Upcoming Trips

Interested in going on a club trip? You don’t have to be a member. Contact the trip leader asap.

Sat 31st July Paekakariki Escarpment Easy
Woody Lee 357 2390

BWD of 31 Jul/1 August. This 10km section of the Te Araroa Trail runs between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay. We are starting from Paekakariki and heading south and returning by Kapiti Line train (metlink). Depart Milverton Park at 7.30 am.
 
Sat 7th August Iron Gate Hut Medium/Fit
Janet Wilson 329 4722

A few months ago, the trap line to Iron Gate Hut was vandalised, with many traps moved and several thrown over cliffs. This trip will hopefully be a “many hands make light work” team effort to replace the 9 missing boxes. The more people who help, the less there will be to carry – which should make it fun. You could be the lunch or drink carrier...... If we have time and enough people we will go all the way to Iron Gate Hut and back but it can be a shorter day if you don’t want to go all that way. Most missing traps are before Tunupo Stream, which is 2-3 hours from the car park. Your chance to help the Oroua Whio thrive. Your reward will be a BBQ at the end of the day back at Peterson Road. Hopefully the best weather day will be Saturday but we will go on Sunday if necessary. It would help with the planning if you contact Janet early if you are interested. Depart 7am from PN or stay Friday night at Janet and Graham's shed on Peterson Road.
 
Sat 7th August - Sun 8th August Snowcraft1 Training
Dieter Stalmann 355 2583

Snowcraft 1 (SC1) is for beginners and those wanting confidence for tramping and basic safety in snow conditions. The weeknight session is an integral part of the programme and attendance is compulsory. Trainees in groups of 2-4 will team up with club instructors for tuition. Places are limited, so register as soon as possible. Confirmation of your place on the complete or part programme requires your registration form, accompanied by the fee, to be accepted by the organiser. Once received, detailed information will be sent to you.
 
Sat 14th August Kaiiwi/Bushy Park Easy
Kathy Corner 027 618 5722

BWD of 14/15 August... Ever been to Bushy Park just north of Whanganui? If not you are in for a treat of birdsong and giant rata Bushy Park is a 100 hectare sanctuary fenced off from predators You can do short walks on trails through the bush plus there is a beautiful old homestead where we might get a cup of tea In addition there is a museum to learn about the history Afterwards I hope we have time for a visit to Kai Iwi beach nearby for a stroll Easy walking leave Palmerston North at 8am from Milverton Park
 
Sat 14th August - Sun 15th August Howletts Hut Medium
Warren Wheeler 356 1998

This Tony Gates Memorial Trip takes us up to a lovely hut in the snowy tops of the eastern Ruahines, behind Ongaonga. We will take the Daphne track from Kashmir Road up along Daphne Ridge and down to Daphne Hut (trying to avoid wet feet in the Tukituki River) then up to Howletts. We may go further up to Tiraha peak to enjoy the views along Sawtooth Ridge or bag some points on the nearer Taumatataua peak. Depart Milverton Park at 7.00am.
 
Sat 21st August A-frame circuit Medium
Michelle Benton 027 355 2532

BWD of 21/22 August. A-frame hut has a new look and a new name: Te Ao T?pare. A lot of love has been lavished on it by hapu from Dannevirke, led by Cherry Peeti-Tapurau and the photos look amazing, so I am keen to go see it in person. It’s a steep hill climb but we will take it at an easy pace. If the weather is amazing and the party all feel frisky when we get up there, we will carry on over the Takapari 4WD road and make a loop down to Stanfield hut and out. Otherwise, we will return the way we came. Give me a call as early as you can if you want to join us. We will be leaving from Milverton Park at 7:30am.
 
Sat 21st August - Sun 22nd August Snowcraft2 Training
Dieter Stalmann 355 2583

Snowcraft 2 (SC2) includes rope work and anchors for alpine tramping and climbing. Snowcraft 1 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. Places are limited, so register as soon as possible. Confirmation of your place on the complete or part programme requires your registration form, accompanied by the fee, to be accepted by the organiser. Once received, detailed information will be sent to you.
 
Sat 28th August - Sun 29th August Rangipo climbing Fit & Technical
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

We will walk into Rangipo Hut from the Tukino Road on Friday night. Saturday morning we will walk up the eastern ridge to Ringatoto (Mitre Peak) 2591m and then return to Rangipo to stay Saturday night. Return to Tukino Road on Sunday morning. You will need crampons and an ice axe and be competent in their use.
 
