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Ruapehu Work Parties - sign up today!

New Dates:

  • 18th- 19th February
  • 4th - 5th March
  • 18th - 19th March

Our Ruapehu Team are looking for plenty of volunteers over the coming weeks. The work parties are always a feel-good weekend away where club members can really do their bit to help the club. Anyone can volunteer and you’ll be shown what to do. Jobs include painting the inside or outside of the huts, cleaning, repairs, and we always need a person or two in the kitchen to cook and bake. Note the new dates, above. These were changed to enable some key people to attend, in particular the climbers needed for painting the A-frame roof on ropes . Email Johann Schoonees to volunteer


Ruapehu Adventure          25-26 February 2023
Have you got any hut credits left over from 2022 , they expire at the end of March. Why not join Mark or plan your own adventure such as the Tongariro Crossing. Staying at the club’s A-frame Lodge we will attempt a tramp to the summit plateau using the Gondola to give us a head start. Other organized activities will be rock climbing & abseiling. Book your bunks through the club website & let Mark know you are coming.
Leader Mark Roberts


Ngatuhoa Lodge Family weekend          17-19 March 2023

Surrounded by bush clad hills in the Kaimais this lodge includes use of a mini confidence course, a flying fox ,flat water kayaking & tubing in the stream. Further afield are walks to waterfalls , mountain bikes can be useful for access to tracks uphill from the lodge. Accommodation costs are $50 per person for the weekend. Mark Roberts will be organizing the activities but contact Eric to book, 50% deposit payable to confirm your place. Last summer this trip booked out so please get in early to avoid disappointment. Members only weekend.
Bookings to Eric Horn


Children's Practical Bushcraft Weekend Course          1-2 April 2023
This popular course is being run once again by one of our most experienced leaders, Sue Grant. Fun activities suitable for Primary School age children and adaptable for others as required. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please book with Sue (limited bunks) and pay the bunk fee directly into the ASC account to secure your places. No course fee, but adults are expected to assist. More info on request from Sue Grant



Easter Camp 2023          7-11 April 2023

Lake Okataina Outdoor Education and Recreation Centre
Organiser: Miranda Hutton
Join other ASC members at this beautiful location near Rotorua. After our popular 2021 trip we have booked-out the lodge again. Surrounded by pristine native bush, the outdoor recreation camp has basic bunkrooms and communal kitchen facilities to accommodate about 90 guests. Activities include many walks in the area, mountain biking, thermal pools, glow worms and an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday. Bring all sleeping gear and your own food. Cost $10 per person per night (all ages)
You will need to be a current ASC member to book and attend (membership renewal due 1st April). Email Miranda with the names, ages of children, contact phone number and how many nights you'd like to stay. To secure your booking you'll be asked to pay your stay in full on registration.




Thursday Walks – Walks are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month (except January and December). For further information contact Clive Bolt