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Printable Schedules

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Trip Schedule Winter 2018 (May-Sep 18)

Trip Schedule Spring 2018 (Oct-Jan 19)

Trip Schedule Summer 2019 (Feb-May 19)

On-line Schedule

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Last update: 18 Feb 2019

15-17 Feb

  • Nav (M) Remutaka FP, Telephone Creek from Wainuiomata. map (Cindy Jemmett), signup closes: 30 Jan 2019. (CANCELLED - Leader not available) Walk in to Paua Hut on Friday evening. Full day of river exploration and bush-bashing on Saturday.
  • Tramp (E) Aorangi FP, Sutherlands Hut from Haurangi/Pinnacles. map (Bridget Robinson), signup closes: 30 Jan 2019. Camp Pinnacles Fri night. 7 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Tramp (M) Aorangi FP, Aorangi Crossing from Haurangi/Pinnacles. map (Yenfei Chan), signup closes: 30 Jan 2019. Camp Pinnacles Fri night. Sat to Pararaki Hut. Sun out to Mangatoetoe for pick up by E group at Cape Palliser Road. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (F) Aorangi FP, Mt Ross from Haurangi/Pinnacles. map (Harry Smith), signup closes: 30 Jan 2019. Pinnacles - Mt Ross - Sutherlands. First day is 12 hours.Tags

22-24 Feb

  • Tramp (M) Richmond Range, Red Hills from SH63 near Wairau River. map (Tony Gazley), signup closes: 30 Jan 2019. 3 days required. Sat - Red Hills. All off-track. Unusual country. Sun and Mon back to road via Te Araroa Track.
  • Tramp (EM) Wairarapa, South Wairarapa Explorer from Dry River Road. map (Fiona Millington), signup closes: 06 Feb 2019. Friday arrive Patuna Farm by vehicle and camp. Sat Patuna Chasm and Pinnacles, camp. Sun Cape Palliser Lighthouse and coastal walk. Max group size of 8.
  • Canyon (M) Wairarapa, Chamberlain Creek from Putara. map (David Jewell), signup closes: 06 Feb 2019. Friday head up to Herepai Hut, Sat - Chamberlain creek to Roaring Stag Hut, Sun - return. Sat will be a long day. Must have prior canyoning experience. Max group size of 6. Tags

1-3 Mar

  • Instr (EM) Upper Hutt/ Otaki, Packrafting Course from Wellington. map (Richard House), signup closes: 14 Feb 2019. Intro to packrafting course. Must be able to swim. Course cost $499 incl gear hire. Extra cost for transport. Book online. Max group size of 15.
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Penn Creek from Otaki Forks. map (Natasha Harris ), signup closes: 13 Feb 2019. Hard climb out of Penn Creek, so M side of EM required. Max group size of 10.
  • Day (E) Belmont Regional Park, Belmont Trig Track from Oakleigh Street. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 13 Feb 2019. Public transport. Starts and finishes at the Oakleigh Street entrance to the park, descends to the Korokoro Dam then climbs via Baked Beans Bend to the Belmont Trig (457m). Return via farmland and forest, enjoying tawa, kahikatea and rimu. Max group size of 10.
  • Tramp (M) Tongariro NP, Tongariro Northern Circuit from Mangatepopo Road. map (Juan Rada-Vilela), signup closes: 13 Feb 2019. Fri evening drive to Whakapapa. Sat: Whakapapa to Oturere Hut (23km). Sun: Outere to Whakapapa (24 km) and drive home. Max group size of 12.
  • Family Day (1) Belmont RP, Korokoro Dam or further afield from Cornish St. map (Caroline Drury), signup closes: 13 Feb 2019. Easy walk for young kids, or in buggies/backpacks, go hunting for the hidden hut.

8-10 Mar

  • Trap (EM) Ruahine FP (E), Parks Peak from Mangleton Road. map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 20 Feb 2019. Fri night at Sentry Box Hut. Sat rebait traps, night at Parks Peak Hut. Sun back out. Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Packraft (M) Tararua FP, Otaki Forks from Otaki Forks. map (Jenny Cossey), signup closes: 21 Feb 2019. Sat. Otaki/ Hutt Gorge depending on flow. Must have attended packrafting instruction.Tags
  • Canyon (EM) Abel Tasman NP, Abel Tasman Canyons from Motueka. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 13 Feb 2019. Guided trips with Abel Tasman Canyons Suitable for beginners.

