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Club nights 2024

Mar 14
(change of location) Exploring tunnels aroound Ngaio, organised by Marcus. More info to follow

Apr 11
General discussio about CAVE SAR and the North Island SAREX comming up.

May 09

Gavin will report on the NI SAREX. Lesson learned, pictures etc.

Jul 11

Wellington Caving Group welcomes new members on most trips, however members do have booking and accommodation priority. If you have enjoyed three trips with the club we ask that you join our club.

Please contact the committee with any suggestions, questions, or feedback about trips. We are always looking for people to lead trips, and suggestions for places to visit and revisit.

If you would like to give caving a go, we have some information on getting started and going on your first trip.

February

February

add trips before 'ifend' 6-8 Februray 2021, Waitangi Weekend, Wairoa, TBC, organised by Guy

Early February 2021, Bulmer Expedition, get in touch with Gavin for details.

March

March

add trips before 'ifend' 4 - 6 March 2022 Deep Cave Sarex, Canaan Downs, Takaka Hill. Guy will coordinate.

April

April

add trips before 'ifend' 2-5 April 2021 Easter trip Paturau, organised by Guy

24-26 April 2021 ANZAC trip: Waitomo Cave and Karst Forum. Details to be announced on this 3 day extravaganza of all things cave & karst, details on https://www.waitomocaves.com/(approve sites) car pool organised by Guy

May

May

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7-9th May 2021 North Island SAREX in Waitomo, organised by Guy

June

June

add trips before 'ifend' June 5-7, 2021: Queen's Birthday Charleston meeting: Great fun for all level of caving, to be confirmed depending on lockdown-level, organised by Guy

July

July

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August

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September

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October

add trips before 'ifend' October 15th, 2020: SRT night, organised by Guy

22 - 25 October 2021, Labour weekend : NZSS AGM hosted by NSG in Takaka. Guy will coordinate.

November

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November 6-9 2020, Wairoa trip, organised by Al

December

add trips before 'ifend' December 12th 2020, Christmas BBQ at Kaitoke Regional Park, birng a tent if you plan on staying the night, organised by Guy

Training Nights

Training nights, including climbing and Single Rope Technique (SRT), selection and purchase of gear, setup and maintenance of gear, etc are available on an on demand basis. Please contact a committee member. Something will happily be arranged

Holiday calendars


WCG's Caving year

While trips and events vary, there is a broad structure to WCG's caving year that provides a framework from which the club's event calendar is built upon.

DateEventDescription
JanuaryNZSS expeditionBulmer
January No clubnight, no SumpThink
Wellington Anniversary weekend Waitomo
Waitangi day Wairoa
MarchNew members night 
March 
EasterPaturauWCG generally send a contingent to this NSG organised weekend
ANZAC weekend Waitomo, Piopio, Mahoenui?, Nelson?
Queens BirthdayCharlestonCCG organised West Coast caving
Queens Birthday WCG away trip, such as Whakapunaki, 2009 to Nettlebed
June  
AugustWCG's AGMElection of committee, Wine and Cheese, Photo competition, best SumpThink article competition
OctoberNZSS AGMHeld alternately in the North and South islands.
DecemberBBQClub barbecue, no clubnight