Welcome to the Manukau Tramping Club
Covid 19 Restrictions
On current government and public health advice on managing the Covid-19 pandemic, the Manukau Tramping Club has the following guidelines:
Masks must continue to be worn in indoor meetings and when our people are sharing transport. This is because the Omicron variants of the Covid virus are extremely contagious. We must note the continuing high number of cases in NZ at present, the continuing high number of hospitalisations, and the rising death toll.
While outdoors on MTC activities, wearing a mask is optional.
We continue to encourage all members to be fully vaccinated (two shots plus the booster). Those of us who are fully vaccinated can still catch the Omicron variant of Covid, but we are much less likely than the unvaccinated or partially vaccinated to become severely ill or die.
If you are unwell, or people in your circle are unwell, please stay home. Get tested. Be considerate of your fellow trampers by not sharing your illness.
MTC will no longer require members or those who join our activities to be vaccinated or to have a vaccine pass. This is in line with the new guidelines that vaccine mandates and vaccine passes will no longer be required in most parts of NZ.
As the Covid-19 pandemic evolves, we will continue to follow public health guidelines and adjust our policies accordingly.
Our Club was formed in 1976, over 40 years ago, by a group of keen trampers. Membership today is around 120, with a wide range of ages, and the new generations of trampers are just as keen as the Club’s founders. We love to see new people with us out on the hiking tracks and at monthly Club nights.
Most Sundays of the year we plan two tramps. One will be classed as Light, being suitable for beginners or people with limited time. The second tramp will be classed as Medium, and suit those with a higher level of fitness and more tramping experience. We also have a very active Tuesday group, with tramps generally classed as Light.
In addition, weekend and multiday tramps are held regularly.
Details about tramps and contact information are listed on the Upcoming Trips page.
The Manukau Tramping Club meets on the first Monday of each month, at 7.15pm, in the Anglican Church Hall, Coles Crescent, Papakura. There is no charge to attend our monthly meeting. If the first Monday in the month is a public holiday, the meeting is held on the second Monday. Everyone is welcome to attend our Club nights, including non-members.
Get moving. Keep moving. Come tramping with us.