Welcome to the Wanganui Tramping Club, New Zealand
We run a variety of tramping and biking trips and social events throughout the year and new and intending members are always welcome.
The Club meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month (except January) at the Deerstalkers Hall at 100 Peat Street. start time is 7.30 pm.
Established in 1952, The Wanganui Tramping Club now has about 180 members. All ages are catered for, and the range of activities is always expanding! Please feel free to attend a club meeting or contact us for more information.
Initial enquiries: Barbara Gordon 348 9149, email email@example.com.
Potential new members must register with Barbara Gordon before booking into club trips.
Weekend trips include one day and overnight trips, as well as extended tramps over long weekends. Grading varies to cater for all levels of fitness and experience. Social events and mountain bike trips are also listed.
Held every week up to a 100 km radius to mountains, forest, bush and farmland. Wednesday midweek day tramp planned by rostered leaders. Usually more challenging than Thursday tramps.
Coordinator: Margret McKinnon 344 3899, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org;
(Please book in by 7 pm Tuesday)
No bush bashing, generally over better tracks and a little easier. Regular leader Earle Turner; tramps to suit mature members; normally closer to Wanganui; departure 9 am from clubroom.
Co-ordinated by Val Cowan 345 0456, email email@example.com.
Every second Thursday. Scheduled for May 4 & 18, June 1, 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, in 2017.
TT2 tramps are short walks around town from 9 am on alternate Thursdays. Contact is Carolyn Shingleton 347 7644.
BOMBS Group Cycle Rides depart at 9am every Tuesday from I-site on Taupo Quay. Carolyn Shingleton 347 7644.
The Club owns two minivans each seating 12 passengers, which meet most of our transport needs.
Maps for Trampers
Department of Conservation Walks Maps at www.doc.govt.nz/walkingandtramping
Walking Access Maps at www.wams.org.nz
Land Information Maps at www.linz.govt.nz/land/maps/linz-topographic-maps/map-chooser
Mapping Advice from Basil Hooper
New Competitions Page
For results of the club's competitions turn to Competitions Page situated under the Reports navigation button: articles, photos and quiz.
Possum Lodge is a private Wanganui Tramping Club lodge near Raurimu and is available for hire.
The Club also owns the Mangaturuturu Hut on the western slopes of Mount Ruapehu. It is available to members without charge and non-members for the appropriate 'Back Country' hut fee.
The verandah on the hut has now had windows and doors added to provide greater security from wildlife.
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Information Handbook for Members
April 2017 Edition including Trip Leader's Responsibilities and van procedures. Download this eight page PDF file to read or print.
What to do in a backcountry emergency
FMC (Federated Mountain Clubs) Bulletin of August 2016 contained a very useful article titled "What to do in a backcountry emergency". It is reproduced here as a four page document for you to download or print. Please read the advice before venturing forth!
Stock Awareness for trampers crossing farmland
An explanatory guide to help you avoid unfortunate outcomes, from Ray Walton
Health and safety responsibilities of farmers to recreational visitors FAQ
This is a useful summary of when a hazard warning needs to be made. For further information see www.walkingaccess.govt.nz.