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.]
25 August
Ben Nevis Fit


Follow the Wairoa Gorge Road into the right branch then up Ben Nevis Road to the start point. The track leads through beech forest and open clearings on Gibbs Spur then steeply to the summit of Ben Nevis at 1619m.  Four wheel drives preferred for the road in.

30 August - 2 September
Golden Bay

Contact: brenwick2@icloud.com

Can be a short or long weekend to suit individuals, coming over anytime from Thursday, and leaving on Sunday. Stay at Brian's home (can be viewed on www.bookabach.co.nz ref 28830) and use it as a base for day trips. King bed in one room and 4 singles in the other (linen and bedding provided), plus room for a mattress or two in the lounge if needed. Tents can be pitched on the lawn. $20pp/night for beds, $5pp/night for campers.

Activities include day tramps, sightseeing, mountain biking and water sports. kayaks and row boat available and included. Craft can be launched/recovered from Brian's shoreline within 2 hours of high water.

Day tramp suggestions are: Rawhiti Cave, Wharariki/Farewell (crossover?), ATNP North end, Pupu Valley Walkway and Springs, Druggans Dam, Rameka Track (could do on way to/from Nelson, walk or bike), Kaituna Track, Milnthorpe, your ideas...

3 September
Turf Bar, Stoke Grade TBD


Time: 7pm onwards...
Bring a friend, buy a beer, chat with other clubbies.
Anyone welcome. This is a very informal get-together.

9 September
Airport Perimeter Track Easy


An easy leg stretch on the flat, this walk starts at the carpark on the left before the airport, and circles the airport itself, also skirting the golf course, before ending up back at the carpark.

Comfortable walking footwear and a wind jacket will make this a pleasant outing for all.

Please text or contact Lynette by Friday night if you would like to join us.

We will be meeting at 10am at the carpark on the left as you approach the airport itself. Look out for arm-waving club members, or just text if you are having trouble finding us.

13 - 24 September
Spenser Range High Passes Fit

I am planning a spring trip, there is interest for option 1 so please contact me if interested to join. Limited spaces.

Nelson Lakes to Lewis Pass tramp with high pass crossings. The route will be from Sabine hut at the head of Lake Rotoroa to Blue Lake hut, then over Waiau and Thompson passes to Bob's hut. From Bob's hut travel west of the Spenser range to Ada Pass hut and out to Lewis Pass highway. Duration about 6 days. Ice axe, crampons and tents will need to be carried.