Welcome to our multi-day tramps !

  • As a Tramping Club, the tracks/routes we take may be different from those typically used by less experienced walkers. On any tramp you may encounter hilly terrain, muddy tracks with tree roots and other obstacles, and un-bridged stream crossings, so please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
  • A leader may exclude a person from a tramp if it is considered they are inadequately equipped or are not considered to have the necessary fitness or ability to complete the tramp.
  • As with all outdoor activities there is associated risk.Your Safety is Your Responsibility. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct equipment and are fit and able to undertake the planned tramp.
  • Go to Adventure Smart to view a 7 minute video The Outdoor Safety Code – 5 Simple Rules. This is a must see video for both beginners and experienced trampers.

Join a multiday tramp

  • Phone the leader to discuss the tramp, outline your recent tramping experience, and confirm this is a suitable tramp for you.
  • Ensure you have the correct gear.
  • Book and pay for the tramp.
  • Arrive at the bus departure point in good time, suitably prepared. Refer to the tramp details for time and place, and the standard pickup directions and maps.
  • Advise the leader of any medical conditions in case a problem arises during the tramp.

Gear - Tramp Essentials

  • Bring your own food, sleeping and cooking gear, map and compass.
  • Clothing should be adequate for the likely conditions. We suggest three layers of clothing. Lightweight fabrics that retain body heat (even when wet) are recommended. e.g. polypropylene, wool or fibrepile.
  • A waterproof rain jacket with a hood is absolutely essential for all tramps.
  • On all winter tramps or when specified, bring full storm gear, e.g. over trousers, warm gloves, over mittens, warm hat or balaclava and longjohns.

Gear Check List

General:

  • Tent / fly
  • Groundsheet (this could be a section of polythene the size of your tent floor)
  • Sleeping Bag (& optional bag liner)
  • Sleeping pad or air mattress
  • Pack

  • Pack Liner (could be 1 or 2 plastic rubbish sacks)
  • Waterproof Rain Jacket with Hood
  • Over-trousers (wet or cold weather)

  Clothing chosen from:
  • Light shirt / T-shirt (for summer tramping)
  • Polypropylene / thermal top(s)
  • Polypropylene / fleece
  • Polypropylene / long johns
  • Shorts
  • Bush-jacket / fibrepile jacket
  • Underclothing
  • Hat / Balaclava
  • Sunhat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mitts / gloves
  • Socks, spare socks
  • Boots, laces, spare laces
  • Gaiters / puttees

NOTE: You will need dry clothes for sleeping and tent or hut wear and should preserve these clothes in a dry state. Once tramping clothes are wet, you should continue to wear the wet clothes for tramping regardless.

Cooking & Food:

  • Cooker, fuel, lighter or matches
  • Length of candle
  • Billy(s) & pot scourer
  • Dinners, breakfasts, lunches, snacks
  • Water bottle & / or bladder
  • Utensils (e.g. bowl, spoon)
  • Sharp cutting knife

Safety

  • Torch & spare batteries
  • Whistle
  • Map and compass
  • GPS (optional)
  • First aid kit (plasters, antihistamine...)
  • Personal medications

Personal

  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Light towel
  • Toothbrush, soap etc
  • Sunscreen & Insect Repellent
  • Length of cord (for clothes line, optional)

Alpine trips

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons (as required)
  • Overmitts
  • Extra socks
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  •  Extras
  • Light shoes for camp
  • Longs (for camp or extra warmth
 

Gear - Additional Notes

  • Contact the leader with any concerns or gear short-falls. You may be able to borrow or share items.
  • Tents can be shared. You may also want to share cooking equipment or meals with others. Such arrangements need to be made in advance.
  • The club has ice axes and crampons available for hire. Check our Gear For Hire, or contact the trip leader.

NOTE Crampons can only be used with stiff-soled boots – ensure yours are suitable.

  • Several retailers also have gear available for hire, including tents, packs, sleeping bags, boots etc

Food

  • Your food should be high in energy value, quick & easy to prepare, lightweight, and enjoyable.
  • Keep food dry in plastic bags. Screw-top plastic containers can be used for spreads etc. Cans and bottles should be avoided.
  • Carry extra food for emergencies.

     Suggestions

  • Dehydrated, dried, or just dry-ish foods that cook fairly rapidly (or can be soaked).
  • Fresh vegetables, fruit and meat (if temperature permits), but bear in mind weight, bulk, and perishability.
  • Breakfasts: Muesli, rolled oats, rice, noodles, dried fruit (this can be soaked overnight).
  • Lunches: Bread, crispbread, cabin bread, butter/margarine, cheese, salami, honey, peanut butter, jam, marmite, One Square Meal bars or similar.
  • Dinners: Ready-packaged meals (eg freeze-dried meals), rice, pasta, noodles, fresh vegetables (e.g. onion, carrot, broccoli) dried vegetables, flaked potatoes, instant soup, flavourings.
  • Desserts: Instant pudding, cheesecake mix, flaked rice, fruit cake, custard.
  • Scroggin/Snacks: Dried fruit, nuts, raisins, chocolate, barley sugars, snack bars, Tararua biscuits.
  • Miscellaneous: Milk powder, beverages, sugar, salt, powdered drinks, etc.

Tramp Gradings

Easy:      4 - 6 hours tramping Usually formed tracks, easy pace
Medium: 6 - 8 hours tramping Suitable for those with some experience and good fitness
Long / Fit: 7 hours and over Experience and a high level of fitness necessary

Trip Gradings are given as a guide only. Weather and track conditions can make the trip harder. Read the trip description in the tours programme and discuss your intended trip with the leader before booking.

Please Note: Dogs and firearms are not permitted on any club trips.

Transport - Club Bus (Usually) or Private Cars - Car Pooling (Occasionally)

Most weekend tramps depart 7:00 pm sharp from the club garage at 31 Sandringham Road, Kingsland - refer pickup directions and maps.

The garage and parking area are down the driveway between the Mobil Service Station and the house in front of the garage.

However, always check specific tramp details for exact transport arrangements as they may vary from time to time, such as when there is a game at Eden Park that evening. Alternative pickup points may also be available for some tramps - call the driver to check..

The bus will be configured as a ‘sleeper’, which means one very large bunk on top and storage for packs and other gear underneath. Take your sleeping bag, torch, jacket, snacks, money and anything else you might need for travelling with you onto the bus, and stow your pack and other bags underneath. A pillow for comfort is also a good idea. Generally, the bus will not stop for a meal break on the outward journey, just brief toilet stops where you may or may not be able to purchase a snack.

When you leave the vehicle(s) to begin tramping, carry any valuables with you.

Tramps Returning Late

Please refer to our Contacts Page

Additional Multiday Tramp Information

Contact the Multiday Tramps Officer, Margaret Law, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (021) 255 4124 for other information, or if you have suggestions for a tramp.