Trampers dropping into Siberia Valley

Thursday Night Meetings

The OTMC hold an evening meeting most Thursday evenings (see below for upcoming programme). Anyone with an interest in tramping or the outdoors are more than welcome to come along and find out what the club can offer. The door is open from 7.30pm and the meeting proper starts at 8pm. A structured programme normally follows some short club announcements. The programme often features a guest speaker talking about a tramping or outdoor related topic. Occasionally we hold training nights on various tramping subject.

If you are interested in finding out more about the tramping club and tramping in our area then the club nights are often the best way to do so. You can sign up for weekend trips, or talk to leaders for the upcoming day trips.

We are fortunate to own our own clubrooms which allows us to display a comprehensive map and photo collection on our walls.

Our clubrooms are located at 3 Young Street, St Kilda. Young Street runs off Prince Albert Road, the main road through South Dunedin leading to the beach. Our clubrooms is identified by a large sign and are just behind the corner dairy.

Upcoming Social Programme

April 8  Barry Walker and Co: In November 2020 a group of older/elder members completed the new Paparoa Track with fine weather allowing for great views (and photos). Come along and experience the Track together with an add-on excursion to the Waiatu and Big River gold mining areas.

April 15  OTMC Discussion Night: There has been several issues raised at recent committee meetings, come along and discuss these and let us know what you think.

April 22  Jamie Ward-Allen Jamie will talk about developing the propsoed Northern Cycleway.

April 29  Alex Tups If you want to see some of NZs remote spots from the birds perspective come to tonights talk. Alex will talk about his latest paragliding adventures that include videos from flying over Mt St Mary and from near Naseby to Omarama through the Hawkdun and Ewe ranges.

May 6  BYO Photos Night

May 13  Sue Galloway: Sue will talk to us about her experience volunteering in out-of-the way places for the Godzone Adventure Race.

May 20  Martin: 20 years of New Zealand’s transformation witnessed by regular traveler, tour guide, photographer and nature lover.

May 27  Danilo Hegg:  An unsupported 3-week journey on foot and by packraft to Puysegur Point and Preservation Inlet.

June 3  Dr Chris Sole: Footwear: Paradigms, Patterns of Degradation and Design, Performance and Self-assessment.

June 10  Andrew Gorman: Making tracks in Antarctica – seeing beneath the ice of the Ross Ice Shelf.

June 17  TBA:

June 24  A BEACH WALK BY MOONLIGHT: You've done a beach walk in Summer with the sun on your face - come and try it in the dark! It is such a different experience at night! (departs clubrooms 7.45pm)

August 26  OTMC 98th Annual General Meeting: The 98th Annual General Meeting of the OTMC will be held in the clubrooms on Thursday, August 26, commencing at 8.00pm.