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.

Flexi Trips

                     Members interested in a Flexi Trip contact the organiser for more details


Trent Valley – West Coast


A 5 day tramp up the Trent Valley to Trent Saddle and down the Haupiri valley to road end.


Contact : Bill  (03 6898762)         Grading :M/F 



Awakino Skifield,  Flowers


December is the time for viewing the  Rananculas  and more in this area. Come for a walk with Bronwyn and learn about these alpine beauties. 

Contact : Bronwyn  (4311877)      Grading : E 

Silver Peaks, Dunedin
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am

Follow Green Ridge to Pulpit Rock then down Rosella Ridge to either Cedar Spur or Hunters Track leading down to Waikouaiti River and back up Eucalypt Track to car park.

Contact: Neville (4372531) Depart Medway car park, 8am Sun

Grading: M

Herbert Forest Working Bee
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am

Track tidying and clearing for the Summer.


Contact :  Robbie (4395261)                                                                         Depart Medway car park, 8am Sun


Grading :  E


Club Night: Western USA National Parks
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm

Club member, Ross Milmine will give a presentation on his recent travel adventure to the Western USA National Parks.


Contact : Bronwyn  (4311877)                                      Meeting at, S A R rooms, Severn St Oamaru  7.30pm

Oct 20 @ 8:00 am

Kurinui is a block of regenerating native bush in the upper reaches of the Big Kuri Creek behind Hampden. It has a number of tracks leading down to the creek and back up by a different route, hopefully including the peak behind the Razorback microwave station.


Contact : Robbie (4395261)                                                                         Depart Medway car park, 8am Sun


Grading : M

Labour Weekend – Mt. Alexander, West Coast
Oct 26 @ 7:00 am – Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm

Day 1 :  From car park to Camp Creek Hut ( approx 3hrs )

Day 2 : Day trip to Mt Alexander 1958m or tussock tops and return to hut.

Day 3 : Out to car park and home.


Contact :  Bill  ( 03 6898762 )                                                                   Depart, Medway car park, 7am Sat


Grading : M 

Andersons Lagoon – Shag River Mouth
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am

Drive to Andersons Lagoon, walk along cliff tops then on the beach to the Shag River Mouth.Return same way observing the shags nesting on cliffs and sea lions basking on the sand.


Contact :  John  (4395598)                                                                 Depart Medway car park,  8am Sun


Grading : E 

Club Night, Trip Planning
Nov 11 @ 7:30 pm

After the clubs general business, Trip Planning for Summer months, Jan, Feb, March. Ideas and organisers for day and weekend trips plus speakers for monthly meetings are required.

A short presentation of their choice from a club member will follow each trip planning meeting. Contact Maurice if you can be that person. 


Contact : Maurice  (4346166)                                   Meeting at, S A R rooms, Severn St Oamaru  7.30pm


Dave’s Track – Trotters Gorge
Nov 17 @ 8:30 am

The Geraldine Tramping Club will join us for the day walk from the Reserve up Dave’s Track, South Peak and return via forestry roads with a side trip to Anh’s Peak. 


Contact :  Maurice   (4346166)                                                        Depart Medway car park, 8.30am Sun


Grading : E-M  

Mt. Brewster Hut, West Coast
Nov 22 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm

Departing Friday evening staying in backpackers or tent at a D O C camp site.

Sat, walk up to the Brewster Hut for the night. Hut Tickets $15 or A H P required. From the hut an afternoon climb of Mt Armstrong  at 2174m (2-3hrs) for breath taking views.

Sun , leisurely return back down to the car park.


Contact :  Anna  (021792662)                                                   Depart Medway car park, Fri,  pm, T B A


Grading : M

Mt Ida Water Race – Bike Ride
Dec 1 @ 7:30 am

Mt Ida water race in Central Otago is a well formed track with a gentle gradient of 18kms, returning to the start via gravel road, 12km. Total 30km round trip.

Contact organiser before Sun 1st for arranging bike transport.


Contact :  Maurice Gray (4346166)                                                 Depart Medway car park, 7.30am Sun


Grading : E $42


Dalgety Range Traverse
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm

Sat afternoon drive up the Haka Valley and stay on farm.

Sun, walk the length of the Dalgety Range,highest point 1752 m, which runs between the Hakataramea and MackenziePasses.  Two vehicles are required for this trip.


Contact : John  ( 4395598)                                                                    Depart Medway car park, 4pm Sat


Grading :M 

Club Night: Christmas Pot Luck Dinner
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm

A plate of finger food to share and BYO drinks. The last meeting for the year and time to exchange plans for the new year and beyond.


Contact :  Karyl  (4395518)                                                                    Meet at the club rooms 6.30pm Mon


Mt.Kyburn 1636 m
Dec 15 @ 7:00 am

Starting from the Mt Buster Rd climbing up the S/W ridge to the summit and returning down past Buster Hut and Little Kyeburn Track.


Contact :  Neville ( 4372531 )                                                                 Depart Medway car park, 7am Sun


Grading : M