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 5 May     Te Tapui Track - Richmond Downs         Grade 2

From the car park, the track enters the bush for a short distance before splitting into two. We will take the track to the right which is steep in places with lots of tree roots,
but is easier to go up than down.
There will be no hurry, so we can take our time through the very pleasant bush to reach the summit and lookout tower (vertical climb of approx 360m). From the tower
there should be good views of the Kaimai Range and Firth of Thames. We will probably lunch here before starting the longer, easier grade loop back to the carpark.
Expect to walk about 6.5Km (3 - 4) hours.

Depart:             8am                                                               Return: 4.30pm approx
Cost:                $25.00 (members) ; $30.00 (non-members)
Leaders:           Alison Orchard and friends
Bookings:       Open Monday 22 April @ 6pm

Contact Alison - Phone/txt 027 6183569 ; Email

Sunday 19 May           Horotiu Bridge to Ngaruawahia - Waikato River Trail      Grade 1

See trip Bulletin for full details  NO BOOKINGS NEEDED MEET AT NORMAL CAR PARK FOR 8AM

$5.00 to Drivers  Leader Ron Clarke

Sunday 2 June      Mt William Walkway - Pokeno           Grade 1+

See trip Bulletin for full details

Depart:              8am                                          Return:   5pm approx.

Cost:                 $25.00 members ; $30.00 non members

Leader:                   Ron Clarke and friends

Bookings Open:   20 May - 

Contact Colin:     txt 027 326 6886 ; Email