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.
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.
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.
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.
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