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May Trips

Craigmore Station                                                 Sunday 4th May

Grade .   Easy

A short walk on Craigmore Station up to a bothy on the top of the hill. Extensive views and some interesting geological features of note

Leader : Robert                                                            Ph: 6846845

Cooked Spur Hut Mesopotamia                          17th – 18th  May

Grade.    Moderate

Leaving Saturday morning with walk starting from Bush stream car park.  It is approx. a 4 hour walk to Crooked Spur Hut.   We will return the same way.

Trip Leader:   Christine                                          Ph: 0211276964

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Tribulation Hut                              Sunday 25th May      

Grade. Easy  / Moderate                                                              

Joining the Geraldine Tramping Club for a day trip to Tribulation Hut. This tramp is off the Double Hill Run Road which is in the Upper Rakaia Area. This is approximately a three hour walk to the Redcliffe Saddle which opens up to good tussock flats with a tarn after climbing the Redcliffe Stream easement . Return will be by the same route.

Leader:  Lynley                                                Ph. 0274301603

Te Araroa  From Rakaia to Lake Heron            Queen’s  Birthday

Grade.   Medium/Fit                                       31st May – 2nd June 

A third go at this trip staying at Comyns and Double huts en route. Very weather dependent, and much of the trail is designated as a ‘route’, with Turton’s and Clent Hills Saddles to be negotiated, so the trip is graded as medium/fit.

Leader:   Robert                                                  Ph:  684 6845

Akaroa                                                                     12th – 13th July

Grade easy/medium

Leaving on Friday evening, and possibly staying in a backpackers for the two nights. A good range of day-trips are available on the peninsula depending on weather and conditions.


Leader:   Robert                                    Ph. 6846845


July Trips

Mt Grey Amberley  North Canterbury                 26 - 27th July

Grade Moderate

Mt Grey is inland from Amberley in North Canterbury. We will leave Timaru early on the Saturday and if time allows there is two short walks in the Waipara area, Tiromoana Bush walkway and Mt Cass walkway , after completing one of those walks we will return to Amberley where we stay the night in a private cottage ( no charge). Sunday we climb Mt Grey/ Maukatere 934 m, and hopefully rewarded with great views over the North Canterbury region.


Leader. David                                                          Ph. 6863550


Kakahu and Waitohi Bush - Day trip                 3rd August

Grade Easy

Two local reserves with healthy regenerating bush. Good walking tracks.


Leader. Christine                                                   Ph. 0211276964 or email                                                                               sctrampinginfo@gmail.com     


Mt Sunday and Mt Guy                                   Sunday 8th June

Grade.     Easy

Day trip to the upper Ashburton, Lake Clearwater firstly to Mt Sunday aprox. 2 hour walk then to Mt Guy approx. a three hour walk.  Involves a bit of a climb and lots of great views.

Trip Leader:   Christine                                    Ph. 021 1276964


June Trips

Mid Winter Social Trip and Walks.                Braemar Station    Grade.   Easy.                                                21st – 22nd June

We will be staying at Braemar Station Shearers Quarters. There will be a walk on Saturday and Sunday.  It would be great see this weekend well supported. Hope you can come.

Contact:   Catherine & Owen                       Ph:  686 6857

Rangitata Gorge                                              Sunday 29th June Grade. Easy/Moderate   

We will start at the Rangitata Diversion Race along the public assess easement onto the terraces gaining good views of the gorge and continue on to a hut.. If times allows I plan to continue walking further up the easement along Naebo Stream towards the Moorehouse Range and maybe up to Brown Saddle.

Leader:   Catherine                                             Ph:6866857

August Trips

Mt John Tekapo - Day trip                                 24th August

Grade Easy

Departing Timaru at 8am. Mt John  Sumimit track. Aprox 3 ½ hours loop walk return via the lake shore Stunning views all around.


Leader. Barry                                                       Ph. 6885320