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! 

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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

28 - 29 March
Granity Pass/Mt Owen Medium

Private trip open to club members

From Courthouse Flat, a mid-week walk to the awesome Mt Owen area, staying at Granity Pass hut for the night, with the opportunity to climb to Mt Owen summit in the morning before walking out. 

31 March - 2 April
Connor's/Begley/Hamilton Fit

Phone 021 2338531

Connor's Creek /Begley/ Hamilton

Leave Friday afternoon around 3pm, in time to get through the Rainbow station "tollgate" before it closes at 6pm, leaving a bicycle locked to a tree at the exit point by the Hamilton River enroute. 

Drive to the carpark for the Connor's Creek hut and take a short walk into the hut for the night (less than an hour.) (6 bunks- 1 hut ticket or annual hut pass)

Saturday morning walk up Connor's Creek and over a saddle around 1840m down to Begley Hut. (8 bunks- 1 hut ticket or annual hut pass)

On the Sunday an early start initially on a track then route finding up the Begley and over a saddle 1675m to the Hamilton headwaters. A long but pretty descent down the Hamilton to the Rainbow Road where one of our intrepid band will cycle back to get the car. If there is a larger group we could consider a car shuffle.

There is a $25 per car Rainbow Road toll.

3 April
Club Night

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

Guest Speaker: Graeme Coop

Graeme will be speaking of his experiences on the Te Araroa Trail

3 April
Hacket Hut Easy

MID-WEEK WALK, Monday

Depart from 279 Seaview Road, Stoke at 8.50am

From Aniseed Valley Road, an easy walk along the valley to Hacket Hut for lunch. Return the same way. Should take 3-4 hours. 

Please text Name, Address, Phone and Emergency Contact Name/Number to Leah 021 965 324