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Tramping Program

Avon Tramping Club Program  Club policy:

Names and phone numbers of tramp leaders will no longer be displayed.

Non members must first contact the information officers.

This is to ensure new trampers have been properly briefed on club requirements.

Info. officers:  

Garry Roberts +64 (3) 349 7875             Judy Murphy   +64 (3) 348 3858

TO GO TRAMPING you must ring the leader before 7pm the previous night. Also check the meeting place as this varies.

Trampers should bring lunch, enough food and drink to last all day, sun hat, sun block and clothing for all weather conditions.

A raincoat is essential. Have a change of clothing and footwear, and a plastic bag for wet boots, in the car.

We have made a reciprocal arrangement with Hagley Tramping Club enabling us to join them on their tramps, often on a Sunday. So, if you want to try it out, check their website www.hagleytrampingclub.net.nz and contact the leader.


Kea populations are falling rapidly. If you spot any on your trips, please note the date/number of birds/location and report the information to Kea Conservation Trust, www.keaconservation.co.nz



Wednesday 1 Mar. WOOLSHED HILL 

Another go at a great moderate trip to the mountains overlooking Hawdon Valley. Quite a grunt to the bushline but well worth the effort and you can go further once you’ve caught your breath. I checked with DoC and they are maintaining the track. Look at this website too: www.backcountry-bibles.blogspot.co.nz/2016/05

Meet at Yaldhurst hotel carpark – 7:30am

Sunday 5 Mar. OMAHU BUSH/GIBRALTAR ROCK Diane Dixon Ph: 3599170

An easy-medium tramp on the Port Hills with a scramble up Gibraltar Rock for the more adventurous.

NOTE: this might be rearranged if fire restrictions are still operating.

Meet at Princess Margaret Hospital – 9:00am

Wednesday 8 Mar. THE GRANGE Diane Silverman Ph: 03 3125038

A steady climb on farm tracks behind Oxford to the trig with good views of the Ashley River valley.

Meet at Sturrocks Road – 8:00am

Sunday 12 Mar. MT MANSON Trevor Wratten Ph: 3442416

A medium hard climb in the Craigieburns with good views of Lake Pearson and skifields.

Phone Trevor for the meeting place – 7:30am

Wednesday 15 Mar. RABBIT HILL/TRIG M Francis Harre Ph: 3596207

A steady climb to Rabbit Hill and then on to Trig M. Great mountain and lake views. Two easier options with a car shuffle.

Meet at Yaldhurst hotel carpark – 8:00am

Saturday 18 Mar. SOCIAL BBQ Wendy Wallace Ph: 3380550

Bring a plate + chair + byo. Meet at Wendy’s - 6:00pm

Sunday 19 Mar. CITY TO SURF

Please contact Francis if you’d like to walk with him on the 16 km option. Ph: 3596207

Wednesday 22 Mar. TRIBULATION HUT Marilyn Begg Ph: 3295422

An easy-medium tramp on farmland inland from the Rakaia River.

Meet at Yaldhurst hotel carpark – 7:30am

Sunday 26 Mar. PINNACLES HUT Wendy Wallace Ph: 3380550 A tramp on the flanks of Mt Somers starting at Sharplin Falls. Quite a grunt up to Duke Knob and then following Bowyers Stream for an easier last lap to the hut. Return the same way. Mostly in the bush but good sights of ancient volcanic activity behind the hut.

Meet at Denton Park, Hornby (near the junction of Main South Road/Shands Road/Carmen Road) – 8:00am

Wednesday 29 Mar. NIKAU PALM GULLY Diane Dixon Ph: 3599170

An interesting tramp on farmland on the peninsula behind Akaroa to the now overgrown Nikau Palm Gully. Excellent coastal views.

Meet at Halswell Domain – 8:00am

 Meet at Diane’s - 7:30pm

Wednesday 5 April FANGHILL HUT
An easy-medium tramp on Glenthorne Station near the Wilberforce River on farm tracks.

Meet at Yaldhurst Hotel carpark – 7:30am

Sunday 9 April PEAK HILL
A steep climb initially on farmland to the ridge and on to the summit with marvellous views of mountains
and Lake Coleridge.

Meet at Yaldhurst Hotel carpark – 8:00am

Wednesday 12 April DRY ACHERON
We couldn’t do this one back in January. A rarely done tramp at the west end of the Benmore Range;
heading up a streambed to the base of Big Ben. Not arduous.

Meet at Yaldhurst Hotel carpark – 8:00am

Wednesday 19 April MT GREY
We haven’t done this for a while - from the picnic ground at the bottom of Mt Grey following the main track
(Red Beech Track) to the summit and trig.

Meet at Sturrocks Road – 8:00am

Sunday 23 April FRENCH PEAK
A new track from Okuti Valley Road behind Little River. A steady climb through bush onto farmland and
French Peak with great views of Akaroa harbour.

Meet at Halswell Domain – 8:00am

Wednesday 26 April MT SELFE
An easy-medium tramp on farm tracks off the Lake Sumner Road with some climbing and including views
of the Hurunui River.

Meet at Sturrocks Road – 8:00 am





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