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Last update: 27 Apr 2018

20-22 Apr

  • Canoe (M) Rangitikei River, Rangitikei River Canoe map (Richard House), signup closes: 04 Apr 2018. Two day guided trip including food, transport, guides and equipment hire. Total cost $540. Details.
  • Tramp (E) Tongariro NP, Lodge Day Walks map (Fons Baars and Roseanne Mulder), signup closes: 04 Apr 2018. Overnight comfort in the Lodge with local day walks. Tama Lakes and others.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tongariro NP, Summit Walk map (Kerry Charles), signup closes: 04 Apr 2018. Non-alpine trip to Crater Lake

20-25 Apr (Incl ANZAC)

  • Families (M) Ruahine FP, Trapping(Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 04 Apr 2018. A chance to help protect Whio. Coord with Amanda.

27-29 Apr

  • Tramp (EM) Egmont NP, Lake Dive Hut map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 11 Apr 2018. (CANCELLED) 16 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Egmont NP, Waiaua Gorge Hut map (Fons Baars), signup closes: 11 Apr 2018. (CANCELLED) Loop from Dawson Falls via Lake Dive and Brames Falls Route 16 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Ruahine FP, Smiths Stream Hut map (Richard Manning), signup closes: 11 Apr 2018. In or out via Hinerua Hut - 4 bunks 4 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Tramp (F) Ruahine FP, Waterfall Hut map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 11 Apr 2018. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

4-6 May

  • Instruction (M) , Intermediate Bushcraft map (Kevin Cole), signup closes: 18 Apr 2018. Intermediate Level Bushcraft Skills Training - Theory and Practical (Members Only - Priority given to Leadership Course students)Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, North Ohau Hut from Poads Road. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 19 Apr 2018. RIVER TRAVEL. 4 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Waiopehu Hut from Poads Road. map (Rene Auer), signup closes: 18 Apr 2018. 12km, 4-5 hour tramp up from 150m to 900m. Great views from the hut on a fine day. 18 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Te Matawai Hut from Poads Road. map (Richard Manning), signup closes: 18 Apr 2018. A hut on both the Northern Crossing and Te Araroa Trail. 18 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Day (M) Tararua FP, Burn Hut from Mangahao Dam. map (Emily Shrosbree). Day tramp to bag Burn Hut (Sat or Sun depending on weather). Loop via College Creek with approx 1hr RIVER TRAVEL. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

11-13 May

  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Waitewaewae Hut from Otaki Forks. map (Matt Conway / Yenfei Chan), signup closes: 25 Apr 2018. About 5-7 hours following an old tramway and criss-cross several creeks. 16 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Day (M) Wellington, Skyline Walkway and Red Rocks from Johnsonville. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 25 Apr 2018. Simla Crescent in Khandallah to Red Rocks in Owhiro Bay .. or beyond! Warm up for all alpine trips!Tags

18-20 May

  • Tramp (MF) Taranaki, Syme Hut from Dawson Falls Rd. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 02 May 2018. Fanthams Peak. Could be Alp1 10 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Taranaki, Pouakai Circuit from North Egmont. map (Richard House), signup closes: 02 May 2018. Max group size of 12. Tags
  • Day (M) Remutaka FP, Big Day Out - Turere Stream River Travel from Catchpool Valley. map (Megan Sety), signup closes: 02 May 2018. Intro to stream/river travel day trip, going down the full length of turere stream in a day - takes about 7 to 10 hours. RIVER TRAVELTags

25-27 May

  • Day (M) Remutaka FP, Big Day Out - Mt Matthews and Coast from Catchpool Valley. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 09 May 2018. Alpine training day (Snowcraft hopefuls?). Long 12 hour day.Tags
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Sayers Hut from Mangatarere Road. map (Karen Fisher), signup closes: 09 May 2018. About 3 hours to a historic hut. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Totara Flats Hut from Mangatarere Road. map (Lettie Roach), signup closes: 09 May 2018. May require a river crossing or some off-track travel to reach bridge. Max group size of 8. 26 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Moonlight Southern Crossing from Otaki Forks. map (Stuart Meiklejohn), signup closes: 09 May 2018. May need help with transport.Tags

1-4 Jun Queens B/day Weekend

  • Alp1 (F) Seaward Kaikouras, Manakau - Uwerau Traverse from Kaikoura. map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 09 May 2018. A demanding and rarely visited climb to the highest point of the Seaward Kaikouras. Approach via Stace Saddle, traverse Mt Manakau, descend to Uwerau and out via Hapuku Valley. Bivvies will be required. May require 4 days (extra day off work). Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararaua FP, Tarn Ridge from Kiriwhakapapa. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 16 May 2018. Kiriwhakapapa roadend to Cow Creek hut then up to Table Ridge and along to Tarn Ridge hut. Then down Waingawa River to Arete Forks hut. Back to Cow Creek and then back to roadend. Challenging but doable over 3 days.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Te Urewera, Lake Waikaremoana - Great Walk from Lake Waikaremoana. map (Richard House), signup closes: 15 May 2018. 46km Great Walk over 4 days. Fri off work required. Camping possible if we don't get huts. Total cost will be $265 for members, $280 non-members. Details... Max group size of 12. Tags
  • Tramp (F) Kawekas, Venison Tops loop from Makahu Saddle. map (Richard Manning), signup closes: 16 May 2018.
  • Tramp (E) Kawekas, Te Puia Lodge from Mangatutu. map (Juan Rada-Vilela), signup closes: 16 May 2018. A popular valley walk with several hotpool options; a nice winter trip. Hut or camp options.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Kawekas, Ballard Hut from Makahu Saddle. map (Uta Benecke), signup closes: 16 May 2018. Finish at hotpools. 4 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

