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Printable Schedules

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Trip Schedule Winter 2018 (May-Sep 18)

Trip Schedule Spring 2018 (Oct-Jan 19)

On-line Schedule

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Last update: 5 Nov 2018

26-28 Oct

  • Instr (EM) Tararua FP, Packrafting Course from Tararua FP. map (Richard House), signup closes: 10 Oct 2018. Intro to packrafting course. Course cost $499 plus gear hire. Extra cost for transport. Book online. Max group size of 15.
  • Tramp (M) Waitōtara Conservation Area, Puteore Hut from Upper Managaehu Road (Kohi Saddle). map (Leader Required), signup closes: 10 Oct 2018. (CANCELLED - No leader) Note the track from Puniwhakau Road end to Puteore Hut is closed until further notice and will affect plans. Fri - Drive via Stratford to roadend, 3km walk to Omaru Hut. Sat - Matemateaonga Track to Puterore Hut. Sun - continue clockwise circuit to road end. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Family (BBQ) Wellington, Aka-Roost Hut from Reikorangi. map (John Hickey), signup closes: 10 Oct 2018. Family Aka-roost BBQ and general farmwalk searching for the abominable snowgoat.

2-4 Nov

  • Instr (All) Camp Wainui, First Aid Training from Coast Road. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 17 Oct 2018. First aid training for the bush, with practical scenarios. Max group size of 20.
  • Maint (E) Tongariro NP, Lodge Working Party from Lodge. map (Sue Walsh / Janine Maddison), signup closes: 17 Oct 2018. 8 volunteers required to do Lodge post-season maintenance clean. Free transport and food provided.Tags

9-11 Nov

  • Rock (Rock 14+) Wellington, Pukerua Bay Rock Climb from Pukerua Bay. map (Megan Sety), signup closes: 24 Oct 2018. One day rock climbing refresher or intro. Open to club members with basic climbing experience. Must be able to top rope belay and tie into harness.
  • Day (E) Kapiti, Paekakariki Escarpment from Paekakariki. map (Bridget Robinson), signup closes: 25 Oct 2018. Train Wellington to Pukurua Bay. Walk escarpment. Refreshments in Paekakariki. Train back to Wellington. Max group size of 10. Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Mid Waiohine Hut from Holdsworth. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 24 Oct 2018. Fri - walk into Atiwhakatu Hut. Sat - Jumbo to Mid Waiohine. Sun - back to roadend via Powell Hut. Max group size of 6. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Family (4) Remutaka FP, What to do if things go wrong? from Catchpool Valley. map (Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: 24 Oct 2018. Bushcraft/survival instruction course for kids 9+ and parents, sleep outside in Make-Your-Own shelter.

16-18 Nov

  • MTB/Tramp (EM) Akatarawa, Giant Rata from Karapoti Road. map (Peter Silverwood), signup closes: 31 Oct 2018. Day trip. Cycle Karapoti road for approx 8km. Conceal and lock bikes and tramp/navigate in to find the giant Rata. Return same route. About 30km in total.
  • Tramp (EM) Lewis Pass, Ada Pass Hut from Lewis Pass. map (Amelia White), signup closes: 24 Oct 2018. Max group size of 6. 14 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Lewis Pass, Lake Christabel Crossing from Lewis Pass. map (Bart Stiggelbout), signup closes: 24 Oct 2018. Fri: Ferry to Picton, Drive to Newcombes. Sat - 6-7 hours from Palmer Flat to Christobel Hut. Sun - 5-6 hours to Speargrass Flat via Rough Creek Track. Coordinate Transport with EM group. Max group size of 6.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Mitre Peak from The Pines. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 31 Oct 2018. Sat - Pines to Mitre Flats Hut. Day pack to Mitr Summit. Sun - Back to roadend.Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Dorset Ridge Hut from The Pines. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 31 Oct 2018. Fri - Mitre Flats Hut. Sat - via Mid-King Biv to Dorset Ridge Hut. Sun - Dorset Ridge, Mitre Peak, Mitre Flats, Pines. Max group size of 6. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Rock (Sport 16) Taupo, Kawakawa Bay from Taupo. map (Mike Phethean), signup closes: 31 Oct 2018. Mostly sport climbing with a few trad options. Climbers must be comfortable with leading grade 14 +. Camp overnight at Kawakawa bay. Max group size of 12. Tags
  • Family (2) Eastbourne, Butterfly Creek map (Amelia Seagrave), signup closes: 31 Oct 2018. Classic daywalk, option for longer off-track tramp to find mystery hut.Tags

