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: 14 May 2022

6-8 May

  • Day(E) Mākara, Mākara Walkway from Wellington. map (Jacqui Bozoky), signup closes: 20 Apr 2022. This loop walk climbs to vantage points with spectacular views Sign up online
  • MTB/Day(EM) Remutaka FP, Remutaka Cycle Trail from Kaitoke. map (Natasha Hulston), signup closes: 20 Apr 2022. Easy day trip on the Remutaka Cycle Trail, suitable for beginners. Bring your own wheels or hire a bike at the road end Sign up online
  • Family(3) Remutaka FP, Paua Hut from Catchpool Valley. map (). Visit WTMC’s private hut Max group size of 10. Tags

13-15 May

  • Tramp(EM) Whanganui FP, Trains Hut from Taumatatahi Rd. map (Tash Harris ), signup closes: 27 Apr 2022. Walk along the Waitotara river into the dense bush Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Whanganui FP, Tahupo Hut from Taumatatahi Rd. map (Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 27 Apr 2022. Scramble to Tahupo Hut. Start along the river and head up the hills on second half of the track. Sun back the same way Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Neill Forks Hut from Waiohine Gorge. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 27 Apr 2022. Leave Wlg Sat am. Sat up to Cone Saddle and down to Neill Forks Hut. Sunday up to Cone Ridge, along and down to Totara Flats and out to Waiohine road end. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, Maungahuka Hut from Waiohine Gorge. map (Matt Cowan), signup closes: 27 Apr 2022. Fri night at Totara Flats. Sat to Maungahuka Hut via Cone Ridge and Neill Forks Hut. Sun back to road end via Cone saddle. Max group size of 6. Sign up online Tags

20-22 May

  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Sayers Hut from Mangatere Rd. map (Jamie Hawkins Elder), signup closes: 04 May 2022. Leave Sat morning. Walk up and over the hill to Sayers Hut, one of the oldest huts in the Tararuas. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Ruahine FP, Daphne Hut from Kashmir Rd. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 04 May 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, Howletts Hut from Kashmir Rd. map (Sarah Fisher), signup closes: 04 May 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 Daphne. Sign up online Tags
  • Inst(EM) Remutaka FP, Navigation course from Catchpool Valley. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 04 May 2022. Day course. Learn how to read a map and use a compass. Practice off track. Max group size of 6. Sign up online

27-29 May

  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Cow Creek Hut from Kiriwhakapapa. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 11 May 2022. Fri night at Blue Range Hut. Sat walk down to Cow Creek Hut. Sun back the same way. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(E) Ruahine FP, Rangiwahia Hut from Renfrew Rd. map (Meredith Stuck), signup closes: 11 May 2022. Gentle walk, great hut, great views. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Ruahine FP, Triangle Hut from Renfrew Rd. map (Jamie Hawkins Elder), signup closes: 11 May 2022. Loop track. Sat to Triangle Hut via Rangiwahia Hut and the tops. Sun back via Mangahuia. Sign up online Tags

3-6 June (Queen’s Birthday)

  • Days(M) Nelson Lakes NP and Lewis Pass, Day trips from Murchison from Murchison. map (James Wratt), signup closes: 11 May 2022. May require Fri afternoon off work. Tramping up to the snow in Nelson Lakes and Lewis Pass, but returning to the nice warm fire at the backpackers in Murchison each night. [Coordinate with Moss Pass] Sign up online
  • Tramp(MF) Nelson Lakes NP, Moss Pass from St Arnaud. map (Tiffany Shih). 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. [Coordinate with Murchison] Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Richmond FP, Lake Chalice circuit + Mt Patriarch from Staircase Rd. map (Katie Anderson), signup closes: 11 May 2022. Based at Lake Chalice Hut, with day trips around the lake and up to Mt Patriarch Sign up online
  • Tramp(M) Richmond FP, Old Man Hut Circuit from Staircase Rd. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 11 May 2022. Loop track – Enjoy stunning views of Lake Chalice and the Richmond Range Sign up online

10-12 June

  • Tramp(MF) Tararua FP, Jacks Flat Biv from Holdsworth. map (Emily Shrosbree), signup closes: 25 May 2022. Navigate to the un-marked biv. Max group size of 6. Sign up online
  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Jumbo-Holdsworth Circuit from Holdsworth. map (Dan Nicholson), signup closes: 25 May 2022. Climb through beech-podocarp forest to some of the best alpine tops travel in the Tararua Forest Park Sign up online
  • Day(EM) Porirua, Te Araroa from Wellington. map (Sam Davis), signup closes: 01 Jun 2022. Walk a section of Te Araroa trail from Porirua back to the city and enjoy great views of Te Waipounamu / the South Island Sign up online Tags
  • Inst(M) Ruapehu Lodge, Alpine Leadership Course from Whakapapa. map (Mike Phethean), signup closes: 25 May 2022. Course for new alpine trip leaders, with a focus on alpine risks identification and management. Max group size of 6. Sign up online

17-19 June

  • Tramp(EM) Tararua FP, Mangahao Flats Hut from Mangahao Rd. map (Tash Harris ), signup closes: 02 Jun 2022. Leave on Saturday morning, scenic walk along the river to the Hut. Sunday back the same way Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(M) Tararua FP, Te Matawai Hut from Mangahao Rd. map (Leader required), signup closes: 02 Jun 2022. Sat morning to Te Matawai Hut via Mangahao river track. Sun back the same way. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Remutaka FP, Mt Matthews from Catchpool Valley. map (Meredith Stuck), signup closes: 02 Jun 2022. Get to the top of the Remutakas and take in views of the Wairarapa Sign up online Tags

23-26 June (Matariki)

  • Maint(M) Whanganui FP, Tahupo Hut from Taumatatahi Rd. map (Natasha Harris), signup closes: 07 Jun 2021. Volunteer with DOC and help maintain tracks between Trains Hut and Tahupo Hut. Max group size of 5. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(F) Kaweka FP, Venison Tops loop from Makahu Saddle. map (Leader required), signup closes: 07 Jun 2021. Panoramic views of the Kaweka FP and beyond to the Kaimanawa FP and Tongariro NP. Sign up online
  • Tramp(M) Kaweka FP, Ballard Hut from Makahu Saddle. map (Monique Bon), signup closes: 07 Jun 2021. Loop track. Fri at Makahu Saddle campsite. Sat across the ridgline with optional side trip to the highest point in the Kawekas. Sun back through the bush via Kaweka Flats. Sign up online Tags
  • Tramp(EM) Te Urewera NP, Sandy Bay Hut from Aniwaniwa Rd. map (Blair Marett), signup closes: 07 Jun 2021. 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 NP, Manuoha to Waikareiti Track from Aniwaniwa Rd. map (Daniel and Megan Madley), signup closes: 07 Jun 2021. Sat to Manuoha Hut via Manuoha track. Sun to Sandy Bay Hut. Mon to road end. Coordinate transport with EM group. Sign up online

[Winter schedule: July-October 2022]

To propose ideas of trips for the next schedule, email the Chief Guide or come along to the next Trip Planning Night (Wed 27 April, 7pm)

Snowcraft 2022
The snowcraft course will run on the last weekend of July 2022. For more information and to apply, go to the Snowcraft page.

Avalanche Awareness 2022
WTMC is contracting an Avalanche Awareness course in Whakapapa on 27 August. Club members can sign up online.