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.]
25 - 27 August
Scotts Knob (2160m) Fit

It's a little while since the club visited Scotts Knob. In 2004 we had eleven people summit.

Greigs Hut is accessed via the Leatham Road. Ford the Leatham River then follow a 4WD track for around 14km along the Branch River. Steep cutouts from side streams can make this track a little challenging.

Friday Evening

A great way to do this trip is to get into Griegs Hut on Friday evening, climb Scotts Knob on Saturday, then a leisurely trip back home on Sunday.

Flexibility of team members to get away from Richmond around 17:00 (or earlier) will determine the viability of this option.

Summit Day (Saturday or Sunday)

Leave Greigs Hut early and follow Scott Stream and continue up the head of the valley to the saddle. Turn right and climb a steepish section to the summit. 1550m climb, 14km return.

Ice axe and crampons required. This is a good followup to the Snow Skills weekend.

3 September
Beebys knob Medium


Climb 700m over 4km through bush on the old track to the road on the open tops. 2km along the road to Beebys Knob and another 2km further to Beebys Hut. Total 16km and 840m climb to the hut. Return via 4wd route down to Top House Rd entrance. A quick car shuttle before we head home. 

4 September
Pub Night Social


Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria (8 Champion Rd, Richmond).  

ALL welcome for a social from 7.00pm on. Come along and have your say, or just come for a drink and a chat. 

10 September
Days Track circuit Easy


Meet at the Lions playground behind the Tahuna library at 9.30am and proceed along Rocks Road to climb up the reinstated Days track to Princes Drive returning via the Basin Reserve.


10 September
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. Good 4WDs required to access Mt Campbell.