Established in 1919, TTC is the longest established tramping club in Wellington with some 700 members. Tramping and day walks are our most popular activities, and there are many other ways you can enjoy yourself with the club, including family trips, snow sports, conservation, biking, youth programme and climbing and mountaineering. Have a look at our activities and trips for more details. ...
For information on tramping in the Tararuas, see Tararua Tramper's Guide and tramping information. For information about the native flora you might encounter, see In the hills, and our extensive trip reports.
Our event programme has all kinds of trips and activities, all year round.
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Club nights are held on Tuesdays at our clubrooms opening at 7:10 p.m. with the proceedings starting at 7:30 p.m.
Jim Lynch’s plan for a fenced ecosanctuary could become a national blueprint for saving our forest birds from extinction. Zealandia's founder has carried out a feasibility study on his proposal to set up 3000-hectare ecosanctuary in Wainuiomata. The project would see 29km of predator fencing around native bush which would then be restocked with kākāpō and other endangered birds. It could cost about $42 million over a decade - to get consents, build the fence and other infrastructure, and eradicate pests. Greater Wellington Regional Council owns the land, but the government would pay the setup cost.
There have been concerns raised about the need to clear about 10 hectares of forest to build the fence. But a GWRC proponent has said the payoff for felling a small number of trees to establish thousands of hectares of predator free bush is worth it; that it would not be necessary to cut down large, old podocarps; and the sanctuary would not restrict any of the walking tracks in the area.
Please see our online meeting guidance for information on how to attend and for an invitation.
Tom Harris (Mountain Safety Council) highlights the importance of forward planning of strategies for managing risk on alpine trips, and aspects of MSC’s New Zealand Avalanche Advisory http://avalanche.net.nz/ and new Plan My Walk app/website http://planmywalk.nz/.
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TTC is concerned for the health of its members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please follow official advice, and traffic light guidance. Tararua Tramping Club fully supports the government’s emphasis on vaccination to safeguard New Zealanders.
For the health and safety of members, our club policy is that only fully vaccinated people are eligible to take part in the club’s activities: going on club trips; attending club nights and other events; or using Tararua Lodge and Waerenga hut, other than for private use. Exceptions are for those with an official medical exemption, and those too young to be vaccinated.
As always, TTC trip leaders determine who goes on their trips. General Committee will fully support their decisions. General Committee and trip leaders rely on the integrity and honesty of members to comply with this policy, and to share your vaccination status with trip leaders.
TTC monitors and responds to the government's advice for the community and information from members. Please contact a General Committee member if you feel the club can help in any way. The club urges you to stay in touch and care for each other.
Please keep safe and please do not attend club activities if there is any possibility you are at risk, or may be off-colour or ill.
Michael Taylor bequest
Please read about the Michael Taylor bequest. Applications are open now.