Welcome to the Nelson Tramping Club.

facebookThe 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

Captains Creek Hut - day trip, starts Sunday
Michele Cunningham
Lewis Pass, starts Saturday
Simon Garton
Port Hills Mega-Walk, starts Sunday
Raymond Salisbury
Nydia Saddle, starts Sunday
Graeme Ferrier
Mt Cedric, starts Friday
Astrid Brauksiepe

Latest Trip Reports

Lower Traverse Loop, Nelson Lakes NP, 18 Feb 2024

Maaike Van Hoeflaken 47
We left the Badminton club at 8 am and arrived at Kerr Bay nice and early – in fact early enough for us to take an earlier slot with the water taxi as another group was running late. We were at Coldwater hut at 9:50 which gave us heaps of time to have a tea break on the riverbank and take a leisurely lunch at the swing bridge where we arrived at 12:20. Trampers next to swing bridge The weather…
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Jollie Brook Circuit, Lake Sumner Forest Park, 3 Feb 2024

Raymond Salisbury 123
Waitangi Weekend, 3–6 February 2024 We spent a night at the DOC campsite cooking shelter, Lake Taylor The carrot that dangled was the promise of an ‘easy 3–4 day riverside ramble ... a good leg-stretcher.’ By the time Waitangi Weekend arrived, our party had dwindled to just five intrepid trampers – the perfect number of people to shoehorn into Ken Ridley’s ancient Subaru Legacy. He and his…
NTC Party at Lake Taylor shelter2 web

Mt Owen crossover via Lookout Range, Kahurangi National Park, 28 Jan 2024

David Loe 105
This trip needed good weather for tops travel and navigation so a decision was made to delay departure for 24 hours from originally planned. This unfortunately meant that two of the registrants and the one reserve missed out due to work commitments and we departed with 8 trampers going in opposite directions. Departing Richmond at 7 we gathered at Tadmor for carpooling and briefing before two…

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