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

28 - 30 January
Mt Luna Tops Fit

Phone 539 3758 (work) or leave message

Nelson Anniversary weekend

Friday night: Camp at Rolling River or option to drive in early Saturday.

Saturday: Walk up Wangapeka Valley to Stone hut or camp nearby.

Sunday: Follow Mt Luna route up Stone Creek to climb Mt Luna, then down to camp/stay at Kiwi Saddle hut. Option to climb Mt Patriarch and return to hut.

Monday: Along ridge and out either via Gibbs or Chummies tracks depending on time and river flow. Options can change, of course, depending on progress and weather.

29 January
Brook Sanctuary Easy

Sunday

Gentle walk up through the Brook Sanctuary. The fence is going up so this may be your last chance to get free access to this area.

Phone Tim 022 697 3866

4 - 5 February
Angelus Hut Fit

Email Sue at: lurch.sue@kinect.co.nz

Saturday: Drive to Mt Robert carpark then walk up the Pinchgut track and follow Robert Ridge to Angelus Hut (approx 6 hours).

Sunday: Early risers may wish to climb Mt Angelus if the conditions permit. Then it's retrace steps back down Robert Ridge to the cars.

Note: If conditions are not right on the ridge route we may enter/exit via Speargrass Creek.

Participants will need to book their own accommodation at Angelus Hut for 10th Dec. prior to going. Cost is $20 per night. This can be done at

https://booking.doc.govt.nz/Menu.aspx?sg=ANG

6 February
Booths Hut, Nelson Lakes Easy

Email: newsletter@maxnet.co.nz or Phone 546 8060

Historic Booth's Cottage | Easy Day Trip

Glenhope Scenic Reserve, 16km from St Arnaud via Howard valley.

Situated in a small forest clearing, above Louis Creek on an old miners’ track, is historic Booth's Cottage, built back in the 1930s.

This cottage was built by Sid Booth and Ray Clarke in 1933 during the Depression. Booth's Cottage was the family home of Sid and Eva Booth and their son Teddy for over 10 years.

  • 30 mins on 4WD track to Louis Creek fossicking area & DOC sign.
  • 1.5 hours further on tramping track to hut.