8-10 Jun

  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Alpine Leaders Course from Lodge. map (Mike Phethean), signup closes: 23 May 2018. Open to existing tramping leaders, who have done Snowcraft and quite a few alpine trips.
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Blue Range Hut - Gourmet from Kiriwhakapapa. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 23 May 2018. Only a couple of hours to the hut, so plenty of time for fine dining.
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Mitre Flats Hut from Kiriwhakapapa. map (Paul Christoffel), signup closes: 23 May 2018. In from Kiriwhakapapa, out via the Pines. Coord transport with the E group. 14 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Dorset Ridge from The Pines. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt / Kevin Cole), signup closes: 23 May 2018. In and out via Mitre Flats
  • Nav (E) East Harbour Regional Park, Nav Instruction
    from Eastbourne. map (Rene Auer), signup closes: 23 May 2018. Day trip.

15-17 Jun

  • Tramp (M) Tararuas, Mid Waiohine Hut from Holdsworth. map (Matt Conway / Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 30 May 2018. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Day (M) Tararua FP, Big Day Out - Holdsworth-Jumbo Circuit from Holdsworth. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 30 May 2018. Alpine training day (Snowcraft hopefuls?). Long 12 hour day.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Survival Shelter from Holdsworth. map (Richard House), signup closes: 30 May 2018. No hut, no tent. Learn how to survive a night in the bush.
  • MTB (EM) Wellington, Makara Peak from Karori. map (Byron Camp), signup closes: 30 May 2018. Saturday at Makara Peak, pace and trail difficulty can be tailored to the group so suitable for anyone who can comfortably ride a bike (even with limited off road experience) Max group size of N/A.

22-24 Jun

  • Social (E) Tongariro NP, Solstice Party from Lodge. map (Mike Gilbert), signup closes: 06 Jun 2018. Ruapehu Ski Field season opens. Sign up for just the party and a relaxing weekend, or add yourself to another activity.
  • Tramp (E) Tongariro NP, Tama Lakes with extras from Lodge. map (Tony Gazley), signup closes: 06 Jun 2018.
  • Ski (EM) Tongariro NP, Snowboard from Lodge. map (Natasha Harris).
  • Ski (E) Tongariro NP, Newbie Skiers from Lodge. map (Stuart Meiklejohn), signup closes: 06 Jun 2018.
  • Tramp (EM) Tongariro NP, Waihohonu Hut from Lodge. map (Rohan Parti), signup closes: 06 Jun 2018. 28 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

27 Jun

  • Snowcraft TTC Hall, Snowcraft Training A from Wellington. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 11 Jun 2018. Classroom training. Max group size of 20.

29 Jun - 1 Jul

  • Tramp (M) Ruahine FP, Ruahine Crossing - west east from Petersons Road. map (Mike Wilson), signup closes: 13 Jun 2018. A west east traverse of the Ruahine Forest Park, following the Oroua River valley and over the main Ruahine Range to the Kashmir Roadend. Coord with east west trip. Iron Gate Hut. Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (M) Ruahine FP, Ruahine Crossing - east west from Kashmir Road. map (Richard Manning), signup closes: 13 Jun 2018. A east west traverse of the Ruahine Forest Park, from the Kashmir Roadend over the main range to the Oroua River valley. Coord with east west trip. Iron Gate Hut. Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (E) Ruahine FP, Heritage Lodge and glow worm caves from Petersons Road. map (Bridget Robinson / Georgi Carpenter), signup closes: 13 Jun 2018. Max group size of 6.

4 Jul

  • Snowcraft TTC Hall, Snowcraft Training B from Wellington. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 18 Jun 2018. Classroom training. Max group size of 20.

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. 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

13-15 Jul

  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Totara Flats Hut from Waiohine Gorge. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 27 Jun 2018. 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.

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. Bike hire from Sea Kayak Adventures. Scope to stay at lodges. Details...Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Marlborough Sounds, Nydia Track from Picton. map (Rene Auer), 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. Max group size of 8.

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
  • 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 (Aimee Paterson), 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. Max group size of 6.
  • 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 (Bart Stiggelbout), 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.

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 (M) Nelson Lakes, Cotterel-Chittenden-Paske from Nelson Lakes. map (Stuart Meiklejohn), signup closes: 01 Aug 2018. Saddles and Passes in Nelsons Lake near Cotterel/Chittenden/Paske .
  • Alp1 (M) Nelson Lakes, Mt Angelus from Mt Robert Road. map (), signup closes: 01 Aug 2018. (MOVED TO 21-24 Sep)
    Tags
  • 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.
  • 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

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. 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.

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.
  • 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 (Sumudu Jayalath), 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

20-22 Oct Labour Weekend

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

Trip Schedule Planning

Trip schedule planning sessions take place regularly throughout the year, organised by the Chief Guide.

Email the Chief Guide if you'd like further information.