Tramping Information

Please read the following information regarding our tramping trips.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask or contact us!

Where to meet on tramping days

All trips start from Ray Small Car park, next to the Papakura RSA, Elliot Street, Papakura unless otherwise stated. If in doubt, contact the leader.

*Northbound trips, the leader may meet you 20 minutes later at Recreation Ground Car park, Great South Road, School Corner, Papatoetoe. In this case, people with cars please call at Roselands to collect anyone who may need a ride.
NOTE: Trip transport is by car-pooling, at a set fare per individual trip.

What to bring on tramping days

ALWAYS bring a small bag or pack containing:
*change of clothing, waterproof parka/raincoat, hat (for warmth and shade!), pullover, boots, spare socks, slacks, over trousers, whistle, small first aid kit, torch, lunch and a bit extra, water bottle.
*This provides 24 hours survival if you unexpectedly have to spend a night out.

A plastic bag to pop dirty gear in whilst travelling home is often handy.

Search and rescue

*Return times are always uncertain, do not give a definite time you expect to be home. If you have an appointment, realise you may not be able to keep it. Tell your parents or other responsible person to ring either of the numbers below, TWO HOURS AFTER SUNSET in the event of your non-arrival home after a tramping trip:

DAVE WILKINS (09)299 9346 / MARLENE LYNAM (09) 232 6939

Trip Grading


Up to 4 hours. Over marked or benched tracks. Suitable for less experienced trampers

Light Plus

Up to 6 hours. Over marked or defined tracks. Varying gradients. Possible stream crossings or other challenges.


Up to 6 hours. Not necessarily on marked or defined tracks. May involve steep gradients. Possible stream-bashing or bush-crashing.

Medium Plus

6 hours and over. For experienced trampers ONLY, not necessarily defined tracks or markers. Most available time will be spent tramping.

The above times are a guide only. Weather and ground conditions can make trips more difficult. These times are tramping times only and do not include travel to and from the start of a tramp.

Generally most tramps involve some hill work. Check each trip description and if in doubt contact the Leader.

Children under the age of 14 will only be allowed on "Light" tramps.

Leaders have the authority to exclude participants not suitable for the trip.

Trip participants are reminded that certain risks exist and that trip leaders and club officers are human – like everyone else – and that participants are ultimately responsible for their own safety.

To download the Personal Equipment Guideline, CLICK HERE

To download the First Aid - Personal Information form, CLICK HERE


Weekend Trips

The Trip Folder lists the up and coming weekend events and trips. It is available each club night for you to put your name in to register your interest and intention to go on these weekends.  If you are unable to attend Club Night then you should call the leader and indicate to them directly that you wish to be included.  Some weekend trips are limited in numbers so it pays to be early in getting your name down.  Most trips will require a deposit to be paid, as the accommodation has to be booked and prepaid by the Club.


Where requested, please pay the deposit when you first put your name down in the Trip Folder Book.

If you have to cancel, no deposits will be refunded to club members less than one month prior to the trip unless there is a waiting list for the trip.  If there is no waiting list, the club member wishing to withdraw from the trip may try to find another member to take his/her place.  Cancellations at short notice may affect the accommodation costs and transport arrangements for the whole group.



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