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

Wakamarina Track Crossover, starts Sunday
David Loe
Gentle Annie, West Coast, starts Friday
Astrid Brauksiepe
Medium Day Walk - TBC, starts Sunday
Graeme Ferrier
Industrial Heritage, starts Sunday
David Loe
Ladakh, Markha Valley, starts Sunday
Astrid Brauksiepe
Mid-Winter Feast with Hokitika Tramping Club, starts Saturday
Graeme Ferrier
Takaka Walkway, starts Sunday
Maaike Van Hoeflaken

Latest Trip Reports

Mt Ellis via Hunters Hut and out via the Wairoa, Mt Richmond Forest Park, 25 Apr 2024

Kath Ballentine 70
Fireside Top Wairoa Hut Day 1 5 days prior to departure we learned that our planned access to Richmond Forest Park at Inwoods Lookout was closed due to forestry operations. Thankfully Graeme was able to negotiate with the manager of One-Forty-One and we were allowed access and actually escorted up the hill on Anzac day by the security officer. We farewelled the 3 drivers who had driven us to the…
Fireside Top Wairoa Hut

Maungakura - Red Hill summit via Chrome Ridge, Mt Richmond Forest Park, 4 May 2024

Andrea Cockerton 59
Romps in the Red Hills, with its unique rich red soil and metamorphosed rock. Thanks Murray for the inspiration and the opportunity for NTC to piggy back and join you on your adventures. With water and camping opportunities not clear, but likely slim pickings, and short daylight hours, it was going to be an interesting few days. Hola, Mother Earth provided and the pixelated images on Google Earth…
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Mount Crusader from Flora car park, Kahurangi NP, 21 Apr 2024

Brian Renwick 96
We set off from the Flora car park at 8:45 for Mt. Lodestone, our first summit of the day. We had our first snack stop at the top in brilliant sunshine enjoying the magnificent views. From there the route ahead on the ridge leading to Mt. McMahon looked pretty straightforward and we set off on the first steep descent with a few slides and clinging-to-trees rescues. ’The track then gently rolled…
The view from Crusader towards Mount Arthur showing the route almost entirely. Lodestone is just right of Mt Arthur

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