Waterfront.(Lora Vardarova). Bike Ride along the Hutt River Trail. Start in Petone, ride to Upper Hutt (or make it shorter, your choice) then catch the train back?

16-18 Jul

  • Tramp (EM) Ruahine FP, Makaretu Hut from Kashmir Road. map (Elly Peters), signup closes: 30 Jun 2021. A great loop in the Ruahines, taking in Longview, Makaretu and Awatere Huts. Friday night at ANZAC park near Norsewood.Sign up online
  • Tramp (M) Ruahine FP, Howletts Hut from Kashmir Road. map (Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 30 Jun 2021. A classic loop taking in Longview, Howletts & Daphne Huts – hopefully a nice sunrise/sunset at Howletts Hut. Friday night -camping at ANZAC park near Norsewood.Sign up onlineTags
  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Tongariro North Crater camping from Mangatepopo Rd. map (Tiffany Shih + Marie Henderson), signup closes: 30 Jun 2021. Stay at Mangatepopo hut Fri night. Saturday walk up Tongariro and over to North Crater. Find a campsite. Sunday walk out to carpark. Max group size of 8. Sign up online
  • Family (2) Khandallah Park, Mt Kaukau night walk from Woodmancote Road.(Lora Vardarova). Start climbing about 4pm. Enjoy sunset at the top. If the leader is feeling adventurous, perhaps dinner at the top before a walk down in the dark.

23-25 Jul

  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Mangahao Flats Hut from Mangahao Road. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 07 Jul 2021. Sign up onlineTags

30 Jul – 1 Aug

  • Instr (MF) Tongariro NP, Snowcraft from Lodge. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 14 Jul 2021. The snowcraft page on the WTMC website sets out the requirements and the process for applying for a place on the course: https://wtmc.org.nz/training/snowcraft/ Max group size of 10. Tags
  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Tahurangi from Ohakune Mountain Road. map (Tiffany Shih + Co-leader), signup closes: 14 Jul 2021. Fri night Blyth hut. Sat up to Tahurangi via Skyline ridge. Sun easy walk out Max group size of 8. Sign up onlineTags
  • Tramp (E) Tongariro NP, Mangaehuehu Hut from Ohakune Mountain Road. map (Garth Ireland), signup closes: 14 Jul 2021. Sign up onlineTags
  • Family (1) Battle Hill Farm Forest Park, Winter fire cook out lunch from Battle Hill.(Amelia White).

6-8 Aug

  • Instr (MF) Tongariro NP, Snowcraft from Lodge. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 21 Jul 2021. The snowcraft page on the WTMC website sets out the requirements and the process for applying for a place on the course: https://wtmc.org.nz/training/snowcraft/ Max group size of 10. Tags
  • Tramp (M) Whanganui NP, Pouri Hut from Mangaehu Rd. map (Natasha harris), signup closes: 21 Jul 2021. Frriday, stay at Stratford Holiday Park in a dorm room for $30 per person. Sat, drive 20 minutes to start of track at Kohi Saddle. Walk 8 hours to Pouri Hut, including a 1.5 hour return trip to top of Mt Humphries. Sun, return the same way.Sign up online
  • Alp1 (M) Egmont NP, Destination TBC from Dawson Falls.(Byron Camp), signup closes: #N/A. Max group size of 4. Sign up online

8-13 Aug

  • Ski (All) Tongariro NP, Club Ski Week from Lodge. map (Brian Goodwin), signup closes: 23 Jul 2021. 5 days of fun at the WTMC Lodge. Own transport required. Book online: https://wtmc.org.nz/lodge/how-to-book-the-lodge/

13-15 Aug

  • Tongariro NP, Destination TBC from Lodge. map (), signup closes: 28 Jul 2021. 12 bunks booked for club trips Max group size of 12.
  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Destination TBC from Mangatepopo Rd. map (Byron Camp), signup closes: 28 Jul 2021. Max group size of 4. Sign up online
  • Family (2) Belmont Regional Park, Korokoro Dam loop from Oakleigh Street.(Sam Aldridge).

20-22 Aug

  • Day (EM) Belmont Regional Park, Belmont Trig Track from Cornish Street. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 04 Aug 2021. Walk up to the Belmont Trig at nightSign up online
  • Nav (M) Ruahine FP, Cattle Creek Hut from Tamaki West Rd. map (Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 04 Aug 2021. Up to A Frame Hut, and then along the ridge via Takapari and down to Cattle Ridge Hut. Back via the river to Stanfield HutSign up onlineTags
  • Family (1) Tongariro NP, Lodge Families Weekend from Lodge.(No leader required). Families weekend at the lodge. Member bookings open 01 May.

