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Printable Schedules

The online print versions may not be up-to-date with the latest changes made in the on-line schedule below.

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: 1 July 2019

28-30 June

  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Waiopehu Hut from Poads Road. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 12 Jun 2019. 18 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Te Matawai Hut from Poads Road. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 12 Jun 2019. Max group size of 12. 18 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Tarn Ridge Hut from The Pines. map (Mike Wilson), signup closes: 12 Jun 2019. Max group size of 6. 16 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Apl1+ (F) Ruahine FP (E), Sawtooth Ridge from Kashmir Road. map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 12 Jun 2019. Max group size of 8. Tags

3 July

  • Snowcraft TTC Hall, Snowcraft Training B from Wellington. map (Henry Fisher /Gareth Robinson), signup closes: 17 Jun 2019. Gear issue. See Snowcraft web page. Max group size of 20.

5-7 July

  • Snowcraft (M) Tongariro NP, Snowcraft 1 from Lodge. map (Henry Fisher /Gareth Robinson), signup closes: 19 Jun 2019. See Snowcraft web page. Max group size of 20.
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Mid King Biv from The Pines. map (Simon Barr), signup closes: 19 Jun 2019. Max group size of 4. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Mitre Flats Hut from The Pines. map (Rene Auer), signup closes: 19 Jun 2019. Max group size of 8. 14 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Family (2) Wellington, Sinclair Head(Barry Cuthbert). Go hang with the sea lions on the rocks, explore the old gun bunkers

12-14 July

  • Tramp (M) Ruahine FP (E), Five Ruahine Huts from North Block Road. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 26 Jun 2019. Hut bagging in the northern Ruahines, Ellis, Gold Creek, Barlow, and Poutaki.
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahine FP (E), Top Maropea Hut from North Block Road. map (Laressa Robson ), signup closes: 26 Jun 2019. Tags
  • Alp2 (F) Hakatere Conservation Park, Mt Arrowsmith from Lake Heron. map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 18 Jun 2019. Day off on Fri 12 and flights to Christchurch required. Attempt at the summit either via Central Couloir or North Ridge depending on conditions. Max group size of 8.
  • Family (1) Tongariro NP, Family friendly weekend from Lodge. map (Leader Required), signup closes: 25 Jun 2019. Family friendly' weekends. If you want to make sure there'll be kids at the lodge for your kids to hang out with, those are the weekends to book.

17 July

  • Snowcraft Hop Garden, Snowcraft Training C from Wellington. map (Henry Fisher /Gareth Robinson), signup closes: 01 Jul 2019. Snowcraft planning night. Max group size of 20.

19-21 July

  • Snowcraft (M) Tongariro NP, Snowcraft 2 from Lodge. map (Henry Fisher /Gareth Robinson), signup closes: 03 Jul 2019. See Snowcraft web page. Max group size of 20.
  • Day (E) Wellington, Paekakariki Escarpment from Pukerua Bay. map (Jue Huang), signup closes: 03 Jul 2019. Tags
  • Climbing (EM) Wellington, Adrenalin Forest from Porirua. map (Fiona Millington), signup closes: 03 Jul 2019. Details...
  • Family (4) Tararua FP, Kapakapanui from Ngatiawa Road.(Jo-Ella Sarich / co-leader required), signup closes: #N/A. Nice loop trip, hopefully with some cool views and maybe snowTags

26-28 July

  • Ski (E) Tongariro NP, Ski Weekend from Lodge. map (Mike Gilbert), signup closes: 10 Jul 2019. Book and pay direct on lodge bookings, not trip sheet sign-ups. Costs will be something like $162 for members and $212 for non-members - that's inclusive of van, accommodation and food.
  • Tramp (M) Egmont NP, Pouakai Circuit from North Egmont. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 10 Jul 2019. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Egmont NP, Lake Dive Hut from North Egmont. map (Caryl Ramos), signup closes: 10 Jul 2019. 16 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Family (3) Welliington, City to Sea Walk(Barry Cuthbert).

2-4 August

  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Tongariro Explore from Mangatepopo. map (George Bowman / co-leader required), signup closes: 17 Jul 2019. Snowcraft first refusals. Drive up Friday night and walk ~ 1hr to Mangatepopo Hut. South ridge ascent, East ridge descent. Ngauruhoe crater on Sunday if group & conditions permit. Max group size of 6.
  • Alp1+ Rock (M) Tongariro NP, Intro to mixed climbing from Lodge.(Nick Horrell). Strong rock climbing skills and Snowcraft experience required. Technical Ice tools required, get experience using alpine tools to climb rock on top rope. Max group size of 8.
  • Alp1 (M) Richmond FP, Mt Fishtail from Pine Valley Road. map (Maj-Britt Engelhardt), signup closes: 10 Jul 2019. Max group size of 6.
  • Family Tongariro NP, Family friendly weekend from Lodge.(Andy Styles). Family friendly' weekends. If you want to make sure there'll be kids at the lodge for your kids to hang out with, those are the weekends to book.
  • Family (1) Battle Hill, Cooking on a fire(Amelia White). Cook your lunch over an open fire, explore the park and feed the eels

8-11 August

  • Alp3 (F) Remarkables, Remarkables Grand Traverse from Queenstown.(Gareth Robinson). Day off work and flights to Queenstown required Max group size of 6.

