Club Trip Schedules
If you’re interested in joining us on any of our trips, please come along to our Club night and make contact with the trip leader.

We usually offer a trip each weekend, either a day trip on a Sunday, or an overnight tramp. Day trips are a great way to gain fitness without having to carry a heavy pack. Each trip has an indicated grading, and approximate transport cost. All potential members are urged to start with an easy trip so as to judge their fitness, confidence and ability. If in doubt check with the trip leader.

Contact us regarding our trip schedule here…

Easy: 4-6 hours, possibly some hills. Suitable for beginners. Plenty of stops.
Average: 5-8 hours, some experience required, fewer rest stops, almost certainly some hill work.
Fit: 6+ hours, Good fitness required, may go off track. Stops for lunch and ‘smoko’

Gradings are a guide only, weather and track conditions may make trip harder. Regardless of grade all trips are undertaken at your own risk

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September 2017

24th September

Pinnacle Ridge

A good loop walk from Holdsworth Lodge, views the Wairarapa from Pinnacle, then continue along the ridge and return via the Atiwhakatu Hut and valley.

Leader: Paul Carson Ph. 377 7670 Grade: Ave. Cost: $8

30 (Sat) September

Pigeon Bush

There is usually plenty of bird song in this area of the Rimutaka Forest, join SWTC to explore the area.

Leader: John Rhodes Ph. 06 304 9095 Grade: Easy + Cost: $12

October 2017

4th October

Club Night

Burn hut, in the Western Tararuas, was built by the local community and Deer Stalkers Club. Tonight we have a short video of the building process.

7-8th October

Penn Creek Hut

A rare visit to the Otaki Forks road end and this 6 bunk hut. Visit historic Field Hut, good views to the south island on a good day.

Leader: Clayton Fairbrother Ph: 021 621 935 Grade: Ave Cost: $20

8th October

Hidden Lake

Timed, hopefully, to avoid lambing and see the Kowhai at their best, with Tui enjoying the nectar. An easy farm walk.

Leader: Graeme Pederson Ph: 377 4396 Grade: Easy Cost: $8

14-15 October

Spanish Heath

Join the team controlling this invasive week in the Tauherenikau valley. Stay at Tutuwai Hut for free, all tools provided by DOC. Walk in from Walls Whare via Cone Hut.

DOC liaison: Julia Brady Ph. 377 0700 Grade: Ave. Cost: $10

21-23 Labour Weekend



November 18

Our 60th anniversary dinner

Mount Bruce Hall (Corner SH2 and Kiriwhakapapa Road)

Starts 5pm, Welcome at 6pm, Meal 6.30pm (Refreshments BYO)

Entertainment Includes:

  • Historical Presentation of Club’s Involvement with 3 Huts Atiwhakatu, Mitre Flats, Blue Range – formulated and presented by John Rhodes
  • Live & Silent Auction Write your bid on the bidding sheet and begin to play the game with your opponents.

RSVP 31st Oct $35, Barry (06 378 2817 or


NOTE: This page is updated as Trip Schedules are released.