15-17 Mar

  • Tramp (MF) Egmont NP, Kahui Hut from Kahui Road. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 27 Feb 2019. Kahui Track into Kahui Hut for a western summit approach to Taranaki. If weather bad explore Western side of mountain. Max group size of 8. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut from Otaki Forks. map (Caryl Ramos), signup closes: 27 Feb 2019. Monday off work required. Fri to Field Hut. Sat Field to Maungahuka Hut, clean and maintenance check.(~8 hours). Sun Maungahuka, Anderson Memorial to Waitewaewae Hut (~10 hours). Mon Waitewaewae to Otaki Forks (~6 hours). Long days! Max group size of 10. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Day (EM) Kapiti, Paekakariki Escarpment Walkway from Paekakariki. map (Helen Cox), signup closes: 27 Feb 2019. Train to Paekakariki Stn. Walk South to Pukerua Bay for Lunch. Option of walking to Plimmerton via coastal track.

22-24 Mar

  • Instr (M) Remutaka FP, Intermediate Bushcraft from Catchpool Valley. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 06 Mar 2019. For those who have been on a few trips with the club and now want to extend their practical skills.Tags
  • Day (MF) Wellington, Wellington Urban Ultra 2K from Simla Crescent Rail Stn. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 06 Mar 2019. BIG DAY OUT. From Simla Crescent, to Kaukau, Skyline Track to Makara Peak, over to Wrights Hill, around Zealandia fence line to Trip Track and over to Mt Vic. Details... Max group size of 6.
  • Canyon (M) Remutaka FP, Eager Beaver from Waiorongomai. map (David Jewell), signup closes: 06 Mar 2019. Friday Waiorongomai roadend, Sat - Eager Beaver canyon & return. Must have prior canyoning experience. Details... Max group size of 6.

29-31 Mar

  • Swim (E) Wellington, Island Bay Snorkel Trail from Island Bay. map (Fiona Millington / Helen Cox), signup closes: 13 Mar 2019. Bus to Island Bay. Meet at Dive Shop. 1-2 hour snorkel trail with cafe to warm up. Max group size of 10.
  • Tramp (F) Tararua FP, Aokaparangi Loop from Holdsworth. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 13 Mar 2019. (Moved to 12-14 Apr) Friday night: Holdsworth Road to Totara Flats Hut (4 hours). Sat: Totara Flats, Neill Forks, Maungahuka, Aokaparangi, Mid Waiohine Hut (12 hours). Sun Mid Waiohine, Mt Holdsworth, Powell Hut(closed), Holdsworth (6 hours). Long days, steady pace required. Max group size of 6.
  • Nav (MF) Tararua FP, Snowy Hut from Otaki Forks. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 13 Mar 2019. River Travel. Fri to Field Hut. Sat Field to Elder Hut. Sun long day, down ridge via pt 666 to Snowy Hut and out via river. Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Day (EM) Remutaka FP, Baine-iti Hut from Catchpool Valley. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 13 Mar 2019. Visit one of the oldest private but still open huts in the valley. Involves some easy river travel. Max group size of 10.
  • Tramp (EM) Tongariro NP, Lake Surprise from Ohakune Mountain Road. map (Mike Phethean / Katy Glenie), signup closes: 13 Mar 2019.
  • Family (3) Tararua FP, Atiwhakatu Hut from Holdsworth. map (Tim Hewitt), signup closes: 13 Mar 2019. A great first overnight tramp in the Tararuas, about 3 hrs walking with young kids (5ish). Note this is a BOOKINGS REQUIRED hut - $5/Adult, $2.50/Child. 12 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

