XY and WEA Tramping Clubs
Our two sister tramping clubs are social and supportive walking groups for over 50s based in Dunedin. We go tramping in the wider Dunedin area every Tuesday throughout the year. The XYs go out on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of the month, while the WEAs tramp on the second and fourth Tuesdays. The majority of members belong to both clubs, but some choose to join only the one that meets their needs.
Weekly Tramps in the Dunedin region
The tramps are typically of 5-7 hours duration and usually visit tracks in the wider Dunedin area or travel to interesting places within about an hour’s drive of Dunedin.
There is a designated leader for every tramp, who is assisted by three deputy leaders. They will recce the track in advance.
On the day the leader will explain the route before the main group sets off. During the tramp the leaders will be spread throughout the group, carefully monitoring those on the tramp. Both clubs are particularly safety conscious. Locator beacons are always carried by one or more of the leaders.
New members are always welcome.You need to complete three tramps before joining either club. This gives you time to evaluate what both clubs do, and make an informed decision as to whether it is for you or not.
You also need to be nominated and seconded by two current members. The current annual subscription for each club is $10.00. If you are interested then please refer to the Contact page.
Both clubs run as cooperatives and all members are expected to help organise and lead tramps. As a new member you will be given time to settle in, and to work out the kind of tramp you can help with, depending on your level of experience and fitness.
DCC Dunedin Tracks
The link for the DCC website giving all Dunedin tracks is given below:
Best to view in full screen mode (use the link below the map) and enlargen (using the + button). Then click the layer button and turn off the pest contol areas which removes the red background and enables all tracks to be visible. Click on any track to get further information about it.
There is also information on various tracks using the link below. (Note the buttons for the pdfs about the tracks are at the bottom of this page.)