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January Trips


Blue Mountain Station - Visiting historic stone huts.

Grade: Easy                                                     15 - 17 January     Fairlie Map         BY 19

We will meet at the Monument on Clayton Road on Friday evening and drive

out to Blue Mt Station and stay in the recently restored Basin Stream Hut that is perfectly positioned up stream of the Orari Gorge. We have a stunning view of Mt Peel from the hut door. Ian and Louise Wynn restored this hut last year and has been our family holiday spot for over 20 years! Early Saturday morn we will tramp to visit The Hat on Hat Spur, then travel to visit the Edith Hut on Mt Edith. There is an option to return for those not wanting to visit Edith hut. On Saturday late afternoon we will have a well-deserved swim in the river and enjoy the stunning sunset on Mt Peel.

Sunday, we pack up and travel to the Sand Stone hut in Bernard Stream

and if time permits visit Totara Spur Hut in the next gully. Both Sunday

huts we can mostly drive to save time.

I thought it would be nice to share our evening meal on Saturday night because we are driving to the hut. 4wds will be needed. We will be joining Methven Tramping club for this trip.

Contact:  Louise Ph 03 6858272  or  Christine Ph 021 1276964

Red Hill                                                             24th January 2016

Grade: Easy/ Moderate 

Start is from the Lake Lyndon road, a climb up to the summit, then a circuit dropping back to the cars. 5-6 Hrs and a steep climb up to the tops.

Contact: Robert       Ph: 6846845

Evening walk Centennial Park                Monday 11th January 2016  

In place of our monthly club meeting we will have an evening walk.

Meet at the Bridge by BMX track 6.45pm

February Trips

6th -8th   February       Urquhart’s  Hut  and  Griffith  Stream

Grade  Moderate                  Wilberforce   Valley

It is intended that we leave Timaru early on the 6th February and drive to Glenthorne Station, from then on it will be four wheel drive country up the Wilberforce to where we leave our vehicle approximately opposite the Moa Stream and then walk to Urquhart’s Hut. Next day we will explore the Griffith Stream and may pitch our tents there. On the 8th there are options for a morning explore before heading back down the gully for home.

Leader  David Mason                               Ph  03 6863550

Camp Stream Hut                            Sunday 14th February  


Look out for the access road into Coal River on Lilybank Road, 5 km past the Roundhill Ski Area turn-off. Drive a short distance to the formed car park. It is a steep climb of 500 m from the Coal River car park to Camp Stream Hut. Cross Coal River and follow the marked uphill route past deer paddocks. This is a public access easement through private farmland so keep to the track. There is a sign at the start of Te Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park. Continue uphill to the top of the old glacial terrace and you will pick up a well-formed track to Camp Stream Hut. Camp Stream Hut is part of Te Araroa Trail

Contact: Christine                                     Ph: 0211276964 or                                             email: sctrampinginfo@gmail.com

March Trips

Mt Studholme                                Sunday 13th March

Grade: Easy/Moderate

Mt Studholme walk.  Starting from Mt Studholme Rd. walking on a 4wd track through bush then at the woolshed opens up.  Approx. 1100metres to climb.  Great view all around if the weather is right. 

Contact: Barry                               Ph: 688 5320

Canyon Creek – Bivy Rock                      27th – 28th February

Leaving on Saturday morning and driving up the Ahuriri River. Then a very attractive 4-5 hr tramp up through bush to the upper valley where we will camp at a rock bivvy.

Contact: Robert                                            Ph: 6846845

April Trips

Macauley Hut                            9th – 10th April  

The Macaulay Hut is located in the Macaulay River at the end of the Lilybank road beyond the head of Lake Tekapo.  From the road end to Macaulay Hut  is a distance of 18 kms of off road 4x4 driving.

The Hut has 14 bunks and is run by the Mackenzie Alpine Trust, the Hut fee will be by donation to the Trust which can be made at the Hut. Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning will be spent exploring the area.

Leader: David                           Ph: 6863550

Leader:  David Mason                        Ph: 036863550

 Lake Alexandrina                      17th April

Grade: Easy

This will be an easy day walk. The plan is to walk around Lake Alexandra. This can also be extended if time permits.

Leader:  Christine                         Ph: 021 1276964 or email sctrampinginfo@gmail.com

Freehold Creek/Lake Dumb-bell           23rd – 25th April  

                                                                   ANZAC weekend

Grade: Moderate

Freehold creek is on the western shore of Lake Ohau. The track climbs steadily though beech forest for approximately two hours to the bushline. From here the route is marked within Freehold Creek basin. We will camp at the tarns then on Sunday we will walk to Lake Dumb-bell and returning to camp. Walk out and return home on Monday 25th

Leader: Colin    Ph:6860995