Welcome

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! 

More about us . . .

Subscriptions

July 1st is the renewal date for club subscriptions.

Upcoming Events

[See Programme for more details.]
17 - 19 February
Aorere Peak Fit

Excellent trip to the beautiful tops in the Cobb Valley area of Kahurangi National Park. Although fitness is required, it will be 'steady as she goes' and non-techncial. NOTE: there are some changes in route/camp site.

Day 1: Drive to road end at Trilobite Hut. Tramp up valley to Cobb Hut. Turn E and carry on along the track to Lake Cobb and then to Round Lake (1300m). Camp by lake.

Day 2. With day packs, head NE up onto ridge leading to Mt Gibbs (1645m) and continue ca 2.5 km N along ridge for the final scramble to Aorere Peak (1730m). Return to Round Lake, possibly via Xenicus Peak.

Day 3. De-camp and return back down valley to vehicles. Aim to be back in Nelson in time for NTC Club Night (Show & Tell).

Variations are possible depending on the weather.

 

25 February
TBA Grade TBD

Trip leader wanted for this weekend. Any grade, any destination.

3 March
Bring a child tramping Easy

Red Hills Hut from Carpark. Estimate 4 hours with kids including breaks. Depart Nelson 9am Saturday, Picnic lunch half way and then on to hut. Must carry tents as hut may be full. Return Sunday. Trip can be altered to suit group. My boys will be coming 4 & 5 years.

11 March
Robert Ridge/ Speargrass Fit

Up the Pinchgut to Robert Ridge and on to Julius Summit, then drop down through a basin to Speargrass Hut and out via Speagrass Creek, or may even do it the opposite way around.

17 March
Mt Arthur Fit

Goldie oldie again. Up via the usual route and back via northern spur, hole in the rock, and Horseshoe Basin. May switch to Sunday depending on weather.

Contact me on 539 3758, workhours or leave message.