23-25 Nov

  • Jamboree (E) Tararua FP, Totara Flats from Mt Holdsworth. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt /
    Kevin Cole), signup closes: 07 Nov 2018. Social event of the year. Range of activities which could include tubing, orienteering, baking BBQ. Leaders wanted to run activities.Tags
  • Nav (M) Tararua FP, North Mangahao Bivvy from Scotts Road. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 07 Nov 2018. Sat - Scotts Road to Mangahau Biv navigation all the way. Sun - easier, back the same route! Max group size of 4. 2 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Canyoning (EM (v3a2)) Akatarawa FP, Akatarawa Canyon Day trip from Akatarawa River. map (Megan Sety / co-leader required), signup closes: 07 Nov 2018. Mini Canyon day trip down river gorge, swimming and abseiling waterfalls. Open to club members with prior canyon abseil experience or attend the intro session before (either 20 or 22 Nov 6-9pm). Must be able to swim. Wetsuit required.
  • Cycle (M) Taupo, Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge from Taupo. map (Stuart Meiklejohn), signup closes: 07 Nov 2018. (CANCELLED - numbers) Friday night drive to Taupo. Sat - many bike and MTB race options up to 160km. Sun - hotpools and home. Details...
  • MTB (M) QC Sounds
    , Queen Charlotte Track
    from Picton. map (Garth Ireland), signup closes: 31 Oct 2018. Suits confident riders. Enjoy the fine dining along the way. Tags

30 Nov - 2 Dec

  • Instr (All) Belmont, Lower Hutt, River Safety Training from Wellington. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 16 Nov 2018. River Safety course run by Outdoor Training New Zealand. Aimed at outdoor users who are likely to travel in, near or across streams in NZ. Members have priority.
  • Canyoning (M (v4a3)) Kahurangi NP, Mt Owen map (David Jewell), signup closes: 07 Nov 2018. Long weekend exploring river canyons in the Mt Owen area. Open to club members who have prior canyoning experience. Must be able to swim. Wetsuit required. Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Day (E) Kapiti, Kapiti Island from Paraparaumu.(Natasha Harris). Moved from Oct. Day trip to experience this historical conservation island. Details... Costs $77 plus transport to Paraparaumu.Tags
  • Kayak (E) Marlborough Sounds, Kenepuru Sound Kayak from Picton. map (Amelia & Mark White), signup closes: 07 Nov 2018. (CANCELLED - leaders not available) Paddling in Double Kayaks. No Experience Required but must be able to Swim - Members have priority.

1 -8 Dec

  • Alp 3 (MF) Mt Cook National Park, Mt Cook from Mt Cook Village. map (Mike Phethean), signup closes: 08 Nov 2018. Considerable alpine experience required. Flights to christchurch and helicopter to Plateau hut. No sign-up sheet. Contact Mike. Max group size of 6. Tags

7-9 Dec

  • Tramp (F) Tararua FP, Upper Otaki Hut Circuit from Poads Road. map (Stuart Meiklejohn), signup closes: 21 Nov 2018. South Ohau hut Friday night. Down the Otaki river as far as the old Upper Otaki Hut site, and return along Oriwa ridge to Waiopehu, then out to Poads Road. Details...
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, North Ohau Hut from Poads Road. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 21 Nov 2018. Involves river travel. Poads Road track and walk up Ohau River. Same route out. Max group size of 6. 4 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Ohau Huts from Poads Road. map (Simon Barr), signup closes: 21 Nov 2018. A trip to bag both South and North Ohau huts. Will involve some river travel and easy spur travel (mostly on informal tracks). Plan to stay at South Ohau Saturday. May also consider bagging Mangahao flats hut as well.
  • Tramp (E) Paua Hut, Gourmet and Music Night from Catchpool Valley. map (Cindy Jemmett), signup closes: 21 Nov 2018. Short walk in on Friday. Saturday: Summit Mt Matthews and return to Paua Hut for feasting and revelry (bring your musical instrument (or voice)). Cruise out on Sunday.
  • Canyoning (M (v3a3)) Tararua FP, No 1 Canyon map (Mike Wilson / David Jewell Co lead), signup closes: 21 Nov 2018. Canyoning trip down river gorge in the northern Tararuas. Open to club members with prior canyoning experience. Must be able to swim, wetsuit required. Max group size of 6.
  • Family (1) Kaitoke RP, Christmas BBQ/Camp from Kaitoke. map (Beth Piggott), signup closes: 21 Nov 2018.

