To find out about a trip or to sign up to a trip, come along to our club meeting on Wednesday night, or contact the Chief Guide. For information on what a trip involves, see our getting involved page.

Link to map displayClick to see all trip locations on the current schedule, then click on the location pins to see the trip title and date. White pin trips have already run. Colours differentiate grades of trip.

For local maps, click on the “map” link found after each trip title below.

Alpine Schedule

See alpine trips page  for just those trips. They are included in the page below.

Printable Schedules

The online schedule below will be be more up to date than this pdf version.

Trip Schedule Spring 2019 (Oct 19-Feb20)

On-line Schedule

Follow links to find out more about the trip such as: map locations, DOC website or other sources. The tags take you to related past trip reports for photos and to get a flavour of what might be involved.

Last update: 8 Nov 2019

1-3 November

  • Canyon (M) Wellington, Akatarawa from Akatarawa.(Fiona Elliott), signup closes: 16 Oct 2019. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Wellington, Navigation Instruction from Eastbourne. map (), signup closes: 16 Oct 2019. Moved to 16 or 17 Nov
  • Alp1+ (MF) Tongariro NP, Peak Bagging! from Lodge. map (Byron Camp / Henry Fisher), signup closes: 16 Oct 2019. Saturday: easy walking peak. Sunday: pitching practise on Grand Pinnacle. Snowcraft and rope skills req’d Max group size of 8.
  • Tramp (MF) Ruahine FP, Waterfall Hut from North Block Road. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 16 Oct 2019. A trip deep into the middle of the Ruahines. It will involve a lot of river travel. Just to keep in interesting, you will go through Leatherwood, spaniard, giant tussock, scree and wind-fall. If the weather is good we will go back to Waipawa saddle via the tops to get some great veiws.Tags

8-10 November

  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Roaring Stag Hut from Putara Road. map (Ken Joe), signup closes: 23 Oct 2019. Bag the hut, find the hidden lake, and choose a camp site along the way. Experience sleeping under a fly or tent. Max group size of 8. Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, North Mangahao(Fiona Elliott), signup closes: 23 Oct 2019. CANCELLED – Numbers Max group size of 4.
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahine FP, Kiritaki Hut from Kumeti Road. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 23 Oct 2019. Postponed until late Feb 2020 Max group size of 6.
  • Packraft (M) Tararua FP, Penn Creek from Otaki Forks. map (Marie Henderson), signup closes: 23 Oct 2019. CANCELLED – River conditions

15-17 November

  • Tramp (M) Aorangi FP, Aorangi Crossing from Pinnacles. map (Dan Nicholson), signup closes: 30 Oct 2019. Co-ordinate transport with E groupTags
  • Tramp (E) Aorangi FP, Mangatoetoe Hut from Pinnacles. map (Richard House), signup closes: 30 Oct 2019. Co-ordinate transport with M groupTags
  • Tramp (E) Mt Richmond FP, Lake Chalice Hut from Staircase Road. map (Leader required), signup closes: 23 Oct 2019. Friday PM ferry. Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (M) Mt Richmond FP, Old Man Hut from Staircase Road. map (Elly Peters), signup closes: 23 Oct 2019. Friday PM ferry Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Wellington, Navigation Instruction from Eastbourne.(Fiona Millington).

22-24 November

  • Tramp (EM) Egmont NP, Lake Dive Hut from Dawson Falls. map (Raquel Prieto Matesanz / Werner Michiels), signup closes: 06 Nov 2019. Max group size of 8. Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Mid Otaki Hut from Poads Road. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 06 Nov 2019. Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (M) Kaweka FP, Kiwi Mouth Hut from Kuripapango. map (Leader required), signup closes: 06 Nov 2019. CANCELLED – No Leader. In via Kiwi Saddle Track. Out the same way, or if river level suitable Cameron hut and river.
  • MTB (EM) Wainuiomata, Mountain bike skills from Wellington.(Byron Camp), signup closes: 06 Nov 2019. Skills day on the trails. Will suit grade 3 riders who want to improve

29 Nov – 1 Dec

  • Nav (M) Tararua FP, Sayers Hut from Mangatere Valley. map (Kevin Cole), signup closes: 13 Nov 2019. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Totara Flats from Mangatere Valley.(Matt Conway), signup closes: 13 Nov 2019. From Mangatere Valley Road. River crossing to get to the hutTags
  • Canyon (M) Tararua FP, Chamberlain Creek from Putara Road. map (Fiona Elliott), signup closes: 13 Nov 2019. Tags
  • Climb (EM) Wellington, Adrenalin Forest from Porirua. map (Fiona Millington), signup closes: 13 Nov 2019.

6-8 December

  • Maint (MF) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut from Otaki Forks. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 20 Nov 2019. Medium Fit – but done at a medium pace Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Tube / Packraft (M) Wellington, Hutt Gorge from Kaitkoe. map (Marie Henderson), signup closes: 20 Nov 2019. Packraft / Tubing day trip down the Hutt Gorge
  • Tramp (M) Egmont NP, Pouakai Circuit from North Egmont.(Frances Boyson), signup closes: 20 Nov 2019. All the atmosphere of a visit to Taranaki without having to actually scale that icy-screey beastie. Friday night at North Egmont Camphouse ($25 on top of trip fees) and Saturday night at Pouakai Hut. Tags
  • Cycle (M) Taranaki, Tour of the tunnels(Harry Smith), signup closes: 20 Nov 2019.

