Story: Tramping

Building a hut (1st of 2)

Building a hut

These members of the Levin–Waiopehu Tramping Club are carrying corrugated iron for the Waiopehu hut. It was to be built on the summit of Arapaepae Ridge, on the western side of the Tararua Range. Club volunteers made many huts and tracks, especially at sites accessible from the main centres, such as the Tararua and Waitakere ranges, the Silver Peaks and Arthur’s Pass.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Photograph by George Leslie Adkin

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Carl Walrond, 'Tramping - New Zealand tramping, clubs and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 February 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015