14-16 Dec

  • Day (E) Wellington, Beer Tramp from Wellington. map (Natasha Harris /
    Garth Ireland), signup closes: 28 Nov 2018. A guided social walk around the more interesting beer locations in Wellington. We had a great day last year. You can join along the way.
  • Fish Marlborough Sounds, Kayak Fishing from Kenepuru Sound. map (Kevin Cole), signup closes: 21 Nov 2018.
  • Day (E) Wairarapa, Patuna Chasm from Haurangi Road. map (Ken Joe), signup closes: 28 Nov 2018. Descend into a limestone river. A wet day walk with photography. Details....Tags
  • Day Nav (M) Tararua FP, Tutuwai Hut from Waiohine Gorge. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 28 Nov 2018. In from Waiohine Gorge straight to Cone Hut and onto Tutuwai. Looking to bag some secret huts. Back same route. 20 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Family (1-2) Hemi Matenga, Lookout/Aircraft Wreck from Waikanae. map (John Brown), signup closes: 28 Nov 2018. Daywalk. Either do the short walk up to the lookout or go off-track to search out an aircraft wreck

Christmas/New Year

  • Tramp (M) Kahurangi NP, Mt Owen map (Cindy Jemmett), signup closes: 01 Dec 2018. (CANCELLED) Christmas/New Year multi-day trip. Talk to Cindy if interested.Tags

26 Dec - 6 Jan

  • (All) Tongariro NP, Open Lodge from Lodge. map (Mike Gilbert), signup closes: 10 Dec 2018. Drop into Ruapehu Lodge for any number of nights. Use it as a base for your holiday activities.

11-13 Jan

  • Canyon (M (v4a2)) Aorangi FP, Stonewall Canyon map (David Jewell / Co-Leader required), signup closes: 26 Dec 2018. A day canyoning down river gorge near Cape Palliser. Open to club members with prior canyoning experience. Must be able to swim, wetsuit required. Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (F) Tararua FP, Broken Axe from Holdsworth. map (Stuart Meiklejohn), signup closes: 26 Dec 2018. Fri night Atiwhakatu Hut. Sat - Jumbo Angle Knob, Broken Axe Pinnacles, Tarn Ridge Hut. Sun - Back over Mitre, down to Mitre Flats Hut, walk out Atiwhakatu. Max group size of 6.
  • Nav (M) Tararua FP, Totara Flats Hut from Holdsworth. map (Peter Silverwood), signup closes: 26 Dec 2018. Sat - Powell Hut, S on High Ridge to Flaxy Knob, down to Totara Flats Hut. Sun - Spur to Gentle Annie Track and back to Holdsworth. Max group size of 6. 26 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Atiwhakatu Stream from Holdsworth. map (Matt Conway), signup closes: 26 Dec 2018. Fri - walk into Atiwhakatu Hut. Sat - walk up and explore Atiwhakatu Stream, return to campsite near bridge. Sun - back to roadend. Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (F) Tararua FP, Holdsworth - Kaitoke from Holdsworth. map (Harry Smith), signup closes: 26 Dec 2018. A classic Tararuas valleys trip. Being in the middle of January it's also vaguely possible that it won't rain.
  • Family (3) Tararua FP, Atiwhakatu Hut from Holdsworth. map (Amelia & Mark White), signup closes: 26 Dec 2018. 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

