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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July 1st is the renewal date for club subscriptions.

Upcoming Events

[See Programme for more details.]
24 March
Te Pokohiwi/Boulder Bank Easy

Well I had been aiming to run a training weekend this weekend, but unfortunately due to lack of resources/injured trainer/access roads for where we wanted to go being closed after the recent storms, the training weekend was cancelled and I decided to put on a small local day walk instead.

Good chance to look at Nelson from the other side of the water and to check out the lighthouse.  8km walk from Boulder Bank Drive to 'The Cut', which takes 2-3 hours one way. The Boulder Bank is rough, dry and very exposed, so be prepared for all kinds of weather and wear strong shoes.  Bring your cameras and I'll bring some local history facts.  

30 March - 2 April
Julia Flat & Hot Pools Medium

Email or TXT Ray 021 135 8739 by Tuesday night

EASTER Weekend | Friday to Monday | Arthur's Pass National Park

Julia Huts & Hot Spring Soaking

Friday: Drive down the West Coast, and turn inland towards Arthurs Pass. Walk up Taipo River flats to Dillons Homestead or Hut (9km).

Saturday: Stumble up valley past Mid Taipo Hut to soak in hot springs and stay at the twin Julia Huts. (14km)

Sunday: Enjoy a sleep-in, and second soak, before cruising off down-river to Mid-Taipo Hut. (7km)

Monday: Return down valley & frequent various other 'watering holes' as we drive home. (16km)

BACK-UP PLAN (if inclement wx)

Explore the huts around Lake Sumner (Gabriel & Jollie Brook Huts circuit).

1 April
8 April
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.

9 April
Club Night

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

Guest Speaker: Nina Solter