PLAN A TRIP
Step 1: Develop A Plan
Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? What kind of adventure takes your fancy?
Decide what area of NZ you are keen to explore and pick out a track (or maybe plan out a route off track if you are so inspired...)
Check out the resources below for some trip ideas if you're looking for inspiration!
If you’re new to trip running anywhere between 10-20km in a day (terrain dependant) is a good amount to cover in one day. The DOC website is always a good place to start when looking for track time estimates.
Example Trip Plans
Take a look through our extensive collection of trip reports (here). Be inspire!
Stories from previous trips
Want to talk to someone? Ask questions? Reach out to our Trips Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to talk to someone?
Subject line of the email:
Trip name/location AND date
Body of the email:
A description of the trip, including:
Where the trip is going
When the trip starts and finishes
What sort of trip is it (e.g. Day walk in the bush, alpine trip)
An outline of the trip plan
What is expected of participants (i.e. fitness level, experience, specific skills)
An estimate of the cost
A map from NZ Topo to show the route
What gear to bring. You may want to add a link to the appropriate AUTC gear list
A sign up form
Sign up form:
You can either ask interested club members to reply to your email or create a google form.
You will want the following information:
Emergency contact name AND phone number
Any medical conditions?
Any dietary requirements?
Do you have a car? If yes, how many people including yourself can you take?
Here’s an example of how to lay out the google form.
2. Let People Know
So you've decided on where you want to go, what you want to do and when.
Now its time to send an email to the club email list!
Have a read through of the instructions below to find out how.
4. Final Preparations
Last minute group details
You've got your tramping companions all together, here's some topics you may want to coordinate with the group
How to communicate (messenger chat, etc)
Caring for New Zealand
* Tramping Biosecurity *
Heading into the Wilderness?
Remember to follow leave no trace principles
Check for Kauri dieback track closures and always clean your shoes and gear