WTMC Trip Schedule

About the trip schedule
 If you are new to the club, we recommend an Easy (E) or Easy-Medium (EM) for your first trip. 
 More information about Grades, What to Pack and Going on Club Trips is available on the website. 
 To propose ideas for new tramps, lead a trip or for any other queries relating to club trips, please email the Chief Guide.

Online Schedule

Last update: 1 August 2022

22-24 Jul

  • Alp1(M) Seaward Kaikōura Range, Mt Fyffe from Chapmans Rd. map (Jon Keyzer), signup closes: 29 Jun 2022. Ocean views from the snowy tops of the Kāikoura range. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Mitre Peak from The Pines. map (Meredith Stuck), signup closes: 06 Jul 2022. Stay at Mitre Flats Hut, optional side trip to Pukeamoamo/Mitre Peak Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, Dorset Ridge Hut from The Pines. map (Daniel Madley), signup closes: 06 Jul 2022. Sat walk to the tops via Mitre Peak. Sun loop back via Mid King Biv and off track travel back to Mitre Flats hut and road end. Sign up online

29-31 Jul

  • Instr(M) Tongariro NP, Snowcraft course from Ruapehu Lodge. map (Henry Fisher), signup closes: 15 Jun 2022. For information and to sign up, check the course page (Training > Snowcraft) Max group size of 8.
  • Tramp(M) Whanganui NP, Pouri Hut from Kohi Saddle. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 13 Jul 2022. Walk deep into the wilderness of the Whanganui National Park on old Māori trail and settlers’ dray road. 12 bunk hut. DOC search. Sign up online

5-7 Aug

  • Inst(M) Tongariro NP, Snowcraft back up weekend from Ruapehu Lodge. map (n/a), Not needed – course went ahead on 29-31 July
  • Alp1(M) Egmont NP, Panitahi/Fanthams Peak or Taranaki summit from Dawson Falls. map (Jon Keyzer), signup closes: 20 Jul 2022. Climb up Panitahi/Fanthams Peak and/or Taranaki Summit and come back to a warm fire at Kapuni Lodge. Max group size of 4. Sign up online
  • Glamp(EM) Egmont NP, Kapuni Lodge from Dawson Falls. map (Meredith Stuck), signup closes: 20 Jul 2022. Walk up to Kapuni lodge. Cuddle up by the fire while watching the snow fall. Bring gourmet snacks, cards or a book. Max group size of 8. Sign up online Tags

12-14 Aug

  • Alp1+(MF) Tongariro NP, Ringatoto Peak from Tukino Access Rd. map (James Johnston), signup closes: 27 Jul 2022. Walk to Rangipo Hut on Friday night. Sat up East Ridge of Ringatoto with a possible extension to Tahurangi. Some exposed sections, two tools required. Sign up online
  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, McGregor Biv from Holdsworth. map (Mathew Denys ), signup closes: 27 Jul 2022. Travel up and on the tops to the remote, small bivvy (sleeps two) Sign up online
  • Glamp(M) Tararua FP, PizzAlpine from Holdsworth. map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 27 Jul 2022. Start in style with the best secret pizzas in the Wairarapa and Fri night at the Holdsworth Lodge. Sat: complete the Jumbo circuit in a day and head back to Wellington. Sign up online
  • Glamp(EM) Tararua FP, PizzHistoric from Holdsworth. map (David Bakker), signup closes: 27 Jul 2022. Start in style with the best secret pizzas in the Wairarapa and Fri night at the Holdsworth Lodge. Day walk via Gentle Annie Track and get good views from Rocky lookout. Lunch at the Mountain House Shelter, built by WTMC club members in 1952. Sign up online

