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Trip information, past trips and contacts for Wanderers Tramping Club

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This tramping club is based in Hamilton and run trips every second Sunday except during January, on tracks within the greater Waikato area.

We usually have minibuses to transport us so we can socialise on the way.

On long weekends we sometimes travel further afield, with overnight trips to a lodge or hut near a great tramping area somewhere within a few hours of Hamilton.

Our focus is on having an enjoyable and energetic day in the hills - we leave the high-speed gut-busting to other people. The companionship and conversations are an essential part of any tramp, but at the end of the day we also know we have had great exercise as well.

Loan gear may be available for those who are new to this sport.

Contact our New members convenor Margaret Standing  (standings@xtra.co.nz) for more information.

New Member Info

New or potential members should read our contacts page. Read why you should tramp with a Club, and download a document that tells you what you need to know about coming out with us. Even existing members should download and check the Emergency form.

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Look here for details on our next walk

(Last updated 10 April 2024)

REMBMEBER TO BOOK EARLY OR MISS OUT, YOUCAN ALWAYS CANCEL WITH 24H NOTICE.

EARLY REMINDER NEXT TRAMP

Sunday 21 April    Tuakau Day Out                    ALL Grades

 
Today is a mixed bag of activities and should be achievable by all grades. We will arrive at Queen’s Redoubt, Pokeno approx. 8.45am where the museum will be opened for us with a short talk given by one of the museum volunteers. There will be a short time to look around. This was the launching place of the invasion of Waikato at the start of the land wars 1863. We may have morning tea here before moving on.
 
From here we will travel to the Tuakau Museum which will open up for us and a short talk given. We will have a longer time to look around as the museum is larger with a variety of displays. Sir Edmund Hillary lived in Tuakau and went to primary school there.
 
We will move on to Alexandra Redoubt to see the remaining fortifications. A local historian will give a little talk. This is the best preserved and most original of the redoubts built by British Forces. There is a 45 minute bush walk at this site and we could have lunch here after the walk. 
 
Then we will go to Vivian Waterfall/Te Wai Heke o Maoa at Harker reserve, with a 45-minute bush walk here. We will have to relocate the vehicle to the other end of the track. If some people don’t want to do this walk, they can stay in the vehicle and come into the waterfall from the other end. It is only a few minutes’ walk in. Hopefully we will have time to go to the Pokeno Waterfall before returning to Hamilton.
 
Option to wear good walking shoes rather than boots as we will be going into the museums first. The bush walks could be muddy so either your good walking shoes or boots. The tracks are undulating so poles are your choice.
 
Glenys and I did this walk with the Monday Bush Walkers and had a most enjoyable day. Thanks must go to Elisabeth, our leader on that day, for sharing her information.
 
Depart: 8am Return: Late afternoon
Cost: $25.00 (members) + $5 cash for museums  $30.00 (non-members) + $5 cash for museums
                    ($5 koha for museums to be collected at the beginning of the day)
Leaders: Carol and Glenys
Bookings Open: Monday 8 April @ 6pm
Contact: Carol   Txt/Phone 027 319 0852   Email grandmacarol@xtra.co.nz