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.


Summer Programme 2023-Public Version


Ahuriri Valley Bike Trip – CANCELLED
Dec 10 – Dec 11 all-day

Bike ride up the Ahuriri valley, stay overnight in a hut and return. Unformed track requiring mountain bikes or suitable e-bikes.

UPDATE: Cancelled due to lack of numbers.

Contact: Uwe (021 153 2493)

Depart Medway car park 7.00am Sat

Grading: M



Wilkin Valley
Dec 18 – Dec 21 all-day

The Wilkin River flows into the Makarora above the top of Lake Wanaka. Driving to stay the night at Makaroa Sunday 18th. Flying into Top Forks hut on Monday 19th Dec, flying back on Wednesday 21st Dec.

Contact: Jenny  (434 9135; 027 819 6401)

Depart 4pm Friday 16th

Grading: M


Palmerston Hills
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am

Work off the festive season’s excesses on Puketapu (343 metres) and other hills around Palmerston.

Contact: Roz (747 4137) Depart: Medway car park 8am Grading: Easy

Avalanche Peak – Arthurs Pass
Jan 27 – Jan 29 all-day

Travel to Arthur’s Pass on Friday evening, climb Avalanche Peak on Saturday and return Sunday. Easier options available – something for everyone.

Contact: Julian (021 716 685) Depart Fri pm

Grading: Easy-Medium 

Cameron Hut
Feb 4 – Feb 6 all-day

The nine bunk Cameron Hut lies under the Arrowsmith Range at the head of the Cameron Valley in the Hakatere Conservation Park. Walk in on Saturday (about 6 hours), explore on Sunday and return home on Monday.

Contact: Jenny (027 819 6401) Depart: 7.00am Saturday.

Grading: Medium Names to Jenny by Monday 30th Jan please.

Egg Lake (1166 metres)
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am

From the historic Quailburn woolshed, walk over the Quailburn Saddle into the tussock-clad East Ahuriri Valley, cross the river, then climb 300 metres to Egg Lake. Return via the East Ahuriri Hut if time permits.

Contact: Bess (021 1800 941) Depart: Medway car park 8am.

Grading: Medium