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Northland

Mar 18, 2024

Northland Cycle Tour – March

by Christine Major Sunday The rain let up as we left the Goose Bakery in Matakana for our journey to first Point Wells and from there to…
Aug 17, 2021

Eight Go Mad in Tangihua

13-15 August, 2021 Fit Group by Aaron Pryce CHAPTER ONE: GENTLE UNDULATIONS Dry tracks, sunlight vistas, fluttering fantails and gentle…
Jul 12, 2021

Whangarei Heads – Multiple Choice

9-11 July, 2021 by Martin Woodhead and Bill Mancer There was a Medium party and there was an Easy party but as the weekend progressed the…
Jun 08, 2021

Cape Brett & Urupukapuka Island

Queens Birthday Weekend, 2021 by Wendy Graham “Geez Wendy, do these guys know you haven’t led a tramping group before? I’d be putting in a…
Oct 17, 2020

Tutamoe and Tangihua – October 2020

by Tony Walton This trip was originally scheduled for earlier in the year, but the lockdowns forced a postponement. This may have helped…
Jul 16, 2019

Waipoua Coastal Walkway Medium-Fit Trip

Weekend - Friday 12 July 2019 to Sunday 14 July 2019 (3 days) by Andrew Murdoch Saturday A full bus had made its way up from Auckland the…
Oct 02, 2018

Tangihua and Mt Tutamoe

Weekend - Saturday 29 September 2018 to Sunday 30 September 2018 (2 days) by Russell Allen Fay's Photos This was the first of a new…
Sep 15, 2018

Waoku Coach Road Track, Northland

Weekend - Friday 7 September 2018 to Sunday 9 September 2018 (3 days) by Robin Houston The historic Waoku Coach Road was built around the…
Sep 15, 2018

Chalk and Cheese Up North

Weekend - Friday 7 September 2018 to Sunday 9 September 2018 (3 days) Group 2 tramping up the Taita Bridle Trail to the Waima Main Range,…
Jul 17, 2017

Omahuta and Puketi Forests

Weekend - Friday 14 July 2017 to Sunday 16 July 2017 (3 days) Medium Fit Party Photos - Margaret has some great photos, but they are quite…
Jul 03, 2017

Twin Coast Cycle Trail

Weekend Trip - Friday 9 June 2017 to Sunday 11 June 2017 (3 days) Photo Gallery - Margaret Law On a fine winter's morning bikes were loaded…
Oct 27, 2016

Sub Tropical Far North Medium/Fit Group

Labour Weekend - Thursday 20 October 2016 to Monday 24 October 2016 (5 days) Friday morning 6am found us waking up in the bus at the Raetea…
Jun 07, 2016

Cape Brett

Queens Birthday Weekend Trip - Friday 3 June 2016 to Monday 6 June 2016 (4 days) Photo Gallery Feiyan Zhong 05/06/2016 Cape Brett…
Sep 08, 2015

Waima Forest in Northland

Weekend - Friday 4 September 2015 to Sunday 6 September 2015 (3 days) Medium Photo Gallery - Ming Lo Medium / Fit Photo Gallery - Feiyan…
Dec 06, 2014

November Trip to Whangarei

Extended Trip - Monday 17 November 2014 to Sunday 23 November 2014 (7 days) Mon: Nov 17: A very wet morning with whiteout conditions over…
Dec 02, 2014

Waipoua Coast 2014

Weekend - Friday 14 November 2014 to Sunday 16 November 2014 (3 days) Photo Gallery - Feiyan Zhong It wasn’t an auspicious start to the…
Jul 08, 2014

Tangihua Forest

Weekend - Friday 4 July 2014 to Sunday 6 July 2014 (3 days) Tangihua Forest is a very rugged patch of bush covered hills and steep gullies…
Nov 05, 2013

Manukapua Island - October 2013

Day Trip - Sunday 13 October 2013 Eighteen trampers set out on what could have been a very exposed walk around Manukapua Island on the…
Nov 07, 2011

Kerikeri - November 2011

Week Trip - Monday 7 November 2011 to Sunday 13 November 2011 (7 days) A phone call on Sunday that Big Blue had wheel problems led to some…
Oct 20, 2006

Waima & Mataraua Forest - October 2006

Labour Weekend Trip - Friday 20 October 2006 to Monday 23 October 2006 (4 days) A to Z of Plans Plan A: Beach walk around Spirits Bay/Cape…

Auckland

Jan 01, 2024

Excellent Turnout at NTK Working Bee

Word has it that Robin Houston, our Huts Officer, was somewhat taken aback (in a good way) to see the overnighters all hard at work when he…
Apr 03, 2023

Tiritiri Matangi – 29-31 March 2023

by Paulina Koopen I woke as usual at about 7am on April the first – I heard one bird, possibly a sparrow, and wondered if some kind of mean…
Oct 22, 2022

Volcanic Auckland

A few pics from the Wednesday 19 October urban walk including One Tree Hill, Mt St John and Mt Hobson.
Sep 26, 2022

West Coast and NTK Overnighter

21-22 September 2022 by Grace Yong "Two left boots!" Well, that's not going to work, so after a good-humoured chuckle, Mike hastily ejected…
Aug 02, 2022

Wild and Windy on the West Coast

31 July, 2022 by Tony Walton It was billed as a moderate walk along the reopened Gibbons / Muir Tracks, Pararaha Stream via the new bridge…
Jul 02, 2022

Matariki on Motutapu – June 2022

by Tony Walton A full complement of 25 keen people turned up at the Okahu wharf early on Friday morning, ready for a biosecurity briefing.…
Aug 16, 2021

Donald Maclean to Whatipu

15 August 2021 by Louise Inglis Our small group departed the garage promptly at 8am, arriving at Donald McLean car park just before 9am.…
May 04, 2021

NTK Working Bee – 1 May 2021

Excellent work was done at the recent Ngaro Te Kotare working bee. All items on the Commandant’s list were ticked off, and there was even…
Apr 26, 2021

Musick Point Walk - Anzac Day 2021

Easy/ Medium Leader Louise Inglis Timing for this walk was carefully planned for low tide. Our party of 8 left from the ATC Garage at about…
Apr 05, 2021

Karamatura Easter 2021

Sunday April 4, 2021 by Louise Inglis (leader) 15 high spirited trampers, including 5 first-timers, relished the return to the Waitakeres…
Mar 01, 2021

Motuihe Island – 26-28 February 2021

A very agreeable spot! by Kay Willcocks Laden up with “necessities”, 13 hardy trampers met at Auckland Sea Shuttles base at Okahu Bay for…
Feb 27, 2021

NTK Hut visit – February

A group of 10 ATC members recently overnighted at NTK to celebrate Uta Machold’s birthday. 5 of the group braved Auckland’s roads to arrive…
Sep 27, 2020

Covid Tripping September 2020

With Covid continuing to put a spanner in the works, we have no Club trip reports to share from this month. But with Level 2.5 allowing…
Jul 12, 2020

Hunuas - Ernies Loop Clockwise

Sunday tramp – 5 July 2020 After the Covid-19 Lockdown – first Club trip in 14 weeks! by Teresa Janssen Our first club tramp since the end…
Oct 30, 2018

Great Barrier Island, Medium Trip

Labour Weekend Trip - Friday 19 October 2018 to Monday 22 October 2018 (4 days) by Murray Gifford The weather gods were on our side with…
Mar 12, 2018

Safari 2018 - ATC and HTMC

Extended Trip - Saturday 24 February 2018 to Sunday 11 March 2018 (16 days) This year the ATC hosted members of the Hawaiian Trail and…
Feb 27, 2018

ATC and the Walking Club of Victoria

Day Trip - Sunday 25 February 2018 On a busy Sunday in February we ran two trips - one on the Mt Donald McLean - Omanawanui - Whatipu…
Oct 09, 2017

NTK Working Bee Two 2017

Weekend - Friday 6 October 2017 to Sunday 8 October 2017 (3 days) This was a very productive working bee at Ngaro Te Kotare, our hut in the…
Apr 06, 2016