27-29 Aug

  • Alp 1 (M) Tongariro NP, Oturere Hut from Mangatepopo. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 11 Aug 2021. Fri night: Mangatepopo hut. Sat: Cross stream and up to summit of Tongariro then down to Emerald lakes and Oturere hut. Sun: Back via pt. 1727, skirt base of Ngauruhoe and join main track. Max group size of 6. Sign up onlineTags
  • Tramp (E) Ruahine FP, Rangiwahia Hut from Renfrew Rd. map (Garth Ireland), signup closes: 11 Aug 2021. Sign up onlineTags
  • Tramp (MF) Ruahine FP, Irongate Hut from Renfrew Rd.(Sarah Fisher), signup closes: #N/A. Up to Rangiwahia and then over the tops and across to Triangle & Irongate Huts to finish at Petersons Road. Pick-up by E group. Note there may be deep snow on the tops so it could be a long day!Sign up online
  • Family (1) Mt Victoria, Matairangi Nature Walk from Alexandra Road.(Sam Aldridge).

3-5 Sep

  • Tongariro NP, Destination TBC from Lodge. map (), signup closes: 18 Aug 2021. 12 bunks booked for club trips Max group size of 12.
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Te Matawai Hut from Poads Road. map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 18 Aug 2021. Leave early Saturday morning, walk up via Waiopehu track. Sunday back along Gable End ridgeSign up onlineTags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, North Ohau Hut from Poads Road. map (Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 18 Aug 2021. River travel to North Ohau Hut with option to make it a loop to South Ohau via Deception or back down the river to South Ohau and possibly out via Yeates & Gable EndSign up onlineTags

10-12 Sep

  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Dorset Ridge Hut from The Pines. map (Richard Manning), signup closes: 25 Aug 2021. Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Tramp (M) Aorangi FP, Aorangi Crossing from Cape Palliser Rd. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 25 Aug 2021. Sign up onlineTags
  • Tramp (E) Aorangi FP, Mangatoetoe Hut from Cape Palliser Rd. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 25 Aug 2021. Co-ordinate transport with Aorangi Crossing GroupSign up onlineTags
  • Family (1-2) Belmont Regional Park, Waterfall from Dry Creek.(Sam Aldridge). Day trip. Picnic at the Dry Creek Waterfall
  • Family (1) Tongariro NP, Lodge Families Weekend from Lodge.(No Leader Required). Families weekend at the lodge. Member bookings open 01 May.

12-17 Sep

  • Ski (All) Tongariro NP, Club Ski Week from Lodge. map (Brian Goodwin), signup closes: 27 Aug 2021. 5 days of fun at the WTMC Lodge. Own transport required. Book online: https://wtmc.org.nz/lodge/how-to-book-the-lodge/

17-19 Sep

  • Tongariro NP, Destination TBC from Lodge. map (), signup closes: 01 Sep 2021. 12 bunks booked for club trips Max group size of 12.
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Upper Atiwhakatu – McGregor Biv from Holdsworth. map (Harry Smith), signup closes: 01 Sep 2021. Sign up online
  • Family (3) Tararua FP, Atiwhakatu Hut from Holdsworth.(Ed Churchouse). Overnight trip to Atiwhakatu Hut. One of the easiest trips in the Tararuas. Booking required – so need to get on to this ASAPTags

24-26 Sep

  • Tramp (E) Remutaka FP, Paua Hut from Catchpool. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 08 Sep 2021. Friday night to Paua Hut. Saturday, day trip in Orongorongo Valley looking for huts, before returning to Paua Hut Max group size of 10. Sign up onlineTags
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut from Waiohine Gorge. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 08 Sep 2021. Sign up onlineTags
  • Tramp (F) Tararua FP, Alpha Hut from Waiohine Gorge. map (Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 08 Sep 2021. Bag the new Neill Wincombe Biv and enjoy the beautiful moss/goblin forest up on Neill Ridge! Walk in to camp just below Cone summit on Friday night; Past Neill Wincombe Biv and onto Alpha for Sat night; out via Bull Mound & Cone Hut. Big days, fast pace not essential; just long days Max group size of 8. Sign up onlineTags

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.