Outdoor Trips

Outdoor Trips

Along with lots of indoor climbing. AURAC also goes outdoor climbing! You haven’t really climbed until you’ve been outdoors. Being inside a gym clinging to grimy holds is nothing compared to hanging off a rock ledge over a lake. Outdoor club climbing trips are usually over the weekend although there are occasional day trips. Some of the more common places we go to include Froggatt Edge (Usually always go there for the O-week trip), Kawakawa bay (Usually there is an Easter weekend trip), and Ti point.

These places are usually a 2-3 hour drive, we do organize carpooling for these trips. Our trips are members only, and you only have to pay for fuel and food if we have a shared dinner.


Most of our trips are beginner friendly, if not it will be specified in the signup email, and we have accredited members to help set up ropes and guide you if you are new to climbing. If you require any climbing gear AURAC can also provide this.

All the information regarding upcoming trips is sent out via email, including the sign-up form link. If you are not receiving these emails please contact the Memberships Officer at memberships@aurac.org.nz

If you ever have any questions regarding our club trips please contact our Trips Officer at trips@aurac.org.nz


Recommended Packing List (Weekend trip)

  • Sleeping bag and mat

  • Tent (if you have one)

  • Headlamp

  • Sunblock

  • Toilet paper

  • Warm clothes for the evening

  • Hat and sunglasses

  • Food for x2 breakfast, x2 lunch, x1 dinner, snacks for during the day

  • Cooker set if you want to cook your food

  • Climbing gear (If you have your own, if not AURAC will provide everything you need)

  • Togs and towel (depending on the campsite location)

  • Jandals

  • Water for 2 days (Dependent on campsite location)

  • Cash (We sometimes purchase dinner on the drive there and back)

  • A deck of cards is always a good idea

Orientation Week Trip

The two orientation trips(one at the beginning of each semester) are the biggest of the year, where we introduce the new members to the great outdoors and get to know everyone. It is usually held at Froggatt Edge in the South Waikato, a crag with lots of climbs for all levels, and nice green grass to relax on.

Ti Point 

Kawakawa Bay, Lake Taupo

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