Goldies Bush / Te Henga Walkway

Day Trip - Sunday 3 April 2016 Photo Gallery - Feiyan Zhong A few photos from our venture on this popular tramp, also including a keen…
Oct 18, 2015

ATC 90th Celebration

Sunday 18 October 2015 The president’s address is available here. Over one hundred present and past members were there for the occasion, to…
Apr 24, 2015

North Shore Traverse

Day Trip - Sunday 19 April 2015 A beautiful autumn day and 26 trampers front up to do this tramp that links up all the green areas from…
Feb 10, 2015

Great Barrier Island - Waitangi Weekend

Long Weekend Trip - Thursday 5 February 2015 to Sunday 8 February 2015 (4 days) Our eager group of 11 arrived in plenty of time by 7.30 to…
Dec 01, 2014

Mercer Bay Trip 2014

Day Trip - Sunday 30 November 2014 Two things dictate successfully descending into Mercer Bay to experience the magnificent cathedral cave.…
Oct 11, 2014

Old Baldy / Pararaha Stream

Day - Sunday 5 October 2014 A nice spring day with some cloud cover but no rain saw a fiftteen strong contingent front up for a fairly…
Aug 05, 2013

Mercer Bay - April 2013

Day Trip - Sunday 21 April 2013 After the long hot summer the weather finally turned during the week preceding this tramp and it was wet…
Apr 30, 2013

Muriwai - March 2013

Day Trip - Sunday 17 March 2013 After many weeks of virtually no rain, the gods decided the time was overdue for a good solid downpour…
Oct 29, 2012

Kimptons Track, Brookby - October 2012

Day Trip - Sunday 28 October 2012 This tramp passed through a stand alone area to the west of the Hunua's that provided a good mix of…
Nov 27, 2011

5 Waitakere Dams - November 2011

Day Trip - Sunday 27 November 2011 Here was a chance for the more energetic trampers to test their fitness out before the onset of their…
Oct 10, 2010

Karaka Kayaking - October 2010

Day Trip - Sunday 10 October 2010 An opportunity for some kayaking fun at Karaka, with a little professional instruction thrown in. After a…

Waikato/Coromandel

Mar 26, 2024

Karioi and Pipiwharauroa – March 2024

by Tony Walton Our first day walk weekend of the year was a variation on our usual Mt Pirongia – Raglan – Mt Karioi trip to trial the…
Aug 15, 2023

Kawhia Discovery – August 2023

by Ian Roberts Despite the FIFA World Cup changing the departure venue from Sandringham Rd to Greenlane, Chris was still able to have us at…
Aug 08, 2023

Back to Tunawaea - August 2023

by Catherine Doyle Perfect weather in a perfect setting accompanied by bountiful birdsong. It was hard to recall it as a working weekend.…
Aug 01, 2023

Northern Pureora Easy Group - July 2023

Matariki Weekend 13-16 July, 2023 by John Parsons Friday 14 July The group ascended Pureora (BG35 GS2929) via the Mount Pureora Track from…
Jul 31, 2023

Waiuku Forest day walk – July 2023

27 trampers enjoyed an interesting day walk in Waiuku Forest on a circuitous route along horse trails through pine forests, the beach and…
May 20, 2023

Kiritehere Beach – 12-14 May 2023

Our favourite fossils fall for fossicking for fossils by Teresa Janssen and Ben Saunders A Waitomo west coast weekend staying at the…
Jan 05, 2022

Hakarimata Day Trip

Sunday January 2, 2022 by Louise Inglis Waikato’s Hakarimata Track offered a stunning summer walk: bush cover the whole way, ridge top…
Jul 26, 2021

Waikato Walks 2021

24-25 July by Tony Walton This was a much anticipated two day walk weekend, with a good sized waiting list. However, everyone that was…
May 21, 2021

Pirongia Medium Group – May 2021

by Rae Coppins When I told my family I was going to be leading my first trip my sister said "do they know you got us lost in the…
Apr 27, 2021

NW Pureora Anzac 2021 - Easy Group

( aka the swimming group ) by Martin Woodhead The trip description did not mention a swimming option but a few members had come with an…
Aug 03, 2020

Pirongia / Karioi

July 25 and 26, 2020 by Alireza Mokhtar Mount Pirongia – Saturday 25th July It is one of the last days of July. The long period of lockdown…
Nov 04, 2019

Pinnacles Weekend

by Teresa Janssen Our Pinnacles weekender was a real treat. Normally we do this trip as a long day trip and this time we got the chance to…
Sep 30, 2019

South Coromandel - September 2019

By Russell Allen Early in 2018 the club discussed how to alleviate the problems arising from losing so many day tramps in the Waitakeres…
Feb 11, 2019

Two Day Coromandel trip

Weekend Trip - Saturday 9 February 2019 to Sunday 10 February 2019 (2 days) This weekend is the third of its kind where we go away for 2…
Dec 17, 2018

Raglan Double Day Trip Weekend

Weekend Trip - Saturday 15 December 2018 to Sunday 16 December 2018 (2 days) Link to Fay Zhong's Superb Photos On Saturday the 15th of…
Dec 10, 2018

Kauaeranga / Tairua crossover (Fit)

Weekend - Friday 7 December 2018 to Sunday 9 December 2018 (3 days) by Mark Abela Simon had us down the highway in good time Friday night,…
Jul 01, 2018

Pinnacles Day Trip

Day - Sunday 1 July 2018 One of our longer day trips ended up scheduled in mid winter, not far away from the shortest day. Requiring a…
May 22, 2018

Te Araroa Trail , Waitomo area

Weekend - Friday 18 May 2018 to Sunday 20 May 2018 (3 days) An interesting weekend was in store as the ATC again joined up with a young and…
Sep 18, 2017

The journey of the 3 mudsteteers

Weekend - Friday 15 September 2017 to Sunday 17 September 2017 (3 days) Photo Archive The "great swamp in the sky" Andrew called it. A…
Dec 20, 2016

Table Mountain - Coromandel

Weekend - Friday 9 December 2016 to Sunday 11 December 2016 (3 days) Table Mountain was all that Margaret promised it would be - wet, muddy…
Nov 29, 2016

Waitanguru - West of Waitomo

Weekend - Friday 18 November 2016 to Sunday 20 November 2016 (3 days) 19 people signed up for this variety packed weekend in King Country.…
Sep 25, 2016

Wairere Falls - The Challenge

Photo Gallery - multiple photographers A Sunday trip to Wairere Falls with a few interesting variations from our usual Wairere / Te Tuhi…
May 09, 2016

Mt Pirongia - 2016

Weekend Trip - May 6th - 8th Photo Gallery - Ming Lo Photo Gallery - Feiyan Zhong Maybe it was the Hamilton hoodoo … Whatever the cause, in…
Oct 07, 2015

Saving Kokako: Rat-baiting Weekend

Friday 2 October 2015 to Sunday 4 October 2015 (3 days) It's that time again, when ATC's conservation volunteers head off each month to the…
May 12, 2015

Tawarau and Whareorino Forests

Weekend - Friday 8 May 2015 to Sunday 10 May 2015 (3 days) This weekend trip was two day trips with each one being in different landscapes.…
Apr 04, 2015

Kaimai Work Weekends

Weekend - April to June 2015 There have been ATC organised work parties in the Kaimais working on the new Waiorongomai Track on the…
Mar 10, 2015

Kaimais - Medium Trip - March 2015

Weekend - Friday 6 March 2015 to Sunday 8 March 2015 (3 days) Photo Gallery - Ming Lo We arrived to a full car park at Lindemann Road end…
Dec 06, 2014

Raglan - Mt Karioi and Karamu Walkway

Weekend - Friday 5 December 2014 to Sunday 7 December 2014 (3 days) The weekend started with an early and very smoothly driven start thanks…
May 13, 2014

Pirongia Forest Park 2014

Weekend - Friday 9 May 2014 to Sunday 11 May 2014 (3 days) Friday evening: After about 5 mins of spreading out and occupying as much space…
May 12, 2014

Mt Pirongia 2014

Weekend - Friday 9 May 2014 to Sunday 11 May 2014 (3 days) Views to die for, brilliant autumn days, good company, beautiful bush and the…
Apr 02, 2014