19-21 Aug

  • Alp1(M) Tongariro NP, Red Crater and Nga Rotopounamu/Emerald Lakes from Mangatepopo Rd. map (Tereza Bublikova), signup closes: 03 Aug 2022. Traverse to Oturere Hut via the Red Crater and Emerald Lakes. Circle the base of Ngāuruhoe to return to the road end the next day. Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Tramp(EM) Ruahine FP, Daphne Hut from Kashmir Rd. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 03 Aug 2022. Great views of the Ruahines and a couple of river crossings. Fri night at Longview Hut. Sat to Daphne Hut. Sun short day out to road end Sign up online
  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Makaretu Loop Track from Kashmir Rd. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 03 Aug 2022. Walk up to Longview Hut, enjoy great views from the tops, and walk out via Makaretu river. River travel. Sign up online
  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Howletts Hut from Kashmir Rd. map (Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 03 Aug 2022. Fri night at Longview Hut. Sat to Howlett Hut via the ridge. Sun out via Daphne. Great views of the Ruahines and a couple of river crossings. Sign up online Tags
  • Day(EM) Zealandia, Fenceline track from Karori. map (Dan Nicholson), signup closes: 10 Aug 2022. Walk up and down along the outside perimeter of the Zealandia fenceline. Great birdlife and superb views from the Brooklyn wind turbine. Sign up online

26-28 Aug

  • Inst(All) Hop Garden, Chips & Leadership from Ruapehu lodge. map (Anne de Ferron / Tash Harris), signup closes: 10 Aug 2022. Wednesday evening session. Learn and practice the basics to lead club trips, eat chips, ask questions Max group size of 10. Sign up online
  • Inst(M) Tongariro NP, Avalanche Awareness Course from Ruapehu lodge. map (Hillary Outdoors (Coordinator Anne de Ferron)), Cancelled – numbers.

2-4 Sept

  • Alp1(M) Tongariro NP, Paretetaitonga from Ruapehu lodge. map (Mike Wilson/Caryl Ramos), signup closes: 17 Aug 2022. Climb the third highest peak of the Ruapehu massif. Great views of the other peaks and crater of the volcano. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags
  • Ski(-) Tongariro NP, Ski touring from Ruapehu lodge. map (Sam Kempthorne), signup closes: 17 Aug 2022. Come and enjoy the great ski touring terrain on Mt Ruapehu away from the busy ski field area. Based at the lodge for the weekend. Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Burn Hut from Mangahao Rd. map (David Bakker), signup closes: 17 Aug 2022. Leave Sat morning. Walk up to the ridgeline and get nice views of the Tararua range. Loop track, 3-4 hours per day. Sign up online.
  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Mt Baldy from Holdsworth. (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 17 Aug 2022. Mt Baldy return – via Atiwhakatu (Fri night) and Pinnacle Ridge (Sat). Back in Wellington on Saturday night. Sign up online.

9-11 Sept

  • Alp1(M) Nelson Lakes FP, Angelus Hut from St Arnaud. map (), signup closes: 17 Aug 2022. To be rescheduled. Incompatible ferry times in September Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Nelson Lakes FP, Lakeside Track from St Arnaud. map (Meredith Stuck), signup closes: 17 Aug 2022. To be rescheduled. Incompatible ferry times in September Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp(M) Aorangi FP, Aorangi Crossing from Cape Palliser Road. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 24 Aug 2022. Walk from the Pinnacles to Pararaki Hut. Sun out via Mangatoetoe river. Sign up online Tags
  • Nav(M) Aorangi FP, Mangatoetoe Peak from Cape Palliser Road. map (Harry Smith), signup closes: 24 Aug 2022. Leave you packs at the hut and scramble off the beaten track to Mangatoetoe Peak. Sign up online

