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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,


November December 2017 Program

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.



                                                 October 2017 PROGRAMME

        Wednesday 18th Oct 8:00   
 Rabbit Hill/Trig M    John Hinton 

        A medium tramp climbing Rabbit Hill from the south end, then onto Trig M. This tramp has great mountain                  and lake views. Please note, there is a much easier option just doing Trig M.

         Meet at Yaldhurst Hotel car park.

    Wednesday 25th Oct 8:00     Mt Alexanda      Francis Harre 

    We haven’t done this for a while. A farm tramp on mostly 4wd tracks to a cell phone tower on top of the mountain,      with good views of the surrounding countryside. Meet at Sturrocks Road.

    Thursday 26th Oct 9:00   Breakfast Judy Murphy 

    Cafe breakfast with tramper pals. Contact Judy for details.

    Saturday 28th Oct     Winery Trail/BBQ      Wendy Wallace 

    Enjoy a trip to 3 wineries in the Waipara area followed by a BBQ afterwards. For more details on this popular         event please ring Wendy.

                                                   November 2017

Wednesday 1st Nov 8:00     Bealey Spur  Francis Harre 

A steady climb through bush to an old hut. Great views of the Waimak River and mountains.

Meet at Yaldhurst car park.

Wednesday 8th Nov 8:00     Double Hut     Diane Dixon 

An easyish tramp in the Hakatere area from Lake Heron to the hut. Les loved this one.

Meet at Yaldhurst car park.

Sunday 12th Nov 8:30   Weka Pass-Old Coach Rd   Glenda 

This tramp is with the Hagley Tramping Club. A farm walk along the original Weka Pass road, and across farmland to some interesting limestone formations behind Waikari.

Meet at the corner of Main North Road and Richill St, Belfast.

Wednesday 15th Nov 8:00     Peak Hill    Diane Silverman 

A medium tramp with a steady climb to the trig overlooking Lake Coleridge with outstanding views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Meet at Yaldhurst Hotel car park.


Wednesday 22nd Nov      No tramp scheduled   

Most of us will be on the Four Peaks trip.

Sunday 26th Nov 10:00   Major Hornbrook Track    Lesley Gilder 

An easyish walk on the Port Hills above Lyttelton with great views over Lyttelton Harbour.

Meet at the corner of Winchester St and Canterbury St, Lyttelton

Wednesday 29th Nov 8:00     Brooksdale Farm    John Hinton 

A medium tramp starting at Kowai No 2 bridge on various tracks over low saddles with lunch on the 3rd saddle overlooking Lake Rubicon. Meet at Yaldhurst car park.

                                                                  DECEMBER 2017

Friday 1st Dec 6:30pm Annual Pot Luck Dinner

Always a favourite social occasion. Bring along your favourite dish and tipple and enjoy good food and great company. John and Judy Murphy 

Monday 4th Dec 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 Marilyn’s, Springston-Rolleston Rd. All welcome.


Wednesday 6th Dec 8:00     Selwyn Gorge         Diane Dixon 

This trip is in the Whitecliffs area and follows the Selwyn River for a pleasant ramble.

Meet at Yaldhurst car park

Fri-Sun 8-10th Dec 8:00                Kirwans Hut                Garry Roberts 

A classic 4 to 6 hour tramp on an old coal mining road to a good hut in the hills behind Reefton.

Dinner and accommodation on Friday to be confirmed.

Sunday 10th Dec 9:30 Bridle Path Lesley Gilder 

An easy tramp in the Port Hills above Lyttelton. Meet at car park near the Gondola.


Wednesday 13th Dec 8:30     Mt Fitzgerald                   Wendy Wallace 

We couldn’t do this last time due to atrocious weather. An easy/medium tramp on farmland near the Hilltop. This could be done from both ends with a car swap. Meet at Halswell library.


Wednesday 20th Dec 9:30     Silverstream Reserve      Diane Silverman

This can be a family outing. Feel free to bring Mum’s, Dad’s, kids, relatives…..

A pleasant walk in a pretty reserve in the Clarkville-Eyreton area, with pancakes afterwards at Diane and Mark’s farm near Oxford. Meet at Sturrocks Road.


December 2017 PROGRAMME




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