MTB - Timber Trail, Pureora

Weekend - Friday 28 March 2014 to Sunday 30 March 2014 (3 days) A few facts about this trip, Timber Trail is a mountain bike track that…
Apr 10, 2013

Trip Report - Waihi 2013

After Easter Trip 4 – 9 April 2013 Day 1 Thursday Showers as we left Auckland but it was clear as we approached Waihi. On the afternoon of…
Nov 09, 2012

Trip Report - Kaimais 2012

Kaimai Ranges - November 9-11, 2012 We only got lost the once, which was kind of nice. The fine weather 7.30 kick off was good and everyone…
Apr 29, 2012

Trip Report - Mt Maratoto 2012

Mount Maratoto / Golden Cross Mine Sunday 29 April 2012 Just a few kilometres north of the Karangahake Gorge and just over halfway down the…
Sep 02, 2011

Trip Report - Kokako Project 2011

Weekend Special Trip - Friday 2 September 2011 to Sunday 4 September 2011 On Friday afternoon six volunteers, trustingly following Liz’s…
Jul 22, 2011

Trip Report - Whareorino Forest 2011

Weekend Trip - Friday 22nd to Sunday 24 July 2011 Our destination was the Whareorino Forest which lies 20 km to the west of Piopio (on…
May 21, 2011

Trip Report - Rangitoto Station 2011

Weekend Trip - Saturday 21st to Sunday 22 May 2011 Saturday It was a slow drive up a narrow and winding farm track with the occasional…
Apr 07, 2011

Trip Report - Matamata 2011

Vets' (Long) Weekend Trip - Thursday 7 April 2011 to Tuesday 12 April 2011 (6 days) We arrived at the Opal Hot Springs on Thursday…
Oct 09, 2010

Trip Report - Karangahake Tubing 2010

Tubing the Wild Wet Water Saturday 9th October 2010 Tubing the Ohinemuri River down the Karangahake Gorge (5.5km). A great way to travel!…
Oct 04, 2009

Trip Report - Hihi to Kauaeranga 2009

Hihi Trig & Kauaeranga Valley Sunday 4th October 2009 This would have been a superb trip if there had been less mud and less rain. As it…
Jun 19, 2009

Trip Report - Coromandel 2009

Weekend Retreat - Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June 2009 Sitting on the train headed for Kingsland, a back pack looked alien in a train full…

Bay of Plenty

Feb 02, 2024

Whirinaki – Anniversary weekend 2024

by Vicky King The Medium Tararuas trip became the Whirinaki Medium Easy trip. There were only 3 on the trip and the weather forecast for…
Sep 22, 2023

Mamaku Weekend

15-17 September, 2023 by Karen Harbers Twenty of us set out from Auckland on Friday night to meet up with Tony and Rob at our Opal Springs…
May 01, 2023

Southern Kaimai rambles – April 2023

by Tony Walton This Two Day Walk weekend was originally scheduled as a rerun of last year’s very successful mid-week trip on Auckland’s…
Nov 04, 2022

Great Start to a Two Day Walk Weekend

by Tony Walton Our October Two Day Walk weekend was a re-schedule of a similar trip from last year but cancelled then because of a Covid…
Sep 01, 2022

Whirinaki Medium Group

July 2022 From Terry (leader): “What a great job the ladies did in embracing and overcoming the challenging conditions we were dealt with”.…
Jul 26, 2022

Whirinaki Fit Trip

July 2022 by Dennis Brown Our first crossing of the Mangamate took us by surprise – knee-deep and remarkably feisty. But safe enough for…
Jul 26, 2022

Whirinaki River Easy Trip

23 to 24 July, 2022 by John Parsons Blue was expertly nursed over Kaingaroa Forest roads by Sue, reaching the Plateau Road end entry into…
Mar 23, 2022

Easy-Medium Kaimai trip

March 18-20, 2022 by Louise Inglis Our easy-medium group, of 8 members, included 3 women who were doing their first ever overnight tramp…
Jul 05, 2021

Kaimai Track Maintenance

Well done to the 14 keen participants on our recent Kaimai work weekend. Their excellent work included finishing clearing the Te Whare…
Apr 07, 2021

Tramping with the Sisterhood

by Ian Roberts ‘Hey Ian, would you like to go on a trip to Te Urewera at Easter?’ said Rae. ‘Where?’ I asked. ‘Mt Manuoha in Te Urewera’…
Mar 15, 2021

Ngamuwahine Valley Fit Trip

12-14 March, 2021 by Corine Pontbriand A trip to the Kaimais is always an exciting prospect, and this one was especially thrilling with the…
Mar 15, 2021

Southern Kaimais Easy/Medium

12-14 March 2021 by Martin Woodhead 7.00am – an early start from Sapphire Springs as the medium and fit groups had longer days and wanted…
Feb 26, 2021

Kaimai Recce – February

3 members headed into the Kaimais to recce the Te Hanga Ridge route between Puketutu and Kauritatahi huts for a possible future Club trip.…
Aug 12, 2020

Waitawheta Easy group

8-9 August 2020 by Ian Roberts A night in the bus at Waiorongomai faded to a dampish morning and the usual early birds stirred at a most…
Aug 11, 2020

Waitawheta Fit group

8-9 August 2020 by Louise Inglis Our group of 8 left at 8am from the end of Waiorongomai Rd. Pylon Peak Track, not clearly marked, was…
Nov 28, 2019

Kaimai Traverse – November 2019

by Christine Major Link to Christine's Photos If you despair of the paucity of multiday tramps within a short distance of Auckland, here is…
Oct 29, 2019

Te Urewera October 2019 - Easy/Hard

by Kay Willcocks Photos: Vicky King, Wendy Graham “Home to Tuhoe and the largest National Park in the North Island - rugged, remote…
Oct 29, 2019

Te Urewera October 2019 - Medium

by Lynda Going Labour weekend, yet traffic was alright heading south on Friday night, so we had a good trip, usual stop at the pristine…
Jul 02, 2019

ATC Kaimai Work Party

Weekend - Friday 28 June 2019 to Sunday 30 June 2019 (3 days) by John Parsons Mike and John hard at it on a treefall ... Work area - from…
Apr 10, 2019

Motu Trails Mountain Biking

TAG index Weekend - Friday 5 April 2019 to Sunday 7 April 2019 (3 days) by Murry Gifford A group of 11 trail riders met at the Beach House,…
Feb 04, 2019

Tuhua / Mayor Island - January 2019

No trip report at this point, but there are some great photos ! Christine's Photos Fay's Photos Uta's Photos And the following photos from…
Dec 01, 2018

Whirinaki - Medium Trip 2018

Weekend - Friday 16 November 2018 to Sunday 18 November 2018 (3 days) This November weekend tramp was spent in the Whirinaki forest. One of…
Nov 20, 2018

Whirinaki - Medium Trip - 2018

Weekend - Friday 16 November 2018 to Sunday 18 November 2018 (3 days) by Bill Mancer This November weekend tramp was spent in the Whirinaki…
Nov 20, 2018

Whirinaki, Medium/Fit Trip 2018

Weekend - Friday 16 November 2018 to Sunday 18 November 2018 (3 days) by Lynda Langridge If in doubt, turn left By 7.30am Saturday,…
Aug 13, 2018

Northern Kaimai - Medium/Fit Group

Weekend Trip - Friday 10 August 2018 to Sunday 12 August 2018 (3 days) by Robin Houston Friday night was spent in the bus at the…
Aug 13, 2018

Northern Kaimais - Medium Group

Weekend Trip - Friday 10 August 2018 to Sunday 12 August 2018 (3 days) by Murray Gifford This trip is sort of a west-east crossing of the…
Jul 13, 2018

Rotorua Lakes - Medium Long Group

Weekend Trip - Friday 6 July 2018 to Sunday 8 July 2018 (3 days) Dennis Brown's photos After a fairly chilly night in the bus (should have…
Dec 02, 2016

Tauranga Tramping Treats

Extended Trip - Monday 7 November 2016 to Sunday 13 November 2016 (7 days) This is a challenging trip to write about, because everything…
Jul 23, 2016

