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

2 October
Holyoake Clearing Medium

Sunday

A short walk on the Abel Tasman coastal track then take a left turn on to the Inland track, a fairly steep climb up to Holyoake Clearing taking approx 2 to 2 1/2 hours with stops to catch breath and enjoy the views. A decent lunch stop at the shelter before returning via an alternate track which takes us back down to the coastal track but further north. Return to Marahau via coastal track. Approx 6 to 7 hours round trip. No calls after 9pm please.

3 October
Club Night

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

Guest Speaker: Kieran McKay

Arguably New Zealand's best caver, Kieran will talk of his adventures below ground, including the exploraton of Stormy Pot near Mt Arthur. The linking of this system to the Nettlebed caves made it NZ's deepest cave system

8 - 9 October
Old Man Hut Grade TBD
From Lake Chalice car park to Old man hut via Old man. On Sunday back to the car park via the Goulter river. Will reverse direction if weather is better on the Sunday.
9 October
Mt Duppa Medium

Sunday

Mt Duppa is accessed via a forestry road in the Whangamoa Valley, 30km north-east of Nelson. The track climbs to gain a spur then steeply in places to the summit of Mt Duppa at 1143m. Return the same way. Good views of the coast and Cable Bay.