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 September
OPEN DAY Richmond Hills Medium

Come along and give tramping a go at our youth open day

Register on the day: Saturday, 8.45-9am at Easby Park, Richmond

Tramp departs 9.15am and will return at approximately 3pm

This is a great beginners' tramp for youth aged 12-18 (adults welcome too)
Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or over

Wear -
comfortable walking clothing suitable for the outdoors
firm shoes or boots

Bring -
day bag
packed lunch and snacks (more than usual as you will need energy)
plenty of water
rain coat and warm layers of clothing
personal medication / first aid

Please contact Leah on 03 547 5683 if you have any questions or require any further information

1 October
Maitai/Coppermine circuit Fit


From the Maitai Dam, climb the Peaking Ridge track up to Sunrise Ridge and follow it through to the Dun Walkway. Do a left turn and head south towards Windy Point and Coppermine Saddle and descend back to the dam via the MTB/walking track.

2 October
Club Night

Monday. 7.30pm, Nelson Intermediate School, Tipahi Street.  Gold coin.

Guest Speaker: Mike Glover

Mike will be speaking about a recent trip He,Wade Glover and Dion Pont made to spectacular Ivory Lake in the West Coast high country

7 - 10 October
Mt Fell Fit

A wee Jaunt in the Mt Fell area. Plan on travelling up late Saturday and staying at Onamaluatu campground. Sunday head up Timms creek and spend two nights at the newly NTC renovated Mt Fell hut, travelling the ridges and checking out the plane wreckage near Johnston peak. 

8 October
Hackett - Browning Track Medium


We will use this easy day trip on a popular track in Nelson's backyard as a followup to our Youth Day on 30th September. The aim is to provide some basic training and experience in an enjoyable outdoor setting. From Hackett car park follow the track along the pretty stream and gorge to the Hackett Hut. Continue on the loop rejoining the main Browning track. Depending on the ability, energy and enthusiasm of the group, we can either just return down this track or go further e.g. to Browning Hut or do a bit of off-track exploration. This will be a closely supervised trip suitable for families and beginners.