MAMAKU MAGIC - Medium Group

Weekend Trip - Friday 1 July 2016 to Sunday 3 July 2016 (3 days) Question: After weeks of relentless wet weather, would there be many…
Jul 13, 2016

Ngatuhoa Lodge, Mamakus

Weekend Trip - Friday 1 July 2016 to Sunday 3 July 2016 (3 days) - Easy Group Frigid trampers…
Jan 26, 2016

Mighty Motu trail weekend

Weekend - Friday 22 January 2016 to Sunday 24 January 2016 (3 days) On Friday everyone makes their way to our accommodation at Bushaven…
Sep 23, 2015

Pylon Peak and Kaimai Ridgeway

Day Trip - Sunday 20 September 2015 This was to be the great introduction to the ATC of the new tramping options in the Waiorongiomai area,…
Jul 07, 2015

What’s On in Whakatane - July 2015

Weekend - Friday 3 July 2015 to Sunday 5 July 2015 (3 days) Photo Gallery Saturday - Feiyan Zhong - View Photos Here Photo Gallery Sunday -…
Jun 06, 2015

Time Passing in the Ureweras

Queens Birthday Weekend Trip - Friday 29 May 2015 to Monday 1 June 2015 (4 days) Photo Gallery - Feiyan Zhong - View Photos Here From the…
Apr 14, 2015

Waitekauri - Old Mines and Batteries

Day Trip - Sunday 12 April 2015 This promised to be an interesting day out in the old mining area of Waiteakauri, near Waihi. The club has…
Feb 23, 2013

Trip Report - Northern Ureweras 2013

Streams and Blackberries in the Northern Ureweras Weekend Trip - Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th February, 2013 This trip set out to explore a…
Jun 01, 2012

Trip Report - Whirinaki 2012

Queens Birthday Weekend Trip - Friday 1 June 2012 to Monday 4 June 2012 (4 days) After much jostling for places on the trip, the lucky few…
Oct 22, 2010

Trip Report - Urutawa Forest 2010

Labour Weekend Trip - Friday 22nd to Monday 25th October 2010 And Then There Were Five It’s three weeks before the Labour Weekend trip to…
Nov 20, 2009

Trip Report - Lake Okataina 2009

Lake Okataina, Tarawera Weekend Trip - Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd November 2009 The journey down was relaxing and lulled everyone to sleep.…
Nov 10, 2008

Trip Report - Rotorua week 2008

Monday 10th to Sunday 16th November 2008 Monday 10th We set off in Big Blue, full of expectations for a good week away, stopped at Matamata…
Nov 08, 2008

Trip Report - Whirinaki 2008

Weekend Trip - Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th November 2008 Historic Triumph for ATC Party Of the three ATC parties who ventured into Whirinaki…
Aug 17, 2007

Trip Report - Whakatane Area 2007

Weekend Trip - Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August 2007 Easy Trip Another wonderful weekend away with the ATC, this time to the Northern…

Tongariro/Taupo

Nov 20, 2023

Kaimanawa Exploring – Medium 2 Group

by Teresa Janssen November 2023 We left Auckland at 1 pm and lucky we did as traffic was bad. We got to Waikoko DOC campsite by the Desert…
Nov 20, 2023

Umukarikari – Waipakihi – Urchin

by Grace Yong November 2023 U - Unfortuitously, leader John sustained a pre-tramp injury. M - Musical chairs catapulted a M2-defecting Tony…
Oct 01, 2022

Tongariro Fit Group – September 2022

by Aaron Pryce Friday evening we set off from the Club garage to the slightly disconcerting sound of the Australian National anthem belting…
Aug 02, 2021

ATC Snow Weekend 2021

31 July - 1 August by Tony Walton Over recent years the club had not engaged in trips that require a good level of snow tramping experience…
Jan 02, 2021

Kaimanawa Fit Trip 2020

11-13 December by Robin Houston We departed the Urchin campsite at 7:30am and after a short road walk arrived at the start of the Urchin…
Jan 02, 2021

Kaimanawa Easy Medium Trip 2020

11-13 December by Chris Pooley A pre-Xmas trip to the Kaimanawa range had our club bus "Big Blue" headed south on the Friday night to park…
Jan 01, 2021

A Trip Around the Mountain

Ruapehu Fit Group – 20-22 November 2020 by Chris Burnett It was a full bus plus some more for this trip to Mt Ruapehu. We made Mangahuia…
Jan 01, 2021

Flying Saucers and Fiery Sunsets

Ruapehu Easy Group – 20-22 November by Anna Roberts Flying Saucers and Fiery Sunsets - which just about sums up the highlights of our…
Feb 04, 2020

Round the Mountain – January 2020

by Dennis Brown Wendy woke with a jolt, every sinew in her body on high alert. A pair of red orbs inches from her face pierced the…
Jun 04, 2018

Half Way Round the Mountain

Queens Birthday Weekend Trip - Friday 1 June 2018 to Tuesday 5 June 2018 (5 days) The trip commenced Friday 1 June at Whakapapa around…
Jun 04, 2018

Not Quite the Northern Circuit

Queens Birthday Weekend Trip - Friday 1 June 2018 to Monday 4 June 2018 (4 days) Ngauruhoe and Upper Tama Lake Plan was to catch the last…
Mar 24, 2018

Ruapehu - a Big Country Tramp

Day Trip - Saturday 24 March 2018 On the Saturday of the weekend of our hand over of Memorial Hut to the Central Plateau Schools, a small…
Mar 23, 2018

Memorial Hut Ruapehu 1950 - 2018

Weekend - Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 25 March 2018 (3 days) Photos by Chris Burnett The scene at Memorial Hut at its opening Easter…
Dec 12, 2017

Kaimanawa Trip - Medium Group

Weekend - Friday 8 December 2017 to Sunday 10 December 2017 (3 days) Waikoko Camp site proved hard to find on Friday night thanks to…
Nov 26, 2017

Pureora - Medium

Weekend - Friday 17 November 2017 to Sunday 19 November 2017 (3 days) We arrived at the road end a tad later than expected following an…
Nov 17, 2017

Kaimanawas Extended Trip November 2017

Extended Trip - Thursday 9 November 2017 to Tuesday 14 November 2017 (6 days) Photos - David Holl Map - Google - David Photos - Terry Chubb…
Feb 09, 2017

Waitangi Weekend at the Mountain

Long Weekend Trip - Friday 3 February 2017 to Monday 6 February 2017 (4 days) Photo Gallery: Feiyan Zhong Saturday morning, the sun rose…
Apr 26, 2016

Anzac Weekend at ATC SnowSports Lodge

Friday 22 April 2016 to Monday 25 April 2016 (4 days) Photo Gallery - Christine Major Photo Gallery - Feiyan Zhong With Anzac Day on Monday…
Oct 16, 2015

Makorako in the Kaimanawas

Extended Trip - Saturday 10 October 2015 to Wednesday 14 October 2015 (5 days) GPS Track (David Holl) Photo Gallery - Terry Chubb Our…
Aug 11, 2015

Tongariro in the Snow

Weekend - Friday 7 August 2015 to Sunday 9 August 2015 (3 days) Photo Gallery - Feiyan Zhong Photo Gallery - Collected from a number of…
Nov 04, 2014

Kaimanawas Easy Trip: Labour Weekend

Labour Weekend 2014 (4 days) Photo Gallery 1 - Fay Zhong Photo Gallery 2 - Fay Zhong Saturday 25th. After overnighting at Kiko road a blue…
Nov 04, 2014

Rob’s party in the Kaimanawas

Labour Weekend Trip 2014 The weather window looked promising with clear sunny skies forecast for Saturday and Sunday with showers coming…
Sep 17, 2014

A September Trip to Mt Ruapehu

Weekend - Friday 12 September 2014 to Sunday 14 September 2014 (3 days) An honest attempt .... A serious lack of the white stuff meant a…
Mar 04, 2014

Ruapehu - February 2014

Waitangi Weekend Trip - Thursday 6 February 2014 to Sunday 9 February 2014 (4 days) Summary: We had a group of 14 staying at ATC SnowSports…
Feb 02, 2014