5-7 Apr

  • Tramp (M) Ruahines (W), Mid Pohangina and Ngamoko from Rangiwahia. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 20 Mar 2019. Fri night at Pohangina Base campsite. Sat walk to Ngamoko Hut and Mid Pohangina. Sun return to roadend via Piripiri Hut. Max group size of 6.
  • Kayak (EM) Whangarei, Poor Knights and Goat Island Adventure from Tutukaka. map (Fiona Millington), signup closes: 20 Mar 2019. Day 1 fly to Auckland, minibus to Tutukaka. Day 2 Boat to Poor Knights Island kayak and snorkel. Day 3 visit Goat Island, return to Auckland and fly home. Advanced sign-up and flights required. Max group size of 12.
  • Tramp (EM) Mt Richmond FP, Richmond Saddle Hut from Top Valley Road. map (Byron Camp), signup closes: 13 Mar 2019. Coord with M group. Fri ferry, with backpackers or camp for the night. Sat drive to Saddle Road end and walk up to Richmond Saddle Hut (4 hours). Sun, explore and walk back. Pick up M group from Timms Road end. Max group size of 6. 8 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Mt Richmond FP, Mt Fell Hut from Top Valley Road. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 13 Mar 2019. Coord with EM Group, Camp Fri night Walk to or near Mt Fell Hut / Mt Saddle, Ferry Fri afternoon, back late Sun night. Max group size of 6. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Day (E) Wellington, Wainui-Eastbourne Ridge Track from Wainuiomata Road. map (Bridget Robinson), signup closes: 20 Mar 2019. Bus to Wainuiomata Hill Road. Walk ridge to Eastbourne. Back via ferry from Days Bay. Details... Max group size of 12.
  • Family (4) Tararua FP, Roaring Stag Lodge from Putara Rd. map (Andy Styles), signup closes: 20 Mar 2019. The next step from Paua hut, a bit further, a bit harder, have a shorter option of going Herepai hut, or a longer harder option of Cattle Ridge hut.

12-14 Apr

  • Instr (M) Wellington, Leadership Training from Wellington. map (Kevin Cole), signup closes: 27 Mar 2019. 2 Days - Leadership skills (Primarily classroom based) for New WTMC Leaders - Zero cost. NB: Combine with Bushcraft for additional Practical Skills
  • Tramp (F) Tararua FP, Aokaparangi Loop from Holdsworth. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 27 Mar 2019. Friday night: Holdsworth Road to Totara Flats Hut (4 hours). Sat: Totara Flats, Neill Forks, Maungahuka, Aokaparangi, Mid Waiohine Hut (12 hours). Sun Mid Waiohine, Mt Holdsworth, Powell Hut(closed), Holdsworth (6 hours). Long days, steady pace required. Max group size of 6.
  • Kayak (E) Wellington, Day Kayaking from Fergs. map (Helen Cox), signup closes: 27 Mar 2019. Meet on the waterfront at Fergs 10am. Kayak in Wellington Harbour 3-4 hours. Discount with FMC card. Max group size of 8.
  • Rock (Sport 16) Waikato, Wharepapa South from Flights required. map (Mike Phethean / Katy Glenie), signup closes: 27 Mar 2019. Competence in belaying and ability to lead required. Details...

18-22 Apr (Easter)

  • Tramp (EM) Nelson Lakes, Mole Hut from Matakitaki Station Road. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 26 Mar 2019. Fri evening ferry. Day 1 Mataki Lodge to Mole Hut. Day 2 Explore Mole Tops and camp out. Day 3 back to Mataki Lodge. Coord transport with M group. Max group size of 6. 4 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Nelson Lakes, Mole Tops Crossing from Matakitaki Station Road. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 26 Mar 2019. Fri evening ferry. Day 1 Drop off at Tutaki, then SE on Tiraumea Track to Tiraumea Hut. Day 2 Tiraumea to Mole Tops and camp. Day 3 Mole Tops to Mtaki Lodge. Coord transport with EM group. Max group size of 6.
  • Rock (Sport 16) Taupo, Kawakawa Bay from Taupo. map (Yenfei Chan), signup closes: 02 Apr 2019. Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Short SK from Putara Road. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 02 Apr 2019. Putara Road end out to Otaki Forks. Max group size of 4.
  • Family (01 Feb 2018) Tongariro NP, Families at the Lodge from Lodge. map (Andy Styles / co-leader needed too), signup closes: 02 Apr 2019. Family long weekend up at the lodge with plenty of options for day walks or just relaxing

24-28 Apr (ANZAC Thu)

  • Tramp (MF) Lewis Pass, Faerie Queene/Gloriana from Lewis Pass. map (Caryl Ramos / Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 01 Apr 2019. Wed evening ferry. Day 1: drive to Lewis Pass, walk into Ada Hut (3 hours). Day 2 Walk up Camera Gully to base of Faerie Queenie, back to hut. Day 3 another nearby mountain. Day 4 walkout out, drive to Chch, fly home. Max group size of 8.

25-28 Apr (ANZAC Thu)

  • Tramp (M) Abel Tasman, Abel Tasman Great Walk from Marahau. map (Juan Rada-Vilela), signup closes: 02 Apr 2019. Day 1 Marahau to Bark Bay campsite. Day 2 Bark Bay to Totaranui campsite, Awaroa Inlet crossing approx 1500-1700 hrs. Day 3 Totaranui to Whariwharangi and back via Gibbs track. Day 4 Totaranui ferry to Marahau and drive/ferry home. Max group size of 12.

