​​​​​​​Participants are to put their name & contact details on the trip list at meetings or contact the trip leader prior to the trip.

Please do not turn up unexpected.


SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE RULES (d)(i) and (d)(ii) of the Southland Tramping Club Inc.   I/we, the undernamed hereby apply to be carried at my/our sole risk and expense on the transport to be arranged by and under charter to the said club from the designated trip pick up point to the above destination or such other destination as the committee or trip leader may decide and be returned to the drop off point.   I/we understand that in the event of my/our default that I/we become liable to contribute to the cost of obtaining such transport, party food, accommodation and any other cost.   TERMS OF THE RULES: In the terms of rule (1), The Southland Tramping Club Inc. reserves the right to refuse the application of any person who, in the opinion of the Club Captain, Trip Leader or Committee is (a) Physically unfit, (b) has not sufficient experience, (c) has not adequate equipment, or (d) Any other reason the applicant may disrupt or delay the trip.​​​​​​  

By partipating on a trip you are agreeing that any photos taken can be used on either this Website, Facebook or Instagram unless otherwise adivsed to President or Club Captain​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

April - Sunday 14th - Manuka Mire QE Convenant Waituna (E/D)

Gay and Ron Munro have invited members to visit their QE11 Covenant at Waituna.
2pm start, with a walk from their house down through the covenant area and on to the lookout. Then return to the house for afternoon tea. We reckon about 2-3 hrs/approx.5kms. 
             Contact Graeme for further details - 0274 335737 or [email protected]

April - Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st - Port Craig and Wairaurahiri Jet Trip (M/O)

Saturday the 20th April, meet at 78 Oki St at 7am for car pooling before driving to Rarakau car park.  $5 per car for parking fee.

Rarakau to Port Craig is a relatively easy 6 to 7 hour walk for the average walker, undulating along the coastline, approximately 23 kms. We will stay the Saturday night in the Port Craig schoolhouse, you will need a $25 hut ticket or an annual hut pass.

Sunday morning walk from Port Craig to Wairarauhiri Doc Hut, 16 kms, transversing the historic tram line for most of the walk, and all 4 of the wooden viaducts including the worlds largest. 

We need to be at the Wairauahiri Doc hut by 2pm to meet the Wairaurahiri Jet to bring us back up NZ’s longest waterfall 😊 $249 per person, complimentary transport back to the carpark at Rarakau. Should make it back to the carpark by 6pm.

Maximum trip size 8 people, first in first served, Confimation and boat

payment by 1st April.

​​​​​​​          Contact Courtney  021 542 948 

April - Sunday 21st - Castledowns Wetlands (listed by Rural Women (E/W)

An opportunity to assist in replanting or weeding at the Wetlands which we are trying to restore, or just wander round the tracks and check on progress

           Contact Ann I 027 656 9319

​​​​​​​May - Saturday 4th - Longwoods (listed by Neil Linscott)

This trip is following parts of Henry Ward's gold mining water race.

Pretty easy, but there are some thick bush log scrambles.

10:am from the Riverton RSA.   back about 1:00pm.

      Contact [email protected]

​​​​​​​May - Wednesday 8th - Club Meeting

May - Sunday 19th - Castledowns Wetlands (listed by Rural Women (E/W)

An opportunity to assist in replanting or weeding at the Wetlands which we are trying to restore, or just wander round the tracks and check on progress

           Contact Ann I 027 656 9319


June - Saturday 1st - Monday 3rd  - Kings Birthday Weekend - Lake McKenzie (O/M)

Drive to Divide and walk in to Lake McKenzie on Saturday, Sunday will be a day for sightseeing or lazing around and walk back out Monday.

          Contact Barbara 021 217 2423

June - Wednesday 12th Club Meeting

June - Saturday 15th - STC Planting Day at Oreti Totara Dune Forest (D/W)

Please let me know by Thursday 13th if you are coming

Depending on numbers people can either gather at Victoria Ave (Between Kelvin & Dee St) at 12:30 pm and then car pool out to 348 Oreti Road, Otatara.   Or people can come directly out to the site.   Car parking is minimal.

