Welcome

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 . . .

Upcoming Events


[See Programme for more details.]
1 January

UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED YOU MUST BOOK IN BY WEDNESDAY FOR SATURDAY AND WEEKEND OVERNIGHT TRIPS AND BY THURSDAY FOR SUNDAY TRIPS

Calls will not be returned to cellphones so leave a landline number or email address on answering machines or call back later

 

TRIP LEADERS REQUIRED. ALL GRADES.  IF YOU CAN LEAD A TRAMP ON A VACANT WEEKEND ADD IT TO THE WEBPAGE or CONTACT CHRIS at

(03) 547 6628 or EMAIL c.louth@clear.net.nz

27 August
Ben Nevis Fit

or Email dan.sullivan@kinect.co.nz

Saturday

Due to road closures some extra walking will be required on forestry roads to access the start of the track. The track leads through beech forest and open clearings on Gibbs Spur then steeply to the summit of Ben Nevis at 1619m. Return the same way. Four wheel drives needed.

27 - 28 August
Bark Bay

Sea Kayak trip. Paddle from Marahau to Bark Bay, around four hours paddle. Detour via Tonga Island Sunday, weather permitting.  Email minaret @xnet.co.nz.

Kayaks to be hired from Nelson Canoe Club, phone 027 247 4200. Option to camp or stay in hut.

1 - 4 September
Mt Franklin Fit

Phone 020 4108 5078

Climb Mt Franklin in Nelson Lakes National Park. Water taxi across Lake Rotoroa then walk up the Sabine Valley to Blue Lake hut (1 serviced hut ticket per night). Climb Mt Franklin (2340m) from Blue Lake hut then return the same way to Rotoroa on Sunday.

Ice axe and crampon experience essential to climb Mt Franklin.

Cost of water taxi will depend on number of participants and is additional to shared petrol cost

11 September
Rainbow Snow Skills Easy

Sunday

A play in the snow at Rainbow skifield, with time for some snow skills with crampons and ice axes thrown in. Snow gear can be borrowed from the club on a first come first served basis.