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Mid-Winter Christmas Meet


Mid-Winter Christmas Meet

Homer Hut

Contact: Keith Moffat -

If you are keen to eat turkey, celebrate the winter solstice and even get some climbing done, then come to the conjoined Otago and Southland Sections mid-winter Christmas Meet at Homer Hut. 

A group will leave Dunedin early Saturday morning on 24th June, sharing transport and aiming to arrive at the hut early afternoon, when the traditional mid-winter Christmas festivities will begin. 

Those joining the trip are expected to bring a contribution to a pot-luck Christmas dinner - turkey, roast lamb or tofu with mint sauce for vegetarians.  Christmas decorations, fresh flowers for the table and a piano for the after-dinner sing-along would also be appreciated.  Egg nog, mulled wine and port are recommended, as is a $5 gift for a secret Santa.  You will need to bring a gas cooker and $20 members hut fee.  On the Sunday 25th, those who are able can undertake a huge range of optional, vaguely mountaineering type activities.  Depending on the weather and avalanche risk that weekend, you can have your choice of rock climbing, tramping, mountaineering, ice climbing or driving to Milford for a flat white.

If you'd like to join this trip, contact Otago Section coordinator Keith Moffat on  Homer is a mid-sized hut and unless you are happy to camp, early bookings are recommended.

Photo: Al Walker

Event Info


Homer Hut, Milford Rd, Fiordland National Park


24 June 2017 - 25 June 2017




Hut Fees applicable

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