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.



Rock and Pillar Range
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

A long Labour Day weekend on the Rock and Pillar Range, based at Big Hut. Travel and 1000 metre climb up to the hut on Saturday, explore the tops on Sunday, and return Monday.

Contact: Alex (022 635 6420)                                                           Depart 7.30am Saturday.

Grading: M                                                                                          Names to Alex by Friday 1st Oct please.

Big Easy-Signal Hill
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am

A walking/mountain biking track from Logan Park High School to the Signal Hill lookout (393 metres) in Dunedin. Great views. 12kms return

Contact: Donna (027 825 5882) Depart Medway car park 8.00am Sat.

Grading: E

Clubnight – Trip Planning
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm

Come along with lots of bright – or even inspired – ideas for the summer. The more the merrier.

Contact: John (439 5598) Meeting at NOSAR club rooms, 1 Severn St, 7.30pm

Mount Miserable Bike Ride
Nov 14 @ 8:30 am

Ride from Waianakarua Reserve car park on Mt Misery Road to car park past the Red Hut. Stop on way to explore Glencoe Reserve from new entry within Glencoe Run and the site of new Kahikatea Hut in the Waianakarua Reserve. Probably more suited to E-bikes. Trip will involve walking as well as biking.

Contact: Robbie (439 5261/021 044 9437) Meet Mt Misery Rd DoC car park 8.30am

or Ring Robbie on Fri. night for other travel requirements

Grade: E

Cost: Own transport

Mount Cook Weekend
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day

Spend a weekend at Mt Cook with members of the Hokonui Tramping Club, staying in a hut Friday and Saturday nights. Walk options include:

  • Short walks around the village;
  • Sealey Tarns;
  • Hooker Lake;
  • Mueller Hut day trip.
  • Tasman Valley

Contact: Julia 027 233 6409)

Depart Medway car park 7.00pm Fri

Grading: E-M

Names to Julia by Fri 19th Nov please.

Millennium Track/Taieri River Weekend
Dec 4 all-day

Saturday: walk Millennium Track from near Henley to Taieri Mouth (8 kms)and/or kayak lower Taieri River gorge.

Stay night at Taieri Beach Holiday Park cabins (max. 10); tent and caravan sites also available.

Sunday: visit Sinclair Wetlands and explore on foot or in kayak.

Those interested in kayaking contact Uwe (021 153 2493)

Contact: Donna (027 825 5882 or 03 976 2006) Depart Medway car park 8.00am Sat

Grade: E-M Names to Donna by Fri 1st Oct please (to confirm accommodation)


Herbert Forest Working Bee
Dec 12 @ 8:00 am

A day working on the Herbert forest tracks – clearing, repairing and stepping.

Contact: Robbie (439 5261/021 044 9437) Depart Medway car park 8.00am

Grade: E

Gunsight Pass
Dec 18 – Dec 19 all-day

Robbie will lead this classic trip climbing over Gunsight (nee Gunbarrel) Pass from the North Temple cirque into the South Temple. Tents and helmets required – the Club has some helmets. Easier options available exploring the South Temple valley with hut stay or camping.

Contacts: Julian (434 9122) Robbie (439 5261/021 044 9437)

Depart Medway car park 7am Sat

Grade: F Names to Julian by Fri 10th Dec please