Sun 29th August Makahika Medium
Dave Grant 021 684 050

Join Dave on this tramp in the western Tararuas behind Shannon. Drive in on the Mangahao Road to the start of the track which follows south through native forest mostly along high ground, then dropping down and following the Makahika Stream out to Gladstone Road behind Levin. However we won’t go right through, stopping for lunch at the Lookout with great views out to the Horowhenua, and then turning round and retracing our steps back to the Mangahao Road. We'll leave from Milverton Park at 7.30am
 
Sat 4th September Girdlestone Fit & Technical
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

BWD of 4/5 Sept
 
Sun 5th September Beginner Tramp #1 Easy
Anne Lawrence 357 1695

This is the first of our Beginner series. From Holdsworth Roadend we follow the track to Atiwhakatu Hut for lunch. The track is relatively easy but has plenty of variety with some interesting bridges to cross. We’ll leave from Milverton Park at 7.30am.
 
Sat 11th September - Sun 12th September TBA Medium
Elly Arnst 022 682 3136

Destination depends on the weather - Elly will decide on where to go closer to the time.
 
Sun 12th September Conservation Week Trip Medium
Janet Wilson 329 4722


 
Sat 18th September - Sun 19th September Mt Holdsworth Medium
Warren Wheeler 356 1998

Terry Crippen memorial climb
 
Sun 19th September Burtons Track Medium
Dave Grant 328 7788


 
Sat 25th September - Sun 26th September Haurangi Range Medium/Fit
Graham Peters 329 4722


 
Sun 26th September Stanfield Hut Easy
Woody Lee 357 2390

An easy tramp to the eastern side of the Ruahines. We will start from Tamaki West Rd and follow the Holmes Ridge track and an unmarked riverbed route to the hut. After lunch we return the same way. We will leave from Milverton Park at 7.30am. This 10km section of the Te Araroa Trail runs between Paekakariki and Pukerua Bay. We are starting from Paekakariki and heading south and returning by Kapiti Line train (metlink). Depart Milverton Park at 7.30 am.
 
Sat 2nd October - Sun 3rd October Ngauruhoe Medium
Warren Wheeler 356 1998


 
Sun 3rd October Beginner Tramp #2 Easy
Anne Lawrence 357 1695

This is the second in our Beginner series. We are going to Sunrise hut in the Eastern Ruahines. The carpark is approx 2 hours drive from PN. It involves a fairly steady climb but the track is a fairly good surface. The hut offers great views (weather dependent of course!) and is a good place to have lunch. Some of us may carry on above the hut towards Armstrong Saddle. We’ll all return down the same track. Depart from Milverton Park at 7.30am.
 
Sat 9th October - Sun 10th October Tongariro Fit & Technical
Grant Christian 021 117 6921


 
Sat 9th October Rangi-Deadman's loop Medium
Craig Allerby 323 7913

BWD of 9/10 Oct
 
Sat 16th October - Sun 17th October South Island Reefton Medium
Richard Lockett 323 0948


 
Sat 16th October Bushey Birding Easy
Stephen Legg 027 647 0095

BWD of 16/17 Oct Stroll around the world-famous in NZ predator-proof reserve at Bushey Park near Wanganui, led by two experienced birders who can help you spot and count the native avifauna. We hope to see rare stitchbird, saddleback, native robin, inter alia. Be a citizen scientist tramper for a day and contribute to the national (Atlas) bird survey.
 
Sat 23rd October - Mon 25th October Labour weekend trip: Te Araroa Levin to Otaki Fork Medium/Fit
Roy Rolston 027 476 7188


 
Sat 30th October Tahurangi/Plateau TNP Fit & Technical
Grant Christian 021 117 6921

BWD of 30/31 Oct
 
Sat 6th November - Sun 7th November Taranaki Gardens and Birds Easy
Janet Wilson 329 4722


 
Sun 7th November Beginner Tramp #3 Easy
Anne Lawrence 357 1695

A few options to choose between, depending on the weather. We may head into the Western Ruahines and go to Rangiwahia Hut where we could explore the tussock country higher up. Or we may go to Heritage Hut or Blue Range Hut in the Eastern Tararuas. Leave Milverton Park at 7.30am.
 
Sat 13th November - Sun 14th November Pohangina River Medium/Fit
Janet Wilson 329 4722


 
Sun 14th November Wharite Easy
Warren Wheeler 356 1998


 
Sat 20th November - Sun 21st November Triangle area TBC Medium
Michelle Benton 027 355 2532


 
Sat 27th November - Sun 28th November Ellis Hut Easy
Bruce van Brunt 328 4761


 
Sat 27th November - Sun 28th November Ellis Hut Easy
Bruce van Brunt 328 4761


 
Sun 5th December TBA Easy
Graeme Richards 020 406 92258

BWD of 4/5 Dec
 
Sat 18th December - Sun 19th December Short-Knights Easy/Medium
Warren Wheeler 356 1998