One vehicle will travel in with the plants and any gear people may wish taken in.   The walk to our planting site is about 1Km, an easy 15 minutes.   We will have about 100 Native plants to put in the ground from the Southland Community Nursery, maybe a few more, depending on how many of my plants are of sufficient height.   This is year 4 of our 6 year commitment to plant in this area.

          Contact: Barry     e: [email protected]

July - Wednesday 10th Club Meeting - Last day for photo to be entered

July - Saturday 27th - Monday 29th - Luxmore (M/O)

Option 1 - Walk to Luxmore and stay overnight and return Sunday

Option 2 - Walk to Luxmore on Sat, lazy/explore day Sun, and return Monday

        Contact Anne 0274 804 995

August - Wednesday 14th Club Meeting - Photo Competition Showing

August - Saturday 24th - Te Rere - Annual Planting Day/Visit (D/W)

Listed on behalf of NZ Forest & Bird) Booking Essential by 16th August

Tentative Departure Point, Fieldwick gates, 8:30 am.

Travel out to Progress Valley and make our way to the Te Rere Planting site.   We will be assisting Forest and Bird along with bother volunteers from the SIT, Dunedin and where ever else they come from.   There will be a short walk as the last part of the track is not suitable for the mini busses, some 4WD vehicles will be available to take gear in that last wee bit.   After a brief introduction planting will get under way with the 500 plants delivered from Pukereau Nursery.   After planting has finished and a spot of lunch a short talk will be held from the trustees of the place before we head off to see if we can spot any Yellow Eyed Penguins returning to the forested area.   We will return to Invercargill about 6:00 pm.   Bring your lunch and suitable warm / wet weather clothing and footwear.

          Contact: Barry   e: [email protected]

​​​​​​​September - Sunday 8th - Annual Planting Day (D/W)  (Listed on behalf of Otatara Landcare Group)  No Booking Required – Just turn up

Please arrive at the planting site, No: 5 Bryson Rd, Otatara by 9:45 for a Welcome and Safety Briefing and we will be started planting around 10:00 am.   We generally have a good crowd of adults and children of all ages.   As usual we will have about 1000 plants to put in the ground and to put plant protectors around.   The day will finish with a Bar-b-q lunch at around Mid-Day

This planting day will be part of our 25th jubilee Year celebrations.   As of March 2024 we have put nearly 20,000 hours and over 35,000 native trees into an area of about 7 Hectares.   Please come and join us and be a part of this celebration.

         Contact: Barry   e: [email protected]

September - Wednesday 11th Club Meeting - Nick White Mt Everest Trip

October - Friday 4th - Sunday 6th - Rakiura Challenge Marshalls (O/E)

October - Wednesday 9th Club Annual General Meeting

​​​​​​​October - Friday 18th - Sunday 20th - Homer Stoat Trapping (W/O) 

This is a work trip, checking traps and rebaiting and we will be staying in the Homer Hut over the weekend.  Leaving Invers as soon as possible on Friday, spend Saturday and Sunday checking traps and return on Sunday evening.  If you would like to come please let me know asap because Homer Hut is now on a booking system and I have to book a bunk for each person, and March is still in the climbing season.

         Contact Anne 0274 804 995

November - Wednesday 13th Club Meeting

December - Wednesday 11th Club Meeting


January 5-12th - Biking A2O (TBC)

        Contact Richelle 027 487 0627

April 5-13th - Biking Nelson (TBC)

        Contact Anne T 027 253 4934


(D) Day Trip                         (S)  Social                               (B) Biking

(E)  Easy 1-4 hours             (K) Kayaking                           (I)  Instructional

(M)  Medium 4-8 hours     (W) Track Maintenance/Planting                           

(F)  Fit 8-24hrs                    (V) Volunteer (stoat trapping)       

(O)  Overnight                       


Should a party be late returning, inquiries can be made to Emergency Contact Person nominated by the Trip Leader or the Club Captain.


This trip list is subject to alteration.

Trip leaders will advise when and where trips depart

Listing of name for a trip will commit a person to pay the full transport cost plus food. Refund only by written application to the Committee.

The  Trip Leader has the right to refuse the inclusion of any person who, in the opinion of the President and Club Captain is physically unfit, has not sufficient experience, or has not adequate equipment.


Check with Trip Leader or contact any Committee member regarding the minimum gear requirements  or check under General Info on website.