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. of 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

May 2 - Bring Your Own Photo Night Your chance to show us where you have been tramping with a concise selection of photos

May 9 - Pack-rafting the Hollyford / Pyke Circuit. Joe and Sharon Bretherton describes their Xmas pack-rafting circuit of the Hollyford and Pyke Valleys -come along and find out why pack-rafting is becoming more popular.

May 16 - What is happening with Leaning Lodge? There has been a lot of 'behind the scenes' work undertaken with Leaning Lodge - come along and hear what the latest plans for the hut are (presented by members of the Leaning Lodge Trust)

May 23 - To be advised

May 30 - Coastal Changes - Neville Peat Neville will be talking about adapting to the impact of climate change on the coastlines of New Zealand and island nations of the South Pacific (the subject of one of his recent books)

June 6 - Into The Unknown Join Philip Somerville as he describes a trip 'into the unknown' (an area familiar with a lot of OTMC members) - come along and find out where this multi-day trip went to.

June 13 - Walking the TA Come along and hear about the 'challenge of a lifetime' as Warwick and Keitha Ross completed the 3,000km Te Araroa (The Long Pathway)

June 20 - To be advised Informal night as this is the second night of the 2019 BANFF Film Festival, which many members attend (informal chat and cup of tea)

June 27 - Mason Bay Clean Up Teresa Wasilewska was part of the 2018 clean up of Mason Bay (western side of Stewart Island) in 2018, as part of the work undertaken by the Southern Coastal Charitable Trust - come along and find out just how much rubbish is found along our coastlines.

July 4 - New Zealand Geographic Board David Barnes has been the long serving FMC representative on the NZ Geographic Board - come along and find out what the board do, and maybe how you can propose to have something officially named!

July 11 - To be advised

July 18 - To be advised

August 29 - OTMC 96th Annual General Meeting Starting at 8pm, this is your chance to find out how the club has been doing over the past 12 months, ask questions or provide feedback to the committee and have a say in the future direction of the club. With the OTC / OTMC Centenary only 4 years away, we will present an update on our plans.