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.

Clubnights

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.

Mar
31
Sun
Herbert Forest, Working Bee
Mar 31 @ 8:00 am

Help tidy up the tracks before the Herbert Forest open day.

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

Grading: E – M

Apr
7
Sun
Herbert Forest Traps
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am

Rebaiting of the D O C 200 traps located beside the walking tracks in the forest. Duration: Approx 4hr
Contact Robbie prior to the date listed if you are available.

Contact: Robbie ( 4395261 ) Meet at, Swallows car park 8.30am Sun

Grading: E

Apr
8
Mon
Club Night: Make or Break
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm

All club members should attend this meeting.
The clubs future depends on your views and involvement to find a new way forward.

Contact: John ( 4395598 ) Meeting at, S A R rooms, Severn St Oamaru 7.30pm

Apr
14
Sun
Herbert Forest Guided Walks
Apr 14 @ 8:30 am

People of all ages who are capable of walking for a minimum of one hour on uneven surfaces are invited to walk through rare mature native forest, guided by members of the North Otago Tramping and Mountaineering Club. A number of walks will be available, ranging from I hour to 3-4 hours. First walks will depart at 10am, the last at 12 noon. Participants should bring: stout footwear with grippy soles (tracks are slippery in places and most walks involve several shallow stream crossings); clothing suitable for wet and cold weather; water, lunch or snack; and a camera. Please leave the dog at home and do not smoke. Cancellation will be advised on local radio stations and NOTMC website (www.notmc.org.nz). Contact John Chetwin (03 4395598).
Follow the signs from South of Herbert on SH1 to Breakneck Rd and continue to the car park / walking base.

Apr
28
Sun
Otago Peninsula
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am

Harbour Cone via Hunters Farm, Smiths Creek and Allen Farm. Also a round trip at Sandymount including The Chasm and Lovers Leap.
A fine day reveals spectacular views of the Otago Harbour and surrounds plus the rugged East Coast.

Contact: Maurice or Phyllis ( 4346166 ) Depart Medway car park, 8am Sun

Grading: E-M

May
13
Mon
Club Night; AGM plus Old Ghost Road
May 13 @ 7:30 pm

More member involvement is required for the club to continue offering a trip programme and club management.
Please, consider making yourself available for these roles.
Jane, along with her fellow walkers will share photos and experiences of their 85km walk from Lyell to Seddonville on the Old Ghost Road

Contact: Jane ( 0274335795 )

May
19
Sun
Herbert Forest Traps
May 19 @ 8:30 am

Checking and rebaiting of the D O C 200 pest traps. Duration: Approx 4hr
Contact Robbie prior to the date listed if you are available.

Contact: Robbie (4395261 ) Meet at, Swallows car park 8.30am Sun

Grading: E

Jun
9
Sun
Deep Stream, Aviemore
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am

A walk up Deep Stream and cross country returning down to Fishermans Bend. Wallaby spotting on the way.

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

Grading: M

Jun
10
Mon
Club Night; Annadyr to Wrangle Island
Jun 10 @ 7:30 pm

Part two of Bronwyn McCone’s journey exploring out of the way places.

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

Jun
15
Sat
Big Hut, 1347m – Rock & Pillar Range– Middlemarch
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm

Enjoy a Winter walk to this “very big hut” bring a Pot Luck Dessert to share. A return trip via Leaning Lodge weather permitting.

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

Grading: M

Jun
17
Mon
Trip Planning @ North otago SAR
Jun 17 @ 7:30 pm

North Otago Search & Rescue rooms, 1 Severn St 7.30pm
Time to plan for Spring tramping. Bring your ideas and help organise this programme.

Jun
23
Sun
Herbert Forest Tracking Tunnels
Jun 23 @ 8:30 am

Replacing the I D cards in the tunnels. Duration: Approx 3hr
Contact Robbie prior to the date listed if you are available.

Contact: Robbie ( 4395261 ) Meet at, 124 Breakneck Rd Waianakarua

Jul
7
Sun
Katiki Beach – Shag Point
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am

Walk along Katiki Beach with its interesting rock formations, then around the rock shelf to Shag Point.
Low tide will be 12.40 am. Poles could be useful if rocks are slippery.

Contact: John ( 4395598 ) Depart Medway car park, 9.30am Sun.

Grading: E

Jul
8
Mon
Club Night; Godzone
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm

Jason Hayman will recall his journey competing in” Godzone “ the largest expedition length adventure race in the world.

Contact: Neville ( 4372531 ) Meeting at, S A R rooms Severn St, 7.30pm

Jul
14
Sun
Herbert Forest Traps
Jul 14 @ 8:30 am

Checking and rebating of the D O C 200 pest traps. Duration : Approx 4hr
Contact Robbie prior to the date listed if you are available.

Contact: ( 4395261 ) Meet at, Swallows car park 8.30am Sun.

Grading: E

Jul
21
Sun
Orokonui Eco Sanctuary
Jul 21 @ 8:30 am

A day visit to the enclosure getting up close to a variety of birds and many other animals.
Entry Fee : $20 ( Discounts available )

Contact: Bronwyn ( 4311877 ) Depart Medway car park, 8.30am Sun.

Grading: E