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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July 2017

23 July

Blue Range Hut

Maybe time for a short working bee at our Club Hut

Leader: Nigel Boniface Ph: 378 6556 Grade: Ave Cost $8

29-30 July

Reef Hill

An easy walk into this private accommodation, take your togs for a dip in the hot tub. An organised pot luck dinner. Max. 8 persons.

Leader: Dayle Lakeman Ph: 370 3838 Grade: Easy Cost: $

August 2017

2nd August

Club Night

(10 minute-snack food recipes)

Earlier in the year Glen & Julie headed south to walk the Five Passes circuit starting near Glenorchy. Come along to hear the story and view photos from their fine weather journey.

6th August

Mystery trip

I have come across this website, some interesting trip ideas: http://tracks.org.nz/

Leader Terry Simmonds Ph. 377 3656 Grade: ? Cost ?

12-13 August

Mitre Flats Hut

Spend a night at our Club hut on the Waingawa river. Maybe a mid winter organised pot luck dinner

Leader: Nigel Boniface Ph: 378 6556 Grade: Ave Cost $8

20th August

Cone Saddle Circuit

Starting & finishing at Walls Whare, this loop walk takes you along the Waiohine river, before climbing up to the Saddle and return to the cars.

Leader: Stan Wilton Ph.: 370 2630 Grade: Ave Cost $10

27th August

Te Mara

From Kiriwhakapapa an off track route to the summit of Te Mara, maybe visit Blue Range hut on the return.

Leader: Graeme Pederson Ph. 377 4396 Grade: Ave Cost $8

September 2017

2-3rd  September

Blue Range Hut

A gourmet meal at our Club hut, followed on Sunday by a walk along the Blue Range Ridge top to Fernhill Farm., and maybe afternoon tea at Jason’s.

Leader: Barry Paget Ph. 378 2817 Grade: Ave Cost $10

6th September

Club Night

(10 minute-Hut etiquette)

Our guest tonight is Ross Cottle from Ducks Unlimited. He will be talking about the restoration of the wetlands around Lake Wairarapa. There may be an opportunity to help with some plantings in the near future.

9th September (Sat)

Finis Track

A Saturday working bee with SWTC, help reopen this track behind Featherston.

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

16 September (Sat)

Western Lake with SWTC

Join Barry and SWTC members on a coastal walk. Either Onoke Spit and the Caspian Tern colony, or along to the Mukamuka Stream

Leader: Barry Kempton Ph. 06 304 9353 Grade: Easy Cost: $15

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 More information at Club nights

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