18-21 Jan Wellington Anniversary

  • Rock (F (Rock 14/Alp1+)) Kaikoura Range, Manakau-Uwerau Traverse map (Megan Sety), signup closes: 26 Dec 2018.
  • Tramp (M) Nelson Lakes, Angelus Hut from Mt Roberts Road. map (Byron Camp), signup closes: 26 Dec 2018. Friday evening ferry, stay night at St Arnaud. Saturday up to Angelus Hut by Robert Ridge (weather dependant). Sunday have an explore round the area, maybe try one of the nearby peaks, stay in the hut again. Monday back out to the van by the ridge, Speargrass or Cascade routes (weather dependant) and head back to Wellington. Angelus Hut needs to be booked, hut passes not valid. 28 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tube (M) Mt Richmond FP, Pelorus Tubing/Packrafting from Aniseed Valley Road. map (Catherine Mills / co-leader required), signup closes: 26 Dec 2018. 1 day walk in via Hacket Track - 2 days out Tubing (20 ins Tube+Wetsuit Reqd) Amazing Tubing - Limited Group Size recommended (Large Tubes Essential - May have to purchase)
  • Tramp (M) Mt Richmond FP, Richmond Range Crossing from Aniseed Valley Road. map (Simon Barr), signup closes: 26 Dec 2018. North- South Crossing. Sat Hacket Track to Slaty Hut. (8 hrs) Sun to Old Man Hut (5 hr). Mon early start to Lake Chalice (5hr) and out with E group. Summer alpine, needs good weather. Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Tararua Northern Crossing from Holdsworth. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 02 Jan 2019. East-West. Sat - Holdsworth - Tarn Ridge. Sun - Te Matawai. Mon - Poads Road. Drop off and pickups required, if W-E trip doesn't run. Max group size of 4.
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Tararua Northern Crossing from Poads Road. map (Cindy Jemmett), signup closes: 02 Jan 2019. West-East. Sat - Poads Road - Te Matawai. Sun- Tarn Ridge. Mon - Holdsworth. Drop off and pickups required, if E-W trip doesn't run. Max group size of 4.

25-27 Jan

  • MTB (E+ to M) Wellington, Remutaka Cycle Trail map (Garth Ireland), signup closes: 09 Jan 2019. Details of last trip.Tags
  • Day (EM) Wellington, Eastern Hills from Rail Station. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 09 Jan 2019.
  • Tramp (M) Ruahines (E), Makaretu Hut from Kashmir Road. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 09 Jan 2019. Fri - Drive to Norsewood ANZAC campsite. Sat - Moorcock Saddle via Longview to Makaretu Hut. Sun - Back to roadend via Happy Saze and Awatere Huts. Max group size of 8. 8 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Family (1-2) Pakuratahi Forest, Tunnel Gully/Mt Climie map (Beth Piggott), signup closes: 09 Jan 2019. Tunnel Gully is a cool short short walk that includes a tunnel to walk through, Mt Climie is a solid climb up to a sub-alpine area for some fantastic views, cool picnic/BBQ area at the carpark.

1-3 Feb

  • Camp (E) Carterton, Stardate 2019 from Stonehenge Aotearoa. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 16 Jan 2019. Date changed from Jan. A weekend learning about night skies. Camping at Stonehenge Aotearoa, Carterton. Details...
  • Tramp (M) Nelson Lakes, Mole Tops Crossing from Lake Rotoroa. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 09 Jan 2019.
  • Tramp (EM) Nelson Lakes, Blue Lake Hut from Lake Rotoroa. map (Juan Rada-Vilela), signup closes: 09 Jan 2019. Fri: Ferry to Picton, Drive to Lake Rotoroa Campsite. Sat: Boat to Sabine Hut, walk to Blue Lake Hut ~23km. Sun: Walk back, Drive to Picton and ferry. 16 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags

1-10 Feb Waitangi

  • Tramp (MF) Mt Aspiring NP, Five Passes Route from Routeburn Shelter. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 09 Jan 2019. Flights required. Must have done Snowcraft with good tramping experience. 4 days required. Details... Max group size of 6.

8-10 Feb

  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Snowy Hut from Otaki Forks. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 23 Jan 2019. Fri - Otaki Forks to Field Hut. Sat - to Kime, Elder, head down ridge 666 to Snowy Hut. Sun - Back to Otaki Forks via Waiotauru Forks. Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Nav (M) Tararua FP, Field Hut from Otaki Forks. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 23 Jan 2019. Sat - Up Waiotauru Forks, climb on to Rae Ridge to join track at Dennan, track to Field or Kime Hut. Sun - track to Otaki Forks. Max group size of 6. 20 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Waitewaewae Hut from Otaki Forks. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 23 Jan 2019. 16 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp/Run (FE) Tararua FP, Main Range S-K in 48 Hours from Putara Road. map (Nick Horrell / Elisabet Hesvik), signup closes: 23 Jan 2019. Attempt at completing the Main Range Schormann-Kaitoke challenge in under 48 hours. One way run/tramp from North to South, ~80km in 2 days. Max group size of 6.
  • Family (1-2) Battle Hill, BBQ/Picnic from Wellington. map (Caroline Drury-Petit), signup closes: 23 Jan 2019. Brings bikes, togs and marshmallows.

15-17 Feb

  • Nav (M) Remutaka FP, Telephone Creek from Wainuiomata. map (Cindy Jemmett), signup closes: 30 Jan 2019. 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 (Leader Required), 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

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.