Club Activities


Initial enquiries: Barbara Gordon 348 9149, email

Potential new members must register with Barbara Gordon before booking into club trips.

Weekend 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.

Wednesday tramps

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;

(Please book in by 7 pm Tuesday)

Thursday tramps

No bush bashing, generally over better tracks and a little easier. Regular leader Earle Turner; tramps to suit mature members; normally closer to Whanganui; usually departure 9 am from clubroom.

Co-ordinated by Val Cowan 345 0456, email

Every second Thursday, from July 18th 2019.

TT2 tramps are short walks around town from 9 am on alternate Thursdays. Contact is Carolyn Shingleton 347 7644.

BOMBS Group Cycle Rides Contact is 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

Walking Access Maps at 

Land Information Maps at

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. 


This year’s deadline is Wednesday 3 July 2019

This year all entries shall be received as electronic image files. There is no need to print off any images.

Ways to submit your entries:

a) On a memory stick

b) Using a link to a dropbox (or similar) site with the link emailed to Basil Hooper

c) Emailing image as an attachment directly to Basil Hooper. (Make sure your software does not downsize your image with this method.)

Baz’s email address

Please don't leave it to the last minute to send your photographs. If there is spare time I can try to remedy any issues with them. The images will be judged on a screen that takes an image size of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is in your interest to present the images at least as big as that.

If possible, rename images with your proposed title. And include in associated documentation your name, the class you are in, and the category of the entry.

There are two classes: Novice and Open - entrants who have previously won a category in Novice will be in the Open class.


1) All entrants must be financial members of the club in the year up to that point.

2) All photographs must have been taken by the member submitting them, and taken on club or private mountain biking outings and tramping trips within the previous two years.

3) Entries must not have been entered in any previous club competition.

4 Limit of two images per category per person (total of eight images).


Human Interest Anything that involves people

Pictorial Landscapes, views etc. People can be included but not dominate the image.

Natural History within NZ – Landforms, flora and fauna etc.

(Defined as: non-domestic life forms, geological and meteorological features etc - must not contain features of human intervention.)

And the special subject for this year:

“A Hidden Treasure” – Only limited by your imagination!!

Winners will be announced at the club meeting Wed 7 August

Organiser: Basil Hooper ph 346 5597



The Wanganui Tramping Club 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.

Mangaturuturu Hut

Mangaturuturu Hut

The verandah on the hut has now had windows and doors added to provide greater security from wildlife.

Click button below to view more details

Possum Lodge was a private Wanganui Tramping Club lodge near Raurimu but has now been sold.

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