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.

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Look here for details on our next walk

(Last updated 15 July 2024)



Sunday 28 July                     Western Okataina Walkway  - Rotorua          Grades 1+ & 3

The Western Okataina Walkway is an old forestry road that dates back to earlier last century when the area was logged for rimu, totara, rata and kahikatea. It is generally
wide and well formed. You pass through some stunning native bush. Absorb amazing  views of Lakes.

Both trips will start from Millar Road on Lake Ōkāreka.
Grade 3’s - We start a gradual climb through native bush for about the first 1.5 hours before descending again. Then it’s an undulating up to the Whakapounakau Junction (highest part of the track) From here  it’s all downhill to the Okataina Education Centre. We may come across some of the Grade 1's who have come out to meet us.
The track is well sign posted and is a shared track with mountain bikes to watch out, they are fast on the down hills. Expect to walk about 17 km (5-6) hours.
Grade 1+’s -  We  will have morning tea before making our way on to the track to walk as far as we want and return, lunch on track.

We will then relocate the vehicles to the Education Camp at Lake Okataina to pick the G3’s up. 

Depart:               7.30am                                                              Return: 6-7pm approx
Cost:                   $25.00 (members) ; $30.00 (non-members)
Leaders:              G3 Colin Standing and friends  ;  G1+ Dianne, Pam and friends

Bookings Open:   Monday 15 July @ 6pm

Contact :              Dianne   via Phone/Txt 027 272 6617 ; Email