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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 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,


January February 2018

PRELIMINARY NOTICE – John Hinton is organising a return visit to the Four Peaks in late November. The tramp is over four days and they carry your overnight pack each day to the next hut. There is information on the track etc on their website at Four Peaks high country walk. It is about 20km north of Fairlie in South Canterbury and the cost is $395 per person. Phone John for more details – 3583192.



                                           January 2018 PROGRAMME


Wednesday 3rd Jan      No Tramp Scheduled

Wednesday 10th Jan 8:30am     Kowhai Hut     Diane Dixon 

An easy tramp up to the hut and exploring further up river. Meet at Yaldhurst car park.

Wednesday 17th Jan 8:00am     Rydes Falls    Diane Silverman 

A good tramp through the cool bush to the pretty falls. Meet at Sturrocks Road.


Wednesday 24th Jan 8:30am Waipara Gorge Judy Eden 

A summer trip through the Gorge. Take your swimming togs and/or expect to get wet!

Meet at Sturrocks Road.

Sat/Sun 27-28th Jan 8:00am Mt Faust Trevor Wratten 

This is a medium trip camping on Mt Faust, part of the Libretto Range behind the Boyle Lodge near the Lewis Pass. Meet at Trevor’s house –

Sunday 28th Jan 8:00am Harrison Bight  Bill & Wendy

This tramp is with the Hagley Club and is near Lake Heron. Easy/moderate.

Meet at Z Service Station on Main South Road, Templeton

Wednesday 31st Jan 8:00     Hoggs Back    Francis Harre 

We couldn’t do this previously due to the weather. This is one of my favourite tramps behind Castle Hill Village. Meet at Yaldhurst car park.


                                          FEBRURAY 2018 PROGRAMME

Monday 5th Feb 7:30pm     Club Meeting Night    

Come along to put your ideas forward for the next two month’s tramping trips, catch up with tramping buddies and enjoy supper with a cuppa. Meet at Garry’s. All welcome.


Wednesday 7th Feb 8:00am    Helicopter Hill/Cave Stream  Garry Roberts 

An easy climb on Helicopter Hill followed by a trip through the Cave. Bring a good headlight and a change of clothing. Meet at Yaldhurst car park.

Wednesday 14th Feb 8:30am    TeOka/Tumbledown Bay    Diane Dixon 

A tramp in the hills behind Little River to the Bay. Meet at Halswell library car park.


Wednesday 21st Feb 9:30am     Diamond Harbour/Purau      Marilyn Begg 

A pleasant walk through Diamond Harbour to Purau. Meet at the ferry wharf at Lyttelton.

Don’t forget your gold card!!

Wednesday 21st Feb 8:00am    Russell Range    John Hinton 

This is a new moderate tramp to Russell Peak 941m. Good views to Brooksdale, 13 Mile Bush and the Selwyn River. Meet at Yaldhurst Hotel car park.


Footnote: Members will have noticed the reduction of Sunday tramps on offer. This is a result of the poor attendance record. The old adage of ‘use it or lose it’ really does apply.


December 2017 PROGRAMME




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