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.]
24 June
Billies Knob, Kahurangi Fit


Grunty climb on the last part up steep scree slope.  We will go via the ridge and option to do circuit  back via creek. Good fitness for this trip :  )

Best option of contact is to leave me your Email address on my work phone and let me know if willing to take car.   Cheers

30 June - 1 July
Captains Creek Hut Medium

Leaving the cars parked at the Mangatapu Rd end we will follow the beautiful Pelorus river untill we reach Captains creek hut 3-4 hours.

1 standard hut ticket

Optional swim for anyone mad enough to brave the cold and the sandflies! 

Sunday  return home the same way back to the cars.

2 July
Sprig & Fern pub Grade TBD


Venue: Sprig & Fern pub, Hardy Street, Nelson
Time: 7pm onwards...
Bring a friend, buy a beer, chat with other clubbies.
Anyone welcome. This is a very informal get-together.

6 - 8 July
Mt Richmond Fit

A winter wander up to Richmond Saddle hut on the Friday (8 bunks, 1 hut ticket or annual hut pass.) There is a creek crossing at the bottom, (too rough last time I was there for 4WD to cross even..) and so a somewhat boring first 1/2 hour or so up a forestry road to the start of the track. It's a fairly grunty 4 hour ridge climb up to the hut.

Saturday trudge up Mt Richmond and explore the tops, take in the views and play with the ice axe and crampons and then back down to the hut. Sunday back the same way. I'm going to cross the creek in old sneakers, or maybe even wet suit booties and hide them by the track for the return journey to keep my boots warm and dry!

14 July