WTMC trip schedule

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

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.

COVID-19 alert levels:
Level 1 – Trips run normally.
Level 2 – Trips may run subject to certain conditions.
Levels 3 and 4 – All club trips are cancelled.

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

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: 06 Oct 2021

1-3 Oct

  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, Dundas Loop from Putara Rd. map (), signup closes: 15 Sep 2021. CANCELLED – No leader
  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Roaring Stag Hut from Putara Rd. map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 15 Sep 2021. Sat walk in via Roaring Stag track, optional trip to the hidden lake. Sun back out to road end. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Upper Makaroro Hut from Mangleton Rd. map (), signup closes: 15 Sep 2021. CANCELLED – No leader Tags
  • Family(3) Townbelt, Skyline Walkway from Johnsonville. (). A long walk for the kids, but a good one. Stand on the high point, view the south island! Tags

8-10 Oct

  • Tramp(MF) Ruahine FP, Waterfall Hut from Hinerua Rd. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 22 Sep 2021. In via Smiths stream, out via Waipawa river. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(E) Ruahine FP, Sunrise Hut from North Block Rd. map (), signup closes: 22 Sep 2021. CANCELLED – No leader Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Kaweka FP, Middle Hill Hut from Whittle Rd. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 28-Sept-21. Sat to Middle Hill Hut via Kaweka Flats Bivouac. Optional Side trip to Iron Whare. Sun back to road end. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Kaweka FP, Studholme Saddle Hut from Whittle Rd. map (Matt Cowan), signup closes: 22 Sep 2021. Sat to Studholme Saddle Hut via Makahu spur and the highest peak in the Kawekas. Sun back via Mackintosh Spur. Max group size of 5. Sign up online Tags

15-17 Oct

  • Tramp(M) Aorangi FP, Aorangi Crossing from Cape Palliser Road. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 29 Sep 2021. Fri night at Putangirua Pinnacles campsite. Sat to Kawakawa Hut. Sun out via Mangatoetoe river. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(E) Aorangi FP, Pinnacles and Cape Palliser from Cape Palliser Road. map (), signup closes: 29 Sep 2021. CANCELLED – No leader
  • Tramp(F) Tararua FP, Tarn Ridge Hut from Kiriwhakapapa. map (), signup closes: 29 Sep 2021. CANCELLED – No leader Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Cow Creek from Kiriwhakapapa. map (), signup closes: 29 Sep 2021. CANCELLED – No leader
  • Family(2) East Harbour Regional Park, Butterfly Creek from Kowhai St. (). A classic Wellington trail. Over the hill to a hidden valley Tags
  • Family(3) Rimutaka Forest Park, Turere Lodge from Catchpool Valley. (). Join the rebellion and walk in to the hut on Sunday night, miss school on Monday! Tags

22-25 Oct (Labour Weekend)

  • Alp1(M) Aoraki/Mt Cook NP, Ball Pass Crossing from Mt Cook Village. map (Tereza Bublikova), signup closes: 29 Sep 2021. Fri travel to Mt Cook Village. Sat to Ball Hut. Sun over Ball Pass and back to Village. Mon travel back to Wellington. Day off and flights required. Coordinate with Easy group Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Tramp(E) Aoraki/Mt Cook NP, Day walks from Mt Cook Village. map (), signup closes: 29 Sep 2021. CANCELLED – Numbers
  • Tramp(EM) Nelson Lakes NP, Blue Lake Hut from Gowan Valley Rd. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 29 Sep 2021. Sat water taxi to Sabine Hut and walk to West Sabine Hut. Sun day trip to Blue Lake and Lake Constance. Mon walk out to West Sabine + water taxi to road end. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Nelson Lakes NP, Moss Pass from Gowan Valley Rd. map (Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 29 Sep 2021. Sat water taxi to Sabine Hut and walk to Blue Lake Hut. Sat to Morgan Hut via Moss Pass. Sun walk out to D’Urville Hut or West Sabine Hut and water taxi back to road end Sign up online Tags
  • Family(1-3) Whakapapa Skifield, Club Lodge Weekend from Bruce Road. (). A fantastic families weekend at the skifield as the season ends.

