Booking A Trip


Saturday and weekend overnight trips; please book by Wednesday.

Sunday trips; please book by Thursday.

Enjoy your trip.




For guidelines in how to add a trip into the programme - click here.

[Note: Use Trip list for overview of trips, and to add trips.]
25 August
Ben Nevis Fit (Scale: 3.6)  $11

Kate Krawczyk Email:

Phone: 5476463


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.

Topo50 BR25
30 August - 2 September
Golden Bay   $25

Brian Renwick Email:

Phone: 021 0824 9260


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 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 

Michele Cunningham Email:

Phone: 021 537 421


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 (Scale: 1.1) 

Lynette Salisbury Email:

Phone: 546 8060


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 

Simon Garton Email:

Phone: 020 410 85078

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.

16 September
Hope/Lookout Range Grade TBD  $NR

Dion Pont

Phone: 545 1808

Hope Range, Kahurangi N.P., from the Tadmor Saddle Road. From Ware Road follow a track mostly in bush for over 2 1/2 hours to the bush edge of Hope Range at 1100m.

23 September
TBA Grade TBD 

Michele Cunningham Email:

Phone: 021 537 421

30 September
Snow Trip TBA Grade TBD 

Andrea Cockerton

Phone: 539 3758 (w)

7 October
TBA Grade TBD 

Graeme Ferrier Email:

Phone: 539 4094

14 October
TBA Grade TBD 

Ian Morris Email:

Phone: 546 4785

18 - 22 October
Leatham Circuit Fit 

Mike Drake Email:

Phone: 522 4458

Day 1: Gordon Hut

Day 2: Saxton Hut

Day 3: Severn Hut

Day 4: Top Leatham Hut

Day 5: Bottom Gordon Hut and Nelson


More details to come.

28 October
TBA Grade TBD 

Kath Ballantine Email:

Phone: 027 931 5689

4 November
TBA Grade TBD 

Leah Parker Email:

Phone: 547 5683

11 November
Hoary Head Hard (Scale: 4.2)  $NR

Barry James Email:

Phone: 546 6153


Drive to near the top of Mt Campbell (1330m), walk over the summit then pick up the ridge to Hoary Head. The ridge is open at first then enters the bush and goes over a couple of high points before climbing to the broad summit of Hoary Head (1473m). Return the same way. Approx 18km with up to 1300m of climbing on little or no track. High clearance 4WDs required to access Mt Campbell.

Topo50 Map BP24
18 November
TBA Grade TBD 

Patrick Holland Email:

Phone: 539 1340

25 November
TBA Grade TBD 

Liz Henderson Email:


2 December
TBA Grade TBD 

Raymond Salisbury Email:

Phone: 546 8060

9 December
TBA Grade TBD 

Tim Tyler Email:

Phone: 927 6189

16 December
Maitai Caves Easy 

Sue Henley Email:


Easy and relaxed stroll up to the Maitai caves, no mountains to climb, only a gentle incline just before we reach the caves. Lunch at the caves and time to explore before returning back the same way. 3-4 hour easy round trip. 

23 December
TBA Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email:

Phone: 547 6628

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

30 December
TBA Grade TBD 

Michele Cunningham Email:

Phone: 021 537 421

6 January
TBA Grade TBD 

Mike Drake Email:

Phone: 522 4458

13 January
TBA Grade TBD 

Silvano Lorandi Email:

Phone: 548 1960

20 January
TBA Grade TBD 

Richard Walker Email:

Phone: 544 0348

27 January
TBA Grade TBD 

Steve McGlone Email:

Phone: 021 233 8531

2 - 6 February
Alpine Route Fit 

Sue Henley Email:


Alpine Route - Richmond forest park.

Details to come.