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.]
28 October
Brook Sanctuary Medium

Come and walk in the Sanctuary. The predators have been eliminated, the bird numbers are increasing, there are some great tracks.

We will walk along the valley floor, then take a spur (steep initially) to the top boundary 850M, traverse the boundary before returning down another spur to the valley floor.

3 November
Mt Stokes Medium

Wonder up Mt Stoke and camp on the top for those keen to catch the sunrise from this magic spot.

Families welcome. 

Timing details tbc...

6 November
Pub night - Freehouse 7pm Grade TBD

Come along from 7pm for a relaxed drink and chat to other clubbies.  

11 November
Hoary Head Hard


Drive to near the top of Mt Campbell (1330m), walk over the summit then pick up the ridge to Hoary Head. The ridge is open at first then enters the bush and goes over a couple of high points before climbing to the broad summit of Hoary Head (1473m). Return the same way. Approx 18km with up to 1300m of climbing on little or no track. High clearance 4WDs required to access Mt Campbell.

18 November
Rough Creek, St Arnaud R Fit

From the Rainbow Road, climb to the St Arnaud Range via Rough Creek, traverse the tops north for 2.5km, past the turnoff to Parachute Rocks. Then descend back to Rainbow Rd via a spur near No Catchem Stream. Approximately 1200m climbing and 10km, all off track.