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

November 29 - Matukituki to Lochnagar (and return - flashback to 2005): An OTMC trip to Lochnagar is being planned in January 2019 so come along and hear from Antony and Ralph about their 2005 '10 day trip' over Shotover Saddle to Lochnagar and return via Pine Creek, Snowy Creek, Dart River and back to the Matukituki via Cascade Saddle. This will be a great opportunity for those interested in the January 2019 Lochnagar trip to get some idea of what to expect.
Note that the 2019 trip has limited numbers and OTMC members have priority.

December 6 - Travels in China Come along and hear from Barry and Helen about their recent trip to China - Travels in China - Walls, Warriors, Mountains and Monuments, a look at the past dynasties and modernity of today’s China (last night in the clubrooms for 2018)

December 13 - OTMC BBQ at Woodhaugh Gardens (last OTMC meeting for the year) Bring the family and join us for a BBQ at Woodhaugh, anytime from 6pm onwards. Bring something to cook on the BBQ and your chair or picnic blanket to sit on.

January 17 - Jan Burch - Trans America by Bike Jan started cycling across USA in April and has already completed her aim of cycling from Virginia to Oregon. She has enjoyed it so much that she is now cycling from Indiana to the Grand Canyon. Jan will share some of her experiences on her epic, life changing journey.

January 24 - Heaphy Track & the Old Ghost Road Peter and Barry share the experiences of their November tramp.

January 31 - BYO Photos We would love to see photos of your tramping trips over the Christmas/New Year period. Please sort your photos and bring along your best ones on a USB stick to show at club.

February 7 - Informal Night As this night is the day after Waitangi and many people may be taking advantage of the ‘short’ week by taking annual leave and away tramping in the hills, this is an informal night. Announcements, tea, biscuits & chat.