Whangaehu Hut

Weekend - November 2013 (3 days) Early on a glorious Saturday morning, Big Blue was expertly driven up to the transmitter station on the…
Aug 05, 2013

ATC Snowcraft - July 2013

Snowcraft Weekend - Friday 5 July 2013 to Sunday 7 July 2013 (3 days) This was a wonderful weekend full of fun and adventure and learning…
Nov 12, 2012

Trip Report - Taupo Vets' Trip 2012

Taupo - November 12-18, 2012 Monday morning ‘Big Blue’ with its passengers left the garage at 10.00am and after a stop at Matamata for…
Oct 19, 2012

Trip Report - Kaimanawas 2012

Labour Weekend Trip – Friday 19th to Monday 21st October 2012 With a forecast of high winds all weekend and rain on Sunday we were…
Aug 10, 2012

Trip Report - Ruapehu 2012

Memorial Hut Mt Ruapehu - 10-12 August, 2012 Despite the coincidence of the Catholic Tramping Club also having a trip to Mt Ruapehu,…
Apr 05, 2012

Trip Report - Ruapehu - Easter 2012

Vets’ Easter Trip to Memorial Hut, Ruapehu Thursday 5 April 2012 to Tuesday 10 April 2012 (6 days) Though rain and strong winds were…
Nov 18, 2011

Trip Report - Kaimanawas 2011

Weekend Trip - Friday 18 November 2011 to Sunday 20 November 2011 River crossings, no tracks, a bit of bush bashing and open tops - it was…
Aug 20, 2011

Trip Report - Ngauruhoe 2011

Weekend Trip - Saturday 20 August 2011 to Sunday 21 August 2011 The perfect climb on a perfect weekend. After big storms and heavy snow…
May 27, 2011

Trip Report - 42nd Traverse 2011

42ndTraverse (Mountain Biking) Weekend Trip - Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May 2011 A very merry winter’s mountain biking trip from Top o’…
Nov 13, 2010

Trip Report - Memorial Hut 2010

Weekend Trip - Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th November 2010 Off-track Trip to Saddle Cone We were fortunate to start in fine weather on…
Sep 24, 2010

Trip Report - Turoa 2010

Turoa - Wind, Whiteout and Water Weekend Trip - Friday 24th to Sunday 26th September 2010 A visit to Tongariro National Park Thick mist…
Aug 27, 2010

Trip Report - Hauhungaroas 2010

Weekend Trip - Friday 27th to Sunday 29th August 2010 A trip to the Hauhungaroa Range, Southern Pureora region west of Lake Taupo The Omens…
Apr 08, 2010

Trip Report - Ruapehu 2010

Thursday 8th to Tuesday 13th April 2010 Trip organiser: John Norris, with assistance from John and Ann Simpson. Weather: Let’s get this out…
Jan 29, 2010

Trip Report - Mangatepopo Stream 2010

Weekend Trip - Friday 29th January to Monday 1st February 2010 After a very comfortable night at the Tokaanu Motor Camp, we parked at OPC…
Apr 24, 2009

Trip Report - MemHut Working Bee 2009

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2009 Last working bee of the season to finish off waterproofing between the back tank and hut wall, line…
Nov 01, 2008

Snowcraft Course Part 3, 2008

Snowcraft Course Debrief 2008 November 2008 This year we had a New Look snowcraft course, with changes to make it more user-friendly and…
Aug 22, 2008

Snowcraft Course Part 2, 2008

An Exhausting Snow-Caving Experience Snowcraft Course Weekend Two - Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th August 2008 This is my second snow-caving…
Aug 01, 2008

Snowcraft Course Part 1, 2008

Weekend Trip Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd August 2008 Saturday morning. The first weekend of the snowcraft course was under way at Memorial Hut…
Apr 03, 2008

Trip Report - memorial Hut 2008

Veterans Autumn Trip to Memorial Hut Week Trip - Thursday 3rd to Tuesday 8th April 2008 We set out from Auckland at 9.30am on Thursday with…
Mar 21, 2008

Trip Report - Round The Mountain 2008

Three Women and two Quiche Eaters go ‘Round the Mountain’ Easter Weekend Trip - Friday 21st to Monday 24th March 2008 Medium Trip ‘On the…
Jan 25, 2008

Trip Report - MemHut January Snow 2008

A Wild Weekend at Memorial Hut Weekend Trip - Friday 25th to Sunday 27th January 2008 As we hit the motorway on Friday, the radio forecasts…
Nov 09, 2007

Trip Report - Ruapehu 2007

Weekend Trip - Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2007 This trip was a beauty, and I felt sorry for everyone who wasn’t there. The Saddle…

East Coast/Hawkes Bay

Oct 02, 2023

Kaimanawa - Kaweka Crossover NOBO

September 2023 By Jane Marjoribanks This was a crossover trip, comprising two groups of six traversing the Kaweka and Kaimanawa ranges…
Oct 02, 2023

Kaimanawa - Kaweka Crossover SOBO

September 2023 By Stephen Martin After an anxious week watching the weather forecasts get worse every day, our south-bound crew (Tony,…
Mar 30, 2023

A Ruahine week – 18-25 March 2023

by Bruce Butler Day 1 Just four of us left early on the Saturday with Dennis Brown a late withdrawal which was a pity after the research…
Sep 13, 2022

Kaweka 7 day tramp

September 3-10 2022 by Mark Abela Saturday 7am sharp we were away from Auckland with Aaron and Dennis driving and a 3.5 hour climb up to…
Apr 22, 2022

Eastern Ruahines Easter Trip – Fit

by Dennis Brown I’ve always considered trip plans just a rough guide – one possible option of what we might actually end up doing. So when…
Apr 22, 2022

Rauhines Easter Trip – Medium

by Kathryn Nemec Our intrepid group of 5 set off when we finally arrived at the car park on Thursday night. We had just a short walk in the…
Apr 16, 2022

Napier to Martinborough Cycle Tour

March/April 2022 Several of our members are dead keen cyclists. In fact, a few of them barely manage to fit a tramp or two around their…
Feb 06, 2021

Kaweka Range, Easy Trip - Jan/Feb 2021

by Russell Allen This was published as an “easy” trip. It may have been the easiest of the five trips but I suspect nothing could be…
Feb 01, 2021

Kaweka Fit Group - 28-31 January 2021

by Michael O’Connor The long drive from Auckland to the Kawekas was interrupted when SH5 to Napier was closed for an hour by a scrub fire.…
May 19, 2019

Kaweka - Kaimanawa Crossover Trip

Extended Trip - Sunday 12 May 2019 to Friday 17 May 2019 (6 days) by Terry Chubb Terry's Photos A two small groups crossover trip winding…
Apr 29, 2019

Ruahines Extended Trip - clockwise

Extended - Friday 19 April 2019 to Friday 26 April 2019 (8 days) David's Photos (link) by Alex Sancho Friday 19. We left the cars at…
Apr 28, 2019

Ruahines Extended Trip - anticlockwise

Extended - Friday 19 April 2019 to Saturday 27 April 2019 (9 days) by Robin Houston Rest stop on the way up from Sentry box Friday 19…
Apr 24, 2019

Ups and Downs in the Ruahines

Easter Weekend Trip - Thursday 18 April 2019 to Monday 22 April 2019 (5 days) Easter 2019, Medium Fit Group Chris Burnett's Photos Mark…
Mar 26, 2019

Mt Hikurangi

Weekend - Friday 22 March 2019 to Sunday 24 March 2019 (3 days) Christine's Photos Martin's Photos Tony's Photos Vicky's Photos Margaret…
Apr 04, 2018

A wee adventure

Easter Weekend Trip - Wednesday 28 March 2018 to Monday 2 April 2018 (6 days) Christine's photos It seemed like a good idea at the time.…
Apr 25, 2017

Ruahines Expedition April 2017

Extended Trip - Friday 14 April 2017 to Monday 24 April 2017 (11 days) Photo Gallery - Dennis and Andrew The day after Cyclone Cook tickled…
Apr 01, 2016

