Friday, 13 March 2020 at 4:30 PM to Sunday, 15 March 2020 at 5:00 PM
Organisers: Michael Baird, Lilian Stott
Join VUWTC's on our first official hike/tramp of 2020! NEW and OLD members welcome.
Walking, camping, swimming, bonfires, learning new skills, enjoying the New Zealand scenery, hanging out with old mates and making new friends!
Freshers is Vic Uni Tramping Club's largest and most social tramp of the year. Whether you're new to tramping/hiking or experienced as - come join us for a weekend of light tramping and heavy socialising.
Sign-up is available soon. For more information about the trip join us at the club’s first meeting on 10th, March 7:00 PM in Room KKLT303
Note: spaces are limited! If you miss the meeting and would still like to come along, let us know and we can put you on a wait-list if more spots become available!
General Trip Overview
If you wonder if you can do this, the answer is yes, Freshers is an easy trip and anyone can do it! (one muppet has done it in jandals, but this is definitely not recommended).
You will need to bring basic overnight tramping/hiking gear (Please see: http://new.vuwtc.org.nz/gear-list). If the weather is warm we also recommend bringing a towel and swimwear. Tent/shelters and cooking equipment can be provided by the club. If you’re not sure if you have everything you need, or if an item is recommended, flick us through a quick message on facebook and we can help get you sorted. You will receive an email after signing up with a more detailed gear list.
Friday night - Meet at University and we will take two coaches to Waiohine Gorge Shelter where we will camp for the night.
Saturday - This year there will be an easy route and a longer one, but camping will still be at Totara Flats with both groups.
- Easier option - We will walk a total of 3-4 hours to a campsite/swimming hole at the south end of Totara Flats. There we will set up camp ready for an enjoyable evening.
- Longer option - Walk 6-8 hrs, expect ~1000m elevation (compared to a generally flat but undulating 100m).
Sunday - We walk out via Totara Creek to Holdsworth road end. There will be 5 - 6 hours of walking including breaks. Once at the carpark we will enjoy a BBQ while we wait for the buses to pick us up and take us back to Vic Uni.
More detailed information and instructions will be provided at the meeting on 10th, March 7:00 PM in Room KKLT303 and by email after you have signed up for the trip. +
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