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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



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.


Wednesday 3 May     CAMP SADDLE  

A steady climb through bush in the Craigieburn area to the saddle and maybe beyond?

Meet at Yaldhurst hotel carpark – 8:00am


Wednesday 10 May   KARETU DOWNS   

An interesting easy medium farm tramp in the hills behind Hawarden.

Meet at Sturrocks Road  - 8:00am



An easy tramp ideal for beginners and trampers getting back into tramping. Approximately a 3 to 4 hour day including lunch.
Meet at Taylors Mistake - 10:00 am

Tuesday 16 May AGM 

Annual General Meeting for all members, followed by trip planning.

Meet at Diane’s - 7:30pm

Wednesday 17 May   MT HERBERT    

A different approach this time; an easy medium tramp from Purau Saddle passing the Monument and on to the summit of Mt Herbert.

Meet at Princess Margaret Hospital - 8:00am


Wednesday 24 May    PACKHORSE HUT/MT BRADLEY     

From Gebbies Pass on farm tracks and bush to the historic Packhorse Hut. The more energetic can carry on to Mt. Bradley.

Meet at Halswell Domain - 8:30am


Wednesday 31 May    MT THOMAS   

A steady climb through forest to the trig on Mt Thomas and return. Great views of North Canterbury.

Meet at Sturrocks Road  - 8:30am.



A Port Hills tramp through bush and farmland with good views of the city and harbour.

Meet at Princess Margaret Hospital  - 8:30am



An easy tramp ideal for beginners and trampers getting back into tramping. Approximately a 3 to 4 hour day including lunch.
Meet at Victoria Park – 10:00am

Wednesday 14 June    BEN LOMOND   

An easy medium tramp on farmland hills in North Canterbury near the Hurunui  River.

Meet at Sturrocks Road - 8:00am


Wednesday 21 June   HURUNUI WALKWAY    Garry Roberts 

An easy walk in North Canterbury from near the Hurunui river mouth close to the coast.

Meet Sturrocks Road 8:00am


Wednesday 28 June    MULGANS TRACK   

An easy medium tramp on farmland near Moncks Bay.

Meet at Clifton on Main Road 8:30am.


Laff-a-Garry’s bedtime one-liners:

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.


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