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Last update: 22 Feb 2018

2-6 Feb Waitangi (4 days)

  • Tramp (EM) Kahurangi NP, Tableland Circuit map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. 28km loop with rock shelters, an open tussock plateau and tops with superb views.
  • Tramp (E) Kahurangi NP, Salisbury Hut map (Garth Ireland), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. Visit the ice-sculptured basin that holds Lake Peel on the way to a serviced hut. 22 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Tramp (M) Kahurangi NP, Lockett Range map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. Across the tops of the Lockett Range.
  • Tramp (MF) Kahurangi NP, Mt Owen map (Tim Dunning), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. Sunrise Peak route to Mt Owen, the most difficult approach to Mt Owen, challenging and requiring a high level of fitness and experience.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Abel Tasman, Inland Track map (Beccy Day), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. The 41.1km Inland Track links Marahau to Wainui Bay via Pigeon saddle on the Takaka–Totaranui road. The tramp takes three days and passes through a range of regenerating and undisturbed forest types between sea level and the roof of the park, Evans Ridge. Occasional granite outcrops offer good views while the Moa Park Moorlands provide an interesting interlude. We will organise a shuttle to/from Takaka/Motueka to co-ordinate with the Cobb reservoir trips.
  • Kayak (M) Queen Charlotte Sound, Blumine Island map (Gareth Gretton / Helen Cox), signup closes: 10 Jan 2018. A trip to the outer reaches of the Queen Charlotte Sound including Blumine Island and Ship Cove. Previous Kayaking experience/fitness required.Tags

9-11 Feb

  • Day (E) Wellington, Southern Walkway Night Walk map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 24 Jan 2018. Probably on Friday 9th Feb. Bus to Island Bay then walk to Oriental Bay
  • Tramp (M) Egmont NP, Pouakai Circuit map (David Bakker), signup closes: 24 Jan 2018. Egmont National Park’s premier 2–3 day tramp offers spectacular views of Mt Taranaki and the surrounding countryside. The 25 km track passes through forest, alpine tussock fields and the unique Ahukawakawa Swamp.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Taranaki, Lake Dive Hut map (Leader Required), signup closes: 24 Jan 2018. (CANCELLED) 16 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Nav (M) Rimutaka FP, Paua Ridge/Tapokopoko map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 24 Jan 2018. Matthews summit from Catchpool, then find our way along the ridge from the South Saddle, coming down via Paua ridge and out (staying a Paua Hut perhaps then taking the Cattle Ridge track out the next day).
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Tararua Northern Crossing map (Leader Required), signup closes: 24 Jan 2018. (CANCELLED) Description.
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, South Ohau Hut map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 24 Jan 2018. EM introduction to river travel, which may be a hard day for people who haven't done river travel before. 10 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Te Matawai Hut map (Holger Fiedler), signup closes: 24 Jan 2018. 18 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

16-18 Feb

  • MTB (E) Wellington, MTB Skills Coaching map (Olie House), signup closes: 01 Feb 2018. 2 hours skills coaching for off-road bike handling. Suitable for beginners. Planned for Saturday.
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Angle Knob Hut map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 31 Jan 2018. Find a missing hut, blown off its piles, 200m down a spur. Details
  • Tramp (EM) Kaimanawa FP, Waipakihi Hut map (Uta Benecke), signup closes: 31 Jan 2018. In via Mt. Urchin and Waipakihi river and out on the tops. 12 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Kaimanawa FP, Thunderbolt map (Erik Behrens), signup closes: 31 Jan 2018. Epic South Island-esque alpine country, in the heart of the Kaimanawas! Big day Saturday over Te Hiwiokaituri Ridge, easier route back on Sunday.
  • Families (E) Wellington, Belmont Regional Park map (Amelia White), signup closes: 31 Jan 2018. Cornish St to Korokoro dam is a fantastic walk or bike. Lots of blackberry picking available, harder options include up to Belmont Trig 4-5hr return.

20-Feb

  • Canyon Wellington, Canyon abseil intro map (Megan Sety). 1700-2100 hrs. Training for the Phillips Stream trip.

23-25 Feb Ruahines

  • Tramp (M) Ruahine FP, Kiritaki Hut map (Richard Manning), signup closes: 07 Feb 2018. In via Kumeti Road end - may come out via Fairbrother Road depending on ability of group. Great hut with nice warm fire. Depending on availability, there may be a night at Manning Lodge on the Friday evening, with complementary bacon and eggs in the morning. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Tramp (EM/M) Ruahine FP, Makaretu Hut map (Simon Barr), signup closes: 07 Feb 2018. Moorcock Saddle to Makaretu Hut via Longview on the Saturday, and then back to the saddle along the Makaretu river (stopping at Happy Daze and Awatere huts along the way) on Sunday. RIVER TRAVEL. 8 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahine FP, Leon Kinvig Hut map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 07 Feb 2018. 8 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

23-25 Feb

  • Day (EM) Wellington, Te Araroa - Porirua to Island Bay map (Bridget Robinson), signup closes: 07 Feb 2018. (CANCELLED) Two day trips over the weekend. Sat - Colonial Knob to Cable Car. Sun Island Bay to Cable Car. Train and bus to start points.
  • Trapping (MF) Ruahine FP, Upper Makaroro Hut map (illona keenan), signup closes: 07 Feb 2018. Support the Club's conservation efforts with trap clearing. 4 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

1-4 Mar

  • Tramp (EM) Te Urewera, Lake Waikaremoana - Great Walk map (Leader Required), signup closes: 13 Feb 2018. (CANCELLED) Friday off work required. Will be cancelled if no leader.