9-11 August

  • Ski (E) Tongariro NP, Ski Weekend from Lodge. map (Mike Gilbert), signup closes: 24 Jul 2019. Book and pay direct on lodge bookings, not trip sheet sign-ups. Cost swill be something like $162 for members and $212 for non-members - that's inclusive of van, accommodation and food.
  • Alp1 (M) Hakatere CP, Cameron Hut from Hakatere Heron Road. map (Byron Camp / co-leader required), signup closes: 24 Jul 2019. Trip moved to weekend of 30 Aug-1 SepTags
  • Tramp (E) Tararua FP, Tutuwai Hut from Kaitoke. map (Ken Joe), signup closes: 24 Jul 2019. Beginner tramping series. 20 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Alpha Hut from Kaitoke. map (Rene Auer), signup closes: 24 Jul 2019. Via Quoin Ridge. 22 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Family (3) Belmont RP, Belmont Trig from Cornish Street.(Leader required), signup closes: #N/A.

16-18 August

  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Paretetaitonga from Lodge. map (Erik Behrens), signup closes: 31 Jul 2019. Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Alp 2 (F) Tongariro NP, Cathedral Rocks from Lodge. map (Katy Glenie / Mike Phethean), signup closes: 31 Jul 2019. Ruapehu Iceclimbing.Tags
  • Alp2 (MF) Arthurs Pass NP, Mt Rolleston from Arthurs Pass. map (Nick Horrell), signup closes: 24 Jul 2019. Day off Mon 19 and ChCh flights required. Mt Rolleston via Rome Ridge, based at NZAC AP Lodge. Max group size of 8. Tags
  • Nav (EM) Eastbourne, Navigation Instruction from Wellington. map (Rosanne Mulder), signup closes: 31 Jul 2019. Day trip focussing on navigation instruction and practice.
  • Family (2) Wellington, Makara Peak Bike Park(Barry Cuthbert), signup closes: #N/A. Either ride your bike around the many different trails or walk up to the summit over the swingbridge

23-25 August

  • Alp1 (MF) Ruataniwha CP, Gunsight Pass from Lake Ohau Road. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 31 Jul 2019. Trip moved to weekend of 4-6 October Max group size of 6.
  • Instruction (EM) Tongariro NP, Ski Touring Course from Lodge. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: 07 Aug 2019. Intro to ski touring. Will cover uphill travel, basic avalanche awareness and ski improvement. Will be run by a guide, so cost will be more than a regular club trip. For strong intermediate skiers and above. Max group size of 8.
  • Alp2 (MF) Tongariro NP, Pinnacle Ridge from Lodge. map (Gareth Robinson), signup closes: 07 Aug 2019. Max group size of 6. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Totara Flats Hut from Holdsworth. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 07 Aug 2019. Totara Flats from Holdsworth roadend. 26 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (M) Tararua FP, Mid Waiohine Hut from Holdsworth. map (Richard Manning), signup closes: 07 Aug 2019. Max group size of 6. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Family (1-2) Wellington, Seton Nossiter Park(Leader required), signup closes: #N/A.

30 Aug - 1 Sep

  • Tramp (MF) Ruahine FP, Snowshoeing from TBC.(Illona Keenan), signup closes: #N/A. If you can walk you can snowshoe. Snowshoeing is a non-technical alternative to skiing or snowboarding. Anyone can do it with minimal instruction. Location to be confirmed. Go to the best snow.
  • Tramp (E) Ruahines FP (W), Rangiwahia Hut from Renfrew Road. map (Leader required), signup closes: 14 Aug 2019. 13 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Alp1 (M) Tongariro NP, Tahurangi from Ohakune. map (George Bowman / co-leader required), signup closes: 14 Aug 2019. Max group size of 4. Tags
  • Alp1 (M) Hakatere CP, Cameron Hut from Hakatere Heron Road. map (Byron Camp / co-leader required), signup closes: 14 Aug 2019. Flights to Christchurch needed. Explore something on snow from hut. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Family Tongariro NP, Family friendly weekend from Lodge. map (Baz Murfin), signup closes: 14 Aug 2019. Family friendly' weekends. If you want to make sure there'll be kids at the lodge for your kids to hang out with, those are the weekends to book.

