Trip Reports

23 -24 January 2016

 It was a leisurely 8am start to our Saturday morning with our first stop at McDonalds for a coffee before even leaving Christchurch. The morning was warm and the six of us were feeling excited about the trip ahead, only Vesna had done this trip before so we were headed into unknown territory and looking forward to it.

Read More: Joilie Brook Circuit

11 - 15 November 2015

If you’re a tramper, it’s one of those trips you just have to do. We chose Show Weekend which gave us one day of Public Holiday but a couple days of annual leave was still required for most of us.

Read More: Queen Charlotte Track

26 -27  September 2015

Tarn Hut is located in the Lees Valley, which involves an hour’s twisty drive from the turnoff near Ashley Gorge to the car park. Claire obviously enjoyed the last couple of km's negotiating the mud, puddles and ruts as she got out of the car beaming. Sergey, Claire and Mike in one vehicle, with Bill, myself and Vesna in the other. We were walking by 10am reaching Lilburn Stream, which was easily crossable, an hour later.

Read More: Tarn Hut / Youngman Stream

20 September 2015

 We had a surprisingly good turnout for a day where the weather looked rather dodgy. Despite a few cancelling because of the weather we still had 10 trampers turn up for our first trip with members of Avon Tramping Club. In fact the weather forecast was much better inland than for Christchurch and so it turned out to be. After Saturdays cold snap there was light patchy snow on the ground at the start of the track.

Read More: Manuka Hut

11 -12 September 2015

It was a glorious Saturday morning when we parked the cars on the road just outside Bill’s place in the Boyle River Village, with a rememberance silence for Bill before we started tramping.The team for the weekend was Claire & Sergey, Vesna, Fay, Sandra and Dennis.On the way in we had called in at the main car park and were somewhat dismayed to see so many vehicles including a school minibus, as we had not all come prepared to sleep on the hut floor if we had to.

Read More: Boyle Flats Hut