Kawekas Easter 2016

Easter Weekend Trip - Thursday 24 March 2016 to Monday 28 March 2016 (5 days) Photo Gallery - Christine Major Photo Gallery - Feiyan Zhong…
Feb 10, 2016

Ureweras

Long Weekend Trip - Friday 5 February 2016 to Monday 8 February 2016 (4 days) A quick summary so some of the super photos can see the light…
Nov 17, 2015

Napier Week

Extended Trip - Monday 9 November 2015 to Sunday 15 November 2015 (7 days) Mon Nov 9 -Happily ensconsced on the big red bed of Big Blue, 16…
Apr 10, 2015

North-Eastern Ruahines - Fit Group

Easter Weekend Trip - Thursday 2 April 2015 to Monday 6 April 2015 (5 days) Thursday 2/4: Arriving at Comet road end, where the Ruahines…
Aug 05, 2013

Ruahine Park, Medium Trip - March 2013

Easter Weekend Trip - Thursday 28 March 2013 to Monday 1 April 2013 (5 days) In years gone by, I tramped the Ruahines numerous times. With…
Jun 03, 2011

Trip Report - Kawekas 2011

Queens Birthday Weekend Trip - Friday 3rd to Monday 6th June 2011 One-and-a-half members of my group were in my bad books, so I wasn’t in…
Nov 05, 2010

Trip Report - Ngaruroro Tubing 2010

Tubing on the Ngaruroro River Weekend Trip - Friday 5th to Sunday 7th November 2010 Or, "Boo Hoo Hoo, I should have brought my Warm…
Feb 06, 2010

Trip Report - Mohaka Kayaking Feb 2010

Carnage on the Mighty Mohaka Weekend Trip - Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th February 2010 Grade 2 White-Water Kayaking A rather motley and…
May 31, 2008

Trip Report - Kawekas 2008

Queens Birthday Weekend Trip - Saturday 31st May to Monday 2nd June 2008 Saturday morning we woke up to a fine clear day with snow on the…
Apr 25, 2008

Trip Report - Ruahines 2008

Weekend Trip - Friday 25th to Sunday 27th April 2008 The description for this trip started off as Easy, but soon morphed into Easy-Medium…
Nov 13, 2007

Trip Report - Vets in Hawkes Bay 2007

Week Trip - Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th November 2007 Tuesday 13th A fine but chilly morning to start the trip. Off along the main…

Taranaki/Wanganui

Apr 06, 2024

Taranaki Easter 2024 Medium Trip

by Grace Yong Pre-tramp emailsInfo availedWeather updatesGear list relayed Chorus:First time leadingAre you kiddingWhat a trooperYou were…
Apr 06, 2024

Mist, Must Do’s and Maybe Don’ts

by Darnielle Silver Easter 2024 Left 8am, dead on time, from the garage and ‘flew’ down to the Naki in a mere 7 hours, getting to know the…
Oct 29, 2020

Puteore Loop, Whanganui Forest

Starring Robin, Mark, Aaron, Tony, and Corine (author). Our Labour Day adventures started at mid-day Friday, when we convened, along with…
Sep 16, 2020

Pouakai Meanderings Sept 2020

by Catherine Doyle Our group of 7 left Auckland, Taranaki bound, on Friday in two waves. The forward march left in the morning to leisurely…
Mar 31, 2020

Posh Pioneers

A surprise visitor on our Whanganui River journey A side trip on the Club’s February 2020 Whanganui River canoe trip – see April 2020…
Feb 10, 2020

The Whanganui River - February 2020

Extended Waitangi Weekend, 5-9 February, 2020 by Kerrilee Mancer Christine's Photos Fay's Photos The trip started on Wednesday 5th. There…
Aug 28, 2019

Winter Taranaki August 24-25 2019

Medium Group by Simon Rainger The bus arrived in low cloud at Dawson Falls early Saturday morning with 15 keen trampers. The Fit 5 being…
Oct 24, 2017

Around Mount Taranaki - Fit Trip

Weekend - Friday 20 October 2017 to Monday 23 October 2017 (4 days) Uta’s Photos Fay’s Photos Labour Weekend 2017 Friday: North Egmont to…
Sep 13, 2016

Mt Taranaki - Winter Climb

Weekend - Friday 9 September 2016 to Sunday 11 September 2016 (3 days) Photo Gallery - Feiyan Zhong The pictures say it all - the party…
Jun 07, 2014

Matemateonga West To East

Queens Birthday Weekend Trip - Friday 30 May 2014 to Monday 2 June 2014 (4 days) A busy Friday evening in the yard at Sandringham Rd as 32…
Jun 05, 2014

Puteore - Matemateaonga Loop

Queens Birthday Weekend Trip - Friday 30 May 2014 to Monday 2 June 2014 (4 days) Photo Gallery - Fay Zhong Saturday. An early-ish start on…
Jun 04, 2014

Matemateonga ATC and ACTC 2014

Queens Birthday Weekend Trip - Friday 30 May 2014 to Monday 2 June 2014 (4 days) 5 different trip groups from both the Auckland Tramping…
Oct 21, 2011

Trip Report - Waitotara Forest 2011

Labour Weekend Trip - Friday 21 October 2011 to Monday 24 October 2011 The occurrence of some rugby game on the Friday evening (RWC 2011…
May 07, 2011

Trip Report - Rangitikei Kayaking 2011

Weekend Trip - Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th May 2011 We had a long six-hour drive to Mangaweka, the base for kayaking multiple 18 km segments…
Nov 09, 2009

Trip Report - Taranaki 2009

Week Trip - Monday 9th to Sunday 15th November 2009 Exploits in the Taranaki Region Monday The November trip left on a drizzly Auckland…
Sep 18, 2009

Trip Report - Whanganui Kayaking 2009

Weekend Trip - Friday 18th to Monday 21st September 2009 Kayaking the Whanganui River from Taumarunui to Pipiriki Allen Small was the only…
Mar 01, 2009

Trip Report - Moki, North Taranaki 2009

Weekend Trip - Sunday 1st to Tuesday 3rd March 2009 Fit Group Saturday morning dawned with Ian chasing the resident roadside rooster, which…

Wellington/Wairarapa

Feb 05, 2022

Anniversary Weekend Medium-Fit Trip

by Andrew Murdoch DAY 1, THURSDAY 27 JAN Drove down, Shields Flat carpark to Parawai lodge at Otaki Forks, 1hr. Camped in the bush and had…
Apr 06, 2021

An Easter Adventure – medium style

Easter 2021 In search of Point 801, goblins and onward to set foot on a famous ridge by Chris Burnett DAY 1 Most trips do not include a…
Apr 06, 2021

Tararua Breezes – Easter 2021

Our Fit group was tasked with the mission of visiting some of the Tararua tops and valleys, starting from the Holdsworth road end with one…
Oct 29, 2018

Tararua Forest Park, Medium Fit Trip

Extended ANZAC trip 2018 by Andrew Murdoch Wed 25/4 Having driven down to the Kiriwhakapapa road end, we wandered up to Blue Range Hut for…
Feb 28, 2017

The Tararuas Trip

Extended Trip - Thursday 16 February 2017 to Tuesday 21 February 2017 (6 days) You’ve got to admire a good name. And standing there in the…
Apr 03, 2015

Central Tararua Highlights Circuit

Extended Trip - Saturday 21 February 2015 to Sunday 1 March 2015 (9 days) 21 February - 1 March 2015 Photo Gallery 1 - Feiyan Zhong Photo…
Mar 01, 2015

Tararuas - February 2015

Extended Trip - Saturday 21 February 2015 to Friday 27 February 2015 (7 days) Saturday 21 Feb. Drive from Turangi and thru the back and…
May 02, 2014

Tararua Tops Easter 2014

Easter Weekend Trip - Thursday 17 April 2014 to Tuesday 22 April 2014 (6 days) (Must Do That Again in Good Weather) With no bus available…
Apr 30, 2014

Easter Epic Easy Party Tararua Tramp

Easter Weekend Trip - Thursday 17 April 2014 to Monday 21 April 2014 (5 days) The party travelled in two cars and met on Thursday evening…
Jan 31, 2012

