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

3 December
Hunts Creek Hut, Otira Fit

An overnight tramp near Otira, Arthur's Pass, just over 3 1/2 hours drive from Nelson. Start from Kelly Creek carpark and follow track up Kelly Creek to Hunt Saddle at 807m (around 4 hours walking). Then a short walk to Hunts Creek Hut and basin 1 hour. The track up is slow going and from the saddle is boggy. It is a nice area around the hut and with a long valley basin with mountains along the sides and at the head of the basin.Tents will need to be carried (4 bunk hut).We will most likely go down Friday night and stay in Reefton or Nelson Creek camp ground.

4 December
Piper's Reserve Track Easy

or Mobile: 021 214 0135

Sunday

Come and join me on my first club walk. Meet at Victory Square, at 10am by the BBQ's, and walk up the new Piper's Reserve Track, along the top of Prince's Drive and down Quebec Road and back to Victory Square. Late entry walkers welcome. Txt or phone by 9:30am Sunday.

5 December
Club Night

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

Club Photo Competition

Our club's annual, informal get-together around the table . . . a chance to show off your skills with a camera - and show us where you've been tramping all year.

Guest Judge Don Pittham

Check out the Rules and Categories in the September 2016 newsletter 

http://www.nelsontrampingclub.org.nz/node/1200

10 December
Mt. Richmond Fit

Saturday

From end of Richmond Saddle Road in the Northbank Wairau, climb steadily to Richmond Saddle Hut, then steeply to Mt Richmond summit (1760m). A botonis'ts delight as the alpine flowers should be out. 4WDs required to access the track start.