Hutt Valley Tramping Club




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27-Sep Marina Skinner – Early tramping photo share

To help mark our centenary year, please bring along a few photos from your earlier days of tramping to share (see below for details on how to submit your photos).


4-Oct: Julie Lewis -Treasures, Artifacts, Memorabillia and Mystery Objects

You are invited bring along any artifacts or memorabilia, not necessarily related to tramping, with an interesting history, which you would be happy to share with us. Or, alternatively, any item you may have acquired, the origins of which may be a mystery to you. Hopefully someone may be able to tell us what it is, and a little bit about it.


11 Oct: Ruapehu Lodge update by Kate Brownsword 


18 Oct: Les Molloy Japan’s natural World Heritage: part 2: the Ogasawara Islands and the Ryukyu Island chain

Les Molloy made about 10 visits to wild natural areas in Japan over the 25-year period from 1993 to 2018. Most of these trips were to evaluate Japan’s nominations for natural World Heritage, or to advise the Japanese authorities on suitable WH candidates.

This second talk on his travels spans visits from 2006 to 2018 and will deal with the remote islands in the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands chain, and the Ryukyu Islands (including Okinawa) which extend SE from mainland Japan almost to Taiwan. In addition to their outstanding natural values, both island chains were the sites of bloody battles in the Pacific in the latter stages of WWII – especially Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Japans natural World Heritage.Pt.2


25 Oct: Remembering Doug by Ian, Merryl and John Flux

Remembering Doug. Up until his death in March 2020 Doug Flux was an active HVTC member – involved in climbing, caving, tramping, cycling, kayaking and river activities. Join John, Merryl and Ian for an evening celebrating Dougs’ life through his own photographs – adventures within NZ and overseas….


1 Nov: South American trips over many years by Pete Smith

In January of this year Peter & Trish returned to South America for their son, Nigel's wedding in Chile and afterwards explored the Mt Fitzroy area of Argentina. Tonight they will look back on their four visits to South America over the past 46 years and reflect on the highlights of these adventures and look at some of the changes that have happened with travelling over that period.


The club is always interested to hear from anybody wanting to be considered as a Wednesday night guest speaker and is open to suggestions


If you have any suggestions for speakers, or would like to give a presentation yourself, please contact

Pamela at club night, or email details to