Trip information, past trips and contacts for Wanderers Tramping Club

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About us

This tramping club is based in Hamilton and run trips every second Sunday except during January, on tracks within the greater Waikato area.

We usually have minibuses to transport us so we can socialise on the way.

On long weekends we sometimes travel further afield, with overnight trips to a lodge or hut near a great tramping area somewhere within a few hours of Hamilton.

Our focus is on having an enjoyable and energetic day in the hills - we leave the high-speed gut-busting to other people. The companionship and conversations are an essential part of any tramp, but at the end of the day we also know we have had great exercise as well.

Loan gear may be available for those who are new to this sport.

Contact our New members convenor Margaret Standing  ( for more information.

New Member Info

New or potential members should read our contacts page. Read why you should tramp with a Club, and download a document that tells you what you need to know about coming out with us. Even existing members should download and check the Emergency form.

Latest Bulletin

The latest bulletin can be viewed here


Look here for details on our next walk

(Last updated 24 April 2024)



Sunday 16 June                 Kauri Grove Track -  Waiomu                 Grade 1+

We will make our way to Thames and onto Waiomu, where we will have morning tea in the reserve.

The track follows a formed gravel road for 600 metres before heading into regenerating bush.

Be prepared to get your feet wet as there are some stream crossings, but most are bridged. About 25 minutes from the start a short side track leads across the stream
to the old Monowai Goldmine battery site.  Further up the main track the forest becomes more luxuriant and diverse. A 10-
minute climb further up the ridge takes you to a stand of mature kauri. They are magnificent.
This is an in/out on same track about 2 -3h.  Coffee/ice cream stop on the way home if time allows.

Depart:                  7.30am                                                                           Return: 4-5pm approx.
Cost:                     $25.00 (members) ; $30.00 (non-members)
Leaders:                Pam, Dianne and friends
Bookings Open:   Monday 3 June @ 6pm

Contact:               Pam  - Phone/Txt 027 278 0690 ; Email

Advance reminder  Saturday 6 July  of the midwinter lunch  at Forest Lake Gardens.  Sumptuous menu see bulletin, cost per person is $35.00 for 20+ people if under then the cost might  increase slightlyBookings open  Monday 10 June Contact Dianne  - ph/txt 027 272 6617 ; email  Payment needs to be paid by Wednesday 3 July to club bank account   03-0306-0208429-000 ref Surname and intial/lunch