Booking A Trip

Deadline

Saturday and weekend overnight trips; please book by Wednesday.

Sunday trips; please book by Thursday.

Enjoy your trip.

Programme


For guidelines in how to add a trip into the programme - click here.

[Note: Use Trip list for overview of trips, and to add trips.]
18 November
Rough Creek, St Arnaud R Fit (Scale: 3.6)  $22

Patrick Holland Email: p.t.holland@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 539 1340

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.

N29 St Arnaud / BS25, BR25
24 - 25 November
Training trip-Cedar Flats Medium  $76

Mike Glover Email: mike+theglovers@ts.co.nz

Phone: 544 7955

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.

Plan:

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. 

Topo50 Map BV19
2 December
Tour de Grampians Easy 

Raymond Salisbury Email: newsletter@hotpixels.co.nz

Phone: 546 8060

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 

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

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 

Sue Henley Email: lurch.sue@kinect.co.nz

Phone:

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. 

23 December
Pearse Resurgence Medium 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

Good walk for a summer's day, along the Pearse River to the resurgence, then a short climb further up the valley to Nettlebed Cave. Some crossings so wet feet guaranteed.

25 - 26 December
Sunrise Ridge. Mt Owen Grade TBD 

Andrea Cockerton

Phone: 539 3758 (w)

Sorry, messed up on days. Anyone want to escape the madness of Christmas for the solitute of the hills? Same set up as below, different date.

Ok guys, here goes. Lets rock Sunrise ridge by doing a crossover. This saves that long Branch Creek valley walk. Will need enough willing happy trampers so car either end. One party  via Courthouse flat, going tracked route or via Billies Knob and drop into Poverty basin to camp Saturday night. Other party Sunrise Peak route to tops and along and down to the basin for Saturday night.  Good visability and Nav skills needed for each party and fitness and happiness on rock please. Longish days with good grunty climbs either end. Max people 8, two cars, or 10 depending on cars. 

6 January
TBA Grade TBD 

Mike Drake Email: mike@mikedrake.nz

Phone: 522 4458

13 January
TBA Grade TBD 

Silvano Lorandi Email: 13cime2000@gmail.com

Phone: 548 1960

19 - 30 January
7 Pass trip Hard (Scale: 4.6)  $NR

Brian Renwick Email: brenwick2@icloud.com

Phone: 021 0824 9260

Arthur's Pass has its 3 pass trip, and Southland has its 5 pass trip; Nelson Lakes lends itself perfectly to a 7 pass trip. Link the Travers, Sabine and D'Urville valleys (with small incursions into the Waiau and Matakitaki ) by crossing Travers Saddle, Waiau, Thompson and D'Urville Passes, David Saddle, and Moss and Gunsight Passes. 7 days tramping of 5 to 10 hour days. Allow up to 2 extra days for rest or weather. Tents required for 2 nights; maybe more if huts are busy. Ice axes and crampons are not required. Agility on rough ground is required. Start and/or finish the trip with the Rotoiti water taxi ($30 each way). Celebrate NTC's 85th birthday with a notable trip in our backyard. 

Flexible start date to time fine weather for the first 5 crossings (4 days). There are plenty of alternative routes if inclement conditions are encountered. If snow is persisting on the passes the trip will be postponed.

20 January
TBA Grade TBD 

Richard Walker Email: purecabf@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 544 0348

27 January
TBA Grade TBD 

Steve McGlone Email: irishbouzouki@hotmail.com

Phone: 021 233 8531

2 - 6 February
Alpine Route Fit 

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Alpine Route - Richmond forest park (2-6 February)

Make the most of Nelson Anniversary Day and Waitangi Day falling in the same week!  A 5 day mid-summer walk along the tops of Richmond Forest Park, from the Wairoa road end to the Hackett road end.  Good fitness required. 

11 February
Club Night Grade TBD 

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

Show and Tell

Details TBA

4 March
Pub Night Social Grade TBD 

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Details TBA

1 April
Club Night Grade TBD 

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

Details TBA

6 May
Pub Night Social Grade TBD 

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Details TBA

10 June
Club Night Grade TBD 

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

Details TBA

1 July
Pub Night Social Grade TBD 

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Details TBA

5 August
Club Night and AGM Grade TBD 

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

Details TBA

2 September
Pub Night Social Grade TBD 

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Details TBA

7 October
Club Night Grade TBD 

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

Details TBA

4 November
Pub Night Social Grade TBD 

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Details TBA