Trip information, past trips and contacts for Wanderers Tramping Club

Welcome to The Wanderers!

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

We like to take a bus (with a driver) as this lets us use tracks with different entrance and exit points.

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.

Several times a year we have evening meetings, where usually a member will talk about his or her adventures outside New Zealand, in Nepal or the sub-Antarctic islands, for example.

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

Contact our New members convenor  Val McArthur for more information.

Private Trip Reports

If you are a member doing a private trip somewhere interesting over the summer, do consider writing it up as a report on the web site. See the examples here

 Come to the Annual General Meeting next Wednesday. and hear Carol talk about her trip last year to the Antarctic Peninsula!


New Member Info

New or potential members should read the documents linked to on our contacts page, containing information on tramping conventions, and  link to our emergency form. Even existing members should download and check the Emergency form.

Club merchandise for sale

Wanderers member name badges.alt
Put these on your hat, pack or shirt to identify yourself and your club.
Only $12.00

Embroidered Wanderealtrs Tramping Club badges
They look great on your pack or clothing, and help to promote your club.
Only $10.00

"Safety in the Mountains" 11th Edition, 2012alt
Useful reminders and important advice for trampers.
Only $5.00



"Navigation" 2013 Edition,

altKnow where you are, where to go, and how to get there. 16 page brochure from Mountain Safety Council
Only $4.00



Order or purchase all items from our Sales Specialist John Davies. See him on one of our trips, or order by emailing him at