What we're about

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This group is all about hiking and tramping and exploring Wellington Region and further afield. We cover everything from a few hours over day and weekend tramps and welcome experienced trampers to organise and guide. Sometimes we even go for a Sunday afternoon stroll along the coast - but that's the exception.

This platform lets you get together with other keen people and go places together. There'll be a trip organiser that will plan out the logistics and how to get from A to B, but we're all adults responsible for ourselves.

❌❗ Before you sign up for a tramp - read carefully:

🔸 Make sure your fitness level matches the description: https://wellytg.home.blog/trip-grades/

🔸 Do have the appropriate gear? https://wellytg.home.blog/gear/

🔸 Plus follow our etiquette guide: https://wellytg.home.blog/policies-etiquette/

If you are unsure - please get in contact with the organiser of the particular tramp or one of the group organisers. We'd rather you ask lots of questions than something happening!

Upcoming events (4+)

Saturday Maungakotukutuku Stream walk

Maungakotukutuku Road

Starting from the Devil's Elbow on the Waikanae River, we head up stream to the confluence of the Maungakotukutuku stream. Follow that all the way up until we get to a 4WD track and the forestry area, then come out onto Maungakotutuku road end. This is a fabulous 10km walk on a hot summer day. Stop and have a swim in one of the various swimming holes. There may be small sections we need to swim through, but the majority of the trip should be a stroll through ankle to knee deep water, some in a gloomy gorge. Obviously this is a wet feet trip, anyone wanting to stay dry needs to stay home. For extra buoyancy place an empty sealed plastic bottle in the bottom of your day pack. There has been some big floods in the area recently, now there may be blockages and erosion. So expect obstacles to clamber round. You are responsible for your own safety. Do your own research, look at the map and know where you are going. Bring extra layers of warm gear in your pack. Even on a hot day it may get cool in the afternoon especially if we have got completely wet. You need shoes with a decent grip, and reasonable balance. Wet rocks are slippery. Torch, emergency blanket, woolly hat, woolly gloves, and whistle are compulsory for everyone (on all trips - not just this one!!). Make sure your messaging and profile is public, if I can't make contact with you, how do I arrange things?. Cars will be left at our exit and we need to get dropped off at the Devils Elbow as there is limited parking on the road side. Fair weather only, the trip will be cancelled if the stream is up. If you do a No Show, or late pull out for no good reason, I will be very very grumpy. Text me if you have queries or want to borrow gear. [masked]. Co-ordinate your own transport from Wellington or the Hut Valley.

Martinborough Wine Cycle

Martinborough

Come do a cycling tour of various vineyards in Martinborough, then stay over night at the local camp ground to finish off what you've picked up on your tour.

Either bring your own bike or rent one in Martinborough (you may want to book ahead of time), there are also tandem, quad and more bikes available there.

Basic plan is to meet at the camp ground at 10am (park outside if it's too early to check in), put up your tent or whatever, then start cycling, we'll try and do a sampling at each vineyard, bring a bag in case you want to buy a bottle for latter.
Once it gets too dark to ride, it's back to the camp ground to finish off the wine.

Grade:
Starts as 1, gets harder as the day goes on...

What you'll need:
- A bike
- A booked place at the camp ground
- A tent (unless you book a cabin)
- Water
- A sun hat/sunscreen

Note: To make sure that people who sign up can actually make it, I'm not adding anyone to the going list until they have booked a spot at the Martinborough camp ground for Saturday night (https://mtop10.nz). So put yourself on the waiting list and message me when you've got a spot and I'll move you to the going list.

Bike hire is here https://greenjersey.co.nz/martinborough-cycle-hire/

Sunday Maungakotukutuku Stream walk

Maungakotukutuku Road

This is the second trip to accommodate the large number of people interested. Starting from the Devil's Elbow on the Waikanae River, we head up stream to the confluence of the Maungakotukutuku stream. Follow that all the way up until we get to a 4WD track and the forestry area, then come out onto Maungakotutuku road end. This is a fabulous 10km walk on a hot summer day. Stop and have a swim in one of the various swimming holes. There may be small sections we need to swim through, but the majority of the trip should be a stroll through ankle to knee deep water, some in a gloomy gorge. Obviously this is a wet feet trip, anyone wanting to stay dry needs to stay home. For extra buoyancy place an empty sealed plastic bottle in the bottom of your day pack. There has been some big floods in the area recently, now there may be blockages and erosion. So expect obstacles to clamber round. You are responsible for your own safety. Do your own research, look at the map and know where you are going. Bring extra layers of warm gear in your pack. Even on a hot day it may get cool in the afternoon especially if we have got completely wet. You need shoes with a decent grip, and reasonable balance. Wet rocks are slippery. Torch, emergency blanket, woolly hat, woolly gloves, and whistle are compulsory for everyone (on all trips - not just this one!!). Make sure your messaging and profile is public, if I can't make contact with you, how do I arrange things?. Cars will be left at our exit and we need to get dropped off at the Devils Elbow as there is limited parking on the road side. Fair weather only, the trip will be cancelled if the stream is up. If you do a No Show, or late pull out for no good reason, I will be very very grumpy. Text me if you have queries or if you want to borrow gear. [masked]. arrange your own transport from Wellington or the Hutt Valley.

Waitangi Weekend Dundas Hut Loop

Putara Road

This is a 3 night loop walk to Dundas Hut from Putara Road end.

**THE PLAN

1. Friday leave early in the afternoon: Putara Road end to Herepai Hut (5km, 2-3 hrs), stay at Herepai Hut
https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/wellington-kapiti/places/tararua-forest-park/things-to-do/huts/herepai-hut/

2. Saturday: Herepai Hut to Dundas Hut (7.5km, 4-5 hrs), option to go up to Mt. Dundas for views, stay at Dundas Hut
https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/wellington-kapiti/places/tararua-forest-park/things-to-do/huts/dundas-hut/

3. Sunday: Dundas Hut to Cattle Ridge Hut to Roaring Stag Hut (6.5km, 6-8 hrs), stay at Roaring Stag Hut
https://www.doc.govt.nz/roaring-stag-hut

4. Monday: Roaring Stag Hut to Putara Road end (8km, 3-4 hrs)

**TRIP DIFFICULTY

Grade 4-5, check Trip Grades here:
https://wellytg.home.blog/trip-grades/

**ATTENDANCE LIMIT

6 people maximum

**RSVP

As this is not an easy trip, I'll be looking experienced trampers who can take care of themselves along the way, help with navigation when needed.
RSVP and answer the question if you're keen, you’ll then go on a waitlist.

**TRANSPORT

TBC

**WHAT TO BRING

Food:
Breakfast x3;
Lunch x 2-3;
Dinner x2;
Snacks;
Water & extra Emergency Rations

Gear:
PLB: I'll bring a PLB, bring urs if you have one;
Map and compass;
Personal First aid kit and medication;
All other regular tramping gears, you can find a gear checklist here: https://wellytg.home.blog/gear/

Etiquette:
https://wellytg.home.blog/policies-etiquette/

**CANCELLATIONS

We will go only if the weather is good.

**COVID SAFETY

Event will only take place under level 2 or lower.
Also please follow the covid rules on the trip:
https://covid19.govt.nz/activities/private-social-gatherings/#private-social-gatherings-at-alert-level-2

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Catchpool Valley Carpark

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