Category Archives: Trip Reports

Herbert Forest 14 April 2019

The North Otago Tramping and Mountaineering Club hosted guided walks on the tracks in the Herbert Forest about 20 minutes south of Oamaru, on 14 April 2019, and seven of our members took part. A variety of walks were on … Continue reading

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Mt Nimrod 3 March 2018

Mt Nimrod 3 March 2018 It is a long, long way to the summit of Mt Nimrod! A group of ten of us began at the Reserve carpark at 8 am, initially following the Scenic Reserve track. Before descending to … Continue reading

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Taipo Easter 30 March – 2 April 2018

Taipo Easter 30 March – 2 April 2018 Five members, Wayne, Wayne, Christine, Catherine and Ralph set out after work on Thursday 29th departure from Timaru at 5.30pm driving to Rata Lodge Backpackers at Otira. We took 2 cars which … Continue reading

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Otamatakou Scenic Reserve Saturday 19 May

Otamatakou Scenic Reserve Saturday 19 May Departing at 7am from Timaru, Christine, Catherine, Christine, Lindsay, Neville and Barry set out for a day’s walk. We arrived at the start which is on SH 83 next to the Glenburn Camping Ground … Continue reading

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Waiau Hut 1 – 4 June

Waiau Hut 1 – 4 June This Queens Birthday Weekend trip was made possible solely because of the most generous donation by our club member, Robert Birks, for the building of a new DOC hut in the upper Waiau Valley. … Continue reading

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Mt Edwards Saturday 24th February

Mt Edwards Saturday 24th February It was an early start leaving town at 7am with around and hour drive. Wayne had arranged with the land owners that we drive through to a spot in between the two ridges that lead … Continue reading

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Dry Acheron Sunday 15th April 2018

Dry Acheron Sunday 15th April 2018 The forecast was great and 9 keen walkers departed for a good day out. The Dry Acheron is a normally dry river but this trip we knew we were going to have wet feet. … Continue reading

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Orari Gorge, Andrews Stream – Mount Francis Saturday 29 April 2017

Orari Gorge, Andrews Stream – Mount Francis Saturday 29 April 2017 This tramp was brought forward due to a pending cold front due through on the scheduled 30 April date . This was a well-attended tramp even though it was … Continue reading

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Lake Tennyson to St Arnaud 25th – 31st March

Lake Tennyson to St Arnaud 25th – 31st March This turned out to be a bit of a boys only trip. For Bruce it was on the Bucket List, to be able to relive a trip done many years ago … Continue reading

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Lake Christabel Circuit 23-25 September 2017

Lake Christabel Circuit 23-25 September 2017 Christine’s notice said three 6-7 hour reasonably big days so good fitness required…’. With earlier snow falls, windfalls and a forecast wet day 3 for a 69 year old this proved to be an … Continue reading

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