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

February 20 - Nathan McNally - Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group  Since 2011, the Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group has removed over 19,000 possums from the Otago Peninsula and that number is increasing by the day. Residents have noticed the positive effects of removing these predators by an increase in native birds, rejuvenated native tree canopies, fruit trees and healthy vegetable gardens. This incredible achievement is all thanks to a huge collaborative effort from volunteers, residents, contractors, the OPBG team and our funders and supports. OPBG's vision is a predator free peninsula and is a keystone project within the wider Predator Free Dunedin project, one of the five initial large landscape projects funded by Predator Free 2050.

February 27 - North Island Tramping - Jo Fox

March 5 - Orokonui Eco-Sanctuary - Ambitions for the Next Ten Years - Colin Campbell-Hunt

March 12 - Solo Tramping on Stewart Island - Wayne Hodgkinson

March 19 - Interesting Local Geology - Chris Adams

March 26 - Paragliding - Alex Tups

April 2 - OTMC Auction

April 9 - Easter (no club night)

April 16 - Climbing Mt Kilamanjaro - Bruce Bernasconi

April 23 - Treading Ancient Paths In The Land Of The Gods (Greece and Crete - Phil Somerville)

Above: Tiel Creek, Mt Aspiring National Park (OTMC Trip, February, 2013)