Social Activities

Semester 1:

Orientation camp

This is our largest event of the year! While we used to hold this at our club hut, the spread of kauri dieback in the Waitakere Ranges has prevented this for the last few years. Now, we take the opportunity to explore the rest of the country, so the location changes! Previous locations include the Pinnacles, while in 2021 we will be creating a Tent City™ at Broken Hills campsite on the Coromandel Peninsula. 

Orientation Camp 2020

Wine and Cheese

Social event early in the year where everyone heads up Mt. Eden (in summer) or someone’s house (in winter). Everyone contributes a small amount for the wine and cheese.

Cave Party

Tramp out to Whatipu, followed by a party in the cave and camping out overnight.


Semester 2:

May Camp/Re-Orientation Camp

One of our bigger events over 2 days, including: raucous costume party madness, crazy games, choose your own tramp; easy, medium or hard.

Hut Birthday Party

Hut party is to celebrate the birthday of the Hut! Accompanied by awesome hut games, ranging from table traversing to phone book balancing. This is no longer able to be held due to Kauri Dieback issues. We hope to be able to celebrate this important event again once a safe access route has been developed!

Pinnacles cook-off

This is a highly-esteemed event where trampers indulge their love of food. Tramp up to the 5-star hut in the Coromandel Pinnacles, carrying fancy gear and food for a feast. Up the next morning for sunrise on the Pinnacle tops! Typically held in October, though we’re experimenting with some additional cook-off trips in 2021, so watch the mailing list!

Posh Dins

This is the most dignified event of the year, where AUTCers descend on Maccas Queen St in their finest attire, to sample the divine 3(+) course banquets on offer. Crockery and cutlery is advised, but must be brought with oneself.

Outdoor Clubs Ball

Ball with the other Auckland University outdoor sports clubs such as the Canoe Club, Climbing Club and Diving Club.

Christmas Party

Dress up Christmas-themed, eat, drink and be merry. Location and date up to your Socials Officers.

2021 Calendar:

If you want to take part in these exciting events and our even more thrilling trips, join the club! We’ll email you all the details you need as each event approaches.