13-15 December

  • Tramp (E) Wellington, Beer and Wine Tramp from Wellington. map (Garth Ireland), signup closes: 27 Nov 2019. Annual urban wine & beer tramp starting a noon and 6 stops later dinner at The Bristol (schedule tba)

12-15 December

  • Tramp (MF) Ruataniwha Conservation Park, Dasler Pinnacles from Lake Ohau Road.(Aimee Paterson / Tony Gazley), signup closes: 20 Nov 2019. Flights to Queenstown and Friday off work required. Drive to Lake Ohau Road and camp at road end. Saturday night climb to Dalser Biv or above and camp. Sunday to summit and back down again. Return Late Sunday night. Limit 6.

13-15 December

  • Day (EM) Tararua FP, Cone Hut from Waiohine Gorge Road. map (Leader required), signup closes: 27 Nov 2019. Longish training day trip for people wanting to step up from EM to M grade. Waiohine campsite to Cone to Tutuwai, and back to campsite via Mt Reeves track. Visit the plaque marking the centre of New Zealand’s Extended Continental Shelf on the way out.Tags

5-11 January

  • Packraft (M) , Hoyyford-Pyke and Eglington River from Lower Hollyford Road.(Jenny Cossey). Must have attended a training course, have own gear and been on a WTMC trip. Subject to weather we will do the Hollyford-Pyke first and then the Eglington River. Please email to discuss dates, transports, etc.

10-12 January

  • Tramp (F) Tararua FP, Dundas Hut from Putara Road. map (Fiona Elliott), signup closes: 18 Dec 2019. Herepai-Dundas-Bannister LoopTags
  • Tramp (M) Tongariro NP, Hauhungatahi Wilderness Area. Postponed until weekend of 31 Jan-2 Feb.
  • Canyon (E) Tararua FP, Local Canyon from Otaki Forks. map (David Jewell), signup closes: 18 Dec 2019. Daytrip to a local canyon suitable for those who have done an intro canyon trip. Must be able to swim. Wetsuit required

17-20 January
(Wellington Anniversay)

  • Tramp (MF) Lewis Pass, Revenge of Faerie Queen from Lewis Pass. map (Byron Camp), signup closes: 18 Dec 2019. Unfinished business! Gloriana and FQ from Ada Pass. Quality scrambling up scenic mountains with an easy walk-in
  • Canyon (M) , Abel Tasman / Kahurangi Canyons(Mike Wilson), signup closes: 18 Dec 2019. Long weekend exploring river canyons in the Abel Tasman and Mt Owen areas. Open to club members who have prior canyoning experience. Must be able to swim. Wetsuit required
  • Tramp (M) Kahurangi NP, Mt Owen from Wangapeka River Road. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 18 Dec 2019. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Kahurangi NP, Kings Creek Hut from Wangapeka River Road. map (Leader required), signup closes: 18 Dec 2019. Tags

24-26 January

  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Alpha Hut from Kaitoke. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020. Via Quion Ridge Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Maint (EM) Remutaka FP, Paua Hut from Catchpool. map (), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020. Paua hut maintenance working beeTags
  • Tube (EM) Tararua FP, Tauherenikau Gorge from Kaitoke.(Harry Smith), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020. Day trip tubing down the Tauherenikau gorge

31 Jan – 2 Feb

  • Swim (E) Wellington, Island Bay Snorkel Trail from Island Bay. map (Fiona Millington), signup closes: 15 Jan 2020. POSTPONED until mid-Feb
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Tarn Ridge from Holdsworth. map (Ken Joe), signup closes: 15 Jan 2020. Plus co-leader. Friday night to Jumbo hut, Saturday over broken axe pinnacles, three kings and Girdlestone to Tarn ridge hut, Sunday over Mitre and Peggy to Mitre Flats and then back to the road end. Long days.
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Tutuwai Hut from Waiohine Gorge Raod. map (Matt Cowan), signup closes: 15 Jan 2020. Visit the plaque marking the centre of New Zealand’s Extended Continental Shelf on the way out.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Southern Crossing from Otaki Forks.(Natasha Harris), signup closes: 15 Jan 2020. Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tongariro NP, Hauhungatahi Wilderness Area from Lodge. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 15 Jan 2020. Camping in the Hauhungatahi Wilderness Area

5-9 February
(Waitangi, 4 days)

  • Canyon (M) Nelson Lakes NP, Travers Valley from St Arnaud.(David Jewell), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020. Based from Coldwater Hut, grades from v3a2 to v4a2. Must have previous canyon experience.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Nelson Lakes NP, Ella Range from Tutaki Road South.(Matt Conway), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020. Wed night Lake Rotoroa Campsite. Thurs – drive to Matakitaki route and walk to McKellar stream route. Fri-Sat – along Ella Range to Mole Tops. Sun – down to Tutaki South Road Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (EM) Nelson Lakes NP, Mole Tops from Lake Rotoroa.(Juan Rada-Vilela), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020. Wed night – Lake Rotoroa Campsite. Thurs – water taxi to D’Urville hut and walk to Tiraumea Hut. Fri – Walk to Mole Hut. Sat – Explore Mole tops and back to Mole Hut. Sun – walk to Tutaki South Road for pick-up by M group Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Raglan Ranges, Lees-Hellfire Circuit from Rainbow Road.(Tereza Bublikova + co-leader required), signup closes: 08 Jan 2020.

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.