29-31 Oct

  • Tramp(EM) Ruahine FP, Otukota Hut from Mokai Rd. map (Leader required), signup closes: 13 Oct 2021. Sat follow route to Otukota Hut via tops and down to Maropea River. Sun back to road end Sign up online
  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Iron Bark Hut from Mokai Rd. map (Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 13 Oct 2021. Sat to Iron Bark Hut via Okuta. Sun back to road end Sign up online
  • Nav(EM) Tararua FP, Leader decides destination from Roadend tbc. (Leader required), signup closes: #N/A. Practice navigation, some off-track travel. Coordinate with M trip. Sign up online
  • Nav(M) Tararua FP, Western Tararuas from Roadend tbc. (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: #N/A. This trip will head into the Western side of the Tararua Range for an off-track navigation adventure. There are two potential routes, both with chances to locate plane wreckage from two different crashes. See sign up sheet for details Sign up online
  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Cone Ridge Loop from Waiohine Valley Rd. (Daniel Madley), signup closes: 13 Oct 2021. Leave on Sat morning, walk to Totara Flats Hut via Cone Ridge. Sun along the river to road end. Max group size of 4. Sign up online

5-7 Nov

  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Ruahines Crossing (W-E) from Ngamoko Rd. map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 20 Oct 2021. Fri night at Ashhurst Domain Campsite. Sat to Leon Kingvig Hut and swap keys with other group. Sun out Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Ruahines Crossing (E-W) from Limestone Rd. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 20 Oct 2021. Fri night at Ashhurst Domain Campsite. Sat to Leon Kingvig Hut and swap keys with other group. Sun out Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Tramp(EM) Ruahine FP, Toka Bivvy from Limestone Rd. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 20 Oct 2021. Fri night Ashhurt Domain Campsite. Sat up and along Ngamoko ridge to Toka Biv. Sun back to road end Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Family(2-3) East Harbour RP, Pencarrow Lighthouse from Pencarrow Coast Rd. (). Bike / Ride out to the light house, Have a picnic. Explore the south coast.

12-14 Nov

  • Tramp(E) Tongariro FP, Waihohonu Hut from Desert Rd (across from Rangipo Intake Rd). map (Leader required), signup closes: 27 Oct 2021. Visit the nicest hut in the Tongariro NP. Easy walk in on Saturday with optional side trips to the Old Waihohonu Hut and the Ohinepango Springs. Sunday back to road end. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Tongariro FP, Rangipo Hut from Desert Rd (across from Rangipo Intake Rd). map (Leader required), signup closes: 27 Oct 2021. A walk in the foothills of Ruapehu. Sat to Rangipo Hut via Waihohonu Hut. Sun back to road end. Sign up online Tags
  • Day(M) Tararua FP, Jumbo-Holdsworth Loop from Holdsworth . map (Leader required), signup closes: 27 Oct 2021. Complete the Jumbo-Holdsworth circuit in a day Sign up online Tags
  • Family(4) Remutaka Forest Park, Paua Hut from Catchpool Valley. (). Bushcraft/survival instruction course. Kids 9+ only and a parent. Tags

19-21 Nov

  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, The Tararua Ladder from Waiohine Gorge. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 03 Nov 2021. Leave on Sat morning, walk to Maungahuka Hut via Neill Forks. Sun back to road end via ladder, Mt Hector and Neill Ridge. Sign up online
  • Tramp(EM) Kaimanawas, Waipakihi Hut from Kaimanawa Rd. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 03 Nov 2021. Waipahiki Hut via Umukarikari track. Views of Ruapehu from the tops Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Kaimanawas, Waipakihi Hut from Kaimanawa Rd. map (Leader required), signup closes: 03 Nov 2021. Waipahiki Hut via Urchin and Waipahiki river Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Pourangaki Hut from Mangakukeke Rd. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 03 Nov 2021. Sat to Pourangi Hut via Purity Hut and Iron Peg. Sun to Kelly Knights Hut via river or track, then out to road end. Max group size of 8. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahine FP, Purity Hut from Mangakukeke Rd. map (Leader required), signup closes: 03 Nov 2021. Walk to Purity Hut and loop back via Kelly Knights Hut Sign up online Tags

