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. 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 diary.

Upcoming Social Programme

March 1 - Michael Stott - Te Araroa Trail (Part 1):  Over the 2016/2017 summer Michael did not walk all of the TA (Te Araroa trail), though he did walk a fair chunk of it. Michael will talk about some of the places he visited and characters he met as well as some reasons why you would and perhaps why you wouldn’t want to walk the TA.  Various poorly taken photographs included.

March 8 - Ian Thorne - DoC Ranger on Fiordland Island

March 15 - Neville Peat - The Sub-Antarctic Islands and Macquarie Island:

March 22 - Sharen Rutherford, Summiting Mt Kinabula in Sabah, Malaysia: Sharen will be spending three weeks in Borneo in February 2018 and while there will be doing some day walks around Mt Santubong and within the Bako National Park. The highlight of the trip will be walking to the summit of Mt Kinabula in Sabah, Malaysia.

March 29 - Easter (no club night)

April 5 - David and Penny McArthur - Cuvier Island (Repanga) is currently a restricted Nature Reserve and is located approx. 90km out to sea from Devonport, Auckland. Given the relatively small size of Cuvier (196 hectares) there is a surprisingly diverse range of fauna, such as 7 species of lizards including Tuatara, about 60 species of birds and is predominantly covered in Pohutukawa.  David lived on Cuvier for 3 ½  years as a lighthouse keepers son and his talk will cover the island’s history through to the current Nature Reserve status. 

April 12 - OTMC Five Pass Trip 2018 (Direction 1 - Clockwise Groups)

April 19 - OTMC Tribute to Doug Forrester - An illustrated night of Doug's tramping trips with the OTMC

April 26 - 2017 FMC Photo Competition - This is your opportunity to see all the photos entered into the FMC photo competition as well as the winning photo’s, maybe this night will give you some inspiration for your own tamping photo’s (and the upcoming 2018 OTMC Competition)

May 3 - Ross Davies and Richard Pettinger - Olivines 1970's Style

May 10 - David Barnes - Tramping with the OTMC (1980's to recent times)

May 17 - OTMC Five Pass Trip 2018 (Direction 2 - Anti-Clockwise Groups)

May 24 - Wolfgang Gerber - the OTMC in the 1990's

May 31 - To be advised

June 7 - Barry Walker and Helen Jones: Fun and trials of being a volunteer hut warden. Barry and Helen volunteered as hut wardens on the Molesworth Station in December.  Come along to hear what it means to be a volunteer hut warden as well as the fun and trials that it brings.