2-4 Mar

  • Swim (EM) Wellington, Island Bay Snorkel Trail map (Helen Cox), signup closes: 15 Feb 2018. 3 Mar. Own gear required. Details.
  • Canyon Kaitoke, Phillips stream map (Megan Sety). Must attend canyon abseil intro on 20th Feb or have been on a canyon trip
  • Tramp (M) Aorangi, Aorangi Crossing map (Uta Benecke), signup closes: 14 Feb 2018. Tags
  • Tramp (E) Aorangi, Sutherlands Hut map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 14 Feb 2018. (CANCELLED) 7 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Neill Forks Hut map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 14 Feb 2018. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Families (M) Tararua FP, Roaring Stag Hut map (Leader Required), signup closes: 14 Feb 2018. So you want to go a little further than Atiwhakatu hut. 4 hours walk, nice hut. May change to Herepai? 12 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

9-11 Mar

  • Tramp (EM) Egmont NP, Taranaki East Ridge map (Tony Gazley), signup closes: 21 Feb 2018. Day tramp to Taranaki summit. SCRAMBLING.
  • Nav (EM) Remutaka FP, Orongorongo Valley map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 21 Feb 2018. Day trip - navigation practice
  • Photo (E) Egmont NP, Photo (Mark Pothecary), signup closes: 21 Feb 2018. Destination will depend on the weather forecast.
  • Day (E) Kapiti, Paekakariki Escarpment - Te Araroa map (Jue Huang), signup closes: 21 Feb 2018. Three hour walk. Train to start and end points ($14 day rover ticket).

16-18 Mar

  • Social (E) Remutaka FP, Jamboree map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 28 Feb 2018.

23-25 Mar

  • Kayak (E) Marlborough Sounds, Kayaking in the Sounds map (Heather Garven), signup closes: 07 Mar 2018. Paddling in double kayaks. No experience required but must be able to swim - members have priority.
  • Tramp (M) Remutaka FP, Papatahi Crossing map (Uta Benecke), signup closes: 07 Mar 2018. Tags
  • Tramp (F) Tararua FP, Tararua Northern Crossing map (Leader Required), signup closes: 07 Mar 2018.
  • Familes (E) Kapiti, Paekakariki Escarpment - Te Araroa map (Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 07 Mar 2018. Master the Stairmaster.

29 Mar - 2 Apr (Easter Weekend)

  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Schorman-Kaitoke (SK) map (Paul Christoffel), signup closes: 13 Mar 2018. 4 days 80km North to South traverse of Tararua Range.
  • Tramp (M) Kaimanawa, Boyd Hut map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 13 Mar 2018. Details... 16 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Fish (E) Kaimanawa, Oamaru Hut map (Kevin Cole), signup closes: 13 Mar 2018. Two days Fly Fishing around Turangi before Walking into to Oamaru Hut and Fishing. You must be able to source your own gear and will be expected to purchase the required licences 12 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Tramp (M) Inland Kaikoura, Tappy and Alarm map (Tony Gazley), signup closes: 06 Mar 2018. Tapuae-o-Uenuku via Hodder River - must be happy with river travel
  • Tramp (EM) Lewis Pass, St James Walkway map (Bridget Robinson), signup closes: 06 Mar 2018. 5 days required. Details.. Ideally a 1300 hrs ferry departure Thu.

6-8 Apr

  • Nav (EM) Tararua FP, Day Nav to Mick map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 21 Mar 2018. Sunday. Picking up MF Crossing group. Some details.
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Science with Tramping map (Kate Cushing), signup closes: 21 Mar 2018. Boiling temperature of water to determine elevation and using altimeters with changing air pressure, calculating wind chill, some nav, and heaps of other things. Friday night departure. Drop off MF Crossing group.

13-15 Apr

  • Instruction Wellington, Leadership Course (2 Days)(Kevin Cole), signup closes: 28 Mar 2018. Extended Leadership Training (Members Only)
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut and Tararua Middle Crossing map (Illona Keenan), signup closes: 28 Mar 2018. Hut cleaning and maintenance.
  • Familes (E) Remutaka FP, Paua Hut map (Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 28 Mar 2018. Excellent first tramp for young kids. 10 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

20-22 Apr

  • Canoe (M) Rangitikei River, Rangitikei River Canoe map (Richard House), signup closes: 04 Apr 2018. Two day guided trip including all food for the duration, transport and safety. Total cost in the region of $500. Details.
  • Tramp (E) Tongariro NP, Lodge Day Walks map (Leader Required), signup closes: 04 Apr 2018.
  • 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. 16 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Egmont NP, Waiaua Gorge Hut map (Fons Baars), signup closes: 11 Apr 2018. 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 map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 19 Apr 2018. Involves river travel. 4 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

22-24 June

  • Social (E) Tongariro, Solstice Party map (Mike Gilbert), signup closes: 06 Jun 2018.

6-8 Jul

  • Snowcraft (M) Tongariro, Snowcraft 1 map (Henry Fisher).

20-22 Jul

  • Snowcraft (M) Tongariro, Snowcraft 2 map (Henry Fisher).

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.