Thursday, 16 September 2021

Winter walk - Sunday 19th September

Sunday's walk will be to Fern Burn Hut. This is a 14km return trip, taking approx 2.5 to 3 hrs each way.
Some lovely Beech forest, stream and gorge scenery along with open tussock country to take in. Lunch on the veranda of the hut. 

Track is narrow in places with some steep sidlings, so take care as parts may be slippery.
Bring the usual day walk gear and lunch/drink.

Meet at the usual tramping club meeting point next to toilets where McDougall meets Ardmore at 8.30am.
From here we will drive to Glendhu Bay, and turn off at Motatapu road and park at the track start.

Trip Leader: Paul Erixon  021 02711279

Winter bike ride this Sunday 19th September

Meet at the usual tramping club meeting point (toilets on lakefront where McDougall meets Ardmore) at 9.30am. We will ride from there to Glendhu Bay and return, approx 35km total,  approx 4hrs. 
Generally easy trail with some short tricky/steep bits, and need to be careful to give way to walkers. Time quoted is recommended time for standard MTB. Some of us will have ebikes, but we will go at standards pace.
Bring lunch, thermos, rain jacket, mask and money for possible coffee stop at Edgewater on return trip. If it looks like the rain is going to catch us, we could shorten the ride in the hope of beating it.
Trip leader, Karen Marinkovic 021 443740 

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Welcome to the Upper Clutha Tramping Club’s blog site.

The Club was established in 2002 and has a mix of members, some new to tramping (that’s Kiwi for bushwalking or hiking) while others have a range of experience and ability.  We operate out of the beautiful lake and alpine resort of Wanaka in the South Island of New Zealand.   Wanaka adjoins the World Heritage listed Mount Aspiring National Park and is close to the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park.   The Club is affiliated with the New Zealand Federation of Mountain Clubs [FMC].


A trip programme is issued at the start of the summer season, usually October. The programme includes one day, two day and multi day trips. Trips are open to members and non members and are graded so that you know the level of difficulty of each trip. In the winter months (May through September) we have a programme of day walks that are of easy to medium grades. 

Our monthly magazine, “Bootprints”, is published electronically and sent out to members via email.  It features trips reports and general information for members.  It is also stored on Google's Cloud Storage facility. There is a link below which will enable you to retrieve the latest copy, as well as back issues, from Google Cloud Storage.  

If you would like more information the following links may help.  To return to this page click on 'Home' at the bottom of the page selected.
[Background image:  Aspiring Flat, Mt Aspiring National Park]