26-28 Nov

  • Tramp(EM) Kaweka FP, Kiwi Saddle Hut from Taihape Rd. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 10 Nov 2021. Fri at Cameron campsite. Sat up via Smith Russel Track. Sun back to road end. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Kaweka FP, Kiwi Mouth Hut from Taihape Rd. map (Dan Nicholson), signup closes: 10 Nov 2021. Fri at Cameron campsite. Sat to Kiwi Mouth Hut via high point 1191. Sun back to road end via Kiwi Saddle Hut. Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Day(MF) Tararua FP, The Karapoti Rata from Akatarawa Road. map (Leader required), signup closes: 10 Nov 2021. Find your way to the Karapoti rata, the largest rata tree in New Zealand (and the world). Bushbashing and navigation skills essential. Sign up online

3-5 Dec

  • Cycle(EM) Remutaka FP, Remutaka Cycle Trail from Eastbourne. map (Natasha Hulston), signup closes: 17 Nov 2021. Cycle over the Remutaka and spend the night on the Wairarapa side before cycling back along the coast. Suitable for beginners. Option to bring your own wheels or hire a bike/ebike Sign up online
  • Tramp(M) Tongariro NP, Northern Circuit from Whakapapa. map (Dan Nicholson), signup closes: 17 Nov 2021. Fri night at the lodge. Sat to Waihohonu Hut via Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Sun back to road end with optional side trip to Tama Lakes Sign up online
  • Tramp(E) Tongariro NP, Whakapapaiti Hut from Wahakapapa. map (Leader required), signup closes: 17 Nov 2021. Fri night at the lodge. Sat to Whakapapaiti Hut. Sun back to road end. Sign up online Tags

10-12 Dec

  • Tramp(M) Remutaka FP, Leadership course from Catchpool. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 24 Nov 2021. Leadership course, based at Paua Hut Max group size of 10. Sign up online
  • Tramp(E) Tararua FP, Sayers Hut from Mangatarere Valley Rd. map (Leader required), signup closes: 24 Nov 2021. Walk up to pt 772 and down to Waiohine River to stay at one of the oldest huts in the Tararuas. Optional side trip to Totara Flats Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Richmond FP, Middy Creek Hut from Mt Richmond Rd. map (Leader required), signup closes: 17 Nov 2021. Sat to Middy Creek Hut via Pelorus Track. Sun out to road end. Sign up online
  • Tramp(M) Richmond FP, Rocks Hut from Mt Richmond Rd. map (Matt Cowan), signup closes: 17 Nov 2021. Sat via Mangatapu Saddle and Dun mountain. Sun out via river track Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Family(1-2) Tararua Forest Park, Waiohine Gorge Campsite from Waiohine Gorge Rd. (). A lovely overnight camp in an awesome spot

17-19 Dec

  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Mitre Peak from The Pines. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 01 Dec 2021. Stay at Mitre Flats Hut, optional side trip to Pukeamoamo/Mitre Peak Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Tarn Ridge Hut from The Pines. map (Leader required), signup closes: 01 Dec 2021. Sat up via Pukeamoamo/Mitre Peak. Sun out to road end. Navigation required on the tops. On the harder side of Medium Sign up online Tags
  • Day(M) Tararua FP, Kapakapanui Loop from Ngatiawa Rd. map (Jamie Hawkins Elder), signup closes: 01 Dec 2021. Views of the coast, Kapiti Island and Mt Hector Sign up online
  • Social(All) Wellington, Christmas Beer tramp from Wellington. map (Leader required), signup closes: n/a . Urban stroll with frequent beer or wine stops Sign up online
  • Family(1) Town Belt, Botanic Gardens from Tinakori Rd. (). Picnic in the gardens to celebrate the end of another rough year

14-16 Jan

  • Day(EM) Tongariro NP, Tama Lakes and Whakapapaiti from Whakapapa. map (Leader required), signup closes: 29 Dec 2021. Day walks from the lodge. Stay at the lodge on Fri and Sat nigths. Sign up online
  • Day(M) Tongariro NP, Crater Lake from Whakapapa. map (Leader required), signup closes: 29 Dec 2021. Day tramp to Ruapehu to Crater Lake. Stay at the lodge on Fri and Sat nights. Sign up online
  • Tramp(EM) Taranaki NP, Syme Hut from Dawson Falls. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 29 Dec 2021. Fri at Konini Lodge. Sat up to Fanthams Peak and Syme Hut. Sun down to road end. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Taranaki NP, Maketawa Hut from Dawson Falls. map (Leader required), signup closes: 29 Dec 2021. Loop track. Fri at Konini lodge. Sat via upper track, Sun back via Waingongoro Track. Sign up online
  • Family(1) Town Belt, Wrights Hill Lookout from Wrights Hill Rd. (). Start the year the way we want to continue – social and with views!

