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.]
27 - 29 January
1000 Acre Plateau Fit

The plan is to leave Nelson by 1p.m.on Friday, drive to the road end car park and walk into Lake Matiri Hut (3hrs) for overnight stay. The following day is a steep climb to Poor Pete's Hut (3hrs), then a further 3hrs across 1000 Acre Plateau to Larrikins Creek Hut to stay 2 nights. Sunday we can either climb the Needle or the Haystack, or explore 100 Acre Plateau. On Monday we walk out to cars and return to Nelson.  

Matiri Hut has 8 bunks, but Larrikins Creek only 4 so advisable that some trampers carry tents. Both huts require 1 standard hut ticket per night.
3km from car park we cross the West branch of the Matiri River - easily passable in normal river conditions, but will be a consideration if it rains.


27 - 29 January
John Reid hut renovation

The funding has been approved for the renovation of John Reid hut and now we need five keen people with some building skills to work with Silvano removing the old fireplace and chimney, rebuilding the wall, installing a new wood burner and lining the ceiling.  Fly-in and fly-out so there will be three full days for working.

Don't worry if you miss out on this trip as there will be further stages to complete the work and paint the hut.


3 February

Trip leader required for this weekend. Day trip preferred, any grade, any destination.

6 February

Any trip leader keen to put on a Waitangi Day trip. Any grade, any destination.

10 - 12 February
Aorere Peak Fit

Excellent non-technical trip to the beautiful tops in the Cobb Valley area of Kahurangi National Park.

Day 1: Drive to road end at Trilobite Hut. Tramp up valley to Fenella Hut. Carry on past tarns onto ridge leading to Xenicus. Go NE over Mt Gibbs (1542m) and continue N along ridge. Find a good camping spot by a small tarn.

Day 2. With day packs continue ca 2 km N along ridge for the final scramble to Aorere Peak (1730m). Return, decamp and go back down to Fenella Hut.

Day 3. Back down valley to vehicles with a side trip to Cobb Lake.

Variations are possible e.g. Stop at Fenella Hut on day 1 and camp up-ridge on way back from Aorere on day 2;  Go in via Cobb Lake and camp there (day 1 and day 2).