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 more, email .

Summer break closure
The gear room will be closed over the break:
– Last gear pick up/drop off on Wednesday 21 December 2022.
– First pick up/drop off on Wednesday 11 January 2023.

Online Schedule

Last update: 27 Nov 2022

18-20 Nov

  • Inst(M) Hutt River, Packrafting 101 from Wellington. map (Packrafting Queenstown), signup closes: 02 Nov 2022. Beginners packrafting course ran by private operator Packrafting Queenstown. Fully subscribed. Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Tongariro NP, Tongariro Alpine Crossing from Mangatepopo Rd. map (Blair Marett), signup closes: 02 Nov 2022. Trek across volcanic alpine landscape of dramatic contrasts – glacial valleys, ancient lava flows, alpine vegetation and vivid crater lakes. Be prepared for a long and challenging day out. Sign up online Tags
  • Day(EM) Kaitoke RP, Ridge Track from Kaitoke. map (Jacqui Bozoky), signup closes: 02 Nov 2022. A 6-hour return trip through native bush from Te Marua to the Kaitoke campground. Visit The Lord of the Rings set for Rivendell if time allows. Sign up online

25-27 Nov

  • Inst(All) Belmont FP, Outdoor First Aid from Lower Hutt. (OTNZ/Peak Safety). 1-day or 2-day options available. First aid training relevant to the outdoors. Cost subsidised by FMC and WTMC. For more info and to sign up, email Tags
  • Rock(n/a) Waipa District, Waipari Crag from Wharepapa South. map (Tiffany Shih), signup closes: 09 Nov 2022. Camp at Wharepapa South school on Friday evening. Climb Sat and half day Sunday, then drive back to Wellington. Participants need to know how to climb outdoors already and have their own gear. Sign up online
  • Day(EM) Khandallah, Skyline track from Smila Crescent Station. map (Amelia White), signup closes: 16 Nov 2022. Journey along Wellington’s highest peaks from the summit of Mount Kaukau to Mākara Saddle. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Mangahao Flats Hut from Mangahao Rd. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 09 Nov 2022. Scenic walk along Mangahao river. Leave Sat morning and walk to Mangahao Hut. River swims. Sun back to road end Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Te Matawai Hut from Mangahao Rd. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 09 Nov 2022. Leave Sat morning and walk Te Matawai Hut via Mangahao river track. Sun back the same way. Sign up online Tags

2-4 Dec

  • Packraft(Grade 1/2) Rangikitei District, Rangitikei River from Mangaweka. map (Aimee Paterson / Andrew Esler), signup closes: 16 Nov 2022. Scenic overnight trip on the Rangitikei River. Participants must have paddled on at least 1 river to join this trip. Max group size of 8. Sign up online Tags
  • Social(All) Wellington City, Beer Tramp from Wellington CBD. (Stuart Meiklejohn), signup closes: 23 Nov 2022. Held on Saturday 3 December, starting from somewhere around the city at midday, visiting several pubs, finishing with dinner in town. Sign up online Tags
  • Day(EM) Te Kopahou Reserve, Red rocks loop from Brooklyn. map (Eoin Lynch), signup closes: 16 Nov 2022. This walk will take you past the Brooklyn wind turbine and all the was to the ocean, with stunning views of the coast and the South Island along the way. Max group size of 10. Sign up online Tags
  • Glamp(EM) Tararua FP, Sayer Hut and Hot Pools from Mangatarere Valley Rd. map (Natasha Hulston/Jane Dudley), signup closes: 16 Nov 2022. Walk up and over the ridge to stay in one of the oldest hut in the Tararuas, enjoy a delicious dinner. Sun walk out the same way and stop at Huia Pool for a hot soak. Max group size of 8. Sign up online Tags

9-11 Dec

  • Maint(All) Remutaka FP, Paua Hut from Catchpool Valley. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: n/a. Easy walk in to the hut. Help cleaning or maintaining the hut depending on your skills. Open to all. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, Northern Crossing W-E (in 3 days) from Poads Rd. map (Daniel Madley), signup closes: 23 Nov 2022. Friday off required. A classic Tararua tramp. Travel across the tops and some famous peaks including Arete (1505 m), Girdlestone (1546 m) and Mitre (1571 m). Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(F) Tararua FP, Northern Crossing E-W (in 2 days) from The Pines. map (Stuart Meiklejohn / Megan Sety), signup closes: 23 Nov 2022. Leave after work on Friday. A classic Tararua tramp at a FIT pace. Travel across the tops and some famous peaks including Arete (1505 m), Girdlestone (1546 m) and Mitre (1571 m). Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut from Otaki Forks. map , signup closes: 23 Nov 2022. To be rescheduled. Leader no longer available. Sign up online Tags
  • Day(E) Kapiti Coast, Whareroa Loop Track from Emerald Glen Rd. (Jacqui Bozoky), signup closes: 23 Nov 2022. Enjoy regenerating shrubland, coastal views and kohekohe forest Sign up online

