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.

Make Your Voice Count

DOC are reviewing two park management plans; Westland and Mt Cook.

Work on this plan has now been paused while DOC consider the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision on Ngāi Tai.

Upcoming Events

[See Programme for more details.]
24 March
Mt Arthur Medium

A climb up one of Nelson's most accessible mountains. Plan is to traverse the summit, going up by the regular route and descending via the north-east ridge, with a slight diversion through the hole in the wall into Horseshoe Basin, then joining the Gordons Pyramid track back up to the main track.

30 - 31 March
Mt. Richmond 1760 m Fit

From Top Valley road, off North bank road.

1st day, Walk to Richmond saddle hut and spend the night there.

2nd day Climb Mt Richmond and then walk out.

1 April
Club Night

Monday. 7.00pm, Nelson Intermediate School, Tipahi Street.  Gold coin.


Sue Heley will give a talk and show photos of her recent Himalayan Adventure

7 April
Dun Mountain-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. 

This is a trip that requires good fitness and covers lots of different track surfaces, rocks, mud, uneven ground. 

14 April
Destination TBA Grade TBD