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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: 14 Dec 2018

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. (CANCELLED - numbers) 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. (CANCELLED - numbers) 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: Sign-up not required. A Saturday afternoon guided social walk around the more interesting craft beer locations in Wellington. We had a great day last year. You can join along the way. See events page for details.
  • Fish Marlborough Sounds, Kayak Fishing from Kenepuru Sound. map (Kevin Cole), signup closes: 21 Nov 2018. (CANCELLED - numbers)
  • 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: Sign-up not required. 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 Dec 2018. (CANCELLED - trip leader not avail) 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: 12 Dec 2018. (CANCELLED - numbers)
  • Tramp (M) Nelson Lakes, Angelus Hut from Mt Roberts Road. map (Byron Camp), signup closes: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 Dec 2018. 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: 12 Dec 2018. 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: 12 Dec 2018. Details of last trip.Tags
  • Day (EM) Wellington, Eastern Hills from Rail Station. map (Tony Stephens), signup closes: 12 Dec 2018.
  • Tramp (M) Ruahines (E), Makaretu Hut from Kashmir Road. map (Maarten Ruiter), signup closes: 12 Dec 2018. 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: 12 Dec 2018. 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 (Simon Barr), 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 (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

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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