Day trips depart from and return to a convenient point on the side of town near to the destination. See maps. Non-members are asked to phone the trip leader in advance. If you doubt your suitability for a day-trip, or if the weather is turning bad, contact the trip leader beforehand. A phone inquiry does not oblige you to go on the trip.
Weekend Trips may leave on a Friday night (usually for base camps) or Saturday morning. Please book with the trip leader by the closing date. Be certain you want to go on the trip when booking, as it is not fair on the leader to withdraw after the closing date (good excuses excepted). Numbers on some weekend trips are limited, so book promptly.
For up-to-date details of any biking trips highlighted below please contact Chris Leaver 03 322 6445, or email@example.com.
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Peter Umbers 359 9118
A moderate-hard circuit up the Hawdon River and Discovery Stream to camp above a waterfall. On day 2 we go along the Polar Range to descend into Sudden Valley and back to the Hawdon
Book by Sunday, 30 Aug.
Chris Leaver firstname.lastname@example.org
Staying at the Ross Beach Top10 holiday park. It has 2, 3 or 5 person pods to suit your price preference. Camp or stay in your van. Lots to see: easy walks around Ross, or along the sea coast; longer day-trips, such as Mt Greenland; or bag a hut on an overnighter. Kayak/canoe the inland lagoon or Lake Mahinapua to see tui feeding in the kowhai trees (hire cost with guide $70/day). Cycle the Wilderness Trail or explore the Totara Valley on an inland back road. Evening star-gazing on the beach by firelight. Visit the historic gold-fields and museum, tree-top walk and coffee or just get away and read a book.
Book by Friday, 28 Aug.
Graeme Paltridge 384 3592
The cars do the hard work so the effort to climb 785m Brasenose is minimal. We take a short pine forest track to reach Flag Peak then get on a nice ridge track to reach 806m Stony Bay Peak.
Meet 8am Princess Margaret Hospital, Cashmere Rd, North east carpark beside Cashmere Rd. Approx cost $13.
Doug Forster 337 5453
A moderate climb from the Boyle over the Libretto Range via 1710m Faust. Anyone wanting an easy trip can return as for the inward leg.
Book by Sunday, 6 Sept.
Helen Harkness 384 2890
From Lyttelton, we go up the Stan Helms Track to the crater rim, then follow along it to the top of Major Hornbrook Track. Before we go down this track to our starting point, we will do a short loop into John Britten Reserve. Easy-moderate. The Number 28 bus will take you there. Saturday is market day.
Meet 9am Lyttelton, corner of Canterbury and London streets by the sled dog.
2:00 am Sunday 27 September - Daylight saving starts! Clocks forward 1 hour
Douglas Woods 021 242 9122
This moderate trip starts from the Craigieburn Ski Road. The hight gain makes for a steep but short climb to ascend to this 1860m peak, at the northern end of the Craigieburn Range. Snow may be present, so take an ice-axe.
Meet 8am, Church Corner, 20 Yaldhurst Rd Approx cost $18
Murray Hight 027 555 0059
Parking at Erewhon Station for a flat walk a little way up the Clyde, turning at the Lawrence to stay at the Lawrence Hut. The middle day gives us a chance to walk to the bivvy below Hells Gate.
Book by Sunday, 4 Oct.
Names to Kerry Moore 359 5069, email@example.com
Near Mesopatamia, this moderate circuit goes up Bush Stream to Crooked Spur Hut , then over the Brabazon Range to Dog Kennel Bivvy and down Black Birch Creek.
Book by 11 Oct.
Diane Mellish 337 5530
A popular pilgrimage to 1741m Foggy Peak and on to 1998m Castle Hill Peak if you feel energetic. Easy-moderate walk, but a moderate, if you go up Castle Hill Peak
Meet 8am Church Corner, 20 Yaldhurst Rd. Approx cost $12
Raymond Ford 022 318 0872
A moderate tramp visiting this fascinating 50 millon year old limestone plateau near Murchison. 4 days so we can visit the Needle and the Haystack which give spectacular views.
Book by 18 Oct.
Graeme Nicholas 357 0047
An easy-moderate walk through Okuti Valley Reserve, past French Hill, past Hilltop, to Montgomery Park Reserve’s big totara. The reserve is often bypassed, but is worth a visit. https://tramper.nz/187
Meet 8am Princess Margaret Hospital, Cashmere Rd, North east carpark beside Cashmere Rd.
31 Oct - 02 Nov
Geoff Spearpoint 329 0008
We use the Lake Daniel track for a short way then go to Pell Stream Hut. On the middle day we’ll find a way over a low route to Cannibal Gorge Hut on the St James. With the untracked section the trip needs to be considered moderate overall.
Book by 25 Oct.
Gavin Chalk 027 750 8943
A moderate circuit starting at Woolshed Creek, going up the Rhyolite Track to the Bus Stop and on to Woolshed Creek Hut. Returning to the car via the coal-mine.
Meet 8am Church Corner, 20 Yaldhurst Rd. Approx cost $19