What’s on?

Trip Costs

Trip transport costs are shared among participants.  Some trips involve additional accommodation and activity costs.

Trip Grading

E        Up to 4 hours walking on tracks
M      Up to 8 hours walking, reasonable fitness needed.
F        Over 8 hours walking, usually rough terrain, a higher level of fitness and alpine equipment often needed.


Clubnight is at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month except December and January.  Meetings are held in the North Otago Search and Rescue headquarters, 1 Severn Street.  Entrance is the first on the left from the bottom of Severn Street. Potential members are welcome.

Trip Planning
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm

At NOSAR rooms, 1 Severn Street.

Rock up with ideas for a scintillating summer programme.

Hinewai Reserve
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm

Hinewai Reserve is one of Banks Peninsula’s best kept secrets – over 1200 ha of regenerating native forest & remnants of old-growth forest, privately owned & managed. The Reserve is the brainchild of legendary Botanist Hugh Wilson who has managed it since it was first bought in 1987. The plan is to do day walks from a base at Hinewai Lodge with the Banks Peninsula Tramping Club.

Contact: Robbie  (434 6353)                                                                                                        Depart Medway car park 6pm Friday

M                                                                                                                                                            Names to Robbie by Monday 25th please

East Otago Forests Mountain Bike Ride
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am

Starting at Trotters Gorge Camping Ground at 9am, heading up and down hills over recently forested land for 3-4hrs or as long as you like. Starting at this point will enable non-cyclists to have a bush walk.

Contact: Jane (021 758 589)                                                                                                        Depart Medway car park 8.30 am

M                                                                                                                                                           or 9 am at Trotters Gorge.

Club Night
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm

Bill Nye, Owner of Adventure Books in Harbour Street has travelled in 7 continents including Antarctica, mostly working as a Fluid Engineer.  Come along and hear about the work he used to do.

Contact: Bess (434 9953)

(Labour Weekend): 1000 Acre Plateau, Kahurangi National Park
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 24 @ 9:00 pm

The Thousand Acre Plateau is an ancient peneplain situated at about 1100 metres between the Mokihinui and Matiri Rivers, near Murchison. Approach is up the Matiri River to Lake Matiri and Matiri Hut (8 bunks), then due north to Larrikins Creek Hut (4 bunks).  The aim will be to explore this fascinating area and climb some peaks, such as the Haystack (1526 m) and the Needle (1438 m). Tents may be required.

Contact: Jane (027 433 5795)                                                                                                      Depart Medway car park 8am Fri.                   

M                                                                                                                                        .                   Names to Jane by Monday 9th please.

NOTMC 40th Anniversary
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm

Venue: Purton’s Café, Maheno

Time: 4.30 pm for nibbles and slide show

Cost; $30/head for nibbles and dinner. Drinks own account.

Sun 29th: 40th Anniversary Walk

Venue: Herbert Forest

Time: 10am

Grade: E-M

Herbert Forest Working Bee
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am

Clearing and improving the Herbert Forest tracks. Bring loppers, grubbers etc.

Contact: Robbie (434 6353)                                                                                                         Depart Medway car park 8.00am


Huxley Forks
Nov 11 @ 7:00 am – Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm

Walk in to Monument Hut and then on to Huxley Forks Hut: approximately 5 hours. Overnight there. Tents may be required. Options to explore North or South Huxley valleys.

Contact: Bess (4349953)                                                                                                                Depart Medway car park 7am Sat 11th

M                                                                                                                                                            Names to Bess by Monday 6th please

Clubnight –– Biking in Cuba
Nov 13 @ 7:30 pm

Jane and Graham Greene will talk about their journey into the past in Cuba.

Contact: Neville (437 2531)

Hidden Lake (1553 metres)
Nov 18 @ 7:00 am

Hidden Lake sits in a high basin on the Wether Range and is the source of the west branch of the Manuherikia River. Travel by 4wd over the Omarama Saddle to Top Hut. Walk 3-4 hours up a track, then a creek, to Hidden Lake.

Contact: Brent (434 2326)                                                                                                            Depart Medway car park 7.00am Sat 18th

M                                                                                                                                                            Names to Brent by Monday 13th please

Macraes Mountain Bike Ride (TBC)
Nov 26 @ 8:30 am

A ride of 2 to 3 hours over undulating 4wd tracks from Macraes to the Redbank Skink Enclosure and return via Nenthorn. Longer options may be available.

 Contact: Jane  (021 758 589)                                                                                                                          Depart Medway car park 8.30 am

E-M                                                                                                                                                       or 10 am at Stanleys Hotel, Macraes.