Links to the tramping community
Tramping clubs and groups
All active tramping clubs - like the Manukau Tramping Club - have their own websites and tramping programmes, along with monthly club meetings, elected officers, and annual membership fees.
In addition, there are several meet-up groups, with less formal structures, which promote their activities on a number of social media platforms.
All these clubs and groups should be welcoming to new people.
Multiday trips, and the Great Walks
Department of Conservation. We suggest you make DOC the starting point for checking out most backcountry multiday tramps and the Great Walks in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Tramping in NZ (Facebook group). Here you'll find ideas, sensible advice and inspiration from a wide spectrum of the tramping community.
Information, safety advice and training
Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC) celebrates outdoor recreation, cherishes our backcountry and campaigns to protect both for future generations. It publishes Backcountry magazine. Along with many other outdoors clubs, the Manukau Tramping Club is affiliated to the FMC.
The Mountain Safety Council (MSC). This is a national body with a mandate to promote safety and good practice in the outdoors. There's lots of good advice on its website.
Outdoor Training NZ. Tramping clubs will provide basic training for newcomers on most aspects of survival in the outdoors. Outdoor Training NZ offers courses on river crossings, navigation techniques, etc.
MetService is one of Aotearoa New Zealand's leading weather authorities, and provides detailed forecasts across the country. We advise trampers to download the free MetService App to their phones.