16-18 Sept

  • Alp1(F) Seaward Kaikōura Range, Mt Snowflake from Kowhai River. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 31 Aug 2022. Time off required. Fri walk in via Kowhai river, camp at Snowflake Stream or Snowflake Spur. Summit on Sat. Walk out on Sun. Max group size of 8. Sign up online
  • MTB(EM) Pureora FP, Timber Trail from Ongarue. map (Natasha Hulston), signup closes: 31 Aug 2022. Journey through ancient podocarp forest on one of New Zealand’s best wilderness rides. Some uphill but not technical, suitable for beginners. Bike or e-bike rental available. Sign up online
  • Nav(M) Tongariro NP, Hauhungatahi Wilderness Area from Whakapapa. map (Anne de Ferron), signup closes: 31 Aug 2022. Find your way up to the top of Hauhungatahi, an eroded volcano. No huts, no tracks: the ultimate remote experience. Camp on the way. Sign up online
  • Inst(All) Remutaka FP, Bushcraft from Catchpool Valley. map (OTNZ (Coordinator Jacqui Bozoky)), signup closes: 31 Aug 2022. Learn basic tramping skills to stay safe in the outdoors. Club members only. Max group size of 10. Sign up online Tags

23-25 Sept

  • Alp1 (M) Aoraki Mt Cook NP, Mueller Hut from Aoraki/Mt Cook Village. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 31 Aug 2022. A 360-degree panorama encompassing glaciers, ice cliffs, vertical rock faces and New Zealand’s highest peaks. Friday off required. Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Broken Axe Pinnacles from Holdsworth. map (Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 07 Sep 2022. Loop on the Tararua tops via Baldy, Broken Axe Pinnacles, Angle knob – Out via Jumbo or Powell. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Kaweka FP, Venison Tops loop from Mangatutu Rd. map (Richard Manning), signup closes: 07 Sep 2022. Leave 1pm on Friday. Alpine tops, panoramic views of the Kaweka FP and beyond to the Kaimanawa FP and Tongariro NP. Sign up online
  • Tramp(E) Kaweka FP, Te Puia Lodge and Hot Springs from Mangatutu Rd. map (Meredith Stuck), signup closes: 07 Sep 2022. Walk along the river to Te Puia Lodge. Enjoy a side trip to the Mangatatainoka hot springs and another soak at the road end. Afternoon off required. Max group size of 5. Sign up online

30 Sept-2 Oct

  • Alp1(tbc) tbc, Leader’s pick. from tbc. (Leader required), signup closes: 14 Sep 2022. Destination tbc. Contact if you would like to organise an alpine trip. Sign up online
  • Tramp(MF) Egmont NP, Taranaki Half Circuit from North Egmont Rd. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 14 Sep 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: 14 Sep 2022. Iconic views of Taranaki. Fri night at the Camphouse, North Taranaki. Pick up MF group at Ihaia Rd on return drive. Max group size of 8. Sign up online Tags
  • Kayak(EM) Wellington Harbour / Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Around the Bays from Wellington. map (Meredith Stuck), signup closes: 14 Sep 2022. Day paddle out to Scorching Bay and back. Hire from Fergs kayaks. Sign up online

7-9 Oct

  • Alp1(tbc) tbc, Leader’s pick. from tbc. (Leader required), signup closes: 21 Sep 2022. Destination tbc. Contact if you would like to organise an alpine trip. Sign up online
  • Tramp(MF) Remutaka FP, Papatahi Crossing from Western Lake Rd. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 21 Sep 2022. Cross the Remutaka Range via Papatahi (902 m) from the Wairarapa side to the Orongorongo valley. A local but challenging tramp across the Remutaka range. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Remutaka FP, Mt Matthews from Catchpool Valley. map (Meredith Stuck / Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 21 Sep 2022. Walk up to the highest peak in the Remutaka FP and enjoy views of both the Wellington coastline and the Wairarapa. Stay at Paua Hut. Paua Hut booked 7-8 Oct Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(E) Remutaka FP, Waiorongomai Hut from Western Lake Rd. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 21 Sep 2022. A short day scrambling up with a little bit of river travel. Sign up online

