Day Trips:

Day trips depart from and return to a convenient point on the side of town near to the destination. See maps. Non-members are asked to phone the trip leader in advance. If you doubt your suitability for a day-trip, or if the weather is turning bad, contact the trip leader beforehand. A phone inquiry does not oblige you to go on the trip.

Weekend Trips:

Weekend Trips may leave on a Friday night (usually for base camps) or Saturday morning. Please book with the trip leader by the closing date. Be certain you want to go on the trip when booking, as it is not fair on the leader to withdraw after the closing date (good excuses excepted). Numbers on some weekend trips are limited, so book promptly.

Bike Trips:

For up-to-date details of any biking trips highlighted below please contact Chris Leaver 03 322 6445, or

Trip details

Note - clicking on the trip destinations shown in blue will show the location on a map.

10-Oct Sun ●

Mt Manson

Merv Meredith 322 7239

This moderate trip starts from the Craigieburn Ski Road. The height gain makes for a steep but short climb to this 1860m peak at the northern end of the Craigieburn Range. Snow may be present, so take an ice-axe.

Meet 8am Church Corner, 20 Yaldhurst Rd

16-17 Oct Sat-Sun ●●

Youngman Stream Hut

Kerry Moore 359 5069

Easy-moderate tramp to Youngman Stream Hut in the upper Ashley. We will exit via Tarn Hut.

Book by 10 Oct

16 Oct Sat ● (Note changed day)

Mt Bruce

Chris Leaver 322 6445

An easy-moderate up-and-back to this prominent 1630m peak. The route uses part of the Lagoon Track. Optional exit down Broad Stream.

Meet 8am Church Corner, 20 Yaldhurst Rd

23-26 Oct Sat-Tue ●●●● Labour weekend

Molesworth Base Molesworth Guide

Kevin & Heather Hughes 332 6281

Leaving Saturday we will set up camp at the historic Archeron Accommodation house. We will not be roughing it – expect a glamping trip with campervans and large comfortable tents. Tramps of a variety of grades. Heather will lead easier trips while Kevin will be looking to do something more challenging. Please let us know by Sunday 10th if you are thinking of joining, so we know we have the numbers to run this trip. Look for an e-mail with more details.

Book by 10 Oct

24-Oct Sun ●

Christchurch 360 Dunes and Wetlands

Helen Harkness 384 2890

This 16km sector of the CHRISTCHURCH 360 TRAIL will commence at Pages Road and finish at Lower Styx Road.

Meet at 8.30am at the corner of Pages and Wairoa Road, by the Pages Road bridge into New Brighton.

30-31 Oct Sat-Sun ●●

Princess Bath

Merv Meredith 322 7239

A moderate tramp behind Hanmer, camping at this large tarn below Mt Princess.

Book by 24 Oct

31-Oct Sun ●

Gebbies Pass—Kaituna Valley

Awaiting leader

An easy-moderate through-trip via Packhorse Hut. Will need to place a car for drivers to go back and then drive around to Kaituna Valley.

8am Cashmere Rd opp PMH near Hackthorne Road

6-7 Nov Sat-Sun ●●

Pell Stream--Freyberg Range

Peter Umbers 359 9118

We use the Lake Daniel track for a short way then head up Pell Stream to the hut. On day two we’ll climb to the Freyburg Range and descend the track to Maruia Springs. Moderate-hard.

Book by 31 Oct

7-Nov Sun ●

Peraki Bay

Murray Hight 347 4014

VIsit to this site of the first European whaling station in Canterbury on Banks Peninsula.

Meet 8am Cashmere Rd, opp PMH

13-16 Nov Sat-Tue ●●●● Show weekend

Lockett Range, Seven Lakes circuit

Raymond Ford 022 318 0872

A moderate trip to the Diamond Lakes of the Lockett Range in NW Nelson. The lakes are Little Sylvester, Sylvester, Lillie, Diamond, Lockett, Ruby and Iron. Some nice viewpoints along the way--Iron Hill, Mt Benson and Mt Lockett.

Book by 7 Nov

14-Nov Sun ●

Hinewai - The Stones

Norman Burden 021 0228 9141

This easy-moderate trip visits a 980ha botanical reserve occupying most of Otanerito Valley in south-east Banks Peninsula. The area has over 12km of tracks and is privately managed for the protection and restoration of native vegetation and wildlife AND for us to walk through.

Meet 8am Cashmere Rd, opp PMH

20-21 Nov Sat-Sun ●●

Ben More--13 Mile Bush

Kerry Moore 359 5069

A moderate climb from Lake Lyndon to 1655m Ben More and over to stay at 13 Mile Bush Hut.

Book by 14 Nov

21-Nov Sun ●

Old Coach Road

Awaiting leader

From the hairpin bend below Porters Pass we do an easy-moderate circuit to the Trig M track and down to the section of highway 73 that leads to Lake Lyndon. 1251m Trig M is a ittle diversion.

Meet 8am Church Corner, 20 Yaldhurst Rd

27-29 Nov Sat-Mon ●●●

Nina—Boscawen--Rough Creek

Merv Meredith 322 7239

A moderate circuit up the Nina Rr to Nina Biv then over Boscawen Saddle to Lake Christabel Hut. Day three goes to the highway via Rough Creek.

Book by 21 Nov

28-Nov Sun ●

Rapaki Track

Awaiting leader

An easy walk to explore the Rapaki track on the Port Hills.

Meet 8am Cashmere Rd, opp PMH

4-5 Dec Sat-Sun ●●

Avoca Homestead--Torlesse Range

Honora Renwick 942 8368

Parking on day 1 at the end of Craigieburn Rd and walking the short distance to the old Avoca Homestead. Day 2, climbing a vehicle track towards Bold Hill, then onto the main Torlesse ridge, past Otarama Peak, to Back Peak and out via Mt Torlesse or Castle Hill and Foggy Peaks. Moderate-hard. Anyone wanting an easy weekend can explore the mining relics up Broken Rr.

Book by 28 Nov

4-Dec Saturday ●

Woolshed Hill

Mary McKeown 358 7717

From near Hawdon Shelter, a moderate up-and-back to 1429m Woolshed Hill. The hill gives great views, including the Three Peaks of Binser.

Meet 8am Church Corner, 20 Yaldhurst Rd

5-Dec Sun ●

Turtons Saddle--Pt 1805 circuit

Merv Meredith 322 7239

This moderate section of the Te Araroa Trail goes from the Rakaia Rr up Glenrock Stream to the saddle then up a nice spur to Point 1805. Descending another spur will make a nice circuit. Curiously there are three 1805m points within 2km on the map.

Meet 7am Church Corner, 20 Yaldhurst Rd

To see planned trips further ahead, click here for the annual Trip List 2021-2022 (PDF)