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 . . .


July 1st is the renewal date for club subscriptions.

Upcoming Events

[See Programme for more details.]
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.

6 March
Pub night Grade TBD


Prince Albert Bar, 113 Nile Street, Nelson

Pub night social.  All welcome from 7:30pm - come along for a drink and a chat. 

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.

17 - 18 March
John Reid Hut, Wangapeka Medium

A final working-bee for our Outdoor Recreation Consortium project to renovate this classic FS 6-bunk hut. Five very keen workers required to fly in / walk out. The main job is painting the interior and exterior of the hut. Potentially this could extend to 2 nights as there is a heap of work to be completed and weather is a factor for the exterior painting and for crossing the W. river on the way out.

This is a follow-up to the very successful w/b in February led by Ian and Silvano that did extensive building work: some repiling, lined the ceiling, removed the old open fireplace & chimney and installed a wood burning stove plus flue and a new bench-top.