14-16 Oct

  • Alp1(tbc) tbc, Leader’s pick. from tbc. (Leader required), signup closes: 28 Sep 2022. Destination tbc. Contact if you would like to organise an alpine trip. Sign up online
  • Tramp(EM) Kaikoura Range, Mt Fyffe from Chapmans Rd. map (Matt Cowan), signup closes: 21 Sep 2022. To be rescheduled. Incompatible ferry times. Tags
  • Tramp(M) Kaikoura Range, Kowhai-Hapuku Circuit from Chapmans Rd. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 21 Sep 2022. To be rescheduled. Incompatible ferry times.
  • Day(EM) Kapiti Island, Kapiti Island from Paraparaumu. map (Jacqui Bozoky), signup closes: 28 Sep 2022. Get up close and personal with rare birds such as kākā, kōkako, takahē and hihi. Walk up to the 521 m peak for panoramic views. $82 (return) boat to Kapiti Is. Carpooling to Paraparaumu Beach Sign up online Tags
  • Inst(M) Tongariro NP, Ski Touring Course from Whakapapa. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: n/a. Basic avalanche safety and use of gear, skinning and uphill travel and off piste skiing skills. Currently booked out. Contact to go on the waitlist. Max group size of 6.

21-24 Oct (Labour weekend)

  • Alp1(tbc) tbc, Leader’s pick. from South Island. (Leader required), signup closes: 28 Sep 2022. Destination tbc. Contact if you would like to organise an alpine trip. Sign up online
  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Shutes hut and Around from Taihape-Napier Rd. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 05 Oct 2022. Loop track via the historic Shutes hut, Dianes Hut and Ruahine Hut. [Coordinate with Kaweka group] Sign up online
  • Tramp(MF) Kaweka FP, Back Ridge and Rocks Ahead Loop from Taihape-Napier Rd. map (Leader required), signup closes: 05 Oct 2022. Highlights includes climbing the highest peak in the Kaweka FP, views out to Ruapehu and a cableway. [Coordinate with Ruahine group] Sign up online
  • Tramp(EM) Abel Tasman NP, Inland Track from Marahau. map (Leader required), signup closes: 28 Sep 2022. Get off the beaten track, enjoy amazing bird life and great views of the Abel Tasman Park. Sat water taxi to Tōtaranui and walk to Awapoto Hut via Gibbs track. Sun to Castle Rock Hut. Mon walk out to road end. Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Kayak(EM) Abel Tasman NP, Return paddle to Onetahuti from Marahau. map (Meredith Stuck), signup closes: 28 Sep 2022. Paddle along the coast of the Abel Tasman NP, stop for swims or short walks. Night 1: Te Pukatea Bay or Anchorage. Night 2: Bark Bay or Mosquito Bay. Approximately 4 – 5 hours of paddling per day interspersed with breaks. No experience required Max group size of 6. Sign up online

28-30 Oct

  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Te Atua Mahuru Ridge Loop from Wakarara Rd. map (Matt Cowan), signup closes: 12 Oct 2022. Complete the loop via Sparrowhawk Biv and Barlow Hut. Unmarked route on the sharp ridgeline. Sign up online
  • Tramp(EM) Ruahine FP, Gold Creek Hut from Wakarara Rd. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 12 Oct 2022. A gentle uphill along the ridgeline before dropping into the valley. Back the same way on Sun. Sign up online
  • Inst(All) Remutaka FP, River Safety from Catchpool Valley. map (OTNZ), signup closes: 12 Oct 2022. Learn to assess river conditions and techniques to cross safely. Sign up online

4-6 Nov

  • Social(All) Remutaka FP, 75th Anniversary from Catchpool Valley/Wellington. (), signup closes: #N/A. Stay tuned for activities in the city and at Paua Hut to celebrate WTMC’s 75th Anniversary. If you would like to help organising please contact the Chief Guide.

Next trip schedule: November 2022 to March 2023

>> Planning night (Wed 7 Sept) – Come along to share your tramping ideas for the next schedule. Details TBA

>> Wellington Packrafting 101 (19-20 Nov) – The course will be run by Packrafting Queenstown, for info and to sign up visit their website. Please liaise directly with the provider for any queries relating to this course.