Senior trampers head off the beaten track

The Dunedin 60+ Club Trampers stop for lunch on a hike to Akatore, south of Taieri Mouth. Photo:...
The Dunedin 60+ Club Trampers stop for lunch on a hike to Akatore, south of Taieri Mouth. Photo: Supplied

Honorary Secretary

Dunedin 60+ Club

One of the most active groups of the Dunedin 60+ Club is the trampers, who come together every week.

The trampers meet at the Oval (beside the Kensington Tavern) at 9am every Thursday, ready to head off for a 12-15km tramp in the Otago environment.

Up to 17 people take part each week, ranging in ages from their early 60s to mid-80s, and new members are always welcome — especially those recently retired who are looking for a new challenge and socialising in the wonderful outdoors.

Tramps are led by members, and the group has been to a variety of interesting places, many off the beaten track.

The advantage of the group is experienced trampers, good fun and the chance to make new friends or catch up with old friends, while keeping active and visiting great places.

To find the trampers group, click on the Dunedin 60+ Club website under "upcoming events", or visit the trampers online page directly at

As a member of the Dunedin 60+ Club, this group, (together with the many others), are available for members to be part of and enjoy. Thanks to The Star, we will look to feature the other activity type groups in coming months, including Ramblers, Hikers and Monday Walkers.

The next monthly general meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 2, at the Blind Low Vision social hall, 458 Hillside Rd. Doors open at 1pm for a 1.30pm. Entry $2.

Guest speaker will be Amy Ruthven, of Otago Community Hospice, who will talk about the many services and valuable work this wonderful organisation does for those in need of its services and their families.

Noticeboards plus a great selection of books and puzzles will be available (they are free for members to borrow). The annual subscription of $10 can be paid to the club treasurer, if not already paid.

View current and coming activities on our website, or phone Noel on 455-2586, or Len, phone (027) 330-1696.