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.]
16 December
Maitai Caves Easy  $3

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  $14

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 easy river crossings but wet feet guaranteed.

Topo50 Map BQ24
25 - 26 December
Sunrise Ridge. Mt Owen Fit  $26

Andrea Cockerton

Phone: 539 3758 (w)

Anyone want to escape the madness of Christmas for the solitute of the hills? 

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. 

Topo50 Maps BR23, BQ23
30 December
TRIP LEADER REQUIRED Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

Day Trip - Any grade, any destination

31 December - 5 January
Hellfire Circuit Plus Fit 

Mike Drake Email: mike@mikedrake.nz

Phone: 522 4458

Hellfire, Misery, Branch, into the head of Judges and Coldwater Creeks. Finish by heading over to Lees Creek.

"This is a spectacular round trip, crossing high passes of the Raglan Range into seldom-visited valleys."

Tramping in the South Island, Sven Brabyn

Cutoff Date: Please advise by December 23.

Day 1: Cross swing bridge to Lees Creek then along the flats to Hellfire Stream and spend New Year's Eve by the tarn at the head of the valley.

Day 2: Cross to Misery Stream and down to Bottom Misery Hut.

Day 3: Head up Branch River to the infrequently visited Branch Biv.

Day 4: Continue up Branch River, cross the head of Judges and camp by the tarn on the way to Coldwater Creek.

Day 5: Cross into Lees Creek and camp at the head of the valley.

Day 6: Continue down Lees Creek and out. 

6 January
TRIP LEADER REQUIRED Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

Day Trip - Any grade, any destination

12 - 13 January
The South Twin (1796 m) Grade TBD 

Silvano Lorandi Email: 13cime2000@gmail.com

Phone: 548 1960

Saturday : Start from the Baton Valley and bush-bash up Paddy ridge. Camp on the tussock below the South Twin.

Sunday : Climb the S.T. via West ridge and descend back to the car.

Off-track, Tents to be carried.

BQ24
13 January
TRIP LEADER REQUIRED Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

Day Trip - Any grade, any destination

19 - 30 January
7 Pass trip Hard (Scale: 4.6)  $22

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
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Richard Walker Email: purecabf@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 544 0348

27 January
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Steve McGlone Email: irishbouzouki@hotmail.com

Phone: 021 233 8531

2 - 4 February
TRIP LEADER REQUIRED Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

Nelson Day Long Weekend

6 February
TRIP LEADER REQUIRED Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

Waitangi Day Holiday

10 February
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Leah Parker Email: info@wishevents.co.nz

Phone: 547 5683

11 February
Club Night  

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

Show and Tell

Details TBA

17 February
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

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

Phone: 539 1340

24 February
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Barry James Email: bbarryjames@gmail.com

Phone: 546 6153

3 March
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Andrea Cockerton

Phone: 539 3758 (w)

4 March
Pub Night Social  

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Details TBA

10 March
TRIP LEADER REQUIRED Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

17 March
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Brian Renwick Email: brenwick2@icloud.com

Phone: 021 0824 9260

24 March
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

31 March
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Debbie Hogan Email: debbiehogan011@gmail.com

Phone: 553 0427

1 April
Club Night  

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

Details TBA

7 April
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Dion Pont

Phone: 545 1808

14 April
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Graeme Ferrier Email: ferrierg1@gmail.com

Phone: 539 4094

19 - 22 April
TRIP LEADER REQUIRED Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

Easter Weekend

25 April
TRIP LEADER REQUIRED Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

Anzac Day Holiday

28 April
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

5 May
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Ian Morris Email: ian.morris.nz@gmail.com

Phone: 546 4785

6 May
Pub Night Social  

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Details TBA

12 May
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Kath Ballantine Email: kath.ballantine@gmail.com

Phone: 027 931 5689

19 May
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Mark Graesser Email: mark@godwit.ca

Phone: 545 6282

26 May
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

1 - 3 June
TRIP LEADER REQUIRED Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

Queen's Birthday Weekend

9 June
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Tim Tyler Email: karenandtim@gmail.com

Phone: 927 6189

10 June
Club Night  

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

Details TBA

16 June
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Raymond Salisbury Email: newsletter@hotpixels.co.nz

Phone: 546 8060

23 June
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

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

Phone:

30 June
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Steve McGlone Email: irishbouzouki@hotmail.com

Phone: 021 233 8531

1 July
Pub Night Social  

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Details TBA

7 July
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Silvano Lorandi Email: 13cime2000@gmail.com

Phone: 548 1960

14 July
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Richard Walker Email: purecabf@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 544 0348

21 July
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Mike Drake Email: mike@mikedrake.nz

Phone: 522 4458

28 July
TRIP LEADER REQUIRED Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

4 August
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

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

Phone: 539 1340

5 August
Club Night and AGM  

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

Details TBA

11 August
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Leah Parker Email: info@wishevents.co.nz

Phone: 547 5683

18 August
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Barry James Email: bbarryjames@gmail.com

Phone: 546 6153

25 August
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Andrea Cockerton

Phone: 539 3758 (w)

1 September
TRIP LEADER REQUIRED Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

2 September
Pub Night Social  

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Details TBA

8 September
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Brian Renwick Email: brenwick2@icloud.com

Phone: 021 0824 9260

15 September
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

22 September
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Debbie Hogan Email: debbiehogan011@gmail.com

Phone: 553 0427

29 September
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Dion Pont

Phone: 545 1808

6 October
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Graeme Ferrier Email: ferrierg1@gmail.com

Phone: 539 4094

7 October
Club Night  

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

Details TBA

13 October
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Kate Krawczyk Email: NTC.President@yahoo.com

Phone: 5476463

20 October
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Ian Morris Email: ian.morris.nz@gmail.com

Phone: 546 4785

26 - 28 October
TRIP LEADER REQUIRED Grade TBD 

Chris Louth Email: chrislouth65@gmail.com

Phone: 547 6628

Labour Day Long Weekend

3 November
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Kath Ballantine Email: kath.ballantine@gmail.com

Phone: 027 931 5689

4 November
Pub Night Social  

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

Details TBA

10 November
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Michele Cunningham Email: michelec146@gmail.com

Phone: 021 537 421

17 November
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Tim Tyler Email: karenandtim@gmail.com

Phone: 927 6189

24 November
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Raymond Salisbury Email: newsletter@hotpixels.co.nz

Phone: 546 8060

1 December
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

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

Phone:

8 December
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Steve McGlone Email: irishbouzouki@hotmail.com

Phone: 021 233 8531

15 December
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Silvano Lorandi Email: 13cime2000@gmail.com

Phone: 548 1960

22 December
Destination TBA Grade TBD 

Richard Walker Email: purecabf@xtra.co.nz

Phone: 544 0348