5-8 September

  • Tramp (EM) Great Barrier Island, Aotea Track map (Fiona Millington), signup closes: 20 Aug 2019. 3 Day Aotea Track. Fly Thurs evening ($49 flights each way atm) stop one night central Auckland backpackers. (approx. $50). Great Barrier Ferry $110 RTN leave 0800 Friday. Arrive Great Barrier pm and transport to start of trail. Walk reverse route. Huts Friday & Saturday $15 per night. Exit via hotpools Sunday and return on 1500 ferry. Fly back to Wellington Sunday night. Estimated cost = $350 with transport to and from Auckland City/Airport.Tags

6-8 September

  • Alp2 (F) Egmont NP, East Ridge from Taranaki. map (Katy Glenie / Mike Phethean), signup closes: 21 Aug 2019. Iceclimbing.Tags
  • Alp1 (M) Egmont NP, Taranaki Summit from North Egmont. map (Mike Wilson), signup closes: 21 Aug 2019. From Nth side only? Max group size of 6.
  • Ski (M) TBC, Ski Touring from Lodge. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: 21 Aug 2019. Lodge based ski touring. Max group size of 6.
  • Tramp (EM) Ruahine FP (E), Makaretu Hut from Kashmir Road. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 21 Aug 2019. Fri night at ANZAC Park, Norsewood. Sat - Roadend to Makaretu via Longview hut. Sun- Follow Makaretu river back to roadend, stopping at Happy Daze and Awatere huts. Max group size of 8. 8 bunk hut. DOC search.
  • Family (2) Wellington, Hawkins Hill(Ed Churchouse), signup closes: #N/A. Explore along the open ridge to the aircraft radar stationTags

8-13 September

  • Ski Tongariro NP, Lodge Ski Week from Lodge. map (Brian Goodwin). No sign up. Book and pay direct on Lodge Bookings for accommodation and food.

13-15 September

  • Alp1 (M) Nelson Lakes, Angelus Peak from Mt Robert Carpark. map (Byron Camp / co-leader required), signup closes: 21 Aug 2019. Alp 1 peak, but will try and make time for those with new rope and anchor skills to use and practise, all based from Angelus hut. Extra day off work required.
  • Tramp (E) Tongariro NP, Mangatepopo Hut from Mangatepopo. map (Helen Cox), signup closes: 28 Aug 2019. 23 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Apl1 (M) Tongariro NP, Moonlight Tongariro Crossing from Mangatepopo. map (Marie Henderson / Aimee Paterson), signup closes: 28 Aug 2019.
  • Family (3) Upper Hutt, Mt Climbie(Leader required), signup closes: #N/A. Take a walk up a different side of Upper Hutt

20-22 September

  • Day (E) Wellington, Baring Head from Coast Road. map (Shauna McAuley), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Day trip to help the Friends of Baring Head with conservation work. Very easy tramping. Details...
  • Tramp (F) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut from Holdsworth Road. map (Fiona Elliott), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Holdsworth-to-Maungahuka circuit, back via Totara Flats to Holdsworth road-end. Very long but very wonderful days. Maintenance trip to Maungahuka Hut. 6 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Ski (M) TBC, Ski Touring from Lodge. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Lodge based ski touring. Max group size of 6.
  • Alp1 (M ) Tongariro NP, Snowcaving! from Lodge. map (Nick horrell), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Give up the luxuries of the warm lodge for an even warmer Snow cave high up the mountain (if you build it right!) Max group size of 12.
  • Alp1+ (M) Tongariro NP, Ringatoto from Tukino. map (George Bowman / co-leader required), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Tong G co-lead.Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Waiopehu Hut from Poads Road. map (Ken Joe), signup closes: 04 Sep 2019. Beginner tramping series, "mud and climbing", Waiopehu hut loop. Max group size of 12. 18 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Family (2) Porirua, Colonial Knob(Amelia White). Walk or ride up to the summit and choose a different route to come down!Tags

27-29 September (Daylight Saving)

  • Alp1 (M) Arthur's Pass, Alpine day trips from Arthur's Pass. map (Tereza Bublikova (+Aimee?)), signup closes: 03 Sep 2019. Replay of a very popular trip last year. Day off work required. Early signup essential. Flights required. Accommodation at NZAC (alpine club) Arthur's Pass Lodge. See last year's trip. Max group size of 20. Tags
  • Tramp (EM) Tararua FP, Cattle Ridge Hut from Putara Road. map (Richard Manning), signup closes: 11 Sep 2019. 6 hour day from Putara Road end, with 600m of climb to finish the day. M side of EM. 5 bunk hut. DOC search.Tags
  • Tramp (MF) Tararua FP, Dundas Hut from Putara Road. map (Simon Barr), signup closes: 11 Sep 2019. Tags
  • Family (01 Mar 2019) Upper Hutt, Kaitoke Regional Park(Leader required), signup closes: #N/A. Day trips, camping, rivers, open spaces, forest, Kaitoke has it all.

4-6 October

  • Ski (M) TBC, Ski Touring from Lodge. map (Graeme Hearfield), signup closes: 18 Sep 2019. Lodge based ski touring. Max group size of 6.
  • Alp1 (MF) Ruataniwha CP, Gunsight Pass from Lake Ohau Road. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 11 Sep 2019. North Temple Stream, up and over pass into South Temple Stream. Friday afternoon off work needed as would need to fly to Christchurch Friday lunchtime. Details... Max group size of 6.
  • Family Tongariro NP, Family friendly weekend from Lodge. map (Leader required), signup closes: 18 Sep 2019. Family friendly' weekends. If you want to make sure there'll be kids at the lodge for your kids to hang out with, those are the weekends to book.

11-13 October

  • Family (4) Tararua FP, Powell Hut from Holdsworth. map (Leader required), signup closes: 25 Sep 2019. Tramp up to the new hut. Book your bunk online.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.