Welcome to the website of the Nelson Tramping Club

The Nelson Tramping Club is based near some of the finest tramping opportunities in New Zealand. Our club conducts an active, year-round programme of trips for members of diverse interests and abilities. Non-members are welcome to join our trips (subject to being properly equipped and undertaking trips consistent with their fitness and experience); we are always looking for new members! 

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July 1st is the renewal date for club subscriptions.

Upcoming Events

[See Programme for more details.]
20 October
Mt Fell Hut Grade TBD

Leave Friday night and camp near track start. Walk to Mt Fell hut and stay 2 nights. Sunday options include climb Mt Richmond or check out the tops above Fell Hut.

21 - 23 October
Abel Tasman Inland Track Medium

Labour Weekend trip: Abel Tasman Inland Track from Totaranui to Marahau (unable to start at Wainui due to transport requirements).

Saturday: drive to Marahau, catch 9am water taxi from Marahau to Totaranui (2 hours, approx $47 per person).  Walk up to the Inland Track, possible side-trip up Gibbs Hill, stay night at Awapoto Hut.

Sunday: walk to Castle Rock Hut (views of Marahau Valley and Tasman Bay) via Moa Park (approx 6 hours).

Monday: walk back to Marahau via Holyoake Clearing (approx 5 1/2 hours).

Costs will include petrol, parking at Marahau (I believe this is $5 a day per car), and the water taxi.

Organise your own cooking equipment and food.

27 - 29 October
Mole Tops, Matakitaki Fit

Travel to Tutaki Conservation Area and walk up Jameson Ridge to the tops. Spend the weekend exploring the area before returning to the cars. Tents will be required.

4 - 5 November
Mt Fell Hut Working Bee Fit

Provisional date to finalise the Mt Fell Hut renovation, including erect the woodshed, fit new mattress covers and do a general tidy up. This will be a walk-in walk-out trip.

4 - 5 November
Anchorage Hut, ATNP Easy

Boat in from Marahau along the Abel Tasman coast to Anchorage Hut ($38pp). Walk out on Sunday. Suitable for families and children. Boat cost additional.