Trip Report - Safari 2012

Safari - Lower North Island Xmas Trip 2011/2012 - Monday 30 January 2012 to Thursday 16 February 2012 (18 days) After some accommodation…
Apr 22, 2011

Trip Report - Tararuas 2011

Easter Weekend Trip - Friday 22nd to Monday 25th April 2011 A remnant Oxfam Team (100 km in 16 hrs 40 min yahoo!!) of Carol, Brent and…
Apr 10, 2009

Trip Report - Tararuas 2009

A Rose Between Two Thorns Easter Weekend Trip - Friday 10th to Monday 13th April 2009 Foray into the Tararua Ranges Having failed in four…

Nelson/Marlborough

Mar 20, 2024

South Island Safari March 2024

Wednesday 6 by Carolyn After a comfortable night at Pohara Top 10 Camping Ground 12 of us ventured out for the first day of our Safari. A…
Feb 28, 2022

A Land of Gems

26-28 February, 2022 by Malcolm Fisher On Saturday morning we were effortlessly whisked in Tina’s comfortable and robust pack-and-people…
Sep 13, 2021

The Challenging Twins

by Malcolm Fisher Three years ago Alwyn and I moved to Nelson to be close to our daughter’s one year old twins. Eighteen months later the…
Jul 02, 2021

End of the Winter Trip

June 2021 by Christine Major Two more days of walking in the clouds getting rained on or worse? Perhaps not! was the consensus on the…
Feb 21, 2021

Interim February 2021

PART 1: RICHMOND RANGES by Christine Major The Richmond Ranges comprised new territory for many of us but for our leader Tony it was a…
Jan 16, 2021

Richmond Range – January 2021

by Robin Houston This trip with inspired by the Mad Pom and his report in NZ Tramper dated 9th June 2007. The aim was to traverse the…
Jan 07, 2021

Getting high at Nelson Lakes

Medium Christmas trip 2020/2021 Day one: Sabine valley Boxing Day saw a passing electrical storm dumping fresh snow on the mountains and…
Jan 01, 2021

Mt Tapuae o Uenuku – December 2020

by Robin Houston The idea for this trip was first suggested to me by Kathy Engelbrecht while doing a cycle tour through the Molesworth and…
Feb 22, 2018

Interim Trip 2018 in the Kahurangi

Extended Trip - Saturday 10 February 2018 to Friday 23 February 2018 (14 days) Vicky King Photos Chris Burnett Photos Christine Major…
Feb 22, 2018

Matiri and Arthur Ranges 2018

Interim Trip - Saturday 10 February 2018 to Monday 19 February 2018 (10 days) A Short Story or ...............................a weird sort…
Feb 19, 2018

Interim Trip 1 - 1000 Acre Plateau

Extended Trip - Saturday 10 February 2018 to Tuesday 13 February 2018 (4 days) Medium Group Vicky King Photos Christine Major Photos Julia…
Jan 11, 2018

Diary of a Reluctant Tramper

Extended Trip - Wednesday 27 December 2017 to Tuesday 9 January 2018 (14 days) Margaret’s med/fit Christmas/New Year Trip.2017-2018 As…
Jan 10, 2018

Douglas Range to Arthur Range

Extended Trip- Wednesday 27 December 2017 to Wednesday 10 January 2018 (15 days) Robin’s trip 1 photos Robin’s trip 2 photos Location:…
Jan 01, 2018

2017 Xmas trip - Trip 1 - Mt Owen

Extended Trip - Wednesday 27 December 2017 to Sunday 31 December 2017 (5 days) Michelle's Photos (includes trips 1,2,3) Ming's Photos…
Feb 21, 2015

Safari 2015

Extended Trip - Sunday 1 February 2015 to Monday 16 February 2015 (16 days) Collingwood, Takaka area and Motueka It was a small group of 10…
Dec 26, 2011

Trip Report - Nelson Lakes 2 2012

Nelson Lakes National Park Xmas Trip 2012 (Stage I) (Lee McKay) - Monday 26 December 2011 to Sunday 8 January 2012 (14 days) What a…
Dec 26, 2011

Trip Report - Nelson Lakes 1 2012

Xmas Trip 2011/2012 (Rob McKay) - Monday 26 December 2011 to Sunday 8 January 2012 (14 days) The weather outlook was bleak. My team was…
Jan 19, 2009

Trip Report - Lees Creek - Interim 2009

Interim Trip - January 2009 Part #2, Party 3 Monday In fine weather after a night’s rain, we left the Travers-Sabine Lodge in St Arnaud,…
Apr 06, 2007

Trip Report - Raglan Range 2007

A Lightweight Easter in the Raglan Range with Rob Easter Weekend Trip - Friday 6th to Monday 9th April 2007 The Raglan Range is in southern…

West Coast

Jan 11, 2023

Ivory Lake Christmas Trip 2022

by Robin Houston December 27 We arrive in Christchurch Airport at 8:30 am and picked up our rental car for our drive to Hokitika. Next, we…
Jul 01, 2021

The Paparoa Track 2021

ATC WINTER TRIP, PART 2 - 22-24 June by Kay Willcocks Paparoa at 52 km, is our newest Great Walk and like The Old Ghost Road is purpose…
Jun 30, 2021

Old Ghost Road – June 2021

ATC WINTER TRIP, PART 1 by Tony Walton Despite reports of bed bugs and two last minute cancellations as a result of injuries, 8 keen people…
May 01, 2019

Three Easter Saddles

Easter Weekend Trip - Saturday 20 April 2019 to Friday 26 April 2019 (7 days) by Malcolm Fisher It was late morning on Easter Saturday when…
Mar 10, 2019

ATC Cycle trip - Ross to Punakaiki

Extended Trip - Sunday 3 March 2019 to Friday 8 March 2019 (6 days) by Deborah Payne Day One: Ross to Hokitika 33km Our trip began at Ross,…
Mar 04, 2019

Stafford Bay

Thursday 28 February 2019 to Friday 1 March 2019 By Tony Walton Michelle's photos Tony's photos Following successful interim trips into the…
Feb 28, 2019

Interim - Copland Track

Extended Trip - Friday 22 February 2019 to Tuesday 26 February 2019 (5 days) by Christine Major Christine's Photos Tony's Photos Michelle's…
Jun 26, 2016

Heaphy - Wangapeka Winter 2016

Extended Trip - 17 June to 25 June 2016 (9 days) Photo Gallery - Vicky King Photo Gallery - Christine Major Photo Gallery Feiyan Zhong…

Canterbury

Apr 27, 2023

ATC/HTMC Safari – February/March 2023

Our first post-Covid combo Safari with the Hawaiian Trail and Mountaineering Club and Cyclone Gabrielle had her say. Two HTMC members were…
Feb 25, 2022

Interim Fit Trip – February

by Dennis Brown This trip was a 9 day traverse from Davis Flat near Haast Pass to Lake Ohau, a largely untracked route crossing 4…
Mar 08, 2021

Safari 2021 – February - March

by Owen Sharpe Safari this year was a two week clockwise loop from Christchurch pausing in Arthur’s Pass, Punakaiki Farewell Spit, Reefton,…
Mar 04, 2020

Interim Fit Trip February, March 2020

by David Holl Envisaged Trip Start from Lewis Pass, along St James Walkway, over Three Tarns Pass to East Matakitaki River, over Enid Pass…
Jan 11, 2020

Minchin, Hawdon, Mingha - January 2020

From 3/01/20 – 8/01/20 Route: Aickens – Townsend Hut – Minchin Pass – Poulter Hut – Andrews Shelter – Hawdon Hut – Goat Pass Hut – Greyneys…
Jan 04, 2020

Waimakariri Explorer – December 2019

Summer Trip – Medium - First Week in the Arthurs Pass area By Jo Cochrane Day one was a comfortable walk via the Waimakariri River, through…
Jan 04, 2020

Three Passes - December 2019

From 27/12/19 – 2/01/20 Route: Bealey Bridge - Carrington Hut – Harman Pass – Whitehorn Pass – Park Morpeth Hut – Browning Pass – Harman…
Mar 25, 2019

