Friday, 8 March 2024 at 5:00 PM to Sunday, 10 March 2024 at 7:00 PM
Organisers: Tommy Thomson, Jack Huygens
Sign ups are now open!
Come along to our first club meeting of the year on March 5th at 6pm in the Student Union Memorial Theatre to hear all about this trip and get the latest details.
Join VUWTC on our first official hike/tramp of 2024! All members of the club are welcome to attend - new and old, students and non-students. If you are not yet a member - become one here!
Walking, camping, swimming, bonfires, learning new skills, enjoying the New Zealand scenery, hanging out with old mates and making new friends!
Freshers is Vic Uni Tramping Club's largest and most social tramp of the year. Whether you're new to tramping/hiking or experienced as - come join us for a weekend of light tramping and heavy socialising.
General Trip Overview
Freshers is for both beginners and experienced trampers alike, but it is still a "tramp", which means you'll be walking up to 6 hours with a pack on your back, at a very easy pace though! Please bring reasonable outdoor walking footwear (so no jandals or high-heels!) and an overnight tramping pack. You can borrow some things (like a pack) from the club gear shed if needed, but please let us know in advance so we can have enough gear for everyone.
You will need to bring basic overnight tramping/hiking gear (Please see: http://new.vuwtc.org.nz/gear-list). We also recommend bringing a towel and swimwear - we are camping next to a river, with a great swimming hole. Tent/shelters and cooking equipment can be provided by the club. If you’re not sure if you have everything you need, or if an item is recommended, flick us through a quick message on Facebook or email and we can help get you sorted. You will receive an email after signing up with a more detailed gear list.
You will need to sort your own dinner for Friday (before the bus leaves), and bring 2 lunches/snacks for Saturday and Sunday. The club will provide breakfast Saturday and Sunday, and dinner Saturday night. Also think about snacks and beveredges you want for Saturday evening!
Friday night - Meet at the Hunter Carpark no later than 5.30pm. We will distribute group food and gear, then take a bus to Waiohine Gorge Shelter where we will camp for the night.
Saturday - We're all in this together. Everyone will be taking the main route to camp at the south end of Totara Flats. Here chaos (if you so choose) will ensue. Party-hard, have an enjoyable evening but don't leave your rubbish around. And remember you have to walk out on Sunday- from experience it's not that fun if you're hungover.
Sunday - We walk out via Totara Creek to Holdsworth road end. There will be 5 - 6 hours of walking including breaks (and involves a bit of uphill!). The bus will be picking us up at 5pm, and will take us back to Vic Uni.
The cost is $45 ($30 for leaders). Please pay this before the start of the trip or we may have to give your place to someone else.
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