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.]
18 November
Rough Creek, St Arnaud R Fit

From the Rainbow Road, climb to the St Arnaud Range via Rough Creek, traverse the tops north for 2.5km, past the turnoff to Parachute Rocks. Then descend back to Rainbow Rd via a spur near No Catchem Stream. Approximately 1200m climbing and 10km, all off track.

24 - 25 November
Training trip-Cedar Flats Medium

Please sign up by Sunday evening - the 18th of November for transport and planning purposes. 


Contact email : gloversnz@gmail.com  phone: 0272262420


Weekend trip - this is designed as a training trip covering different skills along the way in doable terrain - river crossing, bushcraft, navigation with an emphasis on leadership skills.  Will need to carry an overnight pack and tents.  Not for beginners and club members will be prioritised for this trip.


Friday: Late afternoon travel down and spend the night at Lake Kaniere to give us more time on Saturday.

Saturday: Drive to the start of the track. Spend the day walking in to Ceder flats, practicing and discussing leadership responsibilities. Everyone will have a turn at being a leader. 

Saturday night:  Discussion on trip planning and decision making while out in the hills, (eg) weather, terrain and group ability. 

Sunday:  Return to the cars, practising everything we have learned. 

2 December
Tour de Grampians Easy

High-level circum-navigation of Mt Flaxmore using a dozen different tracks. Detour to the top if you want. This leg-stretcher should take between 2 & 3 hours.

9 December
Brook Sanctuary Easy

A fun Christmas catch up for everyone - a morning out with a picnic lunch to follow at our new local bird sanctuary, the Brook. Pat Holland, who was involved in building most of the tracks in the sanctuary will be guiding us and there will be walks available for all levels of fitness. All are welcome. Please bring some baking, nibbles etc. to share at lunch. 

16 December
Maitai Caves Easy

Easy and relaxed stroll up to the Maitai caves, no mountains to climb, only a gentle incline just before we reach the caves. Lunch at the caves and time to explore before returning back the same way. 3-4 hour easy round trip.