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One of the best ways of learning the skills needed for going into the hills is to get yourself on one of the Bushcraft Instruction courses run by the Club. They're also a really great way of getting to know others who are new to the club or are relatively inexperienced.

Learning map and compass skills
Learning map and compass skills at the clubrooms
Photo: Kate Williams

Bushcraft courses are run each year beginning in early February and continuing through March. They comprise a series of three evening sessions held in the clubrooms, and three weekend trips. A range of bushcraft skills and lots of practical information and advice is provided. The practical sessions include a one day field trip focusing on river crossing techniques and basic navigation skills, one overnight trip to the club's hut in Orongorongo Valley and a two night trip planned by the students. A safe and supportive environment with friendly instructors is provided to help you get the most out of tramping in the New Zealand bush.

Who is the course for?

The course is for people who are new to tramping or those with some experience who want to brush up their skills or just build their confidence. Itís also a great way to meet new people. Participants are required to become a member of the Tararua Tramping Club.

What will you learn

Courses are run by experienced people who will provide you with the latest techniques and will cover such things as:

Participants who complete the course receive a certificate of accomplishment.

Practising river crossing
Practising river crossing
Photo: Kate Williams

How fit do you need to be?

Participants need to be able to complete 10km per day carrying a light weight pack. For the weekend trips, participants are organised into groups of a similar fitness. Please contact us if you are unsure about your fitness.

The last one of these weekends is always good value. This is the one where you, as part of a small group, get to plan and "execute" a full weekend trip.

If you think you might be interested in taking part in the next course turn up on new members' evening, Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 7:30pm for 8pm at the clubrooms, when we will be taking enrolments (bring your $80 course fee). change cost at top of page please

If you want to find out more about it - whether or not you are a club member - just contact Ann Matthews -> mailto:ttc-bushcraft [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on 06 368 2283 (or Alan Wright -> mailto:ttc-sales [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on 021 170 8540 from January 20th to February 9th).

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Overnight and longer tramps and hikes

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When is the course

This year's course starts in early February. The course runs for seven weeks alternating between evening lectures at the clubrooms, and practical weekends. The dates are:

  • Lecture 1: Tuesday 3 February from 5.30pm to 7.15pm
  • Bush 1: Saturday 14 February full day (Postponement day Sunday 15 February) at Otaki Forks
  • Lecture 2: Thursday 19 February from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Bush 2: Saturday-Sunday 7-8 March at Waerenga Hut
  • Lecture 3: Thursday 19 March from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
  • Bush 3: Friday evening-Saturday-Sunday 27-28-29 March at Mt Holdsworth or other area as decided by each group
  • Dinner: Thursday 30th April Venue tbc.

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How much does it cost

The course fee is $80 and includes maps for the practical weekends, the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council Bushcraft Manual, and transport costs. change cost at top of page please Food and club membership fee are not included in the cost.

The completed enrolment form, course fee and membership in the club (or submitted application form) are required prior to the start of the course to secure your place on the course. The three methods of payment are:

  1. by internet banking: 02 0500 0022732 00. Under Reference put Bushcraft and your Name
  2. by cheque: Payable to TTC. Post to: The Treasurer, TTC, P.O.Box 1008, Wellington 6140. Put your Name and Bushcraft on the back of the cheque for reference.
  3. bring cash or cheque to new members' evening.

The three methods of completing the enrolment form are:

  • complete the enrolment form online
  • download, fill in, and return the completed enrolment form to Alan Wright -> mailto:ttc-bushcraft-enrolment [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on 021 170 8540 by email.
  • download and bring the completed enrolment form along on new members' evening.

The two methods to become a member of the TTC are:

Any queries, please contact Alan Wright -> mailto:ttc-bushcraft-enrolment [snail] ttc [period] org [period] nz?Subject=Query%20from%20TTC%20website on 021 170 8540.

See also

Instruction Bushcraft

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