Victoria University of Wellington Tramping Club
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Welcome to the VUWTC website! VUWTC is one of the busiest, largest and most exciting clubs on campus. There are huge amounts of exciting pursuits lined up to distract you from your studies and work!

  • Join the club by filling out your details and paying your membership fee ($20 students, $30 non-students) to the treasurer at one of our weekly meetings. Then check out our membership information. 
  • NB New Members: Don't bother trying to sign up to this website to use the forum. It is difficult for us to trawl through all the spam registrations to verify the legitimate ones. We are currently designing a new website so watch this space. However, this site is still very useful for general information and check out the Trip Calendar!

Our meetings are usually held every Tuesday at 7pm, in SU217/218 at Kelburn Campus of VUW or at the Welsh Dragon Bar outside uni term time.

Come along to join the club, find out what's going on, sign up for trips and listen to some interesting guest speakers or partake in other random activities! See also meeting places.

News and info

This website is our central form of communication. We also have a facebook group where you can get up to date information and see photos of our epic travels. Head to and like our page, this is now our central site for communication.

We need your trip report!! The club has 2 types of publications, Baaa and Heels, which report on the activities of the club throughout the year. Trip reports are the basis of these magazines and we need your support to ensure that they’re awesome this year. We’ll even bribe you to write a trip report! So get scrawling and publish it on the trip reports page (or send it to a publicity officer) and head along to a meeting to collect your chocolate bar. If you want to see what other people have written check out the Trip Reports page.


Want to come tramping? We do a huge variety of trips ranging from daywalks around the Wellington hills, to week long adventures in the Southern Alps!

There are boozy gourmet trips and bushballs (tux/ball gown essential),  epic one day crossings of major mountain ranges in cross dress, mountaineering/skiing options on the volcanoes in winter and just about everything in between. We cater for a wide range of fitnesses and abilities as long as you're keen to walk a bit and want to get out there!

Check out the trips on offer every weekend on the calendar. For details on specific trips see the club trips forum.


Want to climb stuff? You have come to the right place. Not only does VUWTC like to walk on stuff, float down stuff, ride down stuff and fall down stuff but we particularly like to climb stuff.

We often climb at Hang Dog, chuck in a bit of bouldering. Do a bit of outdoor in the weekend. Climb un-climbable waterfalls (no longer un-climbable) when we should be working. When it is cold enough and we are daring enough we have been known to climb some of that ice stuff. So if you want to climb, find out more about climbing or have something to teach us about climbing, come along!

We climb at Hang Dog on Thursday nights after 5.30pm . As well as all this stuff there are a variety of trips that go away in the weekends.

Email any questions, compliments or harassment to our climbing officer .

Front Page News

  • Cult (Oops I mean Club!) Update!

    We've been having a blast since our last update! Easter Weekend We had several trips over Easter: -->Southern Crossing A large group of us had a social trip traipsing the 35 km, we had very victorious faces at the end! --> Kahurangi National Park...
    17-04-2013, 8:55 PM by Emma Bardsley to VUWTC News
  • Rock Craft and Party

    If you are keen to come on rock craft this weekend get in touch with Michael 0277731396 The first tramping club party is on at Awhina Complex Flat 24 22 Sussex Street Mount Cook...
    22-03-2013, 4:17 PM by craig to VUWTC News
  • This weekends events

    On this long weekend we have a climbing trip to kawakawa bay: And a tramping trip over the northern crossing:
    16-01-2013, 10:15 AM by craig to VUWTC News
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