What’s on?


Club night is at 7.30 pm 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 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.


Hermit’s Cave, Silverpeaks
Jun 20 @ 8:00 am

We have never been to Hermit’s Cave before, so let’s go and see if we can find it.  We will head up Green Hill Track to Pulpit Rock and then along Rocky Ridge to find the cave. May return via Possum Hut.

Contact: Neville (0279558580)                                         Depart Medway Carpark 8am

Grading: M

Katiki Beach Walk
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am

Walk the length of the Katiki Beach and Shag Point rock shelf with their variety of fascinating rock formations. Low tide will be about 11am.

Contact: Chris (4342367)                                Depart Medway Carpark 8am.

Grading: E

Mount Cargill and Organ Pipes
Jul 4 @ 8:00 am

Start at Bethune’s Gully in North Dunedin, climb to Mt Cargill (676 metres) and on to the Organ Pipes.  All on track. Height Gain 550 metres.

Contact: Margaret (439 5598)                                                           Depart: Medway Car park. 8.00am

Grading: E/M

Woosies Bike Trip #2
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am

A sequel to Woosies Bike Trip #1 in the coastal Kakanui area, starting from Maheno. Up to 35 kms. Map will be provided.  Coffee at start and/or finish, lunch at cafe if wanted.

Contact: Karyl (439 5518)                                                            Depart: Purtons Cafe, Maheno, 9.30am

Grading: E


Big Hut, Rock and Pillar Range
Jul 17 @ 7:00 am – Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm

Start on Strath Taieri, north of Middlemarch.  Climb 900 metres to historic Big Hut. Explore Rock and Pillar tops and play table tennis.

Contact: Peter (027 622 3703)                                    Depart: Medway Car Park, Sat 7am

Grading: M

Names to Peter by Sat 10th July please.

Queenstown Walks
Jul 31 @ 7:30 am – Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm

Spend a weekend with the Hokonui Tramping Club doing easy walks around Queenstown.  Options include:

  • Mt Crichton Loop – Lake Dispute Walkway (3-4 hours)
  • Twelve Mile Delta – Bob’s Cove (4-5 hours)
  • Sawpit Gully – Arrow Gorge Track (3 -4 hours)
  • Millennium Walkway – Tobin’s Track (3-3.5 hours)

Travel Saturday morning, arriving Queenstown approximately 11am.  Walks will start early afternoon. Stay at backpackers Saturday night.

Contact: Julia (027 233 6409)                                    Depart: Medway Car Park, Sat 7.30am

Grading: E/M

Names to Julia by Thursday 1st July please.

Snow Farm, Wanaka
Aug 7 @ 7:00 am – Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm

Cross-country skiing at the Snow Farm on Saturday. A walk in the Wanaka area on Sunday.

Contact: Jenny (027 819 6401)                                       Depart: Medway Car Park, Sat, 7am.

Grading: E

Names to Jenny by Sunday 17th July please.

Day Skiing At Ohau
Aug 15 @ 7:00 am

Contact: Colin (027 944 5405)                                     Depart: Medway Car Park, 7 am.

Grading: N/A

Dunedin Walks
Aug 21 – Aug 22 all-day

A range of easy walks around Dunedin, e.g. Town Belt, Ross Creek Reservoir, Tunnel Beach. Some accomodation available. 

Contact: Jane (027 433 5795)                                                         Depart: TBA

Grading: E 

Names to Jane by Sunday 15th please. 

Ben Ohau
Sep 5 @ 7:30 am

Climb Ben Ohau (1522 metres) from Lake Ohau – a climb of 1000 metres. Return via Greta Stream. Great views of the MacKenzie basin, lakes and surrounding mountains. Mostly on track.

Contact: Neville (027 955 8580)                               Depart: Medway Car Park, Sun 7.30am. 

Grading: M

Mary Burn and Simon’s Hill
Sep 19 @ 7:30 am

Explore some new country in this area east of Lake Pukaki. An easy stroll beside the Mary Burn followed by an optional 500 metre climb up Simon’s Hill (969 metres) for good views of the MacKenzie Basin.

Contact: Julian (021 716 685)                                     Depart: Medway Car Park, Sun 7.30am.

Grading: E/M

East Ahuriri
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day

Start from Quailburn (about 700 metres), climb over Quailburn Saddle into East Ahuriri and tramp up valley to camp by some un-named tarns at around 1500 metres.  Return by same route, or via Freehold Creek if transport can be arranged.  Mostly poled route. Tents required.

Contact: Julian (021 716 685)                                                          Depart: TBA

Grading: M/F

Names to Julian by Wednesday 15th please.