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Welcome to the Tararua Tramping Club and to our web site. If you are interested in outdoor activities, conservation issues, or simply need some healthy exercise and want to meet some friendly people, we may have what you're looking for.

Established in 1919, TTC is the longest established tramping club in Wellington. Our membership is over 700. We are one of some 300 outdoor recreational clubs and societies affiliated to the national body, Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand.

Although tramping is our most popular activity, there are many other ways you can enjoy yourself with the club, including family trips, snow sports, day walks, conservation. biking, youth programme and climbing and mountaineering. Have a look at our activities page for more details. ...

Our website is a great resource for information on tramping in the Tararuas - see Tararua Footprints, on the native flora you might encounter - see In the hills, and our extensive trip reports.

With TTC there is always somewhere to go, someone to go with. Whether you have never been into the hills before or you are a seasoned adventurer, the club has much to offer.

Our event schedule is packed with all kinds of trips and activities, all year round.

Our club meetings are held every Tuesday night at our centrally located clubrooms in Moncrieff Street, you are welcome to join us. ...

At our next meeting

TTC Club night programme

  • on Tuesday
  • Supper, socialising from 7:10 pm - 7:30 pm
  • General business 7:30 pm - 7:35 pm
  • Speaker 7:35 pm - 8:20 pm
  • Trip organisation 8:20 pm - 8:30 pm.

There is a $2 door charge.

21 November In the steps of gold miners along the Chilkoot trail

In the steps of gold miners along the Chilkoot trail

In 1897 over 100,000 stampeders made their way our the Chilkoot Pass with 400kgs of supplies to find their fortune in the Klondike Gold Rush. In May of this year Peter Smith & Trish Gardiner-Smith with much lighter loads, independently took 5 days following in the stampeders' footsteps to walk the Chilkoot Trail from Dyea in Alaska to Bennett in Canada.

Coming up

28 November A storeman in Antarctica

A storeman in Antarctica
A storeman in Antarctica

Chris Horne worked for Antarctic Division, D.S.I.R. as ‘Cargo Monitor’, reporting to the Stores Officer in the Ghuznee St office. In 1961 he sailed south on HMNZS Endeavour to work at Scott Base for six weeks.

Using bioacoustics to monitor the effects of 1080 on native bird populations

Before Chris' presentation, Roald Bomans, the first recipient of the Michael Taylor Memorial Award from the club with give a brief introduction to his project "Using bioacoustics to monitor the effects of 1080 on native bird populations” and explain how our grant will assist him.


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