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.]
13 - 24 September
Spenser Range High Passes Fit

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.

22 - 23 September
Mt Fishtail Fit

Climb Mt Fishtail (1643m) in the Mt Richmond Forest Park near Blenheim.

On Saturday we will drive to Pine Valley Road off Northbank Road, then walk the steep track to Mt Fishtail Hut (5-6 hours walk). 

On Sunday will will walk an hour to the summit of Mt Fishtail where we will hopefully be rewarded with fantastic views (could also be done Saturday afternoon depending on the weather).  Then we will return down the same track to the carpark. 

Mt Fishtail Hut is only 4 bunks, with only a couple of good campsites near the hut.  We also cannot guarantee there won't be others at the hut before us.  Therefore this trip will be limited to 8 PEOPLE.  Tents MUST be carried, ideally we will organise for 2 person tents with everyone sharing to maximise space. 

30 September
Snow Trip TBA Grade TBD
1 October
Club Night Grade TBD

Nelson Intermediate School staff rooms. 7:30pm 

Gold coin donation

Please join us for a presentation of our members' Peter and Michele's recent trip to the mountains of Peru.


7 October