Safari 2018 Supplement

Extended Trip - Saturday 2 March 2019 to Saturday 16 March 2019 (15 days) - Supplement By Diana Greig I have been asked to add a bit to…
Mar 20, 2019

SAFARI 2019

Extended Trip - Saturday 2 March 2019 to Saturday 16 March 2019 (15 days) by Teresa Janssen Our combined Hawaiian and ATC South Island…
Mar 22, 2018

Alps To Ocean - A2O By Bike

In March 2018 Terry Chubb organised a group to travel the A2O cycle trail, starting from Mt Cook Village , helicopter hopping to the…
Jan 26, 2017

Interim Trip 2017

Extended Trip - Wednesday 11 January 2017 to Tuesday 24 January 2017 (14 days) Photo Gallery - Christine Major Photo Gallery - Fay Zhong –…
Mar 03, 2015

The Coast to Coast 2015

Weekend - Friday 13 February 2015 to Saturday 14 February 2015 (2 days) The Coast to Coast has become the most iconic New Zealand…
Feb 19, 2014

St James Walkway - Interim 2014

Interim - January 2014 Graeme McGowan (Leader & scribe), Keith Ayton, Jean Barton, Laurence Beard, Sharen Graham, Dave Best and John…
Feb 16, 2014

Safari Jan - Feb 2014

Hanmer, Oxford, Mesopotamia and Methven Our numbers were rather depleted this year but this didn’t affect 12 keen trampers meeting in…
Feb 02, 2014

XMAS Trip 2013 - Minchin Pass

Extended Trip - Saturday 28 December 2013 to Tuesday 7 January 2014 (11 days) What a confusing start to our 2013 Xmas trip - the major…
Jan 07, 2008

Trip Report - Arthurs Pass 2008

Interim Trip - January 2008 (The second week of Mike Heilbron’s Christmas trip for the ATC.) Arriving home after a day’s tramping in the…

Otago

Jan 15, 2024

Gillespie Pass – January 2024

Monday by Louise After months of anticipation, January 8th finally arrived. At 11 am our group of 11 met Haula Shuttles at the coffee van…
Jan 31, 2023

Five Passes – January 2023

Day 1 by Bill Tuesday dawned. This is the big day. Finally, we get to start the Five Passes. But instead of a sense of joy, I have a sense…
Apr 16, 2022

Old Dunstan Rd Cycle Trip

March/April 2022 Three of our members, Michael O’Connor, Robin Houston and Uta Machold, recently completed a challenging and rather…
Feb 01, 2022

Five Let Loose on Lennox Pass

(with a Rees and Snowy Creek warm up) – Medium January Trip by Michelle Martin More photos:Michelle's photosFay's photosLouise's video DAY…
Feb 01, 2022

The Remarkables Christmas Trip 2022

by Robin Houston JANUARY 5 After a night in Queenstown following my Mt Earnslaw trip, I was away with a fresh team to the nearby…
Jan 15, 2022

Rees - Dart Trip

January 2022 by Chris Pooley The Rees-Dart Track is a moderately demanding 4 to 5 day tramp of up to 6 to 8 hours walking per day. It…
Jan 07, 2022

Mt Earnslaw Christmas Trip 2021

by Robin Houston DECEMBER 27 After so many cancelled trips due to Covid, we were finally on the plane to Queenstown just as soon as they…
Mar 04, 2019

Interim Medium/Fit trip

Extended Trip - Saturday 16 February 2019 to Saturday 2 March 2019 (15 days) by Dennis Brown David Holl's Photos The sheer variety of the…
Jan 14, 2019

5 Passes

Extended Trip - Saturday 5 January 2019 to Thursday 10 January 2019 (6 days) Day 1: Routeburn Shelter to Theatre Flats Crossing sugarloaf…
Jan 12, 2019

Greenstone Caples Trip

Extended Trip - Tuesday 8 January 2019 to Friday 11 January 2019 (4 days) ... continued on from the Mavora Walkway trip report ....…
Jan 11, 2019

Mavora Lakes Walkway

Extended Trip - Saturday 5 January 2019 to Monday 7 January 2019 (3 days) by Christine Major The first half of the trip - see the…

Southland

Nov 30, 2023

A good idea after all?

by Dennis Brown It started, like many a questionable idea, in the pub. The more we imbibed, the more appealing the idea became. After all,…
Mar 31, 2022

Tinny Trampers – Rakiura 2022

by Christine Major Tramping the Fraser Peaks and Tin Range in southern Rakiura Stewart Island is always memorable – sometimes recalled as…
Jan 15, 2022

South Coast Walk

January 2022 by Catherine Doyle In Queenstown twelve ATC trampers eagerly regrouped and headed off in a hired van towards the southern town…
Jun 14, 2021

Agog and Bedraggled in Rakiura

A RECENT PRIVATE TRIP TO REMOTE SOUTHERN STEWART ISLAND by Dennis Brown We stared at the raging torrent in disbelief. Roaring like a…
Sep 29, 2020

Rakiura Not Rescheduled 2020

by Chris Burnett Tramping had been curtailed for most of the year and this was an escapade we were all looking forward to. Tales of low…
Sep 25, 2020

Rakiura Rescheduled 2020

Auckland Lockdown 2 caused a cancellation of our August Rakiura trip (when we were all packed up and ready for an early morning flight the…
Feb 04, 2013

Trip Report - Safari 2013

The Far South Aucklanders don’t get to the far south of the country very often so all 22 of us were really looking forward to this year’s…

Fiordland

Feb 29, 2024

Lake Adelaide – February 2024

by Christine Major Thursday Only the day before did the gods bestow a benign weather window for our planned tramp into remote Lake Adelaide…
Feb 28, 2024

Mt Titiroa – February 2024

by Tony Walton Many months back I scheduled 3 back-to-back trips in Fiordland – George Sound, Mt Titiroa, and Lake Adelaide. Was this crazy…
May 31, 2022

Milford Track Winter 2022 - Part 1

14-17 May 2022 by Christine Major If you don’t want to play booking roulette for the most famous track in New Zealand and your nights in…
Jan 05, 2019

The Dusky Track - Medium Fit

Extended Trip - Friday 28 December 2018 to Friday 4 January 2019 (8 days) By Catherine Doyle Fay Zhong's Photos Uta Machold's Photos On the…
Jan 04, 2019

Dusky Trip (Medium)

Extended Trip - Friday 28 December 2018 to Thursday 3 January 2019 (7 days) Christine's Photos Vicky's Photos Tony's Photos Our mission was…
Jan 16, 2016

Christmas Trip 2015-6 Fiordland

Extended Trip - Saturday 26 December 2015 to Tuesday 12 January 2016 (18 days) Percy Burn Viaduct Our tramp was divided into 2 parts - a 10…
Jan 02, 2013

Trip Report - Hollyford 2013

Recipe for a fun trip with Hobbits on the Hollyford Ingredients · One blond Dutch giant · Two short legged hobbits ( can be sourced from…

Overseas

Apr 01, 2020

Hawaii Volcanos. Mauna Loa, 4169m

by Jim Morrow Jim's photos Barney Griggs of the Hawaiian Trail and Mountain Club (HTMC) has taken part in our annual safaris, and had been…
Jul 01, 2019

Kayaking in Svalbard

Extended Trip - Mid 2019 by Uta Machold Kayaking in the Arctic is addictive! Two years after our trip to Greenland we’re back - same group,…
May 31, 2019

Kumamo Kodo - Japan

by Ian Roberts The Kumano Kodo Pilgrim Trail, twinned with the Spanish Camino de Santiago, traverses the Kii Peninsula of the main Japanese…
Oct 12, 2018

10 in Hawaii

Extended Trip - Friday 21 September 2018 to Wednesday 3 October 2018 (13 days) ATC Club Night presentation - June 2019 Report by Anna…
Oct 01, 2012

Mt Saribung - Nepal - October 2012

Nepal Expedition - Monday 1 October 2012 to Friday 2 November 2012 (33 days) You all read Carol’s pack of lies last issue, now I’ll bore…

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