16-18 Dec

  • Day(M) Tararua FP, Eastern Hutt Hut from Kaitoke. map (Megan Madley), signup closes: 30 Nov 2022. Scramble up and down the river to find the remote Eastern Hutt hut. Sign up online Tags
  • Day(Tube) Tararua FP, Hutt Gorge from Kaitoke. map (Harry Smith). Float down the Hutt Gorge from Kaitoke to Te Marua. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Whanganui NP, Pouri Hut from Kohi Saddle. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 30 Nov 2022. Walk deep into the wilderness of the Whanganui National Park on old Māori trail and settlers’ dray road. Sign up online Tags

26 Dec – 15 Jan (Summer Break)

  • (All) Ruapehu Lodge, Summer Lodge from Whakapapa. map (n/a). Details TBA on the lodge Facebook page. Tags

31 Dec – 4 Jan (NYE tramp)

  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Mini S-K from Poads Rd. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 15 Dec 2022. Mini S-K from Poads Rd to Otaki Forks. River and ridge travel staying at Te Matawai, Nichols, Maungahuka huts Sign up online Tags

13-15 Jan

  • Tramp(M) Egmont NP, Taranaki – Southern Summit Route from Dawson Falls. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 21 Dec 2022. Fri night at Konini Lodge. Sat to Syme Hut and side trip to summit. Sun back to road end and out by lunchtime. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Egmont NP, Lake Dive loop from Dawson Falls. map (Leader required), signup closes: 21 Dec 2022. Fri night at Konini lodge. Sat walk to Lake Dive via Upper track and camp at the old hut site. Sun back to road end via Lower track. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, Elder Hut loop from Otaki Forks. map (Jon Keyzer), signup closes: 21 Dec 2022. Loop track Waiotauru Forks hut, Renata, Elder, Kime, Field and out. Max group size of 4. 4 bunk hut. DOC search. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Island Forks Hut from Otaki Forks. map (Tracey Avolio), signup closes: 21 Dec 2022. River travel. Walk to Island Forks Hut via Waitawaewae Hut. Back the same way. Sign up online

20-23 Jan (Wellington Anniversary)

  • Tramp(MF) Lewis Pass SR, Lewis Tops Traverse from Lewis Pass. map (Tereza Bublikova), signup closes: 28 Dec 2022. Leave Fri afternoon. Sat: Lewis Tops track to Monkey Brass Biv. Sun: To Christobel Hut. Mon: Walk alongside Blue Grey River and out to Palmers Flat. Max group size of 2. Sign up online
  • Glamp(E) Lewis Pass SR, St James walkway and Hot pools from Lewis Pass. map (Leader required), signup closes: 28 Dec 2022. Leave Fri afternoon. Sat: walk into Ada Pass Hut (5h). Sun: enjoy a sleep in and walk back to Cannibal Gorge Hut (2h). Mon: Walk out (3h) and relax at Maruia Hot Springs while waiting for the MF group. 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 (Tereza Bublikova), signup closes: 11 Jan 2023. Its razor-backed spine, with nasty drop-offs, demands respect and a head for heights. 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 (Leader required), signup closes: 11 Jan 2023. Off the beaten track to Scott Knobs for stunning views of the Leatham Conservation Area. 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
  • Nav(M) Nelson Lakes NP, Parachute Rocks and beyond from St Arnaud. map (Leader required), signup closes: 25 Jan 2023. Up via Parachute Rocks track, set up camp by the tarns and explore the ridgeline. Great views over St Arnaud, Lake Rotoiti and the Traverse Range. 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 (Tereza Bublikova), 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) Remutaka FP, Nav course from Catchpool Valley. map (Instructor required), signup closes: 15 Feb 2023. Learn how to use basic map and compass skills, spend a bit of time off track to practice. 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

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 (Monique Bon), 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