21-24 Jan (Wellington Anniversary)

  • Tramp(M) Kahurangi NP, Stone Hut from Wangapeka River Road. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 29 Dec 2021. Fri night – Siberia Campsite. Sat – Stone Hut via Kings Creek. Sun – Mt Luna Route to Kiwi Saddle Hut. Monday out to road end. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Kahurangi NP, Kiwi Saddle Hut from Wangapeka River Road. map (Leader required), signup closes: 29 Dec 2021. Fri night – Siberia Campsite. Sat to Kings Creek Hut. Sun optional day trip to Kiwi Saddle Hut. Monday out to road end. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Renata-Kime loop from Otaki Forks. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 05 Jan 2022. Loop track including the most scenic half of the Southern Crossing. Sat to Renata Hut via Waiotauru Hut. Sun to Kime Hut via Elder. Mon to road end via Field. (note: extra hour walk due to slip on Otaki Gorge road) Coordinate transport with F group. Sign up online
  • Tramp(F) Tararua FP, Tararua plane wrecks tour from Waitohu Stream. map (James Johnston), signup closes: 05 Jan 2022. WTMC meets Mad Max: Fury Road. Four plane wrecks, Jacs Flat Biv, Island Forks Hut, Broken Axe Pinnacles (maybe). Big days, river travel, bush bashing, navigation, the works. Sign up online
  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, High Ridge Loop from Holdsworth Rd. map (Daniel Madley), signup closes: 05 Jan 2022. Day 1 to Mid Waiohine Hut. Day 2 to Neill Forks via Maungahuka. Day 3 to Holsworth Rd via Totara Flats. Coordinate transport with F group. Sign up online

28-30 Jan

  • Tramp(EM) Richmond FP, Richmond Saddle Hut from Richmond Saddle Rd. map (Leader required), signup closes: 05 Jan 2022. Sat to Richmond Saddle Hut, with optional side trip to summit. Sun back to road end. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Richmond FP, Mt Fell Hut from Richmond Saddle Rd. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 05 Jan 2022. Sat to Fell Hut via Mt Richmond. Sun out to Te Rou Rd. Coordinate transport with EM group Sign up online
  • Family(3) Remutaka Forest Park, Turere Lodge from Catchpool Valley. (). Friday night tramp into the biggest hut in the Orongorono Valley to end the school holidays Tags

4-7 Feb (Waitangi Weekend)

  • Tramp(EM) Te Urewera, Sandy Bay Hut from Aniwaniwa Rd. map (Leader required), signup closes: 19 Jan 2022. Easy walk to Sandy Bay Hut by Lake Waikareiti, one of the most pristine lakes in New Zealand. Optional day trip to Kaipo Lagon. Coordinate transport with M group Sign up online
  • Tramp(M) Te Urewera, Manuoha to Waikareiti Track from Aniwaniwa Rd. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 19 Jan 2022. Sat to Manuoha Hut via Manuoha track. Sun to Sandy Bay Hut. Mon to road end. Coordinate transport with EM group. Max group size of 8. Sign up online
  • Tramp(EM) Nelson Lakes NP, Angelus-Speargrass Loop from St Arnaud. map (Leader required), signup closes: 12 Jan 2022. Alpine lakes and great views. Sat to Angelus Hut via Robert Ridge. Sun to Speargrass Hut direct (short day) or via West Sabine (long day). Mon out via Speargrass Track. Coordinate with MF group Sign up online
  • Tramp(MF) Nelson Lakes NP, Hellfire-Misery-Lees Creek from Rainbow Rd. map (Paul Christoffel), signup closes: 12 Jan 2022. Join up Lees Creek, Misery Stream and Hellfire stream to complete the full loop. Coordinate with EM group Sign up online

11-13 Feb

  • Tramp(MF) Ruahine FP, Sawtooth Ridge from Kashmir Rd. map (Leader required), signup closes: 26 Jan 2022. Leader will confirm itinerary Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Howletts Hut from Kashmir Rd. map (Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 26 Jan 2022. Great views of the Ruahines and a couple of river crossings. Fri night at Longview Hut. Sat to Howlett Hut via the ridge. Sun out via Daphnee. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(E) Tararua FP, Burn Hut from Mangahao. map (Matt Cowan), signup closes: 26 Jan 2022. Sat walk to Burn Hut. Sun walk back to road end. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Mangahao Flats Hut from Mangahao. map (Tiffany Shih), signup closes: 26 Jan 2022. Scenic walk along Mangahao river. Sat to Mangahao Hut. River swims. Sun back to road end Sign up online Tags
  • Family(2) Battle Hill Farm Forest Park, Swamp / Gully View tracks from Paekakariki Hill Rd. (). Explore the park, enjoy a picnic. Great for all ages

18-20 Feb

  • Nav(M) Remutaka FP, Tapokopoko from Catchpool Carpark. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 02 Feb 2022. Fri at Paua hut. Sat up to Tapokapoka then across to Red Rock stream and back to Paua for the night. Coordinate transport with EM group Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Remutaka FP, South Saddle from Catchpool Carpark. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 02 Feb 2022. Fri at Paua hut. Saturday via South Saddle, down Mukamuka stream and camp near the coast. Sunday walk along the coast to Wainuiomata Coast Road Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, Alpha Hut from Kaitoke. map (Tereza Bublikova), signup closes: 02 Feb 2022. Navigation required. Saturday to Alpha Hut via Quoin ridge. Sunday down via Eastern Hutt Hut Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Tutuwai Hut from Kaitoke. map (Leader required), signup closes: 02 Feb 2022. Sat scenic walk along the river to Tutuwai Hut. Sun back to road end. Sign up online Tags
  • Family(2-3) Wairarapa, Patuna Chasm from Haurangi Rd. (). Pre-Booking required, explore the world famous chasm Tags

25-27 Feb

  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, Otaki Hut from Poads Road. map (Tereza Bublikova), signup closes: 09 Feb 2022. Navigation and river travel. Friday night at South Ohau. Saturday camp at Otaki Hut. Sunday back to Poads Rd via Oriwa Ridge. Sign up online
  • Tramp(MF) Egmont NP, Taranaki Half Circuit from North Egmont Rd. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 09 Feb 2022. 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
  • Tramp(EM) Egmont NP, Pouakai Circuit from North Egmont Rd. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 09 Feb 2022. Iconic views of Taranaki. Fri night at the Camphouse, North Taranaki. Pick up MF group at Ihaia Rd on return drive. Sign up online Tags

4-6 Mar

  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, Makaretu stream – Oriwa ridge from Poads Rd. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 16 Feb 2022. Leave Wellington 7am Sat. Walk up the Makaretiu river, starting from the Pipe Bridge and waking all the way to the base of Oriwa ridge. There are a couple of deep bits but mainly walkable. Navigate up to Oriwa ridge, then across to Waiopehu hut for the night. Sun will be an easy meander down to the van at Poads rd end. Sign up online
  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, Dracophyllum Hut from Poads Rd. map (Leader required), signup closes: 16 Feb 2022. Leave Wellington 7am Sat, tramp up to Dracophyllum via Dora ridge. Sun out to road end. Sign up online
  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Te Matawai Hut from Poads Rd. map (Jamie Hawkins Elder), signup closes: 16 Feb 2022. Leave Wellington 7am Sat, tramp up to Te Matawai Hut via Waiopehu Track. Sun out to road end via Gable End Track or river travel. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Malborough, Queen Charlotte Track Highlights from Picton. map (Leader required), signup closes: 09 Feb 2022. Fri night in Picton. Sat water taxi to Camp Bay and walk to Schoolhouse Bay campsite. Sun to Ship Cove and water taxi back to Picton. Sign up online