Palmerston North Tramping and Mountaineering Club Inc

PNTMC was formed in December 1965 by a group of enthusiastic trampers and mountaineers, with its first trip to Field Hut in the Tararuas on the 6th February 1966. Since then the Club has grown and currently has around 70 members.

Our aims include organising tramping and/or climbing trips each weekend, fostering the interaction of people with a common enthusiasm for the outdoors and facilitating members to develop skills necessary for safe and self-sufficient travel in forest and alpine environments. For many years, the Club had a hut (Rangi Hut) situated just above the bush line on the western side of the Ruahine Ranges. The current hut is now owned and managed by the Department of Conservation. A display board in this hut records PNTMC’s association with the area. In 2012 the club entered into a management agreement with DOC to provide support and strategic advice regarding Rangi Hut and to take over maintenance of Ngamoko and Mid-Pohangina Huts, in the Ruahine Forest Park.

The Club is an affiliated member of the Federation of Mountain Clubs of New Zealand (FMC) as we believe it is important to have an effective lobby group acting on behalf of our members at a national level.

How to Join

Non-members are welcome on club trips and at club nights. To become a member simply send your completed application form to the Secretary or Treasurer and pay the appropriate subscription.

Membership Fees

Annual Subs are set at the AGM each year.
In 2022 the subs were:
Full Year Subscription (March-February):
Full Sub (newsletter delivered) Single $45, Family $50
E-sub (newsletter from website) Single $35, Family $40
Subs include $15 for FMC membership. New members joining part way through the year pay the full FMC sub and the club portion paid to the nearest quarter – please contact the Treasurer to confirm the amount due.

When and where we meet

Club nights are normally held on the second and last Thursdays of the month, at the Society of Friends Hall, 227 College Street. Doors open at 7.15pm with meeting start 7.30pm. A range of topics are presented by club members or guest speakers. Supper is provided.

Contact Details

Warren Wheeler


06 356 1998

Anne Lawrence


06 357 1695


227 College Street, West End, Palmerston North