26-28 Apr

  • Maint (MF) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut from Otaki Forks. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 10 Apr 2019. Visit hut for maintenance cleaning. Weather dependent. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Day (EM) Remutaka FP, Whakanui Loop from Sunny Grove. map (Natasha Harris ), signup closes: 10 Apr 2019. Whakanui Track to Orongorongo River. Back via the loop.

3-5 May

  • Nav (M) Tararua FP, East Holdsworth from Holdsworth. map (Marie Henderson), signup closes: 17 Apr 2019. East Holdsworth including a good OT route. Max group size of 8.
  • Nav (M) Ruahine FP (E), Waikamaka Hut from North Block Road. map (Paul Christoffel), signup closes: 17 Apr 2019. Day 1 Road End to Sunrise Hut, onto the tops at Armstrong Saddle. Ascent of Te Atuaoparapara (1687m) Descend to Waipawa Saddle and either descend further to Waikamaka Hut. Day 2 from Waipawa Saddle to Waikamaka Hut, Waipawa Saddle Waipawa Hut and roadend. Max group size of 6. 8 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahines FP, Sunrise Hut + Top Maropea from North Block Road. map (Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 17 Apr 2019. Fri-Stay at Triplex Hut/camp at roadend. Saturday: Up to Sunrise Hut then onto Top Maropea. Day 2 Get up early and back onto tops for a view of sunrise then back via Waipawa Forks Hut and either back via same track or back to carpark via the river
  • Day (E) Kapiti, Kapiti Island from Paraparaumu. map (Fiona Millington), signup closes: 17 Apr 2019. Day trip to experience this historical conservation island. Details... Costs $77 plus transport to Paraparaumu. Max group size of 12. Tags
  • Family Day (2) Wellington, Skyline Walkway map (Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 17 Apr 2019. Hope for a fine calm day 4-5 hrs walking or good for mountain bikes.Tags

10-12 May

  • Day (M) Tararua FP, Broken Axe Pinnacles Loop from Holdsworth. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 24 Apr 2019. BIG DAY OUT. (Snowcraft training) Holdsworth, Atiwhakatu, Baldy, Mid-King, Broken Axe, Jumbo, Holdsworth.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Jacks Biv from Holdsworth. map (Simon Barr), signup closes: 24 Apr 2019. Fri to Jumbo Hut (~4 hours). Sat Jumbo, Angle Knob, down to Waihone River via pt 837. Camp. Sun Return. Details... Max group size of 5.
  • Family Day (2) Upper Hutt, Cannon Point map (Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 24 Apr 2019. See the Hutt valley from a different viewpoint.

17-19 May

  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Burn Hut from Mangahao Dam. map (Matt Cowan), signup closes: 01 May 2019. Out via College Creek, waterlevels permitting. Involves river travel. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Day (M) Remutaka FP, Mt Matthews from Catchpool Valley. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 01 May 2019. BIG DAY OUT. (Snowcraft training) Up Mt Matthews and back.Tags
  • Family Day (1) Wellington, Otari - Night Walk from Otari Bush. map (Amelia White), signup closes: 01 May 2019. Go for a walk at night with a torch - what will you see?

24-26 May

  • Day (M) Wellington, Kaukau to Island Bay from Simla Crescent Rail Stn. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 08 May 2019. BIG DAY OUT. (Snowcraft training) Simla, Kaukau, Skyline Track, Makara Peak, Wrights Hill Fence Line, radar dome, Red Rocks, Island Bay. About 10 hours.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Island Forks Hut (and Mid-Otaki Hut?) from Otaki Forks. map (Simon Barr), signup closes: 08 May 2019. Fri Otaki Forks to Waitewaewae Hut (5 hours). Sat Either up Waitewaewae River or up spur to pts 433, 595, 850, down to Island Forks and return to Waitewaewae (~10 hours). Sun: Waitewaewae to Otaki (~5 hours). Details... Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Mitre Flats from The Pines. map (Tony Gazley), signup closes: 08 May 2019. Tags

31 May-3 Jun Queens Birthday

  • Family (4) Ruahine FP, Sunrise Hut from North Block Rd. map (Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 15 May 2019. A step up from Paua hut, a good graded track, a bit further, a bit harder, good chance of snow, have a shorter option of going Waipawa hut or TripleX hut, or a longer harder option of Maropea hut. Need to book bunks in hut. 20 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

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.

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