Trampers dropping into Siberia Valley

Thursday night meetings

The OTMC hold an evening meeting most Thursdays (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 at 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. Members and other are able to bring along photos etc. or recent trips to our regular BYO (photos) nights,

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.

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 feature a large sign and are just behind the corner diary.

Upcoming Social Programme

July 6 - Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust – Dave McFarlene will give us a presentation the Trust’s conservation programme to stop the decline and save the endangered penguin.

July 13 - The Old Ghost Road opened in December 2015. This 85 km track is NZ’s longest single track cycle trail and runs from Lyall to Seddon in the upper South Island. OTMC member Maria Hamelink cycled this challenging trail over 3 days last Christmas. Come to see and hear Maria’s presentation about the trail and she will reveal the story of the “Ghost”. Maria will also promote her upcoming Alps to Ocean (A2O) club cycling trip which she will lead over the long Labour Weekend (Oct 21 -23 inclusive).

July 20 - Photographer Alan Cox will show and discuss the merits of the winners of our OTMC photo competition, which will then go on to the FMC competition.

July 27 - Joe and Sharon Bretherton – Tramping in Australia. Whilst living in Australia for 11 years, Joe & Sharon spent time tramping and camping in National Parks across the continent. Their talk and photos will give you a taste of the best bits!

August 17 - Beverley Begg Observatory – Club visit to the Observatory - more information to follow

August 24 - OTMC 94th Annual General Meeting - Come along and have a say on the running of our club. Nominations for Committee, as well as any motions regarding finance or rules close with the Secretary on August 10, 2017. Nominations forms available here.