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.


Public Summer Programme 2022

Mount Cook
Jul 9 – Jul 10 all-day

Matariki: Fri 24 – Sun 26 June: Mount Cook

Celebrate the first Matariki public holiday in our winter wonderland. Variety of day walks on Saturday and Sunday morning (and Friday if choose early start). Stay 2 nights in hut. Pot luck dessert Saturday night. 

Contact: Karyl Robertson (439 5518) Depart Fri pm

Grade: E/M Cost $53 plus hut fees Names to Karyl by 20th June please

Participants must have a valid NZ Government Vaccine Pass.

Nimrod Reserve and Easement
Jul 17 @ 8:00 am

The Nimrod Reserve is in the Hunters Hills, north of Waimate. Starting from the Reserve, we will walk up the zig zag and on to the Mt Nimrod Easement, returning to the loop track and cars via the waterfall.

Contact: Bess (0211800941)                                                                                              Depart Medway Carpark 8am

Grading: M

Cass Valley to Memorial Hut
Jul 30 @ 7:30 am – Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm

The Cass River flows into the western side of Lake Tekapo.  We will 4WD to Waterfall Hut, walk to Memorial Hut (8 bunks) at the head of the valley and stay overnight. 4WDs required.

Contact: Jonathan (021833379)                                                            Depart Medway Carpark Sat 7.30am

Grading: M                                                                         Names to Jonathan by Monday 18th July please.

Alps To Ocean Bike Ride
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am

We will take the A2O trail out to Raki’s Tunnel and return, or detour over Victoria Hill and maybe lunch at Fort Enfield. Approximately 44 km.

Contact: Phyllis (4346166)                                                                         Depart Weston Hall Carpark 9am

Grading: E

Snow Farm, Pisa Range
Aug 20 @ 7:00 am

Snow shoeing and cross-country skiing. Stay at Zulu Lodge in Albert Town on Saturday night and (optional) Daisy Lee Hut (sleeps 6) on Snow Farm on Sunday night if choosing to extend weekend. 

Contact: Jenny (0278196401)                                                                                              Depart Saturday 7am.

Grading: E

Costs to cover travel, accommodation and skiing.                  Names to Jenny by Mon 8th please.                                                                          


Ohau Ski Trip
Aug 28 @ 7:30 am

Spend a day skiing at sunny Ohau.

Contact: Colin (0279445405)                                                                  Depart Medway Carpark 7.30am.

Grading: N/A                                                       Costs to cover travel, skiing and gear hire if needed. 

Snow Skills at Awakino
Sep 10 @ 7:00 am

Learn how to move safely in snow conditions, including self-arresting and crampon skills. Stay at Awakino Lodge. 4WDs required.

Contact: Robbie (0210449437)                                                                  Depart Medway Carpark Sat 7am.

Grading: E                                                                                 Costs to cover travel and accommodation.

Names to Robbie by Mon Aug 29th please.


Rock and Pillar Range
Sep 25 @ 7:00 am

Celebrate the arrival of summer time by climbing 1000 metres up a zig-zag track to Leaning Lodge, traversing to Summit Rock (1450m) and descending via Big Hut.

Contact: Neville (0279558580)                                                                          Depart Medway Carpark 7am.

Grading: M