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.]
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
Dun Mtn.-Little Twin Fit



From Maitai Dam, a long climb up to Dun Mountain then over Little Twin to Dew Lakes. Return down via the Rush Pools. 

21 - 22 July
Lower Goulter Hut Easy

A relatively cruisy walk up valley to stay at Lower Goulter Hut (8 bunks).
Times: 3 hr 30 min (14 km).
Location: Mt Richmond Forest Park, accessed from Wairau valley.

This could be combined with another 'keener' party coming from Lake Chalice, or direct via Mid-Goulter Hut.

Ray may be contacted via his cell-phone:
021